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Forum: Australia
Aug 15th 2012, 11:49 am
Replies: 4
Views: 914
Posted By sportsendurance

Re: Looking for a football (Soccer) team to play 5-aside with

Try looking up Futsal. It's very simialr to 5 a-side!
Forum: Australia
Aug 13th 2012, 10:23 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,210
Posted By sportsendurance

Re: Remortgaging from here

We looked at getting a mortgage in Ozz, but despite having a house in the UK, I was told I still needed a minimum of 5% deposit here still. They said that having a house in the UK was irrelevant so...
Forum: Australia
Aug 10th 2012, 11:50 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,242
Posted By sportsendurance

Re: Newly assessed teachers

I'm in QLD and I believe each state may be different. I received a provisional before I arrived and had to complete 12 months of teaching before I could apply for a full. I had a temporary contracted...
Forum: Australia
Jul 9th 2012, 10:05 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,682
Posted By sportsendurance

Re: British Pension

If the UK pension is frozen, surely that's not a good thing for the Aussies because will they not then lift their cobtributions up to prevent ?
Forum: Australia
Jul 9th 2012, 10:02 am
Replies: 19
Views: 2,682
Posted By sportsendurance

Re: British Pension

Interesting Lesleys about the pension not going up with inflation.
What would happen if your UK pension was just transferred into your UK bank account and the transferred into your Aus account every...
Forum: Australia
Mar 30th 2012, 6:25 am
Replies: 0
Views: 377
Posted By sportsendurance

places to stay north of sydney

Hi and thanks to all of you who helped me with an earlier request for places to go in Sydney with kids.
I'm now looking for areas north of Sydney where we can find some accommodation. There's lots...
Forum: Australia
Mar 22nd 2012, 3:05 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,598
Posted By sportsendurance

Re: places to take kids on holiday in sydney

Thanks again for your useful advice - roll on Sydney!
Forum: Australia
Mar 19th 2012, 9:54 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,598
Posted By sportsendurance

Re: places to take kids on holiday in sydney

All much appreciated, thanks
Forum: Australia
Mar 19th 2012, 11:41 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,598
Posted By sportsendurance

Re: places to take kids on holiday in sydney

Thanks, this has been very helpful. I like the idea of Bondi but not sure if it's appropriate!
Can I now ask if you can advise on where best to stay that is within easy driving distance to some of...
Forum: Australia
Mar 19th 2012, 10:43 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,598
Posted By sportsendurance

places to take kids on holiday in sydney

Hi,
we are looking at spending a few days in Sydney at Easter and wondered if anyone could advise where best to go with three kids under 8. Thanks for any advice.
Forum: Australia
Nov 27th 2011, 6:04 am
Replies: 3
Views: 517
Posted By sportsendurance

Re: Accommodation required in toowoomba

Thanks Jen but yes I've a couple of options. I've hit lucky in that my school have provided me with 6 months free rental on 5 BR house. Where are you these days and how's your work going?
Forum: Australia
Nov 19th 2011, 12:54 am
Replies: 16
Views: 8,284
Posted By sportsendurance

Re: what year is sixth form in Oz

Year 9 have Naplan testing similar to the old SATS in the UK.
Year 10's prepare for year 11, year 11 prepare for year 12!! Results in year 11 are not very important. If your kids are good at...
Forum: Australia
Nov 18th 2011, 8:10 am
Replies: 16
Views: 8,284
Posted By sportsendurance

Re: what year is sixth form in Oz

Aus year 10 is like UK year 11 but they have no exams like our GCSE's.
Aus year 11 and 12 are like UK 12 and 13. Obviously they don't sit A'Levels but conduct a range of courses (6 or 7) which...
Aug 27th 2011, 12:37 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,031
Posted By sportsendurance

Re: bringing over family

Great thanks. I'll give them a read over
Forum: Australia
Aug 19th 2011, 12:21 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,730
Posted By sportsendurance

Re: Thinking about coming back to Oz

I think you have to weigh up the pros and cons. I've been quite philosophical lately (try not to fall asleep!!!) about life in Australia compared to the life in the UK and wondering whether, we as a...
Forum: Australia
Jul 1st 2011, 11:26 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 686
Posted By sportsendurance

Re: GOLD COAST MARATHON 2011

I wa told when collecting my number that parking would not be a problem and that Australia Fair was the best place to park!
A girl I'm PT-ing managed a 52 mins for the 10k this morning - she...
Forum: Australia
Jun 30th 2011, 11:43 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 686
Posted By sportsendurance

Re: GOLD COAST MARATHON 2011

Jan, best check your starting time because I believe the 5k starts after the marathon and around 7:40. I'll be up at 4am - driving down from Brisbane!
Forum: Australia
Jun 30th 2011, 12:10 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 686
Posted By sportsendurance

Re: GOLD COAST MARATHON 2011

Want a wager on being last mate? Had a knee op last year and it seems to have gone again - bloody excuses even before the run :). Still, I'll be happy with 3:59.59
Number 1456
Forum: Australia
Jun 30th 2011, 11:43 am
Replies: 9
Views: 686
Posted By sportsendurance

GOLD COAST MARATHON 2011

Anyone else mad enough to be running the GCM on Sunday? If not running but there watching and if you see on old baldy guy hobbling along, please give him a cold beer and a fresh pair of legs! :)
Forum: Australia
Jun 11th 2011, 11:31 am
Replies: 4
Views: 869
Posted By sportsendurance

Re: Our Daughter

Make sure she is fully qualified! Sounds mad but an old mate of mine had a few years of experience as a nurse and when he moved here apparently there was something missing from his UK qualification....
Forum: Australia
Jun 11th 2011, 11:23 am
Replies: 3
Views: 978
Posted By sportsendurance

Re: Manly in Brisbane

Totally agree with the last post. Still, Manly is a very nice place to live and the primary school is also good. We live about 3 miles away and travel there regularly
Forum: Australia
Jun 3rd 2011, 10:38 am
Replies: 17
Views: 3,646
Posted By sportsendurance

Re: Bringing money over from UK to Oz, tax implications?

If you transfer reasonably small amounts through your own bank accounts, say 5k, how would anyone know?
Forum: Australia
May 26th 2011, 9:19 am
Replies: 4
Views: 775
Posted By sportsendurance

Re: Football/Sports Coach work in Australia

Scott,

They are always advertising for soccer coaches in Brisbane but you need to find out what type of visa you can get. An old school mate of mine works for Arsenal over here and says there is...
Forum: Australia
May 23rd 2011, 10:21 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,002
Posted By sportsendurance

Re: how much to cover costs till I get established

Mate,
2 adults and three kids (6,5 and 2) and we struggle to spend less than $350 / week on food (kids' packed lunches etc are expensive).
Your eldest might want to be in a sports club. Ours are in...
Forum: Australia
May 13th 2011, 8:32 am
Replies: 0
Views: 368
Posted By sportsendurance

A good Brisbane Accountant

Just wondering whether anyone can recommend a good accountant in Brisbane East area who also has knowledge of the British system please.
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