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Forum: Australia
Jun 30th 2008, 10:58 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 2,303
Posted By PC Pom

Re: help Hervey Bay or Sydney?????????

Tam, I think you're making the right choice. Hervey Bay has been voted the best place to live in Australia countless times, so that says a lot. That's one of the reasons why we were quite happy to...
Forum: The Barbie
Jun 25th 2008, 4:27 am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,508
Posted By PC Pom

My worst long haul flight experience is...

I have to say, the longer I'm here the less inclined I am to return to the UK. Perhaps it's a bloke's thing - less in touch with family and stuff? One of the biggest problems I have is sleeping on...
Forum: Australia
Jun 23rd 2008, 7:49 am
Replies: 25
Views: 1,556
Posted By PC Pom

Re: will my english tv work in Aus

True, but the Mrs likes all the BBC stuff on the ABC - and to think we don't pay a tv licence for BBC programs... :thumbsup:
Forum: Australia
Jun 23rd 2008, 7:31 am
Replies: 25
Views: 1,556
Posted By PC Pom

Re: will my english tv work in Aus

We were told (by Philips and our shippers) that our Philips (2000 yr model, top of the range then) would need a sound chip installed at a cost of $100. However, that wasn't the case. I tuned it into...
Forum: Australia
Jun 23rd 2008, 7:24 am
Replies: 34
Views: 2,303
Posted By PC Pom

Re: help Hervey Bay or Sydney?????????

Just a follow-up post to the cost of Hervey Bay. We've got a place up there which we rent out. This is not a holiday home, it's a real rental so from this you'll get an idea what it costs up there...
Forum: The Barbie
Jun 23rd 2008, 7:18 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,992
Posted By PC Pom

Re: LPG conversion for Subaru Outback '05

Thanks for your replies. From what I've gathered somewhere in the region of 10% to 30% reduction in fuel economy is not uncommon. This does negate some of the price difference at the pumps, of...
Jun 23rd 2008, 7:05 am
Replies: 27
Views: 2,853
Posted By PC Pom

Re: Almost 4 years on in Queensland

Brief recap: The red soil had been flattened and the top layers pushed outwards to create a big flat base upon which to plonk a house. In the process the septic system, installed years back by the...
Jun 21st 2008, 11:47 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,853
Posted By PC Pom

Re: Almost 4 years on in Queensland

Tank systems to collect water are very common in QLD and probably everywhere else in Australia. Solar systems are much less common - and expensive. Do a search for BP Solar or solar elec. qld
Forum: The Barbie
Jun 20th 2008, 2:36 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,992
Posted By PC Pom

LPG conversion for Subaru Outback '05

No, it's not a for sale ad. Has anyone had fitted an LPG conversion to their Subaru - or any make of car for that matter.

Our Outback returns an average of 8.5 litres per 100km on petrol and...
Forum: Australia
Jun 20th 2008, 2:28 am
Replies: 34
Views: 2,303
Posted By PC Pom

Re: help Hervey Bay or Sydney?????????

Go with Sydney, Tam. Dream jobs don't come up that often and the chances of your husband finding employment will probably be better in Sydney.

Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with Hervey...
Jun 17th 2008, 11:27 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,853
Posted By PC Pom

Re: Almost 4 years on in Queensland

Montville is 400m above sea-level. Either way you look at it there's no escaping the climb from the beach - although this only happens in the last few miles - making it a steep climb at times....
Jun 16th 2008, 6:49 am
Replies: 73
Views: 11,776
Posted By PC Pom

Re: Jamie & Kerrie-what happened..

Yep, all's well this end mate. If you need to chat off line you know where to find me. Keep your chin up, and if you do make it over here for a holiday, make sure you drop by for a beer. :D
Jun 15th 2008, 11:31 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,853
Posted By PC Pom

Re: Almost 4 years on in Queensland

I remember how chilly the early morning starts were. Our freezing rental in Flaxton ensured an early rise, and the morning sun warmed our faces with a nice hot cuppa as we looked out from the back...
Forum: Australia
Jun 13th 2008, 10:45 pm
Replies: 212
Views: 23,378
Posted By PC Pom

Re: Not welcome / Not belonging feeling

Whilst we've touched on Kiwis, in my experience the Kiwis are very pro Kiwi both inside and outside of New Zealand. They do like British people in preference to Aussies, as I think Brits are more...
Forum: The Barbie
Jun 13th 2008, 1:27 am
Replies: 47
Views: 1,852
Posted By PC Pom

Re: Don't mention the rugby

Stolen from QLD's ABC Coast FM yesterday:

What's the difference between the NSW Blues and a toothpick?

A toothpick has 2 points. :rofl:
Forum: Australia
Jun 13th 2008, 1:11 am
Replies: 212
Views: 23,378
Posted By PC Pom

Re: Not welcome / Not belonging feeling

I'm surprised at what you say...

On entry to the country the passport officer wished us a great life in Australia.

The customs officer was similarly polite, whizzing our cases through and...
Jun 12th 2008, 11:47 am
Replies: 42
Views: 10,077
Posted By PC Pom

Re: undress for medicals

I've had the pleasure of migrating twice to Australia, once in 1991, as a family unit, and again in 2004, with my wife.

On both occasions it was a complete strip down. First time it came as a bit...
Forum: Australia
Jun 12th 2008, 11:33 am
Replies: 20
Views: 2,512
Posted By PC Pom

Re: Fees from customs when your personal effect arrive?

I second that.

I remember on the first trip over here as soon-to-be residents. We were overweight on our double luggage allowance with Singapore Airlines, so we had a couple of suitcases sent out...
Jun 12th 2008, 11:20 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,965
Posted By PC Pom

Re: 9 Months in living on the central coast north of Sydney

What a great post! :thumbsup:

Straight from the heart!
Jun 12th 2008, 9:50 am
Replies: 27
Views: 2,853
Posted By PC Pom

Re: Almost 4 years on in Queensland

Shush, Nicky! Don't tell everyone... Oh, alright. :D Yes, it is a great part of the world to live. However, it does take 35 minutes to drive to the coast from here and 40 mins to drive back. It's the...
Jun 12th 2008, 6:35 am
Replies: 27
Views: 2,853
Posted By PC Pom

Re: Almost 4 years on in Queensland

Sorry the drawing's not bigger, but it will give an idea of shape and the ground-levelling that had to be done.

The other picture is a compilation - I couldn't get the whole area in with the...
Jun 12th 2008, 6:12 am
Replies: 27
Views: 2,853
Posted By PC Pom

Re: Almost 4 years on in Queensland

Tis true Nicky! :) I wanted to escape the plug in the name as I always felt that I couldn't be myself on the board; I seemed to be representing the company whenever I posted - and it was getting to...
Forum: The Barbie
Jun 12th 2008, 2:55 am
Replies: 47
Views: 1,852
Posted By PC Pom

Re: Don't mention the rugby

Did you see that banner in the crowd at the end of the game? The one that said "Not bad for rednecks, ey Willy?".

Yes - that's how 'eh' was spelt. OMG - talk about admitting who you are......
Forum: The Barbie
Jun 12th 2008, 12:22 am
Replies: 47
Views: 1,852
Posted By PC Pom

Don't mention the rugby

As a resident of Queensland and lover of the game I would just like to congratulate the State of Origin team of Queensland in their 30-0 win over New South Wales last night.

What a night of...
Forum: Australia
Jun 12th 2008, 12:13 am
Replies: 212
Views: 23,378
Posted By PC Pom

Re: Not welcome / Not belonging feeling

:eek:

Don't hire a Mal mate, it'll seem like you're riding an oil tanker! :rofl:

Do you make up for it in width? If so, we should get together. We could probably pull off a good Laurel and...
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