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Forum: Australia
Feb 5th 2011, 10:42 am
Replies: 53
Views: 9,838
Posted By corfu

Re: School starting age?

Hi there

I understand this is info you have got from some friends.
Firstly if you hold a child back til they are almost 6, they are not at an academic advantage, all this means is that they are...
Forum: Australia
Feb 5th 2011, 10:34 am
Replies: 53
Views: 9,838
Posted By corfu

Post Re: School starting age?

Hi there

My son is socially, academically and emotionally ready for school. I can be sure of this because he has already started reception in the UK at a very young age. When he was born I was...
Forum: Australia
Feb 4th 2011, 10:12 am
Replies: 53
Views: 9,838
Posted By corfu

Post Re: School starting age?

Hi we arrived in Sydney 8 weeks ago and have been in our rental since beginning of Jan in a suburb near Rouse Hill.

I am battling to get my 4.5 year old son into full time kindergarten in a public...
Nov 8th 2010, 6:17 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,541
Posted By corfu

Re: We have arrived!

Hi Emma

Had been following your trials and tribulations, you really went through the mill. You were amazing through the whole thing, your OH must be really proud of you. I bet it feels like...
Forum: Australia
Nov 7th 2010, 8:41 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,305
Posted By corfu

Re: Stopovers with kids

Thanks, that's really helpful. Hope all is going well with the move, you sound really chilled, must be the wine! I'm a baileys girl myself, not so great for the hips though.

Cheers
Carmella...
Forum: Australia
Nov 6th 2010, 3:48 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,305
Posted By corfu

Re: Stopovers with kids

Yes, I get the idea you need the $$$$$. We probably would have treated ourselves if the boiler hadn't decided to go kerputt last week.

We have some friends with kids who go there alot and they...
Forum: Australia
Nov 6th 2010, 3:16 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,305
Posted By corfu

Re: Stopovers with kids

Unfortunately we are flying with Emirates via Dubai, we booked flights with a 2 night stopover just to relax before the flight to Sydney. But the hotels don't really float my boat and doesn't seem to...
Forum: Australia
Nov 4th 2010, 7:37 pm
Replies: 130
Views: 11,062
Posted By corfu

Re: Do you ever get used to Aussie Christmases?

Our first christmas in Oz will be this year, not there yet, so I imagine we will still be a bit jet lagged and disoriented.

However, I am sure it will be as bizarre as the fact that we are having...
Forum: Australia
Nov 4th 2010, 7:26 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 5,288
Posted By corfu

Re: If only I could buy a....

That is deceitful!! thank god I have stocked up to put some in the suitcase and container, 2 bottles for £6 in Boots. We fly out on the 27th Nov, aon our way to Sydney, do you want me to put an extra...
Oct 13th 2010, 11:31 am
Replies: 7
Views: 645
Posted By corfu

Re: gettting medical insurance from the uk

Thanks rammygirl

I will look into doing the travel insurance thing and post date the main health-cover for the employment start date.

I know it is a small cost really, but hard to get your head...
Oct 13th 2010, 11:21 am
Replies: 7
Views: 645
Posted By corfu

Angry Re: gettting medical insurance from the uk

Hi There

In the same boat, visa application with the migration agent, we have sent all relevant documents apart from the health insurance.

We are bound by my OH contract agreement to get...
Oct 11th 2010, 3:12 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 10,828
Posted By corfu

Unhappy Re: 457 Health Insurance/UK Reciprocal cover

Hi

I have pulled out this thread, trying to search for an answer but we are still both miffed :confused::confused::confused:

Basic info for you: 457 Visas, company sponsored, due in Sydney...
Forum: Australia
Oct 3rd 2010, 5:44 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 2,722
Posted By corfu

Post Re: UK Medical Records

Visiting an Aus GP (that's if you get an Aussie one) all seems a bit hit and miss! Which is not very re-assuring if you really are ill and want to be taken seriously.

Is there any way of tracking...
Forum: Australia
Oct 2nd 2010, 10:24 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,209
Posted By corfu

Re: money transfer to pay uk mortgage; hat's the best way.

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Hi there

We are due out in Sydney this December on 457 visas for 4 years. We have decided to rent, because we see it as temporary and certainly do not want to burn any bridges here and have...
Forum: Australia
Oct 2nd 2010, 9:59 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,862
Posted By corfu

Re: Shipping timelines. Container left yesterday.

Hi Yidminster

There is a recent thread on here called Good Removal Companies, just search for it, sorry new to the site and not sure how to put the thread link directly into this reply, I am not...
Forum: Australia
Oct 1st 2010, 6:09 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 5,550
Posted By corfu

Re: Organic Milk/Goat's Milk

Thanks Helen TD for all the great links. We are off to Sydney in 8 weeks and I am a bit of a supermarketholic here in the UK.

But as a family we all drink semi-skimmed goats milk, which is the...
Forum: The Barbie
Sep 28th 2010, 3:27 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,187
Posted By corfu

Re: Feeling guilty- how did you handle it?

Hi roobush

SNAP! Everyone tells you not to listen to your 4 year old and ignore them. I am afraid I can't they are part of the family.

However, the way we have played it is, not...
Forum: Australia
Sep 28th 2010, 3:04 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 4,955
Posted By corfu

Re: Anyone else moving to Oz within the next 6 months and getting cold feet?

Hi Nom & Nat

Cold feet?? Mine are practically freezing!! We are going in only 8 weeks and I have done almost zilch. Despite that, it is happening, and if we hate it and don't settle in we will...
Forum: The Barbie
Sep 26th 2010, 3:39 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,011
Posted By corfu

Re: Thinking of flying somewhere?

10 out of 10 for service and a gold star for you
xxx
Forum: The Barbie
Sep 26th 2010, 3:36 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,011
Posted By corfu

Smile Re: Thinking of flying somewhere?

Well, that will certainly help me to get my arse into gear and get the family Will sorted before we fly over in December!!!!!!

Cheers
Thanks
Really excited now about the flight now!!!...
Forum: Australia
Sep 25th 2010, 6:52 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,249
Posted By corfu

Re: Preschools in Kellyville Ridge, Sydney area?

Hi Kelly

Thanks for all this information it is much much appreciated. Hope all is going well. When we are ready to go my OH employer's have said we can choose where we want our first months...
Sep 25th 2010, 3:03 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,088
Posted By corfu

Re: My Big List - It's too BIG to do in 11wks

Hi Lisa

Refreshing to get a response from someone who has to get everything organised in such a short space of time too!! I assume you have been scanning the forums and realising how much there is...
Forum: Australia
Sep 16th 2010, 3:27 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 5,078
Posted By corfu

Re: Sooo fed up!

Hi Emma

Sorry to here things aren't going to plan, it is like trying to do a jigsaw blindfolded isn't it? Just as you think you've got all the pieces in place someone nicks a piece!!

We are...
Forum: Australia
Sep 16th 2010, 12:02 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,249
Posted By corfu

Re: Preschools in Kellyville Ridge, Sydney area?

Hi Kelly

Glad you are settling in slowly. My family are due out in Sydney in December. I have been looking at the Hills District, particularly Kellyville and Kellyville Ridge for rentals. My...
Sep 10th 2010, 2:11 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 945
Posted By corfu

Post Re: Health Insurance...

Hi Pumba,

Have you made it to Oz yet? What health insurance did you get in the end? The reason I ask is because we are due in Sydney on a 457 visa this December and one of the requirements that my...
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