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Forum: Australia
Sep 23rd 2013, 3:48 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,728
Posted By Gems

Re: UK trip with a 5 month old

I used to be a frequent flyer with a baby (flying every 2 weeks).
Tried umbrella fold buggy and hated it, didn't always fit in car boots well.
Ended up buying a Quinny Zapp, this is the smallest...
Forum: Australia
May 23rd 2013, 6:55 am
Replies: 3
Views: 2,177
Posted By Gems

Re: Help!! Advice needed on pregancy and 457 visa

If you get your scans and blood tests done at a public hospital they should be free. Just ask your GP to do that if you live near a public hospital.
( I'm, currently pregnant)
Forum: Australia
Mar 25th 2013, 1:19 am
Replies: 17
Views: 4,173
Posted By Gems

Re: Geraldton WA whats it like?

Hi,
Re: Ballys link:
http://rac.com.au/About-Us/Media/Med...rty-crime.aspx

Yes Spalding and Rangeway are awful. But its very unlikely you would choose to live on these estates. The others on the...
Forum: Australia
Mar 23rd 2013, 4:46 am
Replies: 17
Views: 4,173
Posted By Gems

Re: Geraldton WA whats it like?

Terrible place I think all Brits should avoid it:rofl:

Cant be that bad Ive managed nearly 6 years and the town now has quite a few workers from UK, Europe etc.
Private high school has quite a...
Forum: Australia
Dec 15th 2012, 12:53 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,542
Posted By Gems

Re: ping ponging

My son did not bother to sit his IGCSE exams as we had job offer.
We arrived near the end of Australian Y10.
He did very well in Year 11 & 12, got high scores and is at University.
Have Aussie...
Forum: Australia
Nov 15th 2012, 12:04 am
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By Gems

Re: Teaching Primary vs Secondary in Aus

As someone with kids and married to a primary teacher.

I have to say your not suited to primary due to the fact you dont want the extra work in your own time.
Primary school often equals...
Forum: Australia
Oct 18th 2012, 2:17 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,653
Posted By Gems

Re: Study in Uk or Oz??

University of New England in NSW is very good for distance learning.
http://www.une.edu.au/courses/

They do several teaching courses.
Lots of mums and mature students.

If you study with them...
Forum: The Barbie
Aug 15th 2012, 8:19 am
Replies: 61
Views: 5,631
Posted By Gems

Re: Back after 1st trip to the UK in 6 years

[QUOTE=h2oskineil;10226589]Few observations.....

First the thick low cloud was depressing, no blue sky during the day and it rained every day we were there.
(We live in Perth and so are fairly...
Forum: The Barbie
Aug 14th 2012, 1:14 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,796
Posted By Gems

Re: Taking your own passport photos

I would not use Auspost. The staff dont have any photographic knowledge and so the results are usually terrible.

My eldest had to go back 3 times as the staff had not followed their own passport...
Forum: Australia
Jul 12th 2012, 9:20 am
Replies: 4
Views: 856
Posted By Gems

Re: Primary Education Bridging course

Not sure about the course.
A 457 visa is not a barrier to study here.

However be aware it will be international fees. eg instead of $5000 a year it could be as much as sixteen thousand!
You...
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 9th 2012, 3:38 am
Replies: 28
Views: 3,095
Posted By Gems

Re: Bloody family!!

Hebe,

Totally relate, Ive been here 5 years:thumbsup:
However never had my parents to visit. Mainly due to their health issues caused by their terrible lifestyle/diet.
I know they would love to...
Forum: Australia
Jul 7th 2012, 3:14 am
Replies: 9
Views: 2,793
Posted By Gems

Re: Diabetic

We have never been charged for a any blood tests either.
Cant believe anyone would pay $100+ for a blood test:eek:
One of my kids had a very specialised test that is rarely done and that was still...
Forum: Australia
Jul 6th 2012, 6:05 am
Replies: 9
Views: 2,793
Posted By Gems

Re: Diabetic

Hi,

Regarding medical insurance and Diabetes. This applies if you are Permanent (not sure about temp visa)

My daughter has Type1 Diabetes.
We have a Accu Chek Insulin pump provided by private...
Forum: Australia
Jul 5th 2012, 7:18 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,215
Posted By Gems

Re: Geradlton WA.....any thoughts?

Hi, my family and I have lived in Geraldton for about 4half years.
We like it, plenty of expats in town. eg UK teachers, doctors from all over Europe and South Africa.

If your planning on...
Forum: Australia
May 29th 2012, 12:56 am
Replies: 2
Views: 640
Posted By Gems

Re: Primary Teacher looking for work -Geraldton area WA

Hi,
Catholic Primary are St Francis, St Johns. St Francis is best and in town centre.
Private also Geraldton Grammar - very expensive anglican school, good reputation for kindy -18yrs.
Strathalbyn...
Forum: Australia
May 24th 2012, 1:48 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,266
Posted By Gems

Forum: Australia
May 24th 2012, 12:22 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,266
Posted By Gems

Re: Best iPhone app for online banking?

Does anyone know if these apps work while your in the UK?
Want to know if I can use the ANZ app for iphone.

Thanks
Gems
Forum: The Barbie
May 16th 2012, 5:07 am
Replies: 44
Views: 4,342
Posted By Gems

Re: Smacking children

No its never acceptable. I have 4 kids aged 19 to 7yrs, I have never smacked them. I am regularly told my kids are very well behaved.

I was smacked as a child and it doesnt work. My eldest sibling...
Forum: Australia
Apr 30th 2012, 12:43 am
Replies: 31
Views: 5,042
Posted By Gems

Re: Rio Tinto looking to recruit 6000 workers

I agree, my town is full of mine worker families, and its divorce central. Hubby is a teacher and every other kid is from a seperated or divorced family.

Money is good, but home life can suffer.
...
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 20th 2012, 9:56 am
Replies: 13
Views: 3,963
Posted By Gems

Re: Cleaning a leather lounge or 3

Nail Varnish remover removes pen, scuff marks, die from jeans from cream leather sofas.

I stupidly bought 2 cream leathers, and the nail varnish remover has been used more than Id like to admit...
Forum: Australia
Apr 8th 2012, 9:52 am
Replies: 7
Views: 936
Posted By Gems

Re: Exam questions

We decided not to bother with GCSE for our son. It was a difficult decision but we knew it was unlikely we would want to go back to the UK.
Our son used Year 10 to make friends and settle into...
Forum: Australia
Apr 6th 2012, 2:40 am
Replies: 30
Views: 4,069
Posted By Gems

Re: Sports online orders from Uk - best sites/shops?

Ive just checked on Asics trainers I need. Soon as I pressed the AU$ button the price jumped to way higher than it should.

Finding Asics must have told US shops not to send overseas. As used to...
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 2nd 2012, 6:33 am
Replies: 7
Views: 560
Posted By Gems

Re: Perth domestic to International Terminal? and Qantas

Thanks, just checked. Every 50minutes for the bus is a bit rubbish though.

Gems
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 2nd 2012, 6:10 am
Replies: 7
Views: 560
Posted By Gems

Re: Perth domestic to International Terminal? and Qantas

What is Qantas like for flying to the UK. I flew with Singapore when we emigrated.

Also anyone used the transit hotel at Singapore airport. Ive got a few hours to spare.

Gems
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 2nd 2012, 6:07 am
Replies: 7
Views: 560
Posted By Gems

Perth domestic to International Terminal? and Qantas

Hi,

Im finally going back to visit the UK (almost 5years since I left).

However I am travelling by myself and will arrive at Perth Domestic Airport and need to change to the Perth International...
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