Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > Australia
Reload this Page >

BBC - Wanted Down Under

BBC - Wanted Down Under

Old Jan 17th 2008, 2:06 pm
  #1501  
jonah
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 241
jonah38 has much to be proud ofjonah38 has much to be proud ofjonah38 has much to be proud ofjonah38 has much to be proud ofjonah38 has much to be proud ofjonah38 has much to be proud ofjonah38 has much to be proud ofjonah38 has much to be proud ofjonah38 has much to be proud ofjonah38 has much to be proud ofjonah38 has much to be proud of
Default Re: BBC - Wanted Down Under

Originally Posted by cinderella View Post
Bob from today's programme was a presenter on Granada Reports for years. All those from the North West will remember him.

Yep. Recognised his voice first, very distinctive, but he looks old now. Still had his tv presenter tone and views though.

His views of Cairns where spot on, nice to visit and see but very limited for him and houses are expensive.

Cairns is indeed a smallish town really with a harbour and Lagoon area. No beach to praise really. Although the beaches further north are nice (palm cove etc), you cant really swim at your leasure due to the crocs. The scuba diving sites off Cairns are fantastic though.

Personally i wouldnt choose Cairns if had a young family, very limited for children
jonah38 is offline  
Old Jan 17th 2008, 2:14 pm
  #1502  
Forum Regular
 
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 110
Ronnie and Deb is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: BBC - Wanted Down Under

Hi, We agree with Wardy what a depressing show. We are moving to Cairns this year and todays programme has made me re think our plans. I really enjoyed the last one on Cairns and was looking forward to todays show, only to be very disappointed. Everything about it just felt totally 'Wierd' ,I hope Tuesdays show is better.
Ronnie and Deb is offline  
Old Jan 17th 2008, 2:20 pm
  #1503  
West Yorkshire to Cairns!
 
FoxyRuthie's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2007
Location: Cairns yippeee!!!
Posts: 201
FoxyRuthie is just really niceFoxyRuthie is just really niceFoxyRuthie is just really niceFoxyRuthie is just really niceFoxyRuthie is just really niceFoxyRuthie is just really niceFoxyRuthie is just really niceFoxyRuthie is just really nice
Default Re: BBC - Wanted Down Under

Originally Posted by Ronnie and Deb View Post
Hi, We agree with Wardy what a depressing show. We are moving to Cairns this year and todays programme has made me re think our plans. I really enjoyed the last one on Cairns and was looking forward to todays show, only to be very disappointed. Everything about it just felt totally 'Wierd' ,I hope Tuesdays show is better.
I have to agree too, I was really looking forward to todays too having met the couple too. It's a shame Cairns isn't really for them but its not for everyone, each to their own tastes. I think that really its down to the way the show is edited, they would have gone with showing the negative comments rather than the positive ones as the couple kept picking UK. In short Cairns isn't suitable for them just like places other people love wouldn't be suitable for us.

We love Cairns and nothing is going to put us off now! True house prices have risen but they have in the UK too and true that some groceries are more expensive but some are cheaper, its swings and round abouts in my opinion!

Ronnie & Deb - when are you off to Cairns? we're hoping to go in June

FoxyRuthie is offline  
Old Jan 17th 2008, 2:28 pm
  #1504  
Forum Regular
 
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 110
Ronnie and Deb is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: BBC - Wanted Down Under

Hi, We too are hoping to go in June, just waiting to sell our house and its not going at all well. When we watched you on the programme last week, we got really excited to go but today's programme but a dampner on things.
We have secured a plot of land in the Trinity Beach area when we visited last year but we are having trouble finding a builder up to the standards in the Sunshine Coast. We visited a show village in Kawana Lakes and the houses were fantastic but sadly the builders there don't go up as far as Cairns.
We wish you luck anyway Ronnie and Deb
Ronnie and Deb is offline  
Old Jan 17th 2008, 2:50 pm
  #1505  
aka DORIS
 
Joined: Sep 2006
Location: qld
Posts: 1,584
wardy2 has a reputation beyond reputewardy2 has a reputation beyond reputewardy2 has a reputation beyond reputewardy2 has a reputation beyond reputewardy2 has a reputation beyond reputewardy2 has a reputation beyond reputewardy2 has a reputation beyond reputewardy2 has a reputation beyond reputewardy2 has a reputation beyond reputewardy2 has a reputation beyond reputewardy2 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: BBC - Wanted Down Under

Dont let todays programme put you off the house we have looked at are still cheaper than other areas we have looked at in Brisbane/Perth etc.

Todays show was all negative not sure why and I certainly cant see it being a 20 minute drive to a coffeee shop in Kewarra beach and as for the cost of 2 bannanas well I would rather pay that than £10 + it costs to go to the local swimming pool here when its free there, outdoors to.

I think eventually everything evens itself out.
wardy2 is offline  
Old Jan 17th 2008, 2:55 pm
  #1506  
West Yorkshire to Cairns!
 
FoxyRuthie's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2007
Location: Cairns yippeee!!!
Posts: 201
FoxyRuthie is just really niceFoxyRuthie is just really niceFoxyRuthie is just really niceFoxyRuthie is just really niceFoxyRuthie is just really niceFoxyRuthie is just really niceFoxyRuthie is just really niceFoxyRuthie is just really nice
Default Re: BBC - Wanted Down Under

Originally Posted by wardy2 View Post
Dont let todays programme put you off the house we have looked at are still cheaper than other areas we have looked at in Brisbane/Perth etc.

Todays show was all negative not sure why and I certainly cant see it being a 20 minute drive to a coffeee shop in Kewarra beach and as for the cost of 2 bannanas well I would rather pay that than £10 + it costs to go to the local swimming pool here when its free there, outdoors to.

I think eventually everything evens itself out.
Couldn't agree more
FoxyRuthie is offline  
Old Jan 17th 2008, 2:59 pm
  #1507  
aka DORIS
 
Joined: Sep 2006
Location: qld
Posts: 1,584
wardy2 has a reputation beyond reputewardy2 has a reputation beyond reputewardy2 has a reputation beyond reputewardy2 has a reputation beyond reputewardy2 has a reputation beyond reputewardy2 has a reputation beyond reputewardy2 has a reputation beyond reputewardy2 has a reputation beyond reputewardy2 has a reputation beyond reputewardy2 has a reputation beyond reputewardy2 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: BBC - Wanted Down Under

Originally Posted by FoxyRuthie View Post
Couldn't agree more
Thanks
wardy2 is offline  
Old Jan 17th 2008, 3:35 pm
  #1508  
Bix
da Bonehead
 
Bix's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2004
Location: Lion in da jungle
Posts: 22,767
Bix has a reputation beyond reputeBix has a reputation beyond reputeBix has a reputation beyond reputeBix has a reputation beyond reputeBix has a reputation beyond reputeBix has a reputation beyond reputeBix has a reputation beyond reputeBix has a reputation beyond reputeBix has a reputation beyond reputeBix has a reputation beyond reputeBix has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: BBC - Wanted Down Under

Originally Posted by jonah38 View Post
Yep. Recognised his voice first, very distinctive, but he looks old now. Still had his tv presenter tone and views though.

His views of Cairns where spot on, nice to visit and see but very limited for him and houses are expensive.

Cairns is indeed a smallish town really with a harbour and Lagoon area. No beach to praise really. Although the beaches further north are nice (palm cove etc), you cant really swim at your leasure due to the crocs. The scuba diving sites off Cairns are fantastic though.

Personally i wouldnt choose Cairns if had a young family, very limited for children
It is a shame but you seem to have "missed" what Cairns is and what it is about.

The beach at the seafront is not a beach.
It is not supposed to be a beach.
It is not advertised as a beach.
It is mudflats and the breeding ground and sanctuary for much wildlife.

The beaches are on the Northern side of the CBD and yes they are in Cairns. You make it sound like you have to travel for days to get to them. It's as little as 5 minutes up the road to the first one.

"Very limited for children". Sorry, but that's bolox of the highest order.
I have never lived in such a family orientated place and one that provides
so much for their kids.

House prices high ?
Tell that to Perthites, Sydneysiders, Melbournians et al. Not many would agree. Prices have risen and are still rising but are still on the low side for many of Aus cities.
Bix is offline  
Old Jan 17th 2008, 3:37 pm
  #1509  
Bix
da Bonehead
 
Bix's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2004
Location: Lion in da jungle
Posts: 22,767
Bix has a reputation beyond reputeBix has a reputation beyond reputeBix has a reputation beyond reputeBix has a reputation beyond reputeBix has a reputation beyond reputeBix has a reputation beyond reputeBix has a reputation beyond reputeBix has a reputation beyond reputeBix has a reputation beyond reputeBix has a reputation beyond reputeBix has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: BBC - Wanted Down Under

Originally Posted by wardy2 View Post
Dont let todays programme put you off the house we have looked at are still cheaper than other areas we have looked at in Brisbane/Perth etc.

Todays show was all negative not sure why and I certainly cant see it being a 20 minute drive to a coffeee shop in Kewarra beach and as for the cost of 2 bannanas well I would rather pay that than £10 + it costs to go to the local swimming pool here when its free there, outdoors to.

I think eventually everything evens itself out.

I wish this was broadcast over here so we could have a good laugh.
Bix is offline  
Old Jan 17th 2008, 3:44 pm
  #1510  
aka DORIS
 
Joined: Sep 2006
Location: qld
Posts: 1,584
wardy2 has a reputation beyond reputewardy2 has a reputation beyond reputewardy2 has a reputation beyond reputewardy2 has a reputation beyond reputewardy2 has a reputation beyond reputewardy2 has a reputation beyond reputewardy2 has a reputation beyond reputewardy2 has a reputation beyond reputewardy2 has a reputation beyond reputewardy2 has a reputation beyond reputewardy2 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: BBC - Wanted Down Under

I think you would find yourself throwing bannanas at the tv Bix its daytime viewing at its best, oh and add that pinch of salt.
wardy2 is offline  
Old Jan 17th 2008, 3:50 pm
  #1511  
The Godfather
 
Bordy's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2004
Location: South East Suburbs of Melbourne
Posts: 7,336
Bordy is a splendid one to beholdBordy is a splendid one to beholdBordy is a splendid one to beholdBordy is a splendid one to beholdBordy is a splendid one to beholdBordy is a splendid one to beholdBordy is a splendid one to beholdBordy is a splendid one to beholdBordy is a splendid one to beholdBordy is a splendid one to beholdBordy is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: BBC - Wanted Down Under

Originally Posted by Bix View Post
I wish this was broadcast over here so we could have a good laugh.
I'll try & get it for you & post it up.
Bordy is offline  
Old Jan 17th 2008, 5:54 pm
  #1512  
Forum Regular
 
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 51
zanderman is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: BBC - Wanted Down Under

Thought it was funny that the old boy was constantly saying that they might end up going their separate ways etc, clearly very much in love!!

Was also trying to work out what she saw in him, age difference has never bothered me but she must have been about 70 years younger than him!!
zanderman is offline  
Old Jan 17th 2008, 6:10 pm
  #1513  
BE Enthusiast
 
Joined: Oct 2007
Location: Southampton
Posts: 685
Basty is a name known to allBasty is a name known to allBasty is a name known to allBasty is a name known to allBasty is a name known to allBasty is a name known to allBasty is a name known to allBasty is a name known to allBasty is a name known to allBasty is a name known to allBasty is a name known to all
Default Re: BBC - Wanted Down Under

Hi all

I have been watching this show twice a day, once in the morning and then again at night with OH. Havent' watched todays but understand from above they went to Cairns - WHEN ARE THEY GOING TO DO BRISBANE - or have I just missed it!!!!!

I understand where some of them are coming from in relation to being split in decision - we lived in Napier NZ was on Tues I think and they said it was too quiet - I agree I stuck it out for 9 months and then came home, luck for me hubby followed but it does have to be right for everyone.

The bloke the other day whos wife was in tears and just was not happy abou living in the uK, he didn't want to be there from day 1, he criticised everything, he didn't really seem to care as long as he was in his comfort zone of the family business!

Well I will stop rambling now but if anyone could tell me when Brisbane will be on - thanks
F
Basty is offline  
Old Jan 17th 2008, 6:21 pm
  #1514  
Forum Regular
 
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 51
zanderman is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: BBC - Wanted Down Under

Doesnt look like it is (had a look at the next week on sky+ and no Brisbane) and there is no Sydney either...........

Must be sponsored by the Oz and NZ government or something as they have all been to places that need more people. (lots of NZ and Perth!)

Originally Posted by Basty View Post
Well I will stop rambling now but if anyone could tell me when Brisbane will be on - thanks
F
zanderman is offline  
Old Jan 17th 2008, 6:36 pm
  #1515  
BE Enthusiast
 
fairwayskid's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 869
fairwayskid has much to be proud offairwayskid has much to be proud offairwayskid has much to be proud offairwayskid has much to be proud offairwayskid has much to be proud offairwayskid has much to be proud offairwayskid has much to be proud offairwayskid has much to be proud offairwayskid has much to be proud offairwayskid has much to be proud offairwayskid has much to be proud of
Default Re: BBC - Wanted Down Under

Originally Posted by zanderman View Post
Doesnt look like it is (had a look at the next week on sky+ and no Brisbane) and there is no Sydney either...........

Must be sponsored by the Oz and NZ government or something as they have all been to places that need more people. (lots of NZ and Perth!)
They have a revisted on next wednesday about brisbane. But dont know if the family moved or not. about as close as we will get
fairwayskid is offline  

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.