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Mar 7th 2019, 11:47 pm
Replies: 59
Views: 23,983
Posted By moonsurfer

Re: Reasons for returning to the UK

Personal perspective I suppose. Years of work in aged care both hands on and admin; friends and associates in aged care either as employees or clients; the cult of sport and of the body beautiful in...
Mar 6th 2019, 10:52 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 438
Posted By moonsurfer

Re: Recruitment agencies in Edinburgh

Thanks StillGame, much appreciated :-)
Mar 5th 2019, 12:23 am
Replies: 59
Views: 23,983
Posted By moonsurfer

Re: Reasons for returning to the UK

Yeah. Me too. If I don't do it soon I'm looking at years of Australian suburban life, getting older and saying 'what if'. Older people aren't respected much in Australia and even more so if they're...
Mar 4th 2019, 11:49 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 438
Posted By moonsurfer

Recruitment agencies in Edinburgh

Would anyone know of good public sector recruitment agencies in Edinburgh? I was made redundant from my government job in Australia last year and have been doing short term contract work since then....
Jun 23rd 2016, 4:09 am
Replies: 266
Views: 34,794
Posted By moonsurfer

Re: Voluntary National Insurance contributions

Thanks Quokka and Helen1964 - I'll ring the enquiries number. Even a bit of extra help in retirement would be good. Cheers :-)
Jun 22nd 2016, 2:51 am
Replies: 266
Views: 34,794
Posted By moonsurfer

Voluntary National Insurance contributions

Can someone advise whether a person who has lived overseas long term (in my case 33 years) is eligible to pay top up UK National Insurance contributions whilst working overseas, with the intention of...
Jun 15th 2016, 3:41 am
Replies: 66
Views: 13,299
Posted By moonsurfer

Re: Maybe it's time to move back

Hi Fulwood and everyone, I've just been catching up on this forum after a long while away from it. Would just like to say the very best of luck to Fulwood in your preparations. I'm in your age group...
Jul 23rd 2013, 4:01 am
Replies: 119
Views: 13,204
Posted By moonsurfer

Re: Betty Boomerangs Back!!

Wow, Betty, that is a really encouraging story. I haven't been on this forum for a few years and am the same age as you. I am also on my own and have been dithering for a long while what to do. My...
Replies: 14
Views: 2,039
Posted By moonsurfer

Re: Over 50s, I think you can add me to the list!!

Dear Quoll!!!!!!

Am sorry to hear about your parents' health. I hope they are ok and improve very quickly. On the other had what wonderful news that you seem - at long last - to be finally able to...
Forum: Australia
Jul 19th 2011, 3:42 am
Replies: 33
Views: 2,985
Posted By moonsurfer

Re: Thoughts of Canberra?

Definitely - definitely - ship it, furniture in Canberra is generally outrageously expensive and of poor quality and choice, especially in the large retailers. Much of it made in Asia and then marked...
Mar 31st 2011, 9:44 am
Replies: 935
Views: 147,860
Posted By moonsurfer

Re: The 'Bon Voyage' Thread! - Flight Tracker!

Well my Dad goes back after 28 and a half years tomorrow, don't know the flight number but 8.30 pm from Bangkok on Etihad Airways to somewhere in the Gulf then Heathrow - I'll be going for a visit...
Feb 7th 2011, 10:14 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 2,231
Posted By moonsurfer

Re: Shipping bicycle

Thanks to you both, that is very helpful. I didn't know you could do it this way.

Beedubya - not long now! My dad who is nearly 70 goes back on 2 April.
Feb 7th 2011, 12:22 am
Replies: 4
Views: 2,231
Posted By moonsurfer

Shipping bicycle

Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone knows how much it would cost to ship a bicycle (removable wheels etc) to the UK from Australia - or if anyone has any opinions on the cost not being worth it...
Jan 20th 2011, 12:14 am
Replies: 26
Views: 1,515
Posted By moonsurfer

Re: Philipino data and singles

I haven't seen it on this site, which is a welcome relief, must be my browser - adverts for 'hot young Asian singles' seem to be everywhere these days ... no use to me either;)
Jan 18th 2011, 11:43 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,829
Posted By moonsurfer

Re: Will the NHS go down the tubes?

Interesting - did this say what sort of services will be contracted out? Or is the definition left open? Could mean anything from reception to actual medical services - certainly if the private...
Jan 18th 2011, 11:38 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 17,326
Posted By moonsurfer

Re: buy-to-let mortgage for nonres brit?

The site www.international-mortgage-plans.com/expat_mortgage_rates.htm might be of some help if it's still up and running. Cheers
Forum: Australia
Jan 7th 2011, 3:38 am
Replies: 2
Views: 506
Posted By moonsurfer

Re: Canberra

Short term share house/flat may be the best idea, have a look on allhomes.com.au and select 'share'.
Dec 16th 2010, 4:03 am
Replies: 20
Views: 2,654
Posted By moonsurfer

Re: Wishing I posted when I wasn't homesick as well

:p


Not an easy one at all! Yes - I understand - but I pay quite a bit of tax as well as having private health insurance. I do resent having to compulsorily spend my money on ugly Chinese plastic...
Dec 16th 2010, 3:09 am
Replies: 20
Views: 2,654
Posted By moonsurfer

Re: Wishing I posted when I wasn't homesick as well

Hi Sally, my beef is really that there is no way of opting out of regulations which are endemic here that affect one on a personal level and that serve no useful purpose except to inconvenience....
Dec 16th 2010, 1:48 am
Replies: 20
Views: 2,654
Posted By moonsurfer

Re: Wishing I posted when I wasn't homesick as well

I get the impression many people in the UK are fed up with the nanny state and at least can see it for the codswallop a lot of it is. Here people just seem to be passively accepting and not...
Forum: The Barbie
Dec 16th 2010, 1:33 am
Replies: 33
Views: 2,556
Posted By moonsurfer

Re: Give thanks to a teacher.

Mr Molyneux - o level physics teacher - best ever and someone who BELIEVED in the pupils instead of putting them down. I was below average at maths - yet after joining his physics class, he...
Dec 16th 2010, 12:53 am
Replies: 20
Views: 2,654
Posted By moonsurfer

Re: Wishing I posted when I wasn't homesick as well

I know exactly what you mean! This morning I woke up in a depressed mood after not sleeping due to hearing the goings on from a Christmas party in the next street - then after getting into work fell...
Dec 10th 2010, 3:12 am
Replies: 136
Views: 20,177
Posted By moonsurfer

Re: Want to go home to UK

Dunroving, I understand the point you are making but times are very different from what they were back then and many people who would like to work and improve their situation are simply unable to do...
Forum: The Barbie
Dec 1st 2010, 12:29 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,858
Posted By moonsurfer

Re: Is this car worth it?

Cars are rottenly expensive in Canberra. That's a pretty good deal with a year's warranty. Falcons are reliable and parts are always available. If it looks good as well, I'd say go for it.
Nov 29th 2010, 11:21 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,079
Posted By moonsurfer

Re: Selling up, what is the best way to go about it from Oz?

I wouldn't sell on ebay for precisely that reason - $92 for $6000 worth of furniture! I think I would rather give it away than be beaten down to the lowest possible price. The furniture dealer...
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