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Forum: Australia
Mar 3rd 2014, 2:51 am
Replies: 4
Views: 757
Posted By macy

Re: Recent engineering graduate looking for employment abroad

It's not a good time to come over to Brisbane as a recent engineer grad, you might want to start with the larger engineering companies who still run graduate programs however check out your visa...
Forum: Australia
Feb 24th 2014, 6:03 am
Replies: 5
Views: 837
Posted By macy

Re: Childcare Info Please

This is very basic advice as I haven't had a child in day care but.... you will get back 50% of your childcare costs as long as you fulfill the requirements required by centrelink, it depends on your...
Forum: Australia
Feb 14th 2014, 3:40 am
Replies: 69
Views: 16,336
Posted By macy

Re: Bribane - Springfield lakes area or North lakes area

I will probably get shot down for typing this but.... rellies lived in Springfield Lakes for 2years and therefore we stayed with them for 6 weeks when we first came over... it was over 10 years ago...
Forum: The Barbie
Jan 27th 2014, 5:04 am
Replies: 43
Views: 3,066
Posted By macy

Re: Childrens Braces

Yep, you don't notice normal teeth but we all know somebody around our age that doesn't have a great teeth... unfortunately it is one of the first things you notice... my sons teeth are looking great...
Forum: The Barbie
Jan 23rd 2014, 3:57 am
Replies: 43
Views: 3,066
Posted By macy

Re: Childrens Braces

I know, we were the same and had no idea that teeth do seem to have mind of their own... makes you wonder why we are paying the $7k in the first place if they are just going to go back to where they...
Forum: The Barbie
Jan 17th 2014, 2:48 am
Replies: 6
Views: 816
Posted By macy

Re: RIP Trigger

I know so sad.... why do they call him Triggger... does he have a gun?

No Rodney, it's because he looks like horse... classic! RIP
Forum: The Barbie
Jan 14th 2014, 7:37 am
Replies: 43
Views: 4,105
Posted By macy

Re: Wearing shorts in the office

All the offices I have worked in are freezing cold so you go out at lunchtime and roast and then come back into the office and freeze all afternoon... I actually used to wear a scarf in my last place...
Forum: Australia
Jan 14th 2014, 7:33 am
Replies: 47
Views: 3,799
Posted By macy

Re: School kids Bonus 2014

Received ours yesterday, $810 for two high schoolers... have to say I have nearly spent it all on new shoes, trainers, maths caluculators, trousers, shirts and then all the books etc... doesn't go...
Forum: Australia
Nov 26th 2013, 1:59 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,579
Posted By macy

Re: Help/advice about having a baby in Oz

We had a health care care when we first arrived and I had my wisdom teeth taken out in the chair using the health care card system, in and out in 15 mins no dramas and no bills :)
Forum: The Barbie
Oct 30th 2013, 8:10 am
Replies: 23
Views: 1,594
Posted By macy

Re: Random jelly question

I don't think you can, been looking for 9 years...used to love sneaking one of those blocks out the pantry when nobody was looking when I was younger...
Forum: The Barbie
Oct 13th 2013, 10:26 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,605
Posted By macy

Re: School formals cost

My firm has a black tie dinner every Christmas ( I know in Brisbane!!! ;) so we hire him the same style black suit, sometimes larger, sometimes smaller for around $150.... however to hire dresses...
Forum: Australia
Oct 10th 2013, 3:52 am
Replies: 56
Views: 4,850
Posted By macy

Re: Why is life so friggin complicated

Your seriously considering leaving your wife and 12 year old daughter and moving over to the other side of the world if they don't want to come..... wow....wow.... lost for words..... if you can't...
Forum: The Barbie
Oct 8th 2013, 4:14 am
Replies: 101
Views: 8,542
Posted By macy

Re: You know you're no longer young when...

You walk into City Beach or some other "trendy teenage shop" and walk right out again as the music is too loud and " I can't hear myself think"...

or

If you don't drive somewhere on a night...
Forum: The Barbie
Oct 4th 2013, 4:38 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,881
Posted By macy

Re: 1st world problem... Marks and Sparks delivery

Thanks for that, I might give Marks a miss if their delivery is always going to be that bad...I will check out ASOS and Next as you recommended. :)
Forum: The Barbie
Oct 4th 2013, 3:49 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,881
Posted By macy

1st world problem... Marks and Sparks delivery

Anybody else noticed that it's taking longer now to receive goods from Marks.... it used to be that I ordered something (outside of the Christmas rush)and it arrived in a week, now the average seems...
Forum: Australia
Oct 4th 2013, 3:46 am
Replies: 16
Views: 3,302
Posted By macy

Re: Can I make the move alone

It's because it's a scary thought of doing it by yourself, I'm a sociable outgoing kind of person but I wouldn't have considered it, but others do it at the drop of a hat... my cousin moved to Canada...
Forum: Australia
Oct 1st 2013, 4:16 am
Replies: 30
Views: 3,477
Posted By macy

Re: Dog information required

My children went on and on at me for years and years regarding a dog and I eventually in a moment of weakness gave in... worst mistake ever... we ended up with a dog that was lonely, I was the only...
Forum: Australia
Sep 13th 2013, 3:55 am
Replies: 36
Views: 14,856
Posted By macy

Re: Family moving to Brisbane - worried about the cost of living

The school dentist van came to our school once unfortunately in the whole time the children were in primary school, so once in 8 years wasn't something we could rely on... we don't qualify for those...
Forum: The Barbie
Sep 12th 2013, 4:02 am
Replies: 8
Views: 764
Posted By macy

9 / 11 pictures

With the news showing more picturers of the 9/11 event it seems so long ago but also like yesterday. The tales of bravery and those pictures of those firemen going up the stairwells when everybody...
Forum: Australia
Sep 12th 2013, 3:57 am
Replies: 36
Views: 14,856
Posted By macy

Re: Family moving to Brisbane - worried about the cost of living

It may sound silly but if you have two children take them to the dentist before you move over, having spent a small fortune in dental costs these past few months just having them up to date with...
Forum: Australia
Sep 4th 2013, 3:51 am
Replies: 31
Views: 3,223
Posted By macy

Re: Australian Boyfriend Uncertain About Moving Back

This is a bit of deal breaker and not being able to agree in this stage of your relationship doesn't bode well..... make sure you go in with your eyes wide open if you do agree to live in Australia...
Forum: Australia
Aug 26th 2013, 4:05 am
Replies: 18
Views: 3,252
Posted By macy

Re: Help Me - In A Right Mess

Better to let loads of people down than drag your family halfway around the world for something that your heart isn't set on, you could be in a bigger mess then. I wonder how your children are...
Forum: The Barbie
Aug 15th 2013, 4:00 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,856
Posted By macy

Re: Do you hate shopping for shoes?

There is nothing worse than having shoes that don't fit properly, I'm a half size as well and the trouble I have finding shoes in a 8 1/2 out here is unbelievable, they are never in stock.... I...
Forum: Australia
Jul 21st 2013, 10:40 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,645
Posted By macy

Re: Brisbane bound-Windsor state school & Wilston State school

Both my children (2 boys) went all the way throught their primary education at Wilston, they loved it we made great friends and you will be making the right desicion if you send your children there....
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 17th 2013, 4:13 am
Replies: 7
Views: 694
Posted By macy

Re: Tax Question - Gift

I must admit we spent it so fast there was no chance of interest being earned! Thanks for all the replies, I thought it was the case but thought I had better confirm.
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