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Lynn-ann Mar 22nd 2002 8:33 pm

Re: What Do You Miss?
 
Well said Helena, Good onya mate.

Vaughan and Lynn

Helena Mar 23rd 2002 9:05 am

Re: What Do You Miss?
 
"Bernie" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > So Helena, you lived in Canada? Were you born there? I live in Calgary and would
    > love to migrate to OZ.....Just wondering how you did it, if you were a Canadian.

Hi Bernie,

No, next best thing - I married a Canadian. So it was quite a bit easier to
migrate back to Oz. I just had to sponsor my husband and have my kids declared
Aussies by Descent.

    > I lived in Oz for a year in '85/86, and fell in love with the place.

Just as I fell in love with Canada, & probably always will be. Two best places on
earth, I reckon: Canada and Oz.

Well good luck. Have a look at the forms for a skilled migrant, maybe you'll pass
with flying colours. Who knows? The nice thing is that the Ottawa High Commission
seems to be really quick and efficient.

Helena

Mark Gardner Mar 29th 2002 12:05 am

Re: What Do You Miss?
 
Sorry If I've Come In Too Late Here..........

Since leaving Australia 2 years ago I really do miss Iced Coffee :( Cheers Mark

Winnie <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
    >
    > "Chris" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > > "Winnie" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]...
    > > >
    > > > Cool, thanks Jeremy. Left up to me I'd make the long phone calls
anyway
    > > > (some things are worth any money!) but parents would be fretting about
    > the
    > > > cost, bless 'em. I'll have to get some costs and show them, so they
    > don't
    > > > worry their dear wrinkly brains :o)
    > >
    > > It costs $6.50 for 3 hours with Optus Freetime. I pay $9.09 to Japan
for
    > 3
    > > hour chats (past 45 mins is free up to 3 hours... so it's $9.09 for 45 mins).
    > >
    > > Chris
    > >
    >
    > Wow! Isn't technology a wonderful thing. Thanks Chris!
    >
    > Cheers Winnie

Jez Mar 29th 2002 10:05 pm

Re: What Do You Miss?
 
Yes I miss iced coffee too - Masters iced coffee is the stuff. I only ever found that
in WA. They do sell iced coffee in the UK now but it is like water. Jez

"Mark Gardner" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
    > Sorry If I've Come In Too Late Here..........
    >
    > Since leaving Australia 2 years ago I really do miss Iced Coffee :( Cheers Mark
    >
    > Winnie <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > >
    > > "Chris" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]...
    > > > "Winnie" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > > news:[email protected]...
    > > > >
    > > > > Cool, thanks Jeremy. Left up to me I'd make the long phone calls
    > anyway
    > > > > (some things are worth any money!) but parents would be fretting
about
    > > the
    > > > > cost, bless 'em. I'll have to get some costs and show them, so they
    > > don't
    > > > > worry their dear wrinkly brains :o)
    > > >
    > > > It costs $6.50 for 3 hours with Optus Freetime. I pay $9.09 to Japan
    > for
    > > 3
    > > > hour chats (past 45 mins is free up to 3 hours... so it's $9.09 for 45 mins).
    > > >
    > > > Chris
    > > >
    > >
    > > Wow! Isn't technology a wonderful thing. Thanks Chris!
    > >
    > > Cheers Winnie
    > >
    >

Cato Mar 30th 2002 2:35 am

Re: What Do You Miss?
 
G'day Mark - When are you gonna move to Oz and be part of the ausmoto group?
    :)

Cato

"Mark Gardner" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
    > Sorry If I've Come In Too Late Here..........
    >
    > Since leaving Australia 2 years ago I really do miss Iced Coffee :( Cheers Mark
    >
    > Winnie <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > >
    > > "Chris" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]...
    > > > "Winnie" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > > news:[email protected]...
    > > > >
    > > > > Cool, thanks Jeremy. Left up to me I'd make the long phone calls
    > anyway
    > > > > (some things are worth any money!) but parents would be fretting
about
    > > the
    > > > > cost, bless 'em. I'll have to get some costs and show them, so they
    > > don't
    > > > > worry their dear wrinkly brains :o)
    > > >
    > > > It costs $6.50 for 3 hours with Optus Freetime. I pay $9.09 to Japan
    > for
    > > 3
    > > > hour chats (past 45 mins is free up to 3 hours... so it's $9.09 for 45 mins).
    > > >
    > > > Chris
    > > >
    > >
    > > Wow! Isn't technology a wonderful thing. Thanks Chris!
    > >
    > > Cheers Winnie
    > >
    >

Robert Brockway Apr 5th 2002 2:05 pm

Re: What Do You Miss?
 
Mark Gardner <[email protected]> wrote:
    : Sorry If I've Come In Too Late Here..........

    : Since leaving Australia 2 years ago I really do miss Iced Coffee :( Cheers

Man, tell me about it. I'm sitting here (in Aus) right now sipping Iced Coffee
(Cruise: only available in Queensland - the best! :)

Anyway, I'm migrating to North America to be with my wife & I know I'm going to miss
it :) I've already figured out how to make it in Canada using locally available
products but I'll miss just being able to go to the shops & grab it. I asked for an
Iced Coffee in the states once & got black coffee on ice (uuuggghh).

Btw, they do Iced Coffee in Jamaica. It comes in cans & is very strong - mix it half
with milk. Cheers, -Rob

-- Robert Brockway B.Sc. Email: [email protected]
ICQ: 104781119 WWW: robert.timetraveller.org << Insert
witty comment here

Winnie Apr 5th 2002 10:05 pm

Re: What Do You Miss?
 
"Neil" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
    > Coming from the UK I will miss:
    >

    > Knowing what to ask for when down the DIY store. I just know the aussie hardware
    > man is going to look at me funny when I ask for a rawl plug or a tube of Gripfill.

Yep, I'm quite looking forward to that one. Should be a good laugh if nothing else!

Have you read "The Last Continent" by Terry Pratchett? It has some lovely bits about
Aussie nicknames for everything, and IMHO is well worth a read.

Cheers Winnie

Tony Bryer Apr 5th 2002 10:35 pm

Re: What Do You Miss?
 
In article <[email protected]> , Neil wrote:
    > Rain. Much as I hate the rain, I know that I will miss it when I'm not seeing it
    > very often.

Are you going to Adelaide or Alice? One of the things that I noticed about the
Melbourne weather charts is the rain is much more evenly spread through the year -
according to the chart in front of me the average ranges from 47.7mm in January to
67.7mm in October. The one thing about Melbourne weather, though, is that you don't
get bored with it!

    > Lovely old buildings, specially ones with some history.

At the risk of upsetting the locals, when I ultimately get to retire to my Melbourne
CBD apartments I will get a daily buzz from looking at a 21st century skyline not a
19th century one.

--
Tony Bryer

Robert Brockway Apr 6th 2002 5:50 pm

Re: What Do You Miss?
 
Neil <[email protected]> wrote:
    : Coming from the UK I will miss:

    : Green grass.

We have that! I saw it once!
    :)

    : Great Formula one TV coverage. Good growth in the value of my home.

This is what we have Sydney for.

    : Rain. Much as I hate the rain, I know that I will miss it when I'm not seeing it
    : very often.

This is what we have Melbourne for.

***Rob is seen running Benny Hill style being chased by a bunch of Melbournites...

    : British Humour.

We have a good deal of this. I've taken to watching the Royales after it was
recomended by a British co-worker.

    : Local take aways.

We definately have these :) Anyone telling you that they aren't common was
misleading you :)

    : Terraced housing. Now that was a bare faced lie.

You can get it. Again, depends on the city. Oh, it was a joke. Sorry.
    :)

    : Knowing what to ask for when down the DIY store. I just know the aussie hardware
    : man is going to look at me funny when I ask for a rawl plug or a tube of Gripfill.

***Rob looks at the poster funny.
    :)

    : All the knowledge taken for granted that u build up through years of living
    : somewhere, such as what you can and cant do legally in a motor car, how to get a
    : tax disc if in fact they have them in Oz, what to wear at a job interview and a
    : whole host of things that I dont know I dont know.

Is part of the fun :)

    : Familiar faces.

Not more than 24 hours flight away! :) Sorry, that probably hurt :)

    : Family of course. Central heating.

Move to Queensland and you'll never need it :)

    : Lovely old buildings, specially ones with some history.

What do you mean this 150 year old building isn't the most ancient that you've ever
seen?!?!?! :)

    : British Courtesy, whats left of it.

My wife visited Aus recently (indeed I'm awaiting a visa to be with her in North
America) and I was amazed at how she kept noting that Aussies were polite, helpful
and friendly. She was right, I'd just never noticed :) Cheers, -Rob

-- Robert Brockway B.Sc. Email: [email protected]
ICQ: 104781119 WWW: robert.timetraveller.org Never argue
religion or politics with anyone who cares more about
them than you do.

Lee Webb Apr 6th 2002 7:50 pm

Re: What Do You Miss?
 
On Sat, 06 Apr 2002 17:07:54 GMT, Robert Brockway wrote:
    >: Family of course. Central heating.
    >
    > Move to Queensland and you'll never need it :)
What? The family or the CH? ;)

Lee.

Terry R Brookin Apr 7th 2002 5:50 pm

Re: What Do You Miss?
 
Neil <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
    > Coming from the UK I will miss:
    >
    > Green grass.
Does it get you higher? <g> BTW have you ever seen a red golf course? <g>

    > Warm beer (the real ale kind).
Just stand outside in the heat for a while...

    > Great Formula one TV coverage.
Huh? are we talking about Formula One on ITV?

    > Good growth in the value of my home.
That's mould I assume? <g> House prices rise in Oz as well.

    > Rain. Much as I hate the rain, I know that I will miss it when I'm not seeing it
    > very often.
When it rains in Oz, it REALLY rains!

    > British Humour.
They have plenty of swear words in Oz.

    > Local take aways.
They do have them you know, only the food's edible! <g>

    > Terraced housing. Now that was a bare faced lie.
<g>

    > Knowing what to ask for when down the DIY store. I just know the aussie hardware
    > man is going to look at me funny when I ask for a rawl plug or a tube of Gripfill.
<h>

    > All the knowledge taken for granted that u build up through years of living
    > somewhere, such as what you can and cant do legally in a motor car, how to get a
    > tax disc if in fact they have them in Oz, what to wear at a job interview and a
    > whole host of things that I dont know I dont know.
Oh you're in for a treat! <g>

    > Familiar faces. Family of course. Central heating.
You can always put on more clothing when you're cold, but there is a limit to what
you can take off when it's hot.

    > Lovely old buildings, specially ones with some history.
They all have history, just short history!

    > Cheap Australian wine (how do they do it so cheaply over here at only £3 to $4 a
    > bottle) Something tells me that its going to be dearer in Oz) It is a ridiculous
    > world we live in.
You will find it cheap or cheaper in Oz.

    > British Courtesy, whats left of it.
Ha!

    > All the interesting and ridiculous accents we have in this small Island.
<i>

    >
    > Sure I can live with out all the above, time will tell.
    >
    > Neil

--
Regards -Terry Kiwi in England


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