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Jun 13th 2008, 12:50 am
Replies: 42
Views: 3,626
Posted By Megami

Re: feel like the holiday is over now.....?

Funny you mention that - we don't celebrate Xmas here in Australia (we are Aussies) as it doesn't really mean much to us, but I have told my husband once we go back to the UK we will (we have a...
Jun 12th 2008, 5:16 am
Replies: 40
Views: 3,169
Posted By Megami

Re: Anyone else bored?

Bored? Yes, totally! And I am an Aussie, with a job and a family. I can't wait until we are in the UK and there are things to do!
Forum: The Barbie
May 20th 2008, 9:50 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,084
Posted By Megami

Re: Ethnic Diversity

Fair call - I should have put a smiley face after that. I just stuck it in because on reading the first part of my post I realised some might think I was being a racist anti-immigration bigot.
Forum: The Barbie
May 15th 2008, 11:32 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,084
Posted By Megami

Ethnic Diversity

I have heard a few people in the UK say that they want to leave due to 'all those immigrants' or variations on that theme - the idea that the UK is being over-run by foreigners and changing the...
Replies: 33
Views: 2,731
Posted By Megami

Re: Aussie returning to the UK

Fantastic resource with that link JAJ, thanks for sharing!
May 7th 2008, 12:10 pm
Replies: 98
Views: 6,750
Posted By Megami

Re: Is Is Australia a man's country? And if so....why?

Okay, back to the original topic...

Perhaps it is just me, but I encountered just as many misogynistic 'cave men' in the UK as in Australia. As well as as many supposedly modern guys who...
May 7th 2008, 11:21 am
Replies: 1
Views: 411
Posted By Megami

Tax deduction in the UK??

Sorry I have been badgering you all with questions lately - hopefully this is the last for awhile.

I know about setting yourself up as a director of a limited company, but is there a website...
Replies: 33
Views: 2,731
Posted By Megami

Re: Aussie returning to the UK

Thanks JAJ, I will check that out.
May 6th 2008, 9:38 am
Replies: 54
Views: 3,490
Posted By Megami

What are you NOT looking forward to back in the UK?

So, as the title says ...

- Conversations along the lines of "so you're from Australia! Why would you want to come here? I'd love to move to Australia. I was just watching on the TV the other day...
May 6th 2008, 9:32 am
Replies: 98
Views: 6,750
Posted By Megami

Re: Is Is Australia a man's country? And if so....why?

St George's Girl, please let me know where you think differently. I am in no way an expert, and happy to be convinced of a different opinion!
May 6th 2008, 8:27 am
Replies: 98
Views: 6,750
Posted By Megami

Re: Is Is Australia a man's country? And if so....why?

Why? Aren't men parents too?

Without taking this too OT, here is a news report on the system you are talking about:
http://news.smh.com.au/workerfunded-maternity-leave-proposed/20080506-2bbl.html...
May 6th 2008, 7:22 am
Replies: 98
Views: 6,750
Posted By Megami

Re: Is Is Australia a man's country? And if so....why?

I am about to go out for a physio's appointment, so I will have to keep this quick..



No. It was introduced as an electoral bribe by the Liberals. If the ALP are true to their Labor/Labour...
May 6th 2008, 5:37 am
Replies: 98
Views: 6,750
Posted By Megami

Re: Is Is Australia a man's country? And if so....why?

Bloomin' 'eck! Can I just state for the record my undergraduate degree was in history and my Masters in International Relations, so I don't think I am much of an academic source on this type of...
May 6th 2008, 4:59 am
Replies: 98
Views: 6,750
Posted By Megami

Re: Is Is Australia a man's country? And if so....why?

Rabsody, I am not offended at all! If anything, I know that I have a habit of only seeing 'what I want to see' with Australian society a lot of the time, I have to take a step back and say 'is that...
May 6th 2008, 4:33 am
Replies: 49
Views: 4,923
Posted By Megami

Re: Do You Get Tired Of Defending Yourself In Here?

Rabsody, when we were in the UK we were forever hearing 'my goodness, I have lived here all my life and haven't seen half the sights around here you have', yet people forgot that we had come on a...
Replies: 33
Views: 2,731
Posted By Megami

Re: Aussie returning to the UK

JAJ - the NI thing was a joke. Hence the smiley.
I know my indefinite leave to remain has expired, it is easy for me to get another one.
I have researched citizenship for myself and my son. I know...
May 6th 2008, 4:11 am
Replies: 98
Views: 6,750
Posted By Megami

Re: Is Is Australia a man's country? And if so....why?

I am writing my PhD on Australian national identity, so I have thought a bit about this topic. I won't bore you with that though, but I will say some of the things are are pointing out as...
May 6th 2008, 3:49 am
Replies: 26
Views: 3,660
Posted By Megami

Re: 3 months in Brissy!

Childcare is near impossible for shift-workers unless they have family who help them out. There are some Family Day Care (FDC*) that will look after children overnight but a) the waiting list for FDC...
May 6th 2008, 12:15 am
Replies: 4
Views: 532
Posted By Megami

Organising finances

Hi

can anyone point me in the direction of either an accountant who has dealt with people moving Australia to the UK, or an organisation, or just some decent information when it comes to things...
Replies: 33
Views: 2,731
Posted By Megami

Re: Aussie returning to the UK

JAJ, my husband previously had right of abode due to a parent being born in the UK (and I had indefinite leave to remain) which is why we got to live in the UK and work in our professions, so that is...
May 4th 2008, 8:14 am
Replies: 6
Views: 691
Posted By Megami

Re: Cheaper in UK/cheaper in Aust

Thanks folks - we are planning on taking over furniture (we know we are moving into a house, and will take the time getting there for furniture to come over) but not white goods - our top-loading...
Replies: 33
Views: 2,731
Posted By Megami

Re: Aussie returning to the UK

Where we end up depends on where my husband's work sends him - it could be anywhere from Kent to Scotland, and anywhere in between!

Last time we were there we lived in London (Isle of Dogs),...
May 2nd 2008, 9:00 am
Replies: 6
Views: 691
Posted By Megami

Cheaper in UK/cheaper in Aust

Wondering if anyone could help - if you are/were returning to the UK, what do you think is worth buying here in Australia, and what is worth waiting until you go back to the UK e.g. furniture,...
Replies: 33
Views: 2,731
Posted By Megami

Re: Aussie returning to the UK

Quoll - we are currently in Canberra too - we live in North Lyneham.
Replies: 33
Views: 2,731
Posted By Megami

Aussie returning to the UK

Sorry to do an intro here, but I have been lurking for some time and thought I would do the right thing and see if you would all have me as a member ...

We are not your typical returning to UK...
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