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Old Oct 28th 2011, 9:45 am
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Originally Posted by spartacus View Post
See my highlighted text.
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Anyone who knows us knows that would never happen
and people who know me and my ex probably wonder why it took so long...
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Old Oct 28th 2011, 9:59 am
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Anyone who knows us knows that would never happen
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I was shocked at the price of moist loo paper in Aus, I hope Aldi do it cheaper
What is this moist loo paper of which you speak?

I've only been away for five years but they didn't have it when I lived there.
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What is this moist loo paper of which you speak?

I've only been away for five years but they didn't have it when I lived there.
I was thinking the same, I have never heard of moist toilet paper neither can I see the need for it. Enlighten us Kapri!
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Originally Posted by Sherlock Holmes View Post
What is this moist loo paper of which you speak?

I've only been away for five years but they didn't have it when I lived there.
Shes either referring to baby wipes or to the toilet roll that falls into the toilet that ends up "moist".
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Old Oct 28th 2011, 5:08 pm
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I was thinking the same, I have never heard of moist toilet paper neither can I see the need for it. Enlighten us Kapri!
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Shes either referring to baby wipes or to the toilet roll that falls into the toilet that ends up "moist".
Flushable wet wipes that don't block your loo.

Lived happily without them for years but could never go back

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I bought a pack for $2 in one of those cheapo shops.
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Flushable wet wipes that don't block your loo.

Lived happily without them for years but could never go back

See here for more details
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I bought a pack for $2 in one of those cheapo shops.
Yep, toiletries etc I buy from the cheap shops like the Reject shop, Bi-lo, spend-a-penny, cheap as chips and wherever else I can find.
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Yep, toiletries etc I buy from the cheap shops like the Reject shop
I thought the moist thingies must be from a second hand shop.
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Flushable wet wipes that don't block your loo.

Lived happily without them for years but could never go back

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Moist bottom wipes . . . for adults?!

If you do come to oz you're going to need to "toughen the **** up", we've only got sandpaper or, failing that, a handful of gravel.
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Default Re: Coles vs Tesco - I have done online shops

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I really think you have missed the whole point.
Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't you move to Australia quite a few years ago as a single man? i.e. with very little to lose and at a time when Aus was definitely the cheaper option?
My family are not overly keen on emigrating. It is my desire for adventure that is driving the move, so I need to be reasonably sure that we can afford to do it. Of course there are no guarantees, and of course we will adapt.
But what kind of mother would I be, if I ended up in a situation where my children end up significantly worse off than they are now, just because I fancied doing something different?

I didn't say you couldn't post on this thread, I just wonder why you can't be more constructive? Otherwise what's the motivation for posting?

Luckily some people on this site have followed my on /off emigration process (for quite some time ) and have been hugely helpful. It is quite telling that two different, long time posters have PM'd me with good, constructive advice, but neither wanted to post it in public forum.

I'm also friends a lovely family that I met through a meet, and some great girls on Facebook, all of whom have emigrated successfully, as families with children, and who have been willing to offer some great constructive advice.

Vim, as a poster you sometimes make me laugh (in a good way) and I often enjoy reading your posts. But on this thread, I don't think you have been very helpful, which is a shame as you are in a position where you could be helpful if you so wished.
BTW - being helpful is not the same as agreeing, it's about offering constructive advice.
If there is one thing worse than engaging in a process that is a waste of time it's debating whether to do it or not so this will be my last post on the subject.

My motivation for posting is to stop other people wasting their time, this I regard as being helpful.

I do try to offer constructive advice elsewhere also, usually found somewhere in-between the banter.

Good luck getting the clan on-side, without that you really are facing an uphill battle whatever the finances.
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Default Re: Coles vs Tesco - I have done online shops

Average total pay (including bonuses) in the UK is GBP 463.

http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/dcp171778_237932.pdf

The equivalent statistic (All employees total weekly earnings) in Australia is $1020

http://abs.gov.au/ausstats/[email protected]/mf/6302.0

Both averages include both full and part-time employees.

Therefore, the implied exchange rate based on income parity in both countries is 2.2 AUD per GBP.

The implied exchange rate based on a basket of goods purchased at Tesco and Coles also happens to be 2.2 AUD per GBP.

Therefore, it seems like there is NO DIFFERENCE in grocery purchasing power between the two countries.

Conclusion: Don't assume you'll be better off emigrating to Australia.
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Originally Posted by Kapri View Post
I really think you have missed the whole point.
Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't you move to Australia quite a few years ago as a single man? i.e. with very little to lose and at a time when Aus was definitely the cheaper option?
My family are not overly keen on emigrating. It is my desire for adventure that is driving the move, so I need to be reasonably sure that we can afford to do it. Of course there are no guarantees, and of course we will adapt.
But what kind of mother would I be, if I ended up in a situation where my children end up significantly worse off than they are now, just because I fancied doing something different?

I didn't say you couldn't post on this thread, I just wonder why you can't be more constructive? Otherwise what's the motivation for posting?

Luckily some people on this site have followed my on /off emigration process (for quite some time ) and have been hugely helpful. It is quite telling that two different, long time posters have PM'd me with good, constructive advice, but neither wanted to post it in public forum.

I'm also friends a lovely family that I met through a meet, and some great girls on Facebook, all of whom have emigrated successfully, as families with children, and who have been willing to offer some great constructive advice.

Vim, as a poster you sometimes make me laugh (in a good way) and I often enjoy reading your posts. But on this thread, I don't think you have been very helpful, which is a shame as you are in a position where you could be helpful if you so wished.
BTW - being helpful is not the same as agreeing, it's about offering constructive advice.
When you say 'worse off' do you mean financially? Have you considered their emotional well-being?
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Old Oct 29th 2011, 9:54 am
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Originally Posted by spartacus View Post
Moist bottom wipes . . . for adults?!

If you do come to oz you're going to need to "toughen the **** up", we've only got sandpaper or, failing that, a handful of gravel.


Originally Posted by spartacus View Post
When you say 'worse off' do you mean financially? Have you considered their emotional well-being?
Yes, and they are emotionally well and happy here, I don't want that to change
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