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Mar 30th 2015, 5:11 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,660
Posted By hollykimalan

Re: NICU nurse wanting to start the process but feeling disheartened before I start!

We came over in 2009. We sold our house at the bottom of the market at the height of the GFC. We only spent about £7,000 to get here.
I had a job lined up with free accommodation and had my PR...
Jan 13th 2013, 11:43 pm
Jan 11th 2013, 6:37 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,142
Posted By hollykimalan

Re: Kid needs new UK passport....Visa is in the old one?

Where is the quickest renewal office? We are still in Mackay.
Jan 11th 2013, 6:13 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,142
Posted By hollykimalan

Kid needs new UK passport....Visa is in the old one?

How tricky is it to renew a kids UK passport and use the new one? Our 175 is in his old one.
HKA
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Forum: Australia
Jun 14th 2012, 6:43 am
Replies: 4
Views: 926
Posted By hollykimalan

Re: Mackay

We've been here nearly three years now.
It would be nice to meet up with new UK folk here....
HKA
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Forum: Australia
Jan 25th 2012, 12:13 am
Replies: 48
Views: 3,699
Posted By hollykimalan

Re: What is this 2.2 I hear about?

Ahhh the old Arch' ishop!
Forum: Australia
Dec 26th 2011, 12:20 am
Replies: 3
Views: 863
Posted By hollykimalan

Re: Arrived to Mackay on Visa 475 - Needs support

Welcome to Mackay!
Have you found somewhere to live yet?
That's usually a priority.
PM where abouts you live in Mackay, have you a car etc.
HKA
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Forum: Australia
Dec 8th 2011, 6:30 am
Replies: 2,180
Views: 283,686
Posted By hollykimalan

Re: QAS post-employment: Living the dream?

Just before you give up...on Oz...
Have you thought of working in the resources sector (mines etc).

I have been offered a job as a mines Nurse/Medic. 6 days on 6 off.
+$110,000 per year. Easy...
Forum: Australia
Dec 8th 2011, 1:54 am
Replies: 1
Views: 880
Posted By hollykimalan

"First step Homes" anyone had any dealings?

Okay, when I say has anyone had any dealings...I aint looking for some who had just googled* it and then feels the need to impart the full majesty of their new found wisdom. Rather someone with first...
Forum: Australia
Nov 21st 2011, 9:14 am
Replies: 31
Views: 4,088
Posted By hollykimalan

Re: Mackay, Queensland!

He is doing well. Enjoying life without stingers and humidity.
They got their permanency.
I think the wife is much happier there.
HKA
Forum: Australia
Nov 21st 2011, 8:50 am
Replies: 31
Views: 4,088
Posted By hollykimalan

Re: Mackay, Queensland!

Yeah, inbred Scottish, uncultured, types like Frannie!

Nibble, Nibble....do you think he'll bite? Too busy enjoying Perth!
Forum: Australia
Nov 21st 2011, 7:05 am
Replies: 31
Views: 4,088
Posted By hollykimalan

Re: Mackay, Queensland!

Been in Mackay over 2 years now and love it!
Turban be careful what you wish for...complaining about Mackay being dry looking is not a good idea...just wait a few more week mate..

And who called...
Forum: Australia
Nov 12th 2011, 11:41 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 8,199
Posted By hollykimalan

Re: Magnetic Island - Thoughts/Anyone live there?

I was in Townsville a few months ago for two weeks. People were either positive or negative about Magnetic Island. Some people could get quite charged up about it too.
Forum: Australia
Oct 27th 2011, 3:16 am
Replies: 23
Views: 7,227
Posted By hollykimalan

Re: Is anyone still moving without a job offer

Yes, prosperity is such that you cant find somewhere to live!!
Jobs...easy.
Place to stay is not impossible but you can live aboard at the marina in Mackay. Very nice too it is.
HKA
Forum: Australia
Oct 27th 2011, 2:34 am
Replies: 23
Views: 7,227
Posted By hollykimalan

Re: Is anyone still moving without a job offer

Come to Mackay! Plenty of jobs here.
HKA
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Forum: Australia
Oct 15th 2011, 10:25 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,012
Posted By hollykimalan

Re: Mackay - where to live?

There are really no bad areas in Mackay...well there use to be a bad area but Franny Mac has moved to Perth now so its not a problem now!
PM me with your family details and I will get back to you....
Forum: Australia
Oct 8th 2011, 3:23 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,476
Posted By hollykimalan

Re: Is bcworld OK?

Nearly as bad as the 'Framac pauses'...literally heart stopping they were!
I cant do a drive by to check he's still alive....
(He's in Perth now!)
HKA
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Forum: Australia
Sep 12th 2011, 9:56 am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,525
Posted By hollykimalan

Re: Is $79000 enough to live WA

I had similar circumstances when we first arrived. You will get about $400 per fortnight family assistance. I earned over £40k in the UK and we feel much better off here. We live in Mackay where...
Forum: Australia
Jul 11th 2011, 9:33 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,995
Posted By hollykimalan

Re: Thinking about Western Australia?

So no Loons or Quines have taken the bait?
Forum: Australia
Jul 11th 2011, 8:04 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,995
Posted By hollykimalan

Re: Thinking about Western Australia?

And this is a guy from Aberdeen saying this so it must one hell of a hole!!!
Forum: Australia
Jul 6th 2011, 5:41 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,914
Posted By hollykimalan

Re: financial changes-worth it?

I am a nurse and the sole earner in our family and we are much better off in Australia.
We left UK in 2009 and things were getting pretty depressed then.
I now earn much more than in the UK ( using...
Forum: Australia
Jun 30th 2011, 11:07 am
Replies: 97
Views: 17,524
Posted By hollykimalan

Re: Is $55,000 a good wage or not?

Google "hasting Deering".
They are a good in-road to the Mines...well they are in Mackay.
Better money too....
Jun 15th 2011, 2:19 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 7,523
Posted By hollykimalan

Re: Am off to Perth

Frannie has been driving since Saturday morning...I think.
Got a text on monday and he was in Port Augusta.
It is maybe too late for the roads blocks to go up now.....

Frannie:- Drove past your...
Forum: Australia
Mar 14th 2011, 1:38 am
Replies: 2
Views: 592
Posted By hollykimalan

Re: Great Barrier Reef

We went to knucklereef just after christmas so that would be pre CYCLONE.
We camped at Big4 adventure whitsunday and booked our reef trip with them. They applied a discount to the camp costs (<$59)...
Forum: Australia
Mar 13th 2011, 8:01 am
Replies: 46
Views: 3,115
Posted By hollykimalan

Re: How many of you have never been to the UK?

Have you seen things a women aint sposed to see? (sic)
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