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Forum: The Barbie
Oct 30th 2016, 7:19 am
Replies: 36
Views: 2,809
Posted By Petals

Re: 'There are 7 types of English surname'

My maiden name is related to France and the Norman Conquest when weavers came over from france. My married name is Scottish and a very large clan. We have done our direct family trees and the...
Forum: The Barbie
May 4th 2014, 2:51 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,385
Posted By Petals

Re: Should the family home be included in the pension assets and income test?

This is easy for me to answer no, it should not, why should I have to get a reverse mortgage just to stay in my own home that I have lived in for 28 years.

Of course if one is a person who moves...
Forum: Australia
Apr 14th 2014, 12:15 am
Replies: 27
Views: 3,542
Posted By Petals

Re: banking job demand in Australia

My friend is with a large Bank and she says they are off shoring a lot of jobs these days and more will be going in the bank she works for, she is ok though as she has a law degree and even though...
Forum: Australia
Feb 9th 2014, 8:53 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,154
Posted By Petals

Re: Melbourne Suburbs

You are obviously seeing the wrong doctors :D There are plenty others around the area though that you could try. Female docs tend to be by the dozen on the Peninsula I guess its because they can...
Forum: Australia
Feb 9th 2014, 8:40 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,154
Posted By Petals

Re: Melbourne Suburbs

I guess I could say I know the area well as lived in Edithvale for 11 years and one of my friends still lives there on the beach front. A lot of the people who live there have lived in the area as...
Forum: Australia
Jan 14th 2014, 6:08 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,326
Posted By Petals

Re: Moving to Endeavour Hills

I have worked with people who lived in Endeavour Hills and its a varied suburb with migrants from many corners of the globe. Lots of Italians and Brits and now people from the sub continent,...
Dec 13th 2013, 8:52 am
Replies: 28
Views: 2,012
Posted By Petals

Re: Moving to Norfolk

I used to live in Norfolk as a child, three of my nieces live in Norfolk and they are all very happy there.

Suffolk is good as well lived there too
Forum: Australia
Nov 28th 2013, 8:33 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 5,003
Posted By Petals

Re: Melbourne Interviews, its a funny old game

Its not just migrants that suffer from the local knowledge thing. I remember a long time ago when I moved from Sydney to Melbourne it was difficult to break into the job market. They wanted local...
Forum: Australia
Oct 5th 2013, 11:21 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 4,156
Posted By Petals

Re: Sick in Melbourne :-(

I would not worry about cleaning the ducts, I have asthma and t;his year we replaced our central heating system and I insisted we have new ducts put in as ours had been there for 26 years. They...
Forum: Australia
Oct 1st 2013, 11:33 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 20,854
Posted By Petals

Re: My wife wants to go home....

My mum nagged my Dad for years and years, she also made my brother and I very unsettled and we often talk about it as it really did upset us as children. Fortunately I am a lot older than my brother...
Forum: Australia
Sep 26th 2013, 10:07 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,579
Posted By Petals

Re: Anyone working within the Australian NHS?

As Quoll says need university degrees to do this kind of work in Aus. Only thing she could do would be work at a gym or such like and I do not think Aus is short of people with these...
Aug 31st 2013, 8:22 am
Replies: 24
Views: 2,512
Posted By Petals

Re: 52 year old going back to UK after 43 years!

Centrelink are getting tougher and tougher with people who are not resident etc. My friend's brother and his wife are returning to live in Aus so that they can get the Aus pension. Like the op...
Forum: Australia
Jul 20th 2013, 5:34 am
Replies: 53
Views: 4,605
Posted By Petals

Re: Landed in melb 4 days unsure if i should , help!

It was 21 degrees and dry day before yesterday, we are glad of the rain in winter as we usually miss out for most of the summer and we need to get our storage up and our tanks filled.

If you want...
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 15th 2013, 2:54 am
Replies: 26
Views: 3,229
Posted By Petals

Re: Who's the Rock star Daddy?

Play with fire get burnt. Choice we have to make. Stand up have DNA checked and remember the child is a human being, a person, has feelings, will grow up one day and hopefully a nice person
Forum: Australia
Jul 9th 2013, 1:46 am
Replies: 24
Views: 3,178
Posted By Petals

Re: Naturalised Aussies claiming UK pension

If for some reason a disability pension due to work injury in UK is granted then that pension gets indexed in Aus as well. My oh had one. I do not know how its going to affect me now that he has...
Forum: Australia
May 17th 2013, 3:44 am
Replies: 48
Views: 17,931
Posted By Petals

Re: Suburbs to Live in Melbourne

For me its all about the infrastructure that is in place now, not in the future, future infrastructure does not always happen in Melbourne.

Internet cover is one of the things I would look for...
Forum: Australia
May 11th 2013, 5:10 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,541
Posted By Petals

Re: Pet cat in Australia

Followed the snake catcher today guess he was off to a job. Remember we are not allowed to kill snakes, they are protected and have to be moved to a more suitable area by a handler.

I have had...
Forum: Australia
Apr 25th 2013, 7:41 am
Replies: 24
Views: 3,008
Posted By Petals

Re: Desperately lonely single parent!

My friends have been around for a long long time and we three of us actually came to Aus together a long long time ago. So we have just stayed friends. I made friends through work and reading...
Forum: Australia
Apr 15th 2013, 6:17 am
Replies: 4
Views: 2,836
Posted By Petals

Re: UK radiographers experience of moving to Australia

Recently there was an article in the Age newspaper here in Melbourne saying that there is no shortage of radiographers in fact there are 300 looking for work in Melbourne at the present time. We...
Forum: Australia
Apr 7th 2013, 7:39 am
Replies: 45
Views: 4,323
Posted By Petals

Re: Ethnic Minority predjuice ?

Yes I believe there is prejudice towards the muslim community but a lot of it is brought on themselves by their demands for this and that which other communities do not expect. Aussies are not a...
Forum: Australia
Mar 24th 2013, 1:00 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,370
Posted By Petals

Re: ING Direct

I have a few accounts with them and term deposits and I renew with them because they always give me a good deal when they roll over. No reason to move.

Been with ING for about 10 years now.
Forum: The Barbie
Mar 11th 2013, 9:45 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,826
Posted By Petals

Re: Tenants that are a pain in the @rse

If you have an agent managing the property often they are slack, in that they do not pass on the requests for tenants. My daughter has excellent landlords and their agent is good so things get...
Forum: The Barbie
Mar 11th 2013, 9:41 pm
Replies: 609
Views: 59,388
Posted By Petals

Re: Depression / anxiety

My son had this when he was 17 and he is 34 now and his face is stil aok

The specialist told me at the time what people do not seem to realise is how painful the condition is. Not only...
Forum: Australia
Feb 25th 2013, 9:39 pm
Replies: 66
Views: 6,637
Posted By Petals

Re: is australia regional racist?

Don't think colour has anything to do with it, some Aussies don't like poms full stop. Country areas are very down to earth and people say it as it is and don't suffer fools. Its hard living...
Forum: Australia
Feb 16th 2013, 10:43 pm
Replies: 64
Views: 5,634
Posted By Petals

Re: Unlimited budget Melbourne move

We all have different ideas of what constitutes a nice place to live, so really its a good idea to wait until you get here and stay in temp accommodation as no budget to worry about and get the feel...
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