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Forum: Australia
Jul 12th 2009, 7:29 am
Replies: 30
Views: 1,855
Posted By Wheeler-Jones

Re: What are your opinions omn this car?

Hey

We bought a 1997 Toyota Starlet Lite 5 dr last year - about 150000kms for $5000 from a dealer. It's been awesome - haven't had any trouble with it and it costs between $30-40 to fill...
Forum: Australia
Jun 3rd 2009, 1:31 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 780
Posted By Wheeler-Jones

Re: Flight price misery!

School holidays are notorious for higher prices due to demand and people get stung one year tend to book all the cheapest fairs the next - they are released about 11 months in advance and generally...
Forum: Australia
Jun 3rd 2009, 1:26 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 3,951
Posted By Wheeler-Jones

Re: FYI - OUr set up costs for Brisbane June 2008 for a couple in 30s

Hi all!

Well one year on and I can offer a few recent updates at least!

Just brought a house in Capalaba - 4 bed/ 2 bathrooms, 2 living areas and a above ground pool built in-ground in the nice...
Forum: The Barbie
Nov 6th 2008, 1:10 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 1,967
Posted By Wheeler-Jones

Re: Recycled effluent in Queensland

Recycling water needs to happen here in Australia - desperately!

UK/Canada and many countries recycle their water and it's heavily regulated - in fact Canada used to state that the recycled water...
Forum: Australia
Nov 4th 2008, 11:41 am
Replies: 123
Views: 9,298
Posted By Wheeler-Jones

Re: reasons for going

Hi to the OP

I am a kiwi (sans about 11 years) with previously 4 years of Australia (Sydney/Melbourne/Cairns) under my belt, before 5 out of the past 6 years in the UK (the onther year being...
Forum: Australia
Nov 2nd 2008, 5:52 am
Replies: 202
Views: 12,954
Posted By Wheeler-Jones

Re: Basic differences between Aus and the UK

For me the big differences are:

In UK I would often go to the 'town centre' and have a wander about the shops and meet a mate for lunch in a PUB

Here on a weekend I go to a mall (with AC) and...
Forum: Australia
Oct 27th 2008, 11:55 am
Replies: 5
Views: 660
Posted By Wheeler-Jones

Re: New to Brisbane

Hey Debs

Welcome welcome. You will find yourself taken care of here!

I have sent you a PM - I live down the road from you and am happy to share my 5 months of new starter knowledge!


Good...
Forum: Australia
Oct 25th 2008, 1:31 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,499
Posted By Wheeler-Jones

Re: Out of date food,Im soooooo fed up with it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Not sure if it's changed, but when I worked in a supermarket (the now defunct Franklins) many years ago, it used to annoy me as I had to throw out boxes of chocolate (among other things) if they were...
Forum: Australia
Oct 23rd 2008, 10:39 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,646
Posted By Wheeler-Jones

Re: The Pill (contraceptives)

Hey Suzy

I have a medicare card and recently went to get my first prescription - the medical centre bulk billed and I have a prescription with 3 repeats, so I have a total of 1 years supply. They...
Forum: The Barbie
Oct 17th 2008, 2:58 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 696
Posted By Wheeler-Jones

Re: Currency exchange recommendations

I was going to go with Ukforex/Oxforex, but had trouble getting the account set up properly. They were helpful, but in the end I went with XE - I used them for a transaction from Canada to UK and it...
Forum: Australia
Oct 5th 2008, 11:55 am
Replies: 43
Views: 3,508
Posted By Wheeler-Jones

Re: Daylight Savings (or lack of) in Qld

Try working for a company that has dealings with other states and you too might get a sort of daylight savings. Thanks to my main business clients being in Sydney, as of this week I have to start at...
Forum: The Barbie
Sep 24th 2008, 12:50 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 3,027
Posted By Wheeler-Jones

Re: Anyone else got a hubby like mine....

What makes me laugh is that OH didn't dress up for our wedding, but did for his brother's and best mates! Typical :p
Forum: The Barbie
Sep 23rd 2008, 2:16 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 3,027
Posted By Wheeler-Jones

Re: Anyone else got a hubby like mine....

Jinx - sounds like my wedding day. Only hubby and I and five close friends. The registar asked our friends if they were the bride and groom as they were better dressed and OH & I - jeans and tee...
Forum: The Barbie
Sep 19th 2008, 2:37 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,436
Posted By Wheeler-Jones

Re: What would you do?

Do it. It's getting ridiculous these days that we 'fear' acting in the right way because of a possibility of a backlash. The only way to get the respect back is to start acting and doing things -...
Forum: Australia
Sep 19th 2008, 10:15 am
Replies: 30
Views: 2,697
Posted By Wheeler-Jones

Re: REALLY SHIT NEWS..........

Welcome welcome - so will you be a Southsider or Northsider?

That was one of the first things I learnt. One you pick a side its FOREVER :p

Hope all goes well - hubby and I are still loving it...
Forum: Australia
Sep 19th 2008, 10:11 am
Replies: 93
Views: 8,071
Posted By Wheeler-Jones

Re: Exchange Rates

I think (and hope) that you will find the recent drop it due to the people all buying AUD thanks to the better exchange. Give it a week or so and it will be back on track towards 2.4 (I reckon).
Forum: Australia
Sep 17th 2008, 1:28 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 3,627
Posted By Wheeler-Jones

Re: doesn't live here anymore!!!

Just be glad it's only mail you are getting!

I had a rude awakening this past weekend at 8.30am (WELL before my normal waking time) by a bashing on the door downstairs. We tried to ignore it,...
Forum: The Barbie
Sep 15th 2008, 1:15 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 712
Posted By Wheeler-Jones

Re: Melbourne, not Sydney, is Australia's city of the future.

Brisbane is predicted to become the second largest city in Australia the next 10 years or something. The port of Brisbane will be the largest in Australia within about 15 years.... It's all the...
Forum: The Barbie
Sep 7th 2008, 11:06 am
Replies: 26
Views: 1,659
Posted By Wheeler-Jones

Re: What a lovely day !!!

What I love the most about the great weather in Brisbane is this:
Today I was severely hungover and spent the entire day in bed. Usually in the UK if the weather was good, you would have to get out...
Forum: The Barbie
Aug 18th 2008, 10:28 am
Replies: 759
Views: 20,466
Posted By Wheeler-Jones

Re: The Good News Only Thread - Post your good news here!

Coor - that would've been frightening! Glad to hear you have the all-clear and are back on track!!
Forum: The Barbie
Aug 7th 2008, 12:11 pm
Replies: 759
Views: 20,466
Posted By Wheeler-Jones

Re: The Good News Only Thread - Post your good news here!

Hi - it's been a while since I have posted good news, not because I have had none, but I have been too busy getting the new start in Brissie.

but...my good news - I have been in my job for only 7...
Forum: Australia
Aug 4th 2008, 12:38 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,132
Posted By Wheeler-Jones

Re: brisbane weather

Hi
July/August are the coldest months, we had a cold 'spell' last week and it got down to 3 degrees with a high of about 13, but usually it averages between 10-23 degrees.

I take a light jacket...
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 26th 2008, 9:09 am
Replies: 55
Views: 2,333
Posted By Wheeler-Jones

Re: Your favourite Aussie music?

From your list I would highly recommend 'The Living End'

They are one of my favourites, along with Regurgitator.

A new band that have split already called Rogue Traders have some funky songs.
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 26th 2008, 8:54 am
Replies: 1,085
Views: 62,830
Posted By Wheeler-Jones

Re: The Spice Avenue Birkdale - Expats Curry League

Hiya Bobby

What is the reservation under? I could just listen out for all the accents (which actually could be fun :p) but if any one knows and happens to read this before leaving, can you please...
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 23rd 2008, 12:07 pm
Replies: 1,085
Views: 62,830
Posted By Wheeler-Jones

Re: The Spice Avenue Birkdale - Expats Curry League

Woo hoo - I am a like a rebel or something! :eek:
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