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Jan 3rd 2010, 3:48 am
Replies: 2
Views: 667
Posted By Un-Co

Citizenship, the wait and leaving the country

I have a slightly complex situation I was hoping someone may be able to help me with. I have lived in Australia for a total of about 6 years but about 7 months short of citizenship eligibility my...
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 28th 2009, 10:09 am
Replies: 2
Views: 412
Posted By Un-Co

Re: Australian Coffee in London

[QUOTE=moneypenny20;7790640]Went to a 'trendy new coffee bar' in my old home town last year. Asked for a Latte with extra shot. I have no idea what I got but I felt like I was drinking a bed time...
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 28th 2009, 9:19 am
Replies: 2
Views: 412
Posted By Un-Co

Australian Coffee in London

I just discovered 'Flat White' on Berwick Street, Soho. I had a long black and it made me realise I need to readjust to the Aussie coffee - I'm bouncing off the walls after one cup! I'm heading back...
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 10th 2009, 4:02 pm
Replies: 84
Views: 5,881
Posted By Un-Co

Re: The Best Restaurant in Sydney

There are some great places to eat in Sydney. Cafe Sopra at Fratelli Fresh in Waterloo was always fab. Other good ones I remember are Il Baretto and BirdCowFish in Surry Hills, Manta in...
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 10th 2009, 11:31 am
Replies: 18
Views: 938
Posted By Un-Co

Re: Happy birthday gedge!

Wow, Gedge! now there's a name thats a blast from the past.... Happy Birthday!!! J
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 10th 2009, 9:58 am
Replies: 237
Views: 12,015
Posted By Un-Co

Re: Roll call ! 2004 - 2007

I've just been nosing around and catching back up. It's like groundhog day with all the bickering!!
I'm now a true ping pong. 6 years in Sydney, the last 18 months back in London and heading back...
Forum: The Barbie
May 26th 2009, 4:43 pm
Replies: 127
Views: 6,213
Posted By Un-Co

Re: Thoughts on life in Australia

I've been inspired to wade back into the world of BE. I'm a great example of a 'ping pong pom' I lived in Sydney for almost 6 years before heading back to London a year and a half ago and am now...
Forum: The Lounge
Jul 13th 2006, 8:52 am
Replies: 2,831
Views: 96,171
Posted By Un-Co

Forum: Australia
Jul 13th 2006, 7:11 am
Replies: 99
Views: 11,989
Posted By Un-Co

Re: Finding work in Australia - Let's hear your experiences

I work in marketing too, although back in the Uk I was in TV broadcast. I had real trouble finding a job here when I was on the temporary part of my spouse visa but it's ended up being the cause of...
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 11th 2006, 7:08 am
Replies: 61
Views: 2,074
Posted By Un-Co

Re: Do you hate clowns?

It's really bad - If Wallace & Gromit will comes on and I run away! :o Imagine when I have kids!
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 11th 2006, 6:56 am
Replies: 61
Views: 2,074
Posted By Un-Co

Re: Do you hate clowns?

I blame Morph :mad:
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 11th 2006, 6:52 am
Replies: 61
Views: 2,074
Posted By Un-Co

Re: Do you hate clowns?

I'm phobic of animated plasticine. :o Seriously. It's not as bad as a lot of phobias, but if it comes on TV I start shaking and can't look. I had to sit with my eyes cloed on a domestic flight...
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 11th 2006, 6:40 am
Replies: 61
Views: 2,074
Posted By Un-Co

Re: Do you hate clowns?

I worked on a reality show a few years back and one of the contestants was scared of Clowns, because the theme was 'Cruel Summer' we got a clown to jump out on her. The girl went mental. Wasn't my...
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 11th 2006, 6:28 am
Replies: 5
Views: 417
Posted By Un-Co

Re: What up with radio regulations??

Just looked at the thread and I'm a bit too spaccy with computers to figure that out. I just put the postcode of a place where I use to live in and it's seemed to have worked. Erm, I mean, someone...
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 11th 2006, 6:11 am
Replies: 5
Views: 417
Posted By Un-Co

What up with radio regulations??

I just tried to log on to XFM through my pooter, which I haven't done in absolutely ages, and it said something about it not being legal to broadcast to other countries anymore :confused: Huh?...
Jul 11th 2006, 3:24 am
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By Un-Co

Re: Stressing out...sooo much to do!

Hi there,

First thing... Deep breaths!! It all seems really daunting and huge but in the long run as long as you are genuine you will be OK.
I married an Aussie after a whirlwind kind of thing...
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 11th 2006, 1:33 am
Replies: 58
Views: 2,512
Posted By Un-Co

Re: I've just heard from the employment agency...

See what happens when you don't get enough practice at this posting business :D
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 11th 2006, 1:27 am
Replies: 58
Views: 2,512
Posted By Un-Co

Re: I've just heard from the employment agency...

Hi Fraser,

It's been ages! Sorry to her about the job. That sucks. I'll be joining you in unemployed land - this is the last week of my current contract (a job where I've actually had to do...
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 10th 2006, 11:41 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 1,667
Posted By Un-Co

Re: Mrs Perthforme's Rant

Thats terrible! What an idiot
I've got my driving test booked next Tuesday :scared: and I've been taught a 3 point turn by my Aussie instructor so it sounds like you just got a fool of a man...
Forum: Australia
Jul 9th 2006, 11:34 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,365
Posted By Un-Co

Re: Defacto Spouse Visa - Part 2 requirements

We didn't have an interview, just submitted the paperwork and waited (for 6 months :zzz: ). Once the letter came through approving PR I went into the DIMIA office in central Sydney and was in and...
Jun 20th 2006, 9:13 am
Replies: 1
Views: 307
Posted By Un-Co

Talking FINALLY!!! Stage 2 Spouse has come through..

6 months and 12 days after my application went in, my permanent residence landed on the doorstep this morning. So, to give a rough timeline to Sydney applicants of the wait at the moment is...bloody...
Forum: The Lounge
May 25th 2006, 1:07 am
Forum: Australia
May 4th 2006, 6:38 am
Replies: 23
Views: 1,365
Posted By Un-Co

Re: Defacto Spouse Visa - Part 2 requirements

Hi Ian,

You don't need to see them. They just ask you to send everything off. In fact they actually say 'don't call us' in their letter.

My status hasn't changed at all in the meantime. ...
Forum: Australia
May 4th 2006, 5:32 am
Replies: 23
Views: 1,365
Posted By Un-Co

Re: Defacto Spouse Visa - Part 2 requirements

One thing about stage 2 I wish I'd known is how bloody long it takes for them to process it. I applied in early Decemeber last year and am still waiting! I spent the first few weeks running...
Jan 22nd 2006, 6:15 am
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By Un-Co

Re: Subclass 309 --> 100 ?

Bump!! I'm in the same position. I submitted all my paperwork for Permanant residence after 2 years on the temp spouse visa in early December thinking it would only be a couple of weeks. Then I...
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