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Forum: Australia
Dec 2nd 2015, 7:43 am
Replies: 5
Views: 707
Posted By nic75

Re: Sending gifts to the UK

We stopped sending presents as we found that even small gifts, certainly under £135, attracted 2 charges. One from customs and the post office made a handling charge.
Forum: The Barbie
Sep 23rd 2015, 1:57 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 753
Posted By nic75

Re: Davis Cup semi-final GB vs Australia

Same here but my sister tried days after they went on sale and "sold out" and was able to purchase 4 lower tier seats for Sunday. Maybe the result of "bounced" credit cards and tickets coming back on...
Forum: The Barbie
Sep 21st 2015, 9:07 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 753
Posted By nic75

Re: Davis Cup semi-final GB vs Australia

I was fortunate enough to get tickets for Friday and Sunday. Amazing atmosphere, good banter from fans of both sides. Loved every minute.
Forum: Australia
Aug 4th 2015, 1:55 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 4,304
Posted By nic75

Re: Ping Pong anyone?

Absolutely agree with you Sacha. Living in Glasgow, I know how the rain curtails outside play. Yes you can go out but it isn’t pleasant. It’s school summer holidays now and every mum I know is...
Forum: Australia
Feb 9th 2015, 9:59 pm
Replies: 317
Views: 25,079
Posted By nic75

Re: Brisbane heat hell

In Brissie just now having left the snow behind in Glasgow 2 weeks ago and loving Brissie sunshine. Loving even more our first grandson born 3 weeks ago.:thumbsup:
Forum: Australia
Aug 16th 2014, 8:42 pm
Replies: 93
Views: 8,964
Posted By nic75

Re: Any Poms thinking of going back to the UK?

Funny thing, grass greener etc. We're working on the reverse. Done all the Europe thing, Florida etc and now looking at retirement soon and already checking out buying a caravan and intend three...
Forum: Australia
Aug 15th 2014, 5:55 pm
Replies: 93
Views: 8,964
Posted By nic75

Re: Any Poms thinking of going back to the UK?

We did the first 2 courtesy of bcworlds fab info. But now we're going twice a year is back to cattle class with emirates. But we stop dubai and singapore and our flights this time were only £830 so...
Forum: Australia
Aug 15th 2014, 5:04 pm
Replies: 93
Views: 8,964
Posted By nic75

Re: Any Poms thinking of going back to the UK?

Just visiting our son and his Aussie wife. They were married last year and expecting our first grandchild in January. So back again then. Our 6th time in 3 years and love it every time.
Forum: Australia
Aug 15th 2014, 4:30 pm
Replies: 93
Views: 8,964
Posted By nic75

Re: Any Poms thinking of going back to the UK?

Same with our son. He can't tell us that it's a bit chilly in the mornings / evenings in winter when it's 19 degrees without being told that he's turned into a softie and to remember when he was up...
Forum: Australia
Aug 15th 2014, 3:27 pm
Replies: 93
Views: 8,964
Posted By nic75

Re: Any Poms thinking of going back to the UK?

Oh how I aspire to be able to choose to go indoors because it’s 40 degrees outside. I’m sitting in my office in Glasgow, looking at a grey sky and dreaming of Brissie where I’ll be in a couple of...
Forum: Australia
Feb 22nd 2014, 11:09 pm
Forum: Australia
Feb 7th 2014, 10:07 am
Replies: 2,789
Views: 839,754
Posted By nic75

Re: Business Class Airfares to UK / Europe - approx $2700 - $2800 rtn!

We had a similar problem back in April. Thai cancelled our midnight flight from FRA – BKK and we were rebooked on the earlier flight which didn’t connect with our EDI – FRA. We only discovered this...
Forum: Australia
Jan 15th 2014, 12:38 pm
Replies: 6,964
Views: 525,622
Posted By nic75

Re: What's the Temperature & Weather like where you are now?

I’m looking out my office window in Glasgow and its grey and 3 degrees. It was dark at 7.30 when i got up and it will be dark when I leave at 5.00 tonight. I’m told it rained almost every day in...
Forum: Australia
Dec 13th 2013, 7:57 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,253
Posted By nic75

Re: Australian mortgage

Good one Hino :) thanks for comments, that's what we thought but we're old enough to remember the good old days of MIDAS in uk when you were given tax relief against you mortgage and just wondered...
Forum: Australia
Dec 12th 2013, 9:37 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,253
Posted By nic75

Re: Australian mortgage

Yes they both work and either one can afford the mortgage they want to borrow. Just wondering if ant tax benefits.
Forum: Australia
Dec 12th 2013, 9:25 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,253
Posted By nic75

Australian mortgage

Looking for a bit of advice. My son is married to australian girl and has a resident visa. They want to buy now and have been wondering if there is any benefit in having the mortgage in her name...
Forum: Australia
Nov 20th 2013, 9:59 am
Replies: 2,789
Views: 839,754
Posted By nic75

Re: Business Class Airfares to UK / Europe - approx $2700 - $2800 rtn!

BCworld, I am continually amazed by your wealth of knowledge.
Forum: Australia
Sep 25th 2013, 7:20 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,783
Posted By nic75

Re: Car hire excess...what's the score?

it's worth thinking about an excess waiver policy with the likes of Questor. They usually cost about a couple of pounds per day and cover most damages.
Forum: The Barbie
Sep 14th 2013, 10:49 pm
Replies: 22,578
Views: 527,639
Posted By nic75

Forum: Australia
Jun 21st 2013, 11:38 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 3,449
Posted By nic75

Re: Ping Pom Support

We’re the young (we think) 60 something parents with a son in oz and a daughter in Scotland. Our dilemma is whether to start proceedings to apply for a visa that will allow us to move over...
Forum: Australia
Jun 18th 2013, 10:30 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,418
Posted By nic75

Re: Student loans/banks

Hi, can't help with the transfer of funds but can give advice on Student Loans. You should write to them advising them that you will be travelling, enclose a letter from your parents confirming they...
Forum: Australia
Jun 1st 2013, 2:56 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,198
Posted By nic75

Re: Thank you bcworld

Big thanks from us in Glasgow. Me, hubby, daughter and son have all benefited from bcworld's vast knowledge of flights and dividend miles scheme.
Forum: Australia
Apr 15th 2013, 6:56 am
Replies: 4
Views: 3,337
Posted By nic75

Re: UK radiographers experience of moving to Australia

My new daughter-in-law, an Aussie and a radiographer would confirm there is no shortage in Oz at present.
Forum: The Barbie
Mar 9th 2013, 11:57 pm
Replies: 22,578
Views: 527,639
Posted By nic75

Forum: Australia
Mar 9th 2013, 11:54 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By nic75

Re: Brisbane from Dublin - Best Route/Carrier

We flew recently from Glasgow on Emirates. Our choice was couple of hours transfer in Dubai, long stopover in Singapore allowing us a night in the airport hotel and on to Brisbane at 3.00pm next...
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