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Sep 7th 2011, 5:39 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 15,070
Posted By mbike

Re: Brighton/Eastbourne - nice areas?

Eastbourne is getting quite a modern vibe these but is still full of oldies. Don't rule out Lewes. It's not by the sea but very close and has a lovely atmosphere. You can get some amazing properties...
Apr 8th 2011, 11:26 am
Replies: 198
Views: 20,714
Posted By mbike

Re: To those who have moved back, whats it really like ?

Depends on the reasons you left for Australia in the first place. If you headed off because you were "escaping" from something in the UK, chances are it will return to haunt you when you come back....
Replies: 13
Views: 2,653
Posted By mbike

Re: Condradicting Info. on Non EEA spouse to UK.

Think you have to be working or self employed. This is called the Singh Route and it is outlined more fully below (http://www.ukvisas.gov.uk/en/ecg/eunationalsschemes/eeafamilypermit#22947085):
Mar 11th 2011, 11:18 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,321
Posted By mbike

Re: Help! Please spend 1 minute to answer this question:

Take the money. Get a good reference and go look for a new job with your head held high. You know what a good job you did there and you can bet they'll miss you when you've gone.

Good luck
Mar 9th 2011, 1:25 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,321
Posted By mbike

Re: Help! Please spend 1 minute to answer this question:

If the company is uk-based, they should be following uk best practice. This would usually involve seeing if you can be employed elsewhere in the organisation prior to redundancy. Also, have they made...
Mar 8th 2011, 10:58 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,321
Posted By mbike

Re: Help! Please spend 1 minute to answer this question:

This sort of thing is all too common these days. Have you been following this story in the papers? ...
Mar 7th 2011, 9:05 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,004
Posted By mbike

Re: Confused about kids school year placing

Our son had already started in class 1 in Australia the February we moved back in the May (meaning he only had one term of class one). Because he didn't go back into school in the UK until the...
Feb 28th 2011, 4:11 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,085
Posted By mbike

Re: Exchanging Aussie licence for a Brit one???

I would just add that when I swapped mine over, with Australian motorcycling entitlement obtained in Perth, they put this on the licence too (with a little "70Aus" code next to it)
Feb 27th 2011, 11:31 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,085
Posted By mbike

Re: Exchanging Aussie licence for a Brit one???

Make sure you tick the "Gibralter or other designated country" box at question 3. Australia is a designated country

Then you'll get the answer you were expecting
Feb 23rd 2011, 10:31 am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,321
Posted By mbike

Re: Help! Please spend 1 minute to answer this question:

C.) Resign. If you are good enough to get a senior job in this company, you are certainly good enough to get a senior job in a company that treats its employees with respect and recognises that it...
Replies: 21
Views: 3,999
Posted By mbike

Re: SPOUSE/CP ILE

I would just check that your husband's ESOL+Citizenship course still meets the standards now required. "Relevant progress" might be hard to establish, given he studied for a relatively short period...
Replies: 21
Views: 3,999
Posted By mbike

Re: SPOUSE/CP ILE

Try joining this thread:

http://www.immigrationboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=31530&sid=fa8e2e6c73cae4b2ef424fc32f788cba
Replies: 2
Views: 2,327
Posted By mbike

Re: Lost Passport with UK visa

Info from Border Agency here (http://www.ukvisas.gov.uk/resources/en/faq/2966025/whatdopassportandvisaloststolen) and here (http://www.ukvisas.gov.uk/en/ecg/ecbasics/transfertonewpassp)

(One says...
Jan 30th 2011, 10:29 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 13,924
Posted By mbike

Re: Arrived back in UK a week ago, everything seems crappy

This is probably the hardest time to move back from Australia to the UK. Everything seems grey, the cold goes through you like anything and most people have a permanent frown as the post-christmas...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,225
Posted By mbike

Re: Moving to the UK from Perth for 2 Years

There aren't many 3d animation places in Perth, are there? (I can only think of John Cheese and Double G) but there are lots of post-prodcution and animation houses in London so he could probably get...
Jan 25th 2011, 9:44 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,274
Posted By mbike

Re: Kents, Chess or ATO

I think the relatively low cost of LP's insurance, coupled with the relatively high excess (£500 iirc) makes it a good option for total loss, rather than cups and saucers. Given your whole life is...
Jan 24th 2011, 12:04 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,274
Posted By mbike

Re: Kents, Chess or ATO

Our problem was that they were delivering to a rental so we didn't unwrap everything there and then (only about a 1/4 infact). Had we been moving to our permanent home, they would have unwrapped and...
Jan 24th 2011, 11:57 am
Replies: 123
Views: 15,758
Posted By mbike

Re: What had changed when you returned?

Retaining things over a short period time contributes to heritage over a longer period of time. That we still have all those medieval barns, quaint old country cottages, georgian townhouses,...
Jan 22nd 2011, 8:45 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,584
Posted By mbike

Re: Trip report – UK Christmas hols

Aussie retailers have enjoyed virtual monopolies in almost every sector for years. The end result is less choice for consumers and higher prices. If there was some way for online food retailers to do...
Jan 22nd 2011, 8:37 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 2,168
Posted By mbike

Re: Has anyone Got a uk mortgage lately

We got a mortgage in September having come back in July. I had just started working and was still in my probationary period, but they took my work record in oz into account and - because we had a big...
Jan 22nd 2011, 8:27 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 717
Posted By mbike

Re: And so it begins...Electrical goods?

We brought back almost everything. The Fisher & Peykel fridge and freezer work fine, so do all the power tools. Mac book pro just needed a new cable out of the power lead. Can't say about the router...
Jan 21st 2011, 11:08 am
Replies: 123
Views: 15,758
Posted By mbike

Re: What had changed when you returned?

We were living in Perth, Australia.Before we went out there we lived in NW and SW London. We had a complete sea-change on our return and now live in a little village on the edge of the High Weald in...
Jan 18th 2011, 1:10 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 8,759
Posted By mbike

Re: Our moving back timescale - 3 months on

I think it helps not to think of things in absolutes. Leaving Aus and coming back to the UK felt right when we did it and feels even better now we're here and settled. But who knows where we will be...
Jan 17th 2011, 2:12 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 8,759
Posted By mbike

Re: Our moving back timescale - 3 months on

We still call B&Q "Bunnings" (and crisps "chips"). It's hard to shake off those kind of things.

btw, if you can't wait for a DIY store, I can only imagine how you'll feel at being able to go to...
Jan 14th 2011, 11:22 am
Replies: 55
Views: 8,759
Posted By mbike

Re: Our moving back timescale - 3 months on

Yep,

After 7 years of rentals (6 months in in uk, 5 years in Aus, 6 months in uk), it is very, very nice to be able to call somewhere home again. Especially as we found our ideal home in a...
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