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Forum: Australia
Aug 27th 2010, 7:51 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,831
Posted By Sammy T

Re: Is anyone else in Australia having problems ordering online from Marks & Sparks?

Hi

I had similar problems with my last order, have used them a few times since being here and not had any difficulty before. Came up with the same message as you had, I contacted them and they...
Forum: Australia
Aug 24th 2010, 8:48 am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,190
Posted By Sammy T

Forum: Australia
Aug 20th 2010, 12:55 am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,190
Posted By Sammy T

Re: private dental cover

Hi

My daughter has just had braces fitted, the orthodontic fees are over $5000 and on top of that is fees from her regular dentist for extractions etc.

We have private health insurance, they...
Forum: Australia
Aug 19th 2010, 4:05 am
Replies: 7
Views: 827
Posted By Sammy T

Re: been offered a job in tassy????

Hi

We have been in Tas for over 2 years now, I'll send you a pm.

Sam
Forum: Australia
Jul 14th 2010, 12:35 am
Replies: 71
Views: 8,838
Posted By Sammy T

Re: Our move to Australia - with hindsight a financial disaster?

Hindsight, omg, what we would do if we had it? Actually maybe nothing at all and where would the fun be in that?

We sold a UK house in 2005 for an amazing profit, the exchange rate was in our...
Forum: Indonesia
Jul 14th 2010, 12:20 am
Replies: 5
Views: 2,769
Posted By Sammy T

Re: Where to stay in Bali?

Hi and thanks!

We've got 5 nights booked in a villa 15 mins outside of Ubud which looks heavenly and gets really good reports on Tripadvisor, so looking forward to that.

Still looking for...
Forum: Australia
Jul 10th 2010, 9:03 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,148
Posted By Sammy T

Re: Best sight seeing route in Tasmania please ...

Hi

See other thread as Sally suggests but here are my favourites:

Bay of Fires

Freycinet National Park

Port Arthur and Tasman Peninsula
Forum: Australia
Jul 10th 2010, 8:51 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,467
Posted By Sammy T

Re: Tax Return and Medicare Levy?

OK, I'm still puzzled as if the Medicare levy is included and he has only claimed for the tax threshold from one employer, how come he owes $4000 in this year's tax bill? I guess it must be an...
Forum: Australia
Jul 10th 2010, 8:45 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,467
Posted By Sammy T

Re: Tax Return and Medicare Levy?

Yep, just for the one employer, otherwise we'd definitely have a huge bill to pay!!

Ta
Forum: Australia
Jul 8th 2010, 3:27 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,467
Posted By Sammy T

Tax Return and Medicare Levy?

Hi

I'm a little puzzled as I've read on here and heard on the TV that the average person usually gets a rebate on their tax return.

However, what I can't understand is how, as the Medicare Levy...
Forum: Australia
Jun 29th 2010, 2:32 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,427
Posted By Sammy T

Re: Holiday in Tasmania

Thank you

Sam
Forum: Australia
Jun 28th 2010, 7:38 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,427
Posted By Sammy T

Re: Holiday in Tasmania

Very helpful - not

Very funny - not
Forum: Australia
Jun 25th 2010, 3:58 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,427
Posted By Sammy T

Re: Holiday in Tasmania

LOL at Seahorse World, that WASN'T one my recommendations!!
Forum: Australia
Jun 25th 2010, 3:57 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,427
Posted By Sammy T

Re: Holiday in Tasmania

There might be a few more ideas in here:

http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?p=8116282#post8116282

Sam
Forum: Australia
Jun 23rd 2010, 9:10 am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,086
Posted By Sammy T

Re: Anything you've regretted NOT bringing with you?

My hoover!! We ended up with a drag along the floor job here, it was useless, we now have a Dyson, just the same as the one we gave away before we left!!

Other items include a washing line (spin...
Forum: Australia
Jun 23rd 2010, 2:06 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,427
Posted By Sammy T

Re: Holiday in Tasmania

Hi

A good time to visit as the weather is probably at it's best then.

Here's a few of my favourites:

Freycinet National Park - I love it there, you can do the walk to Wineglass Bay and then...
Forum: Indonesia
Jun 22nd 2010, 12:11 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 2,769
Posted By Sammy T

Re: Where to stay in Bali?

Thanks! I think I found the thread, lots of great information, thank you :)

Do you mean the Villa Kubu, looks lovely although might be over our budget.

Will check out some of your other links....
Forum: Indonesia
Jun 22nd 2010, 5:20 am
Replies: 5
Views: 2,769
Posted By Sammy T

Where to stay in Bali?

Hi

I hope you don't mind me wandering over from the Oz forum, after living in Tasmania for 2 years and holidaying in Oz, we have decided to venture a bit further from our usual comfort zone and...
Forum: Australia
May 21st 2010, 4:58 am
Replies: 12
Views: 919
Posted By Sammy T

Re: Need Telstra help/advice

Feeling your pain!

We have had so much hassle with them that I was near to killing someone last year, after spending so much time on the phone in a queue, to finally get through to someone who...
Forum: Australia
May 14th 2010, 1:29 am
Replies: 41
Views: 3,921
Posted By Sammy T

Re: Trying another State

Hi

Interesting thread as we've had a few thoughts about doing this ourselves, not a cheap option as it seems to be about the same price to ship from Tasto the mainland as it did from the UK to...
Forum: Australia
May 12th 2010, 8:25 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,887
Posted By Sammy T

Re: Family tax benefit

Any interest you get on your savings will also be taken into account as well as any overseas income etc but not your actual savings as far as I'm aware. When asked your income, this means any...
Forum: Australia
May 6th 2010, 11:53 pm
Replies: 110
Views: 17,257
Posted By Sammy T

Re: Our Australian adventure is over…. And so early!!

Sounds like the OP has had a really tough time and you have to just do what feels right for your family.

When we are sat in the security of employment and our own home in the UK, we know it will...
Forum: Australia
May 6th 2010, 11:34 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 20,002
Posted By Sammy T

Re: Keeping a UK bank account

I've got one with Natwest, do most of my stuff online, never had any problems.

Sam
Forum: Australia
May 6th 2010, 11:26 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,106
Posted By Sammy T

Re: British curriculum school in Sydney

We've been here for 2 years and there is no way our children would "seamlessly" fit back into UK system :(

But as the others have said, this is Australia and the education system is different here...
Forum: Australia
May 6th 2010, 11:20 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 581
Posted By Sammy T

Re: malaysian v cathay

Hi

Only flown with Malaysia, not overly impressed with them myself, although I know many people rate them highly. They were very stingy on drinks and meals, entertainment systems didn't work...
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