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Forum: Australia
Feb 16th 2007, 3:13 am
Replies: 53
Views: 5,011
Posted By ljk888

Re: John Masons - AVOID THEM!!

We went with them because they seemed to have good reviews and were helpful on the phone.

We were really pleased with them until our stuff arrived, and a lot of it was broken/chipped/scratched...
Forum: Australia
Feb 13th 2007, 2:58 am
Replies: 56
Views: 2,229
Posted By ljk888

Re: Feb curry - Melbourne

If it hasn't already been and gone, has anyone thought about dates for the curry? I'm craving butter chicken...
Forum: Australia
Jan 29th 2007, 1:24 am
Replies: 36
Views: 2,949
Posted By ljk888

Re: John Masons. (why i would not use again)

I thought John Mason were great until we received our belongings in Melbourne and there was hundreds of pounds worth of damage because of the stupidity of their packers.
Forum: The Barbie
Jan 19th 2007, 4:00 am
Replies: 32
Views: 1,309
Posted By ljk888

Re: Why won't my washing machine work??

You'll all be ecstatic to hear that the washing machine was obviously so amused it decided to start working again... Hurrah!

But now it spits blue stuff on all white washes... any ideas?
Forum: The Barbie
Jan 17th 2007, 4:53 am
Replies: 3
Views: 602
Posted By ljk888

Hairdresser in Melbourne - any recommendations?

Hi

My hair's looking a bit mingin' as I haven't had it done in a few months... does anyone know of any good hairdressers in Melbourne, preferably not too expensive, who do highlights well?
...
Forum: The Barbie
Jan 16th 2007, 1:38 am
Replies: 32
Views: 1,309
Posted By ljk888

Re: Why won't my washing machine work??

Well that would be pretty weird if the power was getting to it, but it wasn't plugged in...:eek:
Forum: The Barbie
Jan 15th 2007, 4:00 am
Replies: 32
Views: 1,309
Posted By ljk888

Re: Why won't my washing machine work??

Thanks... will try that!
Forum: The Barbie
Jan 15th 2007, 3:25 am
Replies: 32
Views: 1,309
Posted By ljk888

Question Why won't my washing machine work??

We shipped over a washer-dryer from the UK (it's just over a year old) and it worked fine for a month or so, but has suddenly stopped working - power is getting to it but it won't start... any ideas?...
Forum: The Barbie
Jan 12th 2007, 2:21 am
Replies: 3
Views: 482
Posted By ljk888

Re: Shipping Costs!!!!

Hi

We shipped with John Mason (bit a lot of our stuff was damaged due to bad packing on their part) and it cost c.GBP2000 for a 2 bed apartment worth of stuff. Then there's insurance.

If you're...
Forum: Australia
Jan 11th 2007, 5:33 am
Replies: 4
Views: 716
Posted By ljk888

Re: assurance of support

Our cousin was our AOS and she was in the UK at the time of lodging the bond - it was a massive hassle (but wouldn't be if she'd had a Commonwealth bank account), but was possible. Good luck!
Forum: Australia
Jan 11th 2007, 5:20 am
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By ljk888

Re: I want to take my cat can you help?

We used Animal Couriers, which is a small company based in Sussex. They were really great (as we had to keep changing the date of our flight because of visa problems) and it cost GBP880 or so for...
Forum: Australia
Jan 11th 2007, 5:11 am
Replies: 8
Views: 720
Posted By ljk888

Re: Desperately Seeking Curry!!!!

I know what you mean, bit like sausages with us!

The best (and cheapest) place we've come across is near the Queen Vic market, and it's a tiny place on Elizabeth street on the block after the...
Forum: The Barbie
Jan 9th 2007, 11:59 pm
Replies: 67
Views: 15,247
Posted By ljk888

Re: Parking ticket for facing wrong way - help!

It was perfectly safe to do as it was a quiet street, you could see in all directions, and there were no other cars around... doesn't a $64 fine seem a bit steep?? :scared:
Forum: The Barbie
Jan 9th 2007, 7:10 am
Replies: 67
Views: 15,247
Posted By ljk888

Angry Parking ticket for facing wrong way - help!

We were given a parking ticket just before Christmas for parking against the flow of traffic... a rule which we've never heard of before!!

What is the best way of appealing the ticket (as there...
Forum: Australia
Jan 9th 2007, 6:54 am
Replies: 47
Views: 2,824
Posted By ljk888

Re: Melbourne newbie meet?

Hi Jenny

Sorry for not replying for a month... we moved and haven't got internet yet so having to scrounge half hour sessions at the library!

Has a meet up been arranged yet? I saw another...
Forum: Australia
Dec 3rd 2006, 2:09 pm
Replies: 62
Views: 2,233
Posted By ljk888

Re: Melbourne Meal - 16th December....Xmas and Cas birthday bash

Just been scoping out the area recently... have you found any beaches without bloody flies? Every time we venture out about a thousand decend on us (don't worry, we do shower :D ). But beach barbie...
Forum: Australia
Dec 3rd 2006, 1:56 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,415
Posted By ljk888

Re: We Love Melbourne...

I know, I'm hoping it's not just one of those 'rose tinted glasses' experiences which will wear off... we just started of on the right foot I suppose meeting so many lovely people, and we came from...
Forum: Australia
Dec 3rd 2006, 1:47 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 2,824
Posted By ljk888

Re: Melbourne newbie meet?

Sure thing, we're pretty near everything - where are you staying to begin with? Definately look around for the first couple of weeks - we thought we knew where we wanted to live but ended up...
Forum: Australia
Dec 3rd 2006, 1:28 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,415
Posted By ljk888

Re: We Love Melbourne...

I don't think anywhere else could feel like home - England used to but not when we're thinking of the future (lifestyle, kids etc)... Melbourne just felt right... I'm so glad we made this choice,...
Forum: Australia
Dec 3rd 2006, 12:14 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,415
Posted By ljk888

Re: We Love Melbourne...

We'd have to agree... Melbourne is just about perfect! We lived here for a few months 7 years ago, loved it, and emigrated 3 weeks ago. We were (more than) a bit scared we had built it up in our...
Forum: Australia
Nov 29th 2006, 9:41 am
Replies: 6
Views: 624
Posted By ljk888

Re: currency exchange reccomendations please

I know everyone says that Ozforex has the best exchange rate, but Nationwide has given me the best consistently - 2.484 for the past few days (2.492 a couple of weeks ago), and no charges (this is on...
Forum: Australia
Nov 28th 2006, 5:52 am
Replies: 3
Views: 556
Posted By ljk888

Re: Temp Housing in Melbourne

Hi Chris

We're staying in UniCity Apartments at the moment. They're on Lonsdale St (City Centre - it's easy to get anywhere), and have standard studio apartments for $69 a night if you stay for a...
Forum: Australia
Nov 23rd 2006, 3:59 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,130
Posted By ljk888

Re: Some questions about Oz now we're here...

Oh well... just have to wait until next year to buy that Ferarri... ;)

Do you happen to know how I can find out if Middle Park (3206) has a high premium, as we're moving there next month from...
Forum: Australia
Nov 23rd 2006, 3:44 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,130
Posted By ljk888

Re: Some questions about Oz now we're here...

$8 per $200 - OMG, we're going to be paying nearly a grand!! :scared: Is this for any car, however environmentally friendly - does it not depend on emissions or anything like that?
Forum: Australia
Nov 23rd 2006, 3:13 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,130
Posted By ljk888

Re: Some questions about Oz now we're here...

Stamp duty on cars as well??? :eek: Even on second hand?

Are there any good or bad providers (eletricity etc), or are they pretty similar (in which case we'll just go with what the real estate...
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