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Forum: Middle East
Feb 22nd 2014, 9:48 am
Replies: 3
Views: 957
Posted By abi31

Certificate attestation UAE

Hi all

I need to get my marriage and kids' birth certs attested. As I understand it that means getting them signed off as genuine by the foreign and commonwealth office and then getting them...
Forum: Australia
Feb 22nd 2014, 9:39 am
Replies: 0
Views: 611
Posted By abi31

Torfx and bank accounts

Hi all

Looking to open an account and start transferring savings over. Does anyone have any thoughts on the service from westpac and anz? The accounts are much of a muchness so really just looking...
Forum: Middle East
Oct 15th 2013, 2:01 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 11,846
Posted By abi31

Forum: Middle East
Oct 14th 2013, 9:01 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 11,846
Posted By abi31

Re: Flat-sharing illegal in Dubai

What's the tawtheeq?

Well they all have employment visas and did so prior to moving into their own accommodation so that's not an issue.

There's still the issue of whether it's possible to not...
Forum: Middle East
Oct 14th 2013, 8:23 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 11,846
Posted By abi31

Re: Flat-sharing illegal in Dubai

Resurrecting this thread in the hope of getting some more info.

Hubby is in AD. Four friends he works with share a villa in Al Reef. The neighbours have kicked up an apparently mysterious stink...
Forum: Australia
Sep 11th 2013, 11:07 am
Replies: 4
Views: 990
Posted By abi31

Re: Teaching degree in Aus

That's very helpful thanks for looking into it for me

Abi
Forum: Australia
Sep 9th 2013, 2:04 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 990
Posted By abi31

Re: Teaching degree in Aus

Thank rosscov

I want to do my MTeach at flinders - I have a BA in eng Lang/lit and that will be my major. But to be a secondary teacher I need a secondary subject, which is the bit I'm stuck on. I...
Forum: Australia
Sep 8th 2013, 9:23 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 990
Posted By abi31

Teaching degree in Aus

Hi all

This is a question for teachers or even just people who know teachers! Reason being:
I plan to do a Master of Teaching in Australia and am seriously struggling to pin down the admin teams...
Forum: Australia
Sep 5th 2013, 8:26 pm
Replies: 75
Views: 7,329
Posted By abi31

Re: 2.5x salary to achieve same standard of living as UK?

I always understood the 2.5 to relate to the comparison between nae in uk - approx 30k and oz - approx 75k

As such it does make sense as a rough guide - how financially comfortable you feel in...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 5th 2013, 8:04 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,219
Posted By abi31

Re: Everybody’s fault but our own by Air France unions……

I suggest they strike. Usually works for French businesses blackmailing their own government.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 4th 2013, 6:21 pm
Replies: 107
Views: 5,908
Posted By abi31

Re: What are your targets?

Drop sprog #2
Join OH in AD
Save like buggery (via OH!)
Finish degree
Go for sprog #3
Get to Oz
Do teacher training
Get MEd
Be secure enough financially so OH can retire at 55
Forum: Middle East
Sep 4th 2013, 6:07 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 4,724
Posted By abi31

Re: Husband/wife package duplication - what happens?

When you get your job - if they offer accommodation allowances negotiate as part of your package that they replace the accommodation allowance with a 'cost of living' allowance for the same amount.
Forum: Australia
Sep 4th 2013, 5:40 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,552
Posted By abi31

Re: How organised were you preparing to arrive in Oz?

My gosh I think my husband must be committing bigamy.

IMO you can't be too organised but you can overload yourself with information. True 'Melbourne' is a huge area so it is important to narrow...
Forum: Middle East
Sep 3rd 2013, 2:04 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 960
Posted By abi31

Re: Moving to Abu Dhabi

Ask if they supply company accommodation for a period when he's first there - and getting the accommodation allowance confirmed too is v important - depends on your personal requirements but accom...
Jun 5th 2013, 5:30 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,977
Posted By abi31

Re: Dubai/Abu Dhabi recruitment

Make sure he's on linked in - my hubby was and got approached - so make sure everything looks good.

Good luck
Forum: The Sand Pit
May 23rd 2013, 11:33 am
Replies: 52
Views: 2,177
Posted By abi31

Re: Favourite authors

Last thing promise - I do worry about what I say being misinterpreted as it has been here - suppose I shouldn't care many others clearly don't. I presume you're suggesting I am close minded because I...
Forum: The Sand Pit
May 23rd 2013, 11:09 am
Replies: 52
Views: 2,177
Posted By abi31

Re: Favourite authors

I suspect it's that attitude of disregard for the feelings of others that makes many internet forums an uncomfortable place for non confrontational people to express any kind of opinion. I very...
Forum: The Sand Pit
May 23rd 2013, 7:32 am
Replies: 52
Views: 2,177
Posted By abi31

Re: Favourite authors

when I say several authors I have them in mind but would not name them as am not out to try and insult anyone who may have decided they do like them.

It sounds like some people may suspect they...
Forum: The Sand Pit
May 21st 2013, 7:30 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 2,177
Posted By abi31

Re: Favourite authors

For returning time and time again to any and all output:

Jane Austen
Terry Pratchett
Christopher Brookmyre

Doing an English degree atm - there's a lot of dross out there - I'm sure some stuff...
Forum: The Sand Pit
May 13th 2013, 9:36 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 2,255
Posted By abi31

Re: Bloody greengrocer's

Comment about the Oxford Comma is annoying

"Guardian style guide gives this example to highlight its use: "I'd like to thank my parents, JK Rowling, and Martin Amis" (without Oxford comma,...
Forum: The Sand Pit
May 12th 2013, 10:14 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 895
Posted By abi31

Re: British Funnies

I wouldn't mind a king who looked like Bruce Willis. Sadly I suspect he will look a lot more like his dad
May 12th 2013, 9:32 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,617
Posted By abi31

Re: General immigration question...

You mention Aus - you'll need a visa just to be let in!

AFAIK if it's a tourist visa you can stay for up to 12 months but can't work. If it's a working holiday visa you can work but not for the...
Forum: The Sand Pit
May 8th 2013, 8:06 pm
Replies: 381
Views: 18,021
Posted By abi31

Re: Egyptian resort hotel bans alcohol and creates women only floor.

What, be good? :D

Have to admit being Catholic (obviously believing in it too would be a vital component for this to be an issue) is kind of depressing. You either get coma-style boredom or a...
May 8th 2013, 8:01 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 3,522
Posted By abi31

Re: Are there many jobs for 21 year old british females, in Abu Dhabi?

I've been looking at what's available and it looks like the vast majority of office based jobs require a bachelors (regardless of how lowly the job seems to be). It's worth bearing in mind too that...
May 8th 2013, 7:55 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,013
Posted By abi31

Re: Queries about Contract terms

Thanks Kirsty, will take a look

Abi
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