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Forum: Plumbers
Aug 17th 2016, 4:37 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 5,948
Posted By betsyboob

Re: Plumber wanting to move to Perth.

I'd be interested in the amount of work for plumbers in WA as we had a lot of problems in QLD back in 2009 finding work (despite 20+years of experience!) and wondered if it is different in another...
Jan 18th 2011, 8:58 am
Replies: 123
Views: 15,929
Posted By betsyboob

Re: What had changed when you returned?

You have to pay for bags in TK Max :rofl:
Eastenders and Corrie had changed their schedules :rofl:
Jan 18th 2011, 8:56 am
Replies: 4
Views: 569
Posted By betsyboob

Re: Time frame of events?

We talked about it on and off but once the decision was made we booked flights within the same month....but we had only been there 1yr.
Jan 18th 2011, 8:52 am
Replies: 71
Views: 10,394
Posted By betsyboob

Re: Back in the UK - 4 days update!

Things WILL fall into place, give it time. You will have times when you'll question being back but I'm sure you had a good reason for coming back from Oz - we did!;)
Jan 13th 2011, 4:47 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 4,623
Posted By betsyboob

Re: Best areas to live in Hove, E Sussex?

Any reason you are heading to Hove? Hove is lovely though - just extremely pricey. I am living in Worthing, w. sussex - about 10miles from hove / 20mins drive and we really like it here - we have...
Forum: Australia
Jun 9th 2010, 1:16 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 4,370
Posted By betsyboob

Re: From The Frying Pan To The Fire?

Yes, i do think that Australia is set for recession...may deal with it better than UK - who knows? all i know is that we moved to Oz in aug 2008 after selling our house etc. but returned a year later...
Forum: Australia
Feb 22nd 2010, 5:28 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,212
Posted By betsyboob

Re: Can we afford to make the move?

Has the OP contacted some agencies to arrange work before arrival, that would help. Also, don't be too insistant on 'she'll work around kids' - when we got to Oz my OH who's a plumber (an occupation...
Jan 19th 2010, 9:12 am
Replies: 75
Views: 6,801
Posted By betsyboob

Re: Isn't anyone else fed up with this weather?

Ha!:rofl: The Nicklin........ well, that's made me feel a bit better for now...
Jan 14th 2010, 10:21 am
Replies: 75
Views: 6,801
Posted By betsyboob

Re: Isn't anyone else fed up with this weather?

yes, pretty fed up. I too enjoy some of the things that i missed when in Oz, but i'm starting to think we did the wrong thing..... we have been literally stuck inside, the kids liked the snow the...
Forum: Plumbers
Jan 12th 2010, 6:04 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 1,579
Posted By betsyboob

What's the work situation like now?

Hi all,
we are currently in the UK after a year in QLD. One of the reasons we were unhappy was due to lack of work over there. Now we have been back for 6months we are missing Oz! Thing is,if we...
Nov 20th 2009, 8:24 am
Replies: 152
Views: 9,405
Posted By betsyboob

Re: Dickensian Christmas Trip back to UK update.

The weather's great, getting a bit wet but at least the rain here doesn't burn holes in your skin :rofl:
Nov 17th 2009, 9:54 am
Replies: 68
Views: 5,789
Posted By betsyboob

Re: do you drink more in oz, hic??

Defo drank more in Oz. Started off because it was so hot and humid through the summer....nothing cools you down like a cold beer:thumbup:
But, as the humid months carry on for 5months it is a hard...
Nov 17th 2009, 9:39 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,021
Posted By betsyboob

Re: Sticking Point

I know exactly what you mean by 'sticking point'. Myself and my partner both felt uneasy with Oz and we did everything whilst we were there not to get 'stuck'. We didn't want to make any big...
Nov 9th 2009, 3:08 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 5,969
Posted By betsyboob

Re: Back home 3 months - my story and update (a really long one!)

Thanks, will take a look at that. I am not criticising Oz, it simply was not for us, there were many things that bugged us about Oz and that is why we are no longer there. ....don't want to be a...
Nov 9th 2009, 9:24 am
Replies: 45
Views: 5,969
Posted By betsyboob

Re: Back home 3 months - my story and update (a really long one!)

Sorry! the last reply was supposed to be for CAIMAS.

Fifi,
Totally agree with what you say about your skills and having a 'career', i think most people just have 'jobs' on the coast, that's part...
Nov 9th 2009, 9:18 am
Replies: 45
Views: 5,969
Posted By betsyboob

Re: Back home 3 months - my story and update (a really long one!)

:rofl:You make me giggle - we were from Caloundra too!
Like you, i feel it is more to do with us. There was a lot that irritated me about the SC...but that is because i didn't grow up there, i can...
Nov 3rd 2009, 8:23 am
Replies: 45
Views: 5,969
Posted By betsyboob

Re: Back home 3 months - my story and update (a really long one!)

You are right, it is very different if you are able to skip between 2 countries and 'get your fill'. For us with 2 little 'uns in tow it would cost $10k to visit home at xmas, so it really wouldn't...
Nov 3rd 2009, 8:17 am
Replies: 45
Views: 5,969
Posted By betsyboob

Re: Back home 3 months - my story and update (a really long one!)

well, OH has always been self employed so we didn't tell them we were off the boat as we knew that they would want 6months (something i picked up off expats!).
Nov 2nd 2009, 3:28 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 5,969
Posted By betsyboob

Re: Back home 3 months - my story and update (a really long one!)

We rented through 'yourmove' - i wouldn't recommend them i think their costs are very high. We paid 110.00 each for referencing and then 110.00 for a guarantor and then admin......so costs on their...
Nov 2nd 2009, 3:04 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 5,969
Posted By betsyboob

Re: Back home 3 months - my story and update (a really long one!)

WE are back in Worthing 10miles from Brighton, not where i thought we would be but it is the best place for OH's work....there are worse places though;) Where does your mum live?
Nov 2nd 2009, 1:21 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 5,969
Posted By betsyboob

Re: Back home 3 months - my story and update (a really long one!)

Yep,the wages aren't as good as UK. It really got OH down over there, he called for 1 job and when he said he was a plumb from the UK they replied "you may as well be a mechanic...
Nov 2nd 2009, 1:18 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 5,969
Posted By betsyboob

Re: Back home 3 months - my story and update (a really long one!)

my heart goes out to you, it's horrible when all you want is whats familliar to YOU - your mother country.
A good example was our 1st xmas in Oz - we went to the beach in the morning. We were...
Nov 2nd 2009, 10:37 am
Replies: 45
Views: 5,969
Posted By betsyboob

Re: Back home 3 months - my story and update (a really long one!)

Don't give up. If you've made your mind up DO IT, don't let the crabs pull you back in the bowl -It's easy to stay but it IS all worth it in the end. GOOD LUCK X
Nov 2nd 2009, 9:44 am
Replies: 45
Views: 5,969
Posted By betsyboob

Back home 3 months - my story and update (a really long one!)

Hi all, Not sure if you will all be familliar with me as i also go under the name 'tuppins' - set up so that i could be honest without offending any of my Ozzy/ Brit mates.
Anyway, we returned from...
Jul 10th 2009, 10:16 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,538
Posted By betsyboob

Re: too late for second thoughts now...

Thats good to hear as we only have days to go and we are STILL wondering if we should stay, even though we have sold everything, have no jobs etc etc.... Hope you are right!:rofl:
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