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May 18th 2015, 6:44 am
Replies: 72
Views: 11,270
Posted By Famous 5

Re: "I'm coming home....I've done my time"

Welcome back Grayling - you're just in time to enjoy the glorious spring weather.

I hope everything continues to run smoothly for you.
Apr 15th 2015, 4:04 pm
Replies: 63
Views: 13,651
Posted By Famous 5

Re: Get well soon Dunroving...

Wishing you a speedy recovery.
Forum: Back Home
Apr 14th 2015, 6:42 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 4,044
Posted By Famous 5

Re: I think we're almost done here..

I wish you and your family well with your decision and your move - you have certainly had some ups and downs in the UK, but you have given it a fair shot and had fun in the process. The UK isn't...
Apr 14th 2015, 6:22 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,678
Posted By Famous 5

Re: Does one need previous school reports for entry into UK school for child?

Our son moved into year 10 in the UK and his new school did request his most recent school report, partly to assist with streaming and target setting, but also to ensure that his subject selections...
Apr 8th 2015, 11:47 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,092
Posted By Famous 5

Re: container from Brisbane to UK

We moved from the Sunshine Coast to London in July 2014 and I posted details of my shipping experience in this thread:
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Mar 6th 2015, 6:31 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 4,304
Posted By Famous 5

Re: Departing Australian Superannuation Payment

Thanks Killerhales.

My OH will shortly reach the preservation age and we were thinking it might be more sensible to invest the money here. I still have a few years to go until I get to my...
Mar 6th 2015, 1:03 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 4,304
Posted By Famous 5

Re: Departing Australian Superannuation Payment

My OH is thinking of taking his super out of Oz in a couple of months time and I remembered this post indicating that you would be going through the process in February, so I was wondering how you...
Jan 23rd 2015, 11:19 am
Replies: 72
Views: 11,270
Posted By Famous 5

Re: "I'm coming home....I've done my time"

I'm not sure how I overlooked this momentous news, but congratulations anyway. I hope all your preparations are going to plan.

There will never be a perfect time to move back to the UK, something...
Forum: Australia
Jan 22nd 2015, 11:04 am
Replies: 5
Views: 988
Posted By Famous 5

Re: Shipping 20ft container to Uk

I moved to London from the Sunshine Coast last year so asked the very same question in this thread:

http://britishexpats.com/forum/moving-back-uk-61/shipping-australia-uk-834927/

We ended up...
Jan 20th 2015, 3:35 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,788
Posted By Famous 5

Re: Shipping Sydney to Bristol UK - advice and recommendations?

I have been having a clear out and came across the invoice for the air freight, which listed the actual weight as 67kg which works out at around $11.50 per kilo - even better value than I thought!
Jan 19th 2015, 4:46 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,788
Posted By Famous 5

Re: Shipping Sydney to Bristol UK - advice and recommendations?

Sorry for the delay in replying - I did try to reply last week, but something went wrong as I attempted to submit my post and the end result was my post disappeared and I didn't have time to start...
Nov 26th 2014, 10:33 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,788
Posted By Famous 5

Re: Shipping Sydney to Bristol UK - advice and recommendations?

We used Chess earlier this year from the Sunshine Coast (shipped from Brisbane) to London as they came recommended by some friends who had moved from Sydney to London. We got 4 quotes for a 20ft...
Forum: The Barbie
Nov 14th 2014, 4:30 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,215
Posted By Famous 5

Re: Imaginings

That takes me back - I read so many books about horses when I was a child, including the Silver Brumby books. I used to imagine that my spacehopper was my horse and set up courses of jumps in the...
Forum: The Barbie
Nov 14th 2014, 4:22 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,215
Posted By Famous 5

Re: Imaginings

A bit off topic, but I just wanted to say that after 8 years of Christmas in Australia I am really looking forward to an English Christmas - I enjoyed the first couple of years of Christmas in the...
Forum: Australia
Oct 3rd 2014, 8:29 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,492
Posted By Famous 5

Re: House Market Value

I agree with Bermudashorts that the advice you have been given sounds a bit odd.

Earlier this year, when we were thinking of selling our house in the UK, we got CGT advice from Go Matilda Tax and...
Sep 9th 2014, 8:33 am
Replies: 27
Views: 5,601
Posted By Famous 5

Re: Shipping: Australia to UK

Just to update - our furniture and belongings were safely delivered about 10 days ago and I feel like I have been unpacking boxes ever since. The time from packing and pick-up in Australia to...
Aug 14th 2014, 3:18 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 4,388
Posted By Famous 5

re: 6 years in.....

Indeed, how time flies. I hope you're still having fun.

Our Australian adventure has come to an end (for the time being) after 8 eventful years. We escaped about 6 weeks ago and it feels so good...
Aug 13th 2014, 10:14 am
Replies: 27
Views: 5,601
Posted By Famous 5

Re: Shipping: Australia to UK

We have not yet had our furniture and household stuff delivered yet. It was picked up from our house in Oz on 27 June and arrived in Felixstowe on 10 August so we are waiting for the call that it has...
Jul 16th 2014, 4:13 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 4,375
Posted By Famous 5

Re: University as Home Fees

Thank you - that's really useful to know.
Jul 8th 2014, 12:01 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 5,601
Posted By Famous 5

Re: Shipping: Australia to UK

I got quotes from Grace, Crown, Allied Pickfords and Chess. Chess were considerably cheaper than the other three.

We moved from Qld (the Sunshine Coast) to London.
Jul 7th 2014, 11:31 am
Replies: 27
Views: 5,601
Posted By Famous 5

Re: Shipping: Australia to UK

We have used Chess and insured everything through Letton Percival. Chess were great in terms of the administration, packing up and getting it on a ship very speedily, but as our stuff is currently...
Forum: Back Home
Jul 7th 2014, 11:15 am
Replies: 70
Views: 13,797
Posted By Famous 5

Re: And this is the reason why...............

Miss Betty I am so sorry for your loss. My sympathies to you and your family. Stay strong for each other at this difficult time.
Forum: Back Home
Jun 28th 2014, 1:31 am
Replies: 70
Views: 13,797
Posted By Famous 5

Re: And this is the reason why...............

So sorry to hear about your dad, Miss Betty. My thoughts are with you and your family - I hope you get that miracle.
Jun 28th 2014, 1:04 am
Replies: 27
Views: 5,601
Posted By Famous 5

Re: Shipping: Australia to UK

Well everything has gone - almost. The guys from Chess were very friendly and helpful and managed to get so much in. We had more than would fit in to a 20ft container so I had a list of "must have"...
Forum: The Barbie
Jun 26th 2014, 1:31 am
Replies: 11
LOL
Views: 685
Posted By Famous 5

Re: LOL

Thank you - now the packers are here, most of my bit is done. I just hope we don't have too much excess baggage when we check in for our flights!

We were in London at Easter and had the most...
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