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Forum: Australia
Apr 2nd 2004, 3:08 am
Replies: 39
Views: 1,432
Posted By parrot

We use Eurocity cards. You can buy them from most...

We use Eurocity cards. You can buy them from most newsagents and they're $10 for five hours. you call a 1300 number, so the only cost you pay is the cost of a local call, which i think is 22cents....
Forum: Australia
Jan 5th 2004, 3:14 am
Replies: 37
Views: 2,035
Posted By parrot

Re: Homesickness

Hi, just wanted to say I can sympathise with what you're going through. We got to Melbourne about a month ago and left behind all our family and friends in the UK. I've found Christmas and new year...
Forum: Australia
Dec 22nd 2003, 2:27 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,138
Posted By parrot

Re: Quick Hello

Hi, we're in Melbourne. been here about 3 weeks, 2 in our house in south yarra. we're finding the idea of a warm christmas odd too, although had to dry our post out today as it had got soaked in all...
Forum: Australia
Dec 20th 2003, 12:10 am
Replies: 6
Views: 692
Posted By parrot

Hi Emma, it's good to hear about people in a...

Hi Emma, it's good to hear about people in a similar situation to us. I haven't been on this forum for ages. We moved over her at the beginning of October but we travelled for 2 months before...
Forum: Australia
Aug 22nd 2003, 9:53 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,015
Posted By parrot

Hi We've got PSS coming a week today at 8am....

Hi
We've got PSS coming a week today at 8am. I've only got a smallish one bedroom flat to get sorted and I'm nowhere near ready cos I'm out most nights saying goodbye to people before I leave...
Forum: Australia
Aug 7th 2003, 5:23 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By parrot

We've gone with PSS. They're coming end of this...

We've gone with PSS. They're coming end of this month. Chose them because they had the most competitive quote and were the nicest really, simple as that. Had quotes from Bishops Move, John Masons,...
Forum: Australia
Aug 7th 2003, 5:15 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 2,827
Posted By parrot

I've just opened an online savings account with...

I've just opened an online savings account with HSBC in Oz. I am with them anyway, not that I think it makes much difference. Got the application forms sent from their International office in...
Forum: Australia
Aug 6th 2003, 10:05 am
Replies: 38
Views: 2,292
Posted By parrot

Hi We're heading out to Oz end of September and...

Hi
We're heading out to Oz end of September and travelling for two months before settling in Melbourne end of November. We have no kids to worry about either and have no idea of where we may rent...
Forum: Australia
Aug 5th 2003, 10:41 am
Replies: 7
Views: 580
Posted By parrot

Re: Sydney to Melbourne - by car or by train?

Hi, we've booked our train ticket to go Sydney to Melbourne in November, and I've done it Melbourne to Sydney before. Both times we opted to go on the overnight train (as it saves a night's...
Forum: Australia
Jul 25th 2003, 4:14 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 2,192
Posted By parrot

Re: Qantas - The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

[QUOTE]Originally posted by Pookin
Hope Qantas don't follow BA's suit.

QANTAS staff were last night warned to expect a new round of savage cost-cutting to shore up the future of the nation's...
Forum: Australia
Jul 25th 2003, 2:49 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,134
Posted By parrot

Re: anyone heard of Global Visas

When we were first looking at applying Global was one of the companies we approached to find about about fees etc and to say the guy was pushy is putting it mildly. He rang me every other day for...
Forum: Australia
Jul 25th 2003, 2:39 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 2,192
Posted By parrot

Re: Qantas - The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Hi
Last time we went to Oz we flew BA/Qantas and it was all Qantas apart from the journey home which was BA. Journey with Qantas was much better. Have heard mixed things about them here but better...
Forum: Australia
Jul 18th 2003, 9:29 am
Replies: 118
Views: 5,908
Posted By parrot

What a lovely positive and informative post. I'm...

What a lovely positive and informative post. I'm glad to hear you've settled in and life is good. Gives me a confidence boost in this nerve-wracking time 2 months before going.
Good luck in the...
Forum: Australia
Jul 10th 2003, 10:10 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,788
Posted By parrot

I"m sure you can sswap

Hi Terry,
I'm also heading to Melbourne with my bloke and he's going to be looking at accounting jobs. He's just finshing some exams now, so will be very bottom of the pile in terms of experience,...
Forum: Australia
Jun 23rd 2003, 10:35 am
Replies: 16
Views: 920
Posted By parrot

Best of luck with everything Mash. Seems a long...

Best of luck with everything Mash. Seems a long time ago we were waiting to hear from Adelaide, doesn't it?
Hope the transition goes smoothly and you get everything sorted in time. Know what you...
Jun 10th 2003, 11:12 am
Replies: 3
Views: 345
Posted By parrot

Re: Migration Agents

Hi Gill, we used Concept Australia (the office in Bromley, not Manchester) and although Grahame was brisk and rather unapproachable at times, he did what he said he'd do and we got our visa. The...
Forum: Australia
Jun 5th 2003, 3:56 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,293
Posted By parrot

Re: Who did you book your flights through?

We rang round places like Travelbag, Bridge The World, Austravel and got quotes for flights. Our tickets are one way going to Perth, then on to Cairns, although we will ultimately end up in...
Forum: Australia
Jun 4th 2003, 12:38 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 1,020
Posted By parrot

Re: Hubby has got his VISA!!!!

Congratualtions!!
Forum: Australia
Jun 4th 2003, 12:36 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 651
Posted By parrot

The companies we got quotes from (anglo, john...

The companies we got quotes from (anglo, john masons, pss, bishops move) didn't mind that we didn't have an address in oz. all we have to do is provide them with a contact address (ie po box or...
Forum: Australia
Jun 3rd 2003, 6:04 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 489
Posted By parrot

Re: Still Confused

I can't remember off the top of my head now (at work) but will look at the stuff tonight and let you know...
Forum: Australia
Jun 3rd 2003, 4:57 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 489
Posted By parrot

Re: Still Confused

We're still picking through the small print. We are taking a similar amount of stuff - 240 cu ft - and when roughly calculated insurance also came out at about £10k. Trying to decide between...
Forum: Australia
Jun 1st 2003, 4:02 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 1,738
Posted By parrot

Re: Picnic at hanging rock? No make that Melbourne!

Hi, we'll be there from 26 November after we've finished our two month holiday! So will be desperately trying to find somehwere to rent, but count us in too.
Parrot
Forum: Australia
May 30th 2003, 4:57 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,050
Posted By parrot

No, we were quoted about 241 cu ft, about a...

No, we were quoted about 241 cu ft, about a quarter of a container. PSS quoted the least space needed, have the cheapest insurance and offer four weeks free storage this end. Our journey to Oz is...
Forum: Australia
May 30th 2003, 1:52 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,050
Posted By parrot

I'm trying to make the same choice. I think what...

I'm trying to make the same choice. I think what it comes down to for us is that PSS are considerably cheaper. I know cheap isn't always best, but I've checked back on here and never found anything...
Forum: Australia
May 30th 2003, 10:11 am
Replies: 22
Views: 903
Posted By parrot

Re: Tearful Goodbyes? No Thanks!!

I've just had the same conversation with my mum. Really didn't want a family farewell at heathrow so now we're getting a cab from her house (where we'll be for the last month before we go) to...
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