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Apr 14th 2011, 10:59 am
Replies: 14
Views: 2,799
Posted By aasmith1957

Re: U.K Bank Account

hi we opened a savings account at bank of scotland when we were over in uk on holiday in 2008.moving back to scotland in 2009.all funds were sent to savings account when home was sold.when i arrived...
Mar 14th 2011, 10:58 am
Replies: 29
Views: 3,130
Posted By aasmith1957

Re: Jobs going begging

hi i work 3 nights a week at a nursing home in morayshire.pay is s***e and i usually come home at 8 am,have a cuppa etc in bed at 8.30.if not working next day get up at 12mday and by 9pm feeling...
Sep 22nd 2010, 11:23 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,214
Posted By aasmith1957

Smile Re: Advice for a concerned Brit

We arrived back in Nov 2009 from having spent 18 years in Perth WA.
I was told you couldnt get police clearance by yourself if you would be working with elderly,vulnerable people...
Sep 9th 2010, 5:28 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 606
Posted By aasmith1957

Re: Disclosures/olice Checks. Moved back from Oz

We returned to Scotland in November last year after 18 years in Perth Australia.

i was told because its an extended disclosure (working in healthcare) whoever i was going to be employed by...
Aug 15th 2010, 8:27 am
Replies: 31
Views: 4,281
Posted By aasmith1957

Re: Living in Scotland

We moved back to Scotland after 18 years in Perth last November.We live in Buckie,lots of wonderful scenery about,takes about 1 1/4 hours to get to Aberdeen or Inverness.

If you like fly...
May 4th 2010, 3:54 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,808
Posted By aasmith1957

Re: buying uk property through auctions..

why dont you look for properties in the area of your choice,see if any are low in price.if any take your fancy phone real estate agent they are selling through.ask if it is a reposession of if they...
May 4th 2010, 3:41 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 6,195
Posted By aasmith1957

Re: How To Get Your NI Number In The UK ???

applied for my national insurance card around 5 weeks ago,couldnt find it even though i kept all that type of stuff while we were in australia (18 years). will give them a ring tomorrow to see how my...
Mar 31st 2010, 4:10 pm
Replies: 83
Views: 31,232
Posted By aasmith1957

Re: Australia is so expensive!

just been reading this and love the word numpy,had just called dh this a bout half an hour ago as he wanted to get things he taped on sky and didnt know how to get it onto the planner!!!!

Forum: The Barbie
Mar 31st 2010, 3:22 pm
Replies: 147
Views: 10,062
Posted By aasmith1957

Re: UK expats lose pension freeze appeal

we moved back to scotland in november,me 52 and hubby 54.we knew we wouldnt get an australian pension if we stay in uk up to retirement age.read it on ato site.only get it if we reside in australia 2...
Feb 25th 2010, 11:42 am
Replies: 35
Views: 4,483
Posted By aasmith1957

Re: What is the hardest thing about moving back?

we are in our early fifties, still young things (in my head anyway).the heat was really getting to us,parents getting old and infirm and we wanted a change of lifestyle,time to do things for us and...
Feb 22nd 2010, 3:47 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 4,483
Posted By aasmith1957

Re: What is the hardest thing about moving back?

we moved back a few months ago.felt very stressed with selling our house,organizing everything,new grandie due as well (born before we left au).GUILT+++ is the hardest part (for doing this) but we...
Feb 13th 2010, 2:58 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,270
Posted By aasmith1957

Re: Will I need a Visa to enter UK on Aussie Passport

Hi i arrived back to the UK (to live) on Australian passport due to British one had expired,this was 6th Nov 2009.At Heathrow they were confused but i just showed all my documents eg birth...
Oct 21st 2009, 3:15 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,417
Posted By aasmith1957

Re: this is it

Thanks everyone,getting very nervous but excited at the same time .Dh arriving 4 weeks after me so thats excellent.Just doing the last min cleaning and sorting.Once again hope everyone has a lovely...
Oct 20th 2009, 2:02 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,417
Posted By aasmith1957

this is it

My last post here in Australia.I have had a good few laughs,gained lots of information and had a few words with one or two folks. Packers will be here in a few days so no more posts.Will do a short...
Forum: The Barbie
Oct 17th 2009, 11:30 am
Replies: 26
Views: 4,216
Posted By aasmith1957

Re: Fly problem in Perth!!!

Are they called corn flies?When the weather suddenly warms up they come out for a few nights then die.They manage to get in through fly screen mesh.
Forum: The Barbie
Oct 17th 2009, 11:24 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,173
Posted By aasmith1957

Re: Calling all members of the Jock Flock

Mmmmm a few i didn't know but having lived in Yorkshire for 15 years and now WA for 18 years have an excuse.Not really GLaswegian patter they use most of these in Dundee (Tayside).Better brush up on...
Forum: The Barbie
Oct 16th 2009, 7:22 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,302
Posted By aasmith1957

Re: First 30 degree day of the season in Perth

Its 32 in Jurien,38 at my sons 4Kms from town, I was hoping it wouldn't warm up before the 6th November, when i fly to Scotland for good.

Got my suitcase half packed as settlement is next...
Forum: The Barbie
Oct 14th 2009, 11:27 am
Replies: 23
Views: 1,395
Posted By aasmith1957

Re: Spider in WA

Yep get lots of white tails in WA,daughter keeps having house sprayed (Perth)for them because of young kids.They apparently come in on the washing :eek:or so she has been told.

Get loads of...
Forum: Australia
Oct 12th 2009, 11:02 am
Replies: 116
Views: 12,649
Posted By aasmith1957

Re: 1.76 Whats happened to Exchange Rate????? Ouch

We will be transferring all our money back to the UK in the next week or so.( i fly 6th Nov).If it wasn't for having put an offer on a property in Scotland we may have hung on a wee bit.Getting the...
Forum: Australia
Oct 11th 2009, 7:59 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,359
Posted By aasmith1957

Re: Shipping !! What happens now?? Where is our stuff!!

my stuff isnt coming from the UK but going there from Perth WA.Its due to be picked up 23 this month.Was told it could take 10 - 14 weeks then 1 week or so to clear customs.When we came here 18 years...
Oct 9th 2009, 11:27 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,037
Posted By aasmith1957

Re: Liquidity vs Exchange rate, any advice?

A few months ago i joined Ozforex,will transfer cash from sale of house to them when completion date achieved.(takes 24 -48 hours to get cash into account from proceeds of house sale).Transfer money...
Oct 7th 2009, 4:16 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,429
Posted By aasmith1957

Re: House sold, flights booked, what else do we need to do??

Piper (cat) was going to cost us $2500,he was vacinnated as we were going to originally take him.Picked him up as a stray 2 years ago.

Just had our offer accepted on a house in Scotland.Another...
Oct 6th 2009, 12:35 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,429
Posted By aasmith1957

Re: House sold, flights booked, what else do we need to do??

I fly out of Australia on 6th November after living here 18 years,heading back to Scotland where i haven't lived for 32 years (since we got married)!!!

An hour ago my son came and picked up my...
Sep 28th 2009, 2:29 pm
Replies: 59
Views: 4,156
Posted By aasmith1957

Re: Christmas... "GULP" Help!!!

How about venison with chestnut stuffing? (nice and lean meat) then follow it by a black forrest gataue and cream (nice and heavy ) to send peeps to sleep:rofl: ;)or do the aussie seafood...
Sep 27th 2009, 2:25 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,620
Posted By aasmith1957

Re: Getting a bank account!!!!

We went back to Scotland on holiday in June 2008.We took all documents we thought they required.Managed to open a savings account with Bank of Scotland/Halifax.I fly back on 6th November to live and...
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