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Forum: Australia
May 30th 2009, 8:54 am
Replies: 72
Views: 5,082
Posted By SJR

Re: Where to live in OZ??

and me :thumbsup:
Forum: Australia
May 30th 2009, 8:45 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,330
Posted By SJR

Re: ALBANY

Hi

We've lived in Albany for almost 3.5 years (originally from near Newcastle upon Tyne). We have settled very well, it's a great place for our 2 girls and we've found the locals to be very...
Forum: Australia
Sep 1st 2008, 11:01 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,051
Posted By SJR

Re: Australia from Northumberland (IT)

Hi Richard

Myself, husband and two daughters left Tynemouth over 2.5 years ago. I worked at County Hall before we left and my husband was an IT contractor. We are living in regional WA (Albany)...
Forum: Australia
Oct 5th 2007, 9:46 am
Replies: 158
Views: 12,633
Posted By SJR

Re: Crap wages - all of Australia or just the Sunshine Coast?

Yeah, you are right there. Where we live it's quite touristy but it was our only way into Australia, Skilled Independent Regional visa. We were sponsored by the Great Southern Dev Commission as...
Forum: Australia
Oct 5th 2007, 9:30 am
Replies: 63
Views: 3,670
Posted By SJR

Re: Next Clothes

Hi

I have Next and M&S stuff posted out to me or my parents bring stuff out for me. My boss works in the UK a lot so I can get stuff delivered to his house and he brings it back. In my opinion...
Forum: Australia
Oct 5th 2007, 9:24 am
Replies: 158
Views: 12,633
Posted By SJR

Re: Crap wages - all of Australia or just the Sunshine Coast?

Hi

We live in WA, regional and salaries aren't good. My husband is an IT specialist and is being paid around 60K per year but he has now changed from employed to contracting so he can supplement...
Forum: Australia
Sep 25th 2007, 8:20 am
Replies: 213
Views: 16,895
Posted By SJR

Re: Exchange Rate

Hi there

That happened to us around June time....it's very distressing! Have you looked at using Ozforex? We found that they were offering us a better deal than HIFX and also you can get on-line...
Forum: Australia
Aug 13th 2007, 6:56 am
Replies: 53
Views: 3,683
Posted By SJR

Re: Aargh- can't get broadband internet!!

Hi

We have the same problem and I totally understand your frustration!! We moved house 6 weeks ago and in that time have had dial up, then we went onto wireless broadband and have recently been...
Forum: Australia
Jun 19th 2007, 12:53 am
Replies: 51
Views: 10,469
Posted By SJR

Re: Ozforex vs. HiFX (read the small print!)

We did a CHAP's transfer to avoid that problem. Before we left the UK we got my dad to be an authorised signatory on our account so he went into our bank yesterday and organised it. I e-mailed him...
Forum: The Barbie
Jun 15th 2007, 1:01 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 905
Posted By SJR

Re: Funny TV Adverts!

Have you seen the one about erection problems, the two guys playing piano with their 'willies'!!! I love it!
Forum: Australia
Jun 15th 2007, 12:46 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,007
Posted By SJR

Re: Exchange Rate

Hi

I bet it's a huge relief! We are probably going to transfer today, we've been watching it for about 4 weeks and it's driving us mad. We've gone from having $7,000 spare to being $5000 short...
Forum: Australia
Jun 15th 2007, 12:26 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 790
Posted By SJR

Re: Time to stop lurking!

Hello there, don't be shy. I come on here and I don't know anyone!

Sandra
Forum: Australia
Jun 15th 2007, 12:20 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 10,469
Posted By SJR

Re: Ozforex vs. HiFX (read the small print!)

I was going to transfer today but will now wait 4 days:thumbsup:
Forum: Australia
Jun 15th 2007, 12:15 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 10,469
Posted By SJR

Re: Ozforex vs. HiFX (read the small print!)

We are very happy with the service that we have received to date from Ozforex. We seem to have been given a much better margin compared with HIFX which would benefit us to the tune of $1000+. Also,...
Forum: The Barbie
Jun 12th 2007, 2:17 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 601
Posted By SJR

Re: The good, bad and ugly

I remember the Tampax one. I got some stick for referring to a tampon as a white mouse! Happy reading.
Forum: Australia
Jun 12th 2007, 2:00 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 651
Posted By SJR

Re: Plunging exchange rate £-A$

Hi

It's started going up a little bit today. We have to exchange within the next few days so we are watching it constantly. You could register with someone like UKforex. They will set a margin...
Forum: Australia
Jun 12th 2007, 1:53 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,560
Posted By SJR

Re: Things not going to plan at the moment.........

Hi

We completed on our UK house on 11th May and we have been living in Oz for almost 18 months! I sorted most things out on-line, final bills, council tax etc and it went smoothly. We are in the...
Forum: Australia
Jun 11th 2007, 2:30 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 560
Posted By SJR

Re: fx rates and leaving the $$$ in the UK

Hi

We were about to transfer this morning first thing after last weeks downturn. We decided to see how today has gone and so far it's not gone down. It's been fairly level most of the day which...
Forum: Australia
Jun 11th 2007, 2:23 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 1,984
Posted By SJR

Re: Panic attacks anyone?

That's awful, I really sympathise. I've had panic attacks now and again and it's scary. My most recent was last Friday night as the gbp/aud exchange rate dropped significantly last week leaving us...
Forum: Australia
Jun 11th 2007, 9:06 am
Replies: 38
Views: 1,984
Posted By SJR

Re: Panic attacks anyone?

You're right there, about them phoning. My parents ring about 3 or 4 times per week but we hardly ever get phone calls from anyone else. The other friends and relatives who were in tears when we...
Forum: Australia
Jun 11th 2007, 8:30 am
Replies: 38
Views: 1,984
Posted By SJR

Re: Panic attacks anyone?

Hi

We were the same prior to leaving in December 2005. We found out in the September and booked flights immediately to leave end Dec. I left my job and then started panicking a bit so approached...
Forum: Australia
Jun 11th 2007, 8:24 am
Replies: 32
Views: 2,882
Posted By SJR

Re: Transferring Pensions - be careful

Hi

I looked into this a couple of weeks again and decided against transferring. I was confused as to why there are adverts from FA's trying to attract British people to transfer their pensions. ...
Jun 10th 2007, 1:25 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 847
Posted By SJR

Re: Regions closest to Perth

Our first choice was the Peel region but there didn't seem to be any demand for my husbands skills there (software developer). We recently had a meeting in Mandurah (first time we'd been) and we...
Jun 10th 2007, 12:37 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 847
Posted By SJR

Re: Regions closest to Perth

Hi,

We are on a SIR visa and are living in Albany, the Great Southern region. We were sponsored by the Great Southern but not the Peel region (1st choice). We then looked at the map of the GS...
Forum: Australia
Jun 8th 2007, 10:41 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,007
Posted By SJR

Re: Exchange Rate

Hi

If you log in on Ozforex you can work out what margin you are getting. I think we are getting .005 off the interbank rate which means you can work out how much they are making out of it!! The...
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