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Forum: Australia
Feb 22nd 2003, 10:04 pm
Replies: 72
Views: 3,223
Posted By dpr21

Jan hi I am curious, why Busselton. I believe...

Jan hi
I am curious, why Busselton. I believe it is lovely there but it is not the 'typical' sort of place most migrants would head for.

DPR (in Perth)
Forum: Australia
Feb 16th 2003, 4:29 am
Replies: 10
Views: 621
Posted By dpr21

Re: Good luck to house sellers (sold mine today!)

Tres bien - maybe you need some advice on the exhange rate before you bring it over. I know diddly but I have heard some very interesting scenarios on what may happen if war breaks out. But hey,...
Forum: Australia
Feb 16th 2003, 4:01 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,794
Posted By dpr21

Re: taking wine back to australia..

We had the same problem - wouldn't bother bringing the Oz wine or anything from anywhere else that cost little in unless of course you really like it and can't get it here. We had a few cases of good...
Forum: Australia
Feb 15th 2003, 4:12 am
Replies: 10
Views: 508
Posted By dpr21

I have to agree with you on the football. However...

I have to agree with you on the football. However not all the papers are full of this rubbish. The Weekend Australian makes exactly the same point as you saying that it needs to be taken in...
Forum: Australia
Feb 12th 2003, 7:26 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,117
Posted By dpr21

Re: 'Pommie Bastardisms'

Jeez PB you're certainly becoming more (in)famous - my favourite

"I wish I still was a dreamer" (PB, circa 2003?)

DPR
Forum: Australia
Feb 11th 2003, 8:40 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 674
Posted By dpr21

Re: Reasons for refusal?

I am acquainted with a lawyer who worked for the immigration bunch and he said as a general rule if you meet the criteria you will not be refused. Apparently they have 'guidelines' as to how many of...
Forum: Australia
Feb 11th 2003, 8:28 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 2,300
Posted By dpr21

Renth Can't count on it, but it is a lot...

Renth

Can't count on it, but it is a lot different when you get here and start being proactive about finding jobs.

My wife, who as a chartered accountant working for one of the big 4 (but on...
Forum: Australia
Feb 3rd 2003, 12:53 am
Replies: 31
Views: 1,755
Posted By dpr21

Re: Reasons For Emigrating ??

i. Fantastic media (+ Humour - 'Have I got News for You')
ii. Country Pub food/atmosphere
iii. Proximity to Europe
Plenty more

No point beating yourself up - Aus and UK are both great places...
Forum: Australia
Feb 3rd 2003, 12:38 am
Replies: 36
Views: 3,454
Posted By dpr21

Yeah - still here and loving it. Whilst PB...

Yeah - still here and loving it.

Whilst PB is certainly guilty of terminological inexactitudes and, at times, gross exaggeration he also makes (some) valid points. Nowhere is perfect. Perth is...
Forum: Australia
Feb 2nd 2003, 11:03 am
Replies: 119
Views: 7,678
Posted By dpr21

Well - I'd say that Cape Town was the most...

Well - I'd say that Cape Town was the most beautiful city in the world. Vive la difference!!

You could probably think of 30 good things about anywhere if you tried hard enough. Its the variability...
Forum: Australia
Jan 29th 2003, 12:09 am
Replies: 7
Views: 4,029
Posted By dpr21

Re: Car Insurance - transferring no claims discounts from UK to Australia

Pretty much the same for us - we're with SGIO and got the maximum no claim bonus/discount based on a letter from our previous insurers in the UK.

DPR
Forum: Australia
Jan 28th 2003, 7:04 am
Replies: 8
Views: 558
Posted By dpr21

Re: Newspapers/The Press - WA v UK?

This may be true, in a relative sense, but I doubt that ABSOLUTELY everything is reported by the WA.

HOWEVER and unfortunately PB is dead right here - the standard of journalism/media/tv etc is...
Forum: Australia
Jan 10th 2003, 2:01 am
Replies: 24
Views: 1,324
Posted By dpr21

Cheer up PB, he's merely doing a wind-up job on...

Cheer up PB, he's merely doing a wind-up job on you. As for me I here to at least try to help those who really need some help: also self-indulgently because frankly I find this forum a lot more...
Forum: Australia
Jan 10th 2003, 1:53 am
Replies: 10
Views: 887
Posted By dpr21

Herman, sounds like they're extracting their...

Herman, sounds like they're extracting their pound of flesh and then some from you. If 'they' were still around I'd think you were an 'Android'.

Anyway we've got a mate coming from my wife's...
Jan 10th 2003, 1:45 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,414
Posted By dpr21

Difficult one. I am pro-Aus but recognise...

Difficult one.

I am pro-Aus but recognise that, for many reasons, this place is not suitable for everybody. If you really intended to stay temporarily why not cut your losses and go back to the UK...
Forum: Australia
Jan 7th 2003, 11:25 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 2,617
Posted By dpr21

Yeah, you're definitely correct, it is personal....

Yeah, you're definitely correct, it is personal. We all tend to make sweeping generalisations based on what's best for us or on our personal experiences - 'the human condition?!? Certainly I remember...
Forum: Australia
Jan 7th 2003, 8:46 am
Replies: 36
Views: 2,617
Posted By dpr21

Herman, I do not want to turn this into a UK is...

Herman, I do not want to turn this into a UK is better than Aus or vice versa debate but just for a different perspective, my wife has worked for a global accountancy firm on three different...
Forum: Australia
Jan 5th 2003, 12:24 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,079
Posted By dpr21

Re: House prices in Perth!

Well depends on your frame of reference. In general the median house price in Perth, as a whole, has shown a steady annual rise over the last few years (rather than going ballistic like the East...
Forum: Australia
Jan 5th 2003, 12:18 am
Replies: 10
Views: 887
Posted By dpr21

Re: Perth Working Hours ?

I've heard Sydney and Melbourne may be different?!? Can only speak for Perth (and the profession itself as opposed to commerce and industry) but my wife is also a fairly senior accountant with one of...
Dec 30th 2002, 10:40 am
Replies: 164
Views: 11,236
Posted By dpr21

Well it all depends on which is worse and where...

Well it all depends on which is worse and where exactly you live. If you don't like distance stay in the UK. If time spent in the car is a problem perhaps Aus may be better? 15kms here (in Perth) ...
Forum: Australia
Dec 30th 2002, 8:13 am
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By dpr21

Sophia, The two main running clubs in the...

Sophia,

The two main running clubs in the Perth area are the West Australian Marathon Club (based at Burswood) and the Veterans Athletics Club - various venues. The latter caters for both track...
Forum: Australia
Dec 26th 2002, 7:18 am
Replies: 25
Views: 1,622
Posted By dpr21

Re: I am Dreaming of a white Christmas

No pool but went to the beach which was fantastic - a bit of a cool sea breeze, not too crowded and the water temp was 'spot-on'. Swam without getting out for about 2 hours - could become a habit. So...
Forum: Australia
Dec 25th 2002, 6:07 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,818
Posted By dpr21

Yeah I'd subsribe to this method. I am the...

Yeah I'd subsribe to this method. I am the world's cr?ppiest cook but even I have managed to get a good one going. 'Secret' ingredients are easy to find and hey voila - curry (real hot too)!!....
Forum: Australia
Dec 25th 2002, 5:56 am
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Posted By dpr21

Re: who's on-line Chrimbo Day ?

Come on BB, some people need to recharge their batteries for this evenings festivities (wife) so I though I'd be REALLY SAD and post as much as possible today whilst she's doing that.

cheers,...
Forum: Australia
Dec 25th 2002, 5:50 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,203
Posted By dpr21

Difficult question(s): Hospitals vary depending...

Difficult question(s): Hospitals vary depending on what you want - e.g. severe trauma/A&E go to Royal Perth (in the city centre). Elderly care etc go to 'Charlies' (Sir Charles Gairdner) etc. Judging...
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