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Forum: The Barbie
Nov 11th 2021, 8:11 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 950
Posted By Lucas_Dad

Re: Sydney with kids - fly or drive?

The boys can't wait :)

I decided to splash out a bit and fly, and stay in the Rydges hotel near central station. Both have flown before but one was a baby and the other was only 4 so don't have...
Forum: The Barbie
Nov 6th 2021, 11:54 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 950
Posted By Lucas_Dad

Re: Sydney with kids - fly or drive?

Thanks all :)

I'm driving from Albury. About 5.5 hours, plus stops. I keep changing my mind. Flying will be great, part of the adventure, but will cost me $1000. A couple of tanks of petrol is...
Forum: The Barbie
Nov 3rd 2021, 7:23 am
Replies: 11
Views: 950
Posted By Lucas_Dad

Sydney with kids - fly or drive?

Hey there. Hope everyone is well. As usual when I want advice I gravitate back to the BEs!

Me, two boys aged 10 and 6. What shall we do? Will I need a car? Pretty typical boys - love a bit of...
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 8th 2021, 7:31 am
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By Lucas_Dad

Re: Mechanics - how to shift a stuck strut nut?

Thanks for the suggestions :)

Job done after investing in an impact driver from SCA. Unfortunately in the process I overtightened my wheel nuts with it and have buggered two of them ... but at...
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 7th 2021, 6:21 am
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By Lucas_Dad

Mechanics - how to shift a stuck strut nut?

I'm a noob when it comes to mechanics, but am getting my confidence up. I've done an engine mount, and now have front suspension struts to do. I can get the strut off and compress the spring, but...
Forum: The Barbie
Mar 31st 2021, 10:49 am
Replies: 9
Views: 526
Posted By Lucas_Dad

Re: What if I cancel my HCF?

Yes, that would be sub-optimal!
Forum: The Barbie
Mar 31st 2021, 10:45 am
Replies: 9
Views: 526
Posted By Lucas_Dad

Re: What if I cancel my HCF?

Thanks.

So worst case scenario, I'd still get treatment, but not as quickly as if I'd gone private.

Medicare don't cover dental checkups & cleaning, do they?
Forum: The Barbie
Mar 31st 2021, 3:49 am
Replies: 9
Views: 526
Posted By Lucas_Dad

What if I cancel my HCF?

Hey everyone, oh wise expats of the interwebs.

Well, my life has taken some interesting turns over the last couple of years. Right now I find myself out of work again and having to squeeze the...
Forum: The Barbie
Aug 11th 2020, 1:45 am
Replies: 62
Views: 21,444
Posted By Lucas_Dad

Re: VPN for BBC iplayer

Following recommendations on here, I signed up to SmartDNS about a year ago. It has occasional blips, but in general I can watch all the Uk catchups and live streams.

My brother (in UL) also has a...
Forum: The Barbie
Jun 18th 2020, 3:26 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,840
Posted By Lucas_Dad

Is this car worth a punt?

I'm looking for a cheap car. I have spotted this on FB. It certainly fits the 'cheap' criteria, plus big enough for kids, equipment etc. Could anyone even speculate as to what the problem might be,...
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 14th 2020, 11:10 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 830
Posted By Lucas_Dad

Re: Sole Trader, or Small Business?

Useful read. Thank you :)
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 14th 2020, 11:09 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 830
Posted By Lucas_Dad

Re: Sole Trader, or Small Business?

It sure is :)

At least I think it is ... I'm waiting for a mate who is a web designer to spare some time to double check my efforts.
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 14th 2020, 5:47 am
Replies: 10
Views: 830
Posted By Lucas_Dad

Re: Sole Trader, or Small Business?

Thanks Dreamy and GarryP.

I have indeed targeted home working right now - perhaps not as well as I can, but that's down to experience. My web page home screen shows 'remote secure non-contact...
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 13th 2020, 3:40 am
Replies: 10
Views: 830
Posted By Lucas_Dad

Sole Trader, or Small Business?

I suppose a sole trader is a small business, but anyway ...

I've just set myself up as a sole trader, offering all kinds of IT/network support, health checks, upgrades, etc. My focus right now is...
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 8th 2020, 9:31 am
Replies: 4
Views: 711
Posted By Lucas_Dad

Re: Freedom of Information/Data protection/getting info

I had a look into that option following your suggestion. It seems there's no such thing as a CAB, at least in NSW (looks like WA have them), but I may be able to call LawAccess NSW (Legal Aid). I...
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 3rd 2020, 1:20 am
Replies: 4
Views: 711
Posted By Lucas_Dad

Freedom of Information/Data protection/getting info

I used to know a good amount about data protection back home, but I can't find any clear guidance about my specific need here:

My ex wife has written to my son's preschool about me, stating why...
Forum: The Barbie
Mar 17th 2020, 8:52 am
Replies: 1,260
Views: 91,666
Posted By Lucas_Dad

Coronavirus - how's everyone doing?

Anyone sick? Everyone well? Anyone stressed? Anyone care?!

Now that grass-roots AFL has been cancelled, the Auskick centre I help out at has pushed back the start of the season until the end of...
Forum: The Barbie
Mar 2nd 2020, 6:53 am
Replies: 62
Views: 21,444
Posted By Lucas_Dad

Re: VPN for BBC iplayer

I gave SmartDNS a try and it has been working very well 99% of the time.

When I tested their VPN service its performance was appalling, but you don't need that to be able to watch iPlayer, etc.,...
Forum: The Barbie
Mar 2nd 2020, 12:29 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,126
Posted By Lucas_Dad

Any forex/currency geeks out there? (GBP/AUD)

My pension pot is still back home, being invested and held in £. I always keep my eye on the £/$ rate, and it is trickling up again, so I am considering shifting it from £ to $ (though it has to...
Forum: The Barbie
Feb 26th 2020, 9:37 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 11,248
Posted By Lucas_Dad

Re: Topping up your National Insurance Contributions

Another useful link. Thank you :) I've just followed the link and given it a try.

Based on current contributions I'm forecast to get £119.90/week. To get the full forecast of £168.60/week I'll...
Forum: The Barbie
Feb 25th 2020, 10:10 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 11,248
Posted By Lucas_Dad

Re: Topping up your National Insurance Contributions

Thanks for that. I have put a lot of consideration into my private pension pot, but hadn't even considered the state pension. I've been away for 7 1/2 years now so I guess I have a little catching up...
Forum: The Barbie
Feb 23rd 2020, 11:23 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 949
Posted By Lucas_Dad

Re: Bedding - do you use the same size or one size bigger?

My 'draught' is something my wife complained about too 😆
Forum: The Barbie
Feb 20th 2020, 10:38 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 949
Posted By Lucas_Dad

Re: Bedding - do you use the same size or one size bigger?

Sounds like the cert ain someone who used to share my bed :rofl:



So size does matter...



Thank you. Proceedings were instigated by the wife. She thinks it is just so she can force the...
Forum: The Barbie
Feb 20th 2020, 3:18 am
Replies: 8
Views: 949
Posted By Lucas_Dad

Re: Bedding - do you use the same size or one size bigger?

That makes sense. So I guess for my queen size bed then I have a kind size duvet? I could ask the wife, but her communication is about as good at the duvet itself.

I have actually found two double...
Forum: The Barbie
Feb 19th 2020, 9:15 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 949
Posted By Lucas_Dad

Bedding - do you use the same size or one size bigger?

Yeah, I know it is a bit of a random question!

My wife (separated) always got duvets one size bigger than the bed. I designed and made the boys' beds king single size, so she got double-size...
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