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Old Oct 30th 2002, 10:13 pm
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hi suebo,

its a tea bag!!!!!

now what will i miss??......MARMITE Cadbury's chocolate what I call 'crap' sweets...ie jelly babies, wine gums ..etc....oh and errrr Coronation st...(sad I know)..........or can you get all these in Oz?????

The rest....I dunno what I'll miss....till I get there...other than friends and family ofcourse.
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Apart from missing a good cuppa and the radio, packet bread sauce mix, ive not found any yet!!!!
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Originally posted by yvsie
hi suebo,

its a tea bag!!!!!

now what will i miss??......MARMITE Cadbury's chocolate what I call 'crap' sweets...ie jelly babies, wine gums ..etc....oh and errrr Coronation st...(sad I know)..........or can you get all these in Oz?????

The rest....I dunno what I'll miss....till I get there...other than friends and family ofcourse.
Coronation Street - UK TV (Foxtel). Cadburys over here takes a little getting used to (try 1kg bar every 12 hours for a week, its a crash course my other half adopted on arrival, you quickly gain the addiction).

try the "Natural Selection" jelly snakes / dinosaurs - closest to winegums i have found yet.
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thanks ...stay or go!!

where are you located...im sorry ive forgotten.....

1kg choc in 1 go...hhhmmpph....dont think I can manage that....I can try ofcourse.....

what about pickles...cabbage/beetroot/mixed pickles...my daughter is addicted....heinz tomato ketchup and hp sauce!!!!!
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thanks ...stay or go!!

where are you located...im sorry ive forgotten.....

1kg choc in 1 go...hhhmmpph....dont think I can manage that....I can try ofcourse.....

what about pickles...cabbage/beetroot/mixed pickles...my daughter is addicted....heinz tomato ketchup and hp sauce!!!!!
williamstown, melbourne. Heinz Tomato Ketchup - Safeways (by the gallon), HP sauce - Safeways (again, by the gallon). Try their bbq sauce as well, not too bad. Cabage / Beetroot - Safeways (next to the Pickle and Relish stuff). Safeways pretty much has it all (except Lenor Conditioner, and Persil - we use OMO tablets for clothes washing, and it seems to do the trick. Cant bring myself to buy "Fluffy" conditioner (the rebranded label for Lenor).

yes, the 1kg of chocolate every 12 hours was tough going, but like any endurance champion, you must persevere. its worth it (i am told), as she is now as happy with Oz choc as was with UK choc.
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After 1 year I can't give up my addiction to Virgin radio and a good Indian curry!! Virgin I can get on the net and have to listen at least 1 hour a day! As for the curry, him indoors is working really hard to create the taste and we've written to our ex local takeaway owner begging for a recipie, sad huh? Still wouldn't think of going back, there's more I don't miss than do.
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Originally posted by Grub
OK- as this site has gone down hill i will attempt to start a slightly more light hearted thread.

What silly things is anyone doing to take with them/ remember home by?

My hubbie tapes Pete Tong every Friday night so that when he gets to Australia he can pretend it is still his normal Friday night music!! Very sad but v. important to him!!!

That was fun to read
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I want Aunt Bessies Frozen Roasties

I love roast potatoes and I hate peeling them - I could have roasties everyday when I was in the UK, I also loved the yorkshire puds all ready to bake - I am a lazy cooker of roasts, everything else I will cook from stratch, chinese indian etc so I do not miss those - I also want pre cooked Cauliflower cheese from Asda.

And I insisted we brought our large garden stone budha - currently painted gold - awful really but I couldn't bear to think he wasn't in the garden watching us!
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Originally posted by Grub
OK- as this site has gone down hill i will attempt to start a slightly more light hearted thread.

What silly things is anyone doing to take with them/ remember home by?

My hubbie tapes Pete Tong every Friday night so that when he gets to Australia he can pretend it is still his normal Friday night music!! Very sad but v. important to him!!!
I dont actually miss too much 'stuff' now. In the first week or so I missed not knowing what was happening in Eastenders and listening to radio 4 on the way to work but thats about it, and soon passed! As for missing English food - no way, give me fresh huge king prawns on a barbie over stodgy beans on toast any day of the week!!
We miss family, friends and being part of local community like we were in England more than anything else. It seems impossible to replicate that over here.
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Originally posted by Call me AL
After 1 year I can't give up my addiction to Virgin radio and a good Indian curry!! Virgin I can get on the net and have to listen at least 1 hour a day! As for the curry, him indoors is working really hard to create the taste and we've written to our ex local takeaway owner begging for a recipie, sad huh? Still wouldn't think of going back, there's more I don't miss than do.
Not sure if you have this book - but we have been using it for years, my local Indian Restaurant Manager was quiet impressed with some of my efforts and also gave me tips on my culinary attempts

It is called The Curry Secret - by Kris Dhillion

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...405089-4902353
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You don't have to worry about missing your favourite UK soap as they all seem to be available here, at least on cable (see the "UKTV" channel). Check out the TV guide for this evening in Perth:

http://www.ebroadcast.com.au/TV/stat...OptNight.html?

If, like me, you're too mean to get cable then here's the schedule for the standard programmes:

http://www.ebroadcast.com.au/TV/static/PerthNight.html?

They also have schedules for other cities and times of day. It's a very useful site.

You don't have to worry about UK radio programmes either as most of them are streamed live on the Internet, especially the BBC ones (national and local stations):

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/

One tip I found useful is to put the audio into your hi-fi amplifier so you can listen to it anywhere in the house, just like back home.

If you're worried about missing the television news programmes then the BBC site has most of them streamed as well. Due to the timing differences, I used to watch the BBC evening news at breakfast, Newsnight at lunchtime, and then others such as Question Time and Panorama whenever they were updated:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/default.stm

No need to worry about Cadbury's chocolate. There's plenty of that around, at least in Perth.
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Old Oct 31st 2002, 8:09 am
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you can listen to Radio 1 over the net - i still have Chris Moyles homesickness sometimes - is he still on air, or have they (comedy dave et al) been booted yet ?


Yep- they are still on the radio and give me many a chuckle. The thing i will miss is cheese and onion pies as they seem to do every conceivanble vegetarian pie except that one which is my favourite! Do you they do chips and curry too?
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Old Oct 31st 2002, 9:55 am
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Originally posted by Grub
OK- as this site has gone down hill i will attempt to start a slightly more light hearted thread.

What silly things is anyone doing to take with them/ remember home by?

My hubbie tapes Pete Tong every Friday night so that when he gets to Australia he can pretend it is still his normal Friday night music!! Very sad but v. important to him!!!
Won't he be able to listen to Pete Tong via the Radio 1 web site?
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Old Oct 31st 2002, 9:58 am
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Originally posted by Grub
OK- as this site has gone down hill i will attempt to start a slightly more light hearted thread.

What silly things is anyone doing to take with them/ remember home by?

My hubbie tapes Pete Tong every Friday night so that when he gets to Australia he can pretend it is still his normal Friday night music!! Very sad but v. important to him!!!
I'll miss my lovely cottage in Ashdown Forest, which we are going to rent - just in case it doesn't work out. I'll miss the sense of community in our village. I'm going to miss the T.V. too, not a lot though.

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Old Oct 31st 2002, 10:15 am
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English soaps here are availabe on Pay Tv, but they are OLD OLD episodes, friend from Brighton here tells me they are at least 3 years behind. They also show bloody awful stuff like On The Buses and The two Ronnies!!!! Australian TV is nightmarish even if you pay for it.

You can get the UK news tho, essential if you want to find out what is happening in the world apart from the Australian sport.
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