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Old Jun 10th 2006, 3:30 pm
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Visa Visa Visa, send us all mad, so here is something different;

Fish, the UK is an island,yet we have very little fresh fish. The wife noticed it as well when she came from France. (they must have our share )
Well, has your fish consumption gone up now you live in Oz (fish also covers crab, and all the other things you can eat from the sea!)

I realy loved sitting on Bondi eating propper prawns we had braught from the Westfield mall.

Anyone noticed this / comments?
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Old Jun 10th 2006, 5:09 pm
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Originally Posted by markeh
Visa Visa Visa, send us all mad, so here is something different;

Fish, the UK is an island,yet we have very little fresh fish. The wife noticed it as well when she came from France. (they must have our share )
Well, has your fish consumption gone up now you live in Oz (fish also covers crab, and all the other things you can eat from the sea!)

I realy loved sitting on Bondi eating propper prawns we had braught from the Westfield mall.

Anyone noticed this / comments?
Appart from need more

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Hi Mark,

We went to visit my parents last year, they live in Sydney.
We couldn't get enough of the seafood. It was fresh tasty and lots cheaper than the UK.

What the Aussies call shrimp in Australia... is the equivalent to what the UK call King Prawns... and our shrimp and probably the things the Australian Shrimp live on (the shrimp here are are sooo tiny)

I can't wait to get back to Australia... we too loved Bondi we sat at one of the outdoor restaurants and it was Seafood heaven
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Old Jun 10th 2006, 5:59 pm
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A lot of the shrimps and prawns sold in Australia are from the far east.

....and scottish prawns are exported all over the world.

Things are not always what they seem

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Old Jun 10th 2006, 6:12 pm
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Originally Posted by Grayling
A lot of the shrimps and prawns sold in Australia are from the far east.

....and scottish prawns are exported all over the world.

Things are not always what they seem

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G,

OK I must agree somewhat.... I love Scottish Salmon. But look at Tesco's for example sake... it costs about 7.00 pounds for a tiny portion.
Wheres in Australia for around 10 dollars (about 3.00 pound) I had a mini feast of Salmon, Prawns a couple of Crap cutlets, Calamari...

In London, can't speak for Scotland prices have become ridiculously expensive and quality not that good. If you have the money M & S is fantastic but for people with a young family on a budget... these little luxuries, are far too overpriced.
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Originally Posted by utopia
a couple of Crap cutlets,
That is the funniest typo I have seen ever on British Expats.



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Old Jun 10th 2006, 8:36 pm
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Originally Posted by Buzzy--Bee
That is the funniest typo I have seen ever on British Expats.



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hahahahahahahahahahaha

GUYS THAT WAS CRAB-CRAB-CRAB CUTLETS!!!!!

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Originally Posted by utopia
Hi Mark,

We went to visit my parents last year, they live in Sydney.
We couldn't get enough of the seafood. It was fresh tasty and lots cheaper than the UK.

What the Aussies call shrimp in Australia... is the equivalent to what the UK call King Prawns... and our shrimp and probably the things the Australian Shrimp live on (the shrimp here are are sooo tiny)

I can't wait to get back to Australia... we too loved Bondi we sat at one of the outdoor restaurants and it was Seafood heaven
Hiya Utopia,
We were wondering around (wife was shopping) when we came across the seafood shop in the Westfield mall.
They had such a range of "stuff" we had 3 diferent types of prawn's and they would have been king prawns in the UK. They were huge and we loved them.

I'm an avid fan of Rex Hunt and can't wait to get to Oz!

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Originally Posted by markeh
Visa Visa Visa, send us all mad, so here is something different;

Fish, the UK is an island,yet we have very little fresh fish. The wife noticed it as well when she came from France. (they must have our share )
Well, has your fish consumption gone up now you live in Oz (fish also covers crab, and all the other things you can eat from the sea!)

I realy loved sitting on Bondi eating propper prawns we had braught from the Westfield mall.

Anyone noticed this / comments?
Appart from need more

Bye
Mark
This is very true and is result of people demanding a higher standard of food. Not just battered fish. When people learn to appreciate bony fish against Cod
they will be in fish heaven.

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we are eating more fish, but I have been surprised by the amount that is not from Australias shores. Some of these places I would have doubts on their fishing methods ie not sure if some of these countries would use blast fishing.

Whilst prices may seem low to new expats, locals are finding the prices a lot higher than they use to be. For example on prices, we have paid as low as $9 or $10 a kilo, but salmon fillets from Taz were around $24. That is in Woolies, so may not be the best priced.
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Originally Posted by walaj
we are eating more fish, but I have been surprised by the amount that is not from Australias shores. Some of these places I would have doubts on their fishing methods ie not sure if some of these countries would use blast fishing.

Whilst prices may seem low to new expats, locals are finding the prices a lot higher than they use to be. For example on prices, we have paid as low as $9 or $10 a kilo, but salmon fillets from Taz were around $24. That is in Woolies, so may not be the best priced.
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Thats my excuse for getting a boat and going fishing/diving with Buzzy
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Thats my excuse for getting a boat and going fishing/diving with Buzzy
not into fishing, much to my frustration my dive gear will remain dry til next year (I'm with child ). Use to go to a dive site off dorset where there were loads of scallops - I will not eat dredged one, nor cuttlefish cause I like to watch them too much underwater
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Originally Posted by walaj
not into fishing, much to my frustration my dive gear will remain dry til next year (I'm with child ). Use to go to a dive site off dorset where there were loads of scallops - I will not eat dredged one, nor cuttlefish cause I like to watch them too much underwater

Before our little one came on the scene we were contemplating having a boat at Poole marina.

Were in Oz did you make home?

Just got back from drive to Mt Martha - come on Buzzy we need a place to crash in the weekend

After a full day out keeping the daughter relatively clean including icecreams took my eye off her for 30 secounds (to gawk at the Hawthorn V Port Adelaide match) and she has emptied an entire tin of Milo over herself. :scared:

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Originally Posted by thebears
Just got back from drive to Mt Martha - come on Buzzy we need a place to crash in the weekend
Gees hold your horses!!! I need that retention bonus to pay for my container and my flights!!!

We'll be there soon enough!

Mind you, if I'm made redundant before then, which is quite possible, I'll be over earlier...

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Originally Posted by Buzzy--Bee
Gees hold your horses!!! I need that retention bonus to pay for my container and my flights!!!

We'll be there soon enough!

Mind you, if I'm made redundant before then, which is quite possible, I'll be over earlier...

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? only joking mate - its only 40 mins drive from our house
If Mt Martha is still on your list you wont be disappointed.

But I will be a getting a boat regardless of where you guys end up. Can't stop me fishing.
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? only joking mate - its only 40 mins drive from our house
If Mt Martha is still on your list you wont be disappointed.

But I will be a getting a boat regardless of where you guys end up. Can't stop me fishing.
Mount Martha is definitely on our list, as are the places a bit further in, such as Mt Eliza, Mornington, Frankston South and Langwarrin if we decide to go for acreage ( we may have to for the amount of kit you and me are planning to put on the section!!!)

I was thinking that sea kayaks might be a nice thing to have too - kayaking round the bay in the evening, sunset picnic somewhere quiet, kayak back home again at dusk.... what d'you reckon?

Going to buy some dive gear in L.A. too on the way over - could do with a dry suit and a few other bits and bobs.

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