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Forum: Australia
May 11th 2008, 11:10 am
Forum: Australia
May 11th 2008, 8:15 am
Replies: 11
Views: 653
Posted By karenvirginia

Re: best place to buy electric cable as an owner builder

would have thought it obvious that we had tried the normal places!!
we are looking to buy 100 meter reels of four different sized cables,
as with lots of other things it seems you have to be a...
Forum: Australia
May 11th 2008, 5:32 am
Replies: 11
Views: 653
Posted By karenvirginia

best place to buy electric cable as an owner builder

scoured the internet, prices are very high... any inside information?
karen
Forum: Australia
May 2nd 2008, 10:05 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 957
Posted By karenvirginia

Re: Thinking of Buying an LCD TV

we brought EVERYTHING with us nearly five years ago and very glad we did. the tv's all needed an adjustment costing about $50 each and worked perfectly.
if you do this bring plenty of 4 way sockets...
Forum: Australia
May 1st 2008, 9:53 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 2,299
Posted By karenvirginia

Re: Swimming in Brisbane/Gold Coast

depends where you end up...
we live in northern rivers, just below the border of the gold coast and my favourite places are the creeks - not the canals.
i'm talking about pottsville, cudgen,...
Forum: Australia
Mar 31st 2008, 6:21 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,094
Posted By karenvirginia

Re: getting breast cancer in australia

thanks for your kind wishes. i am quite good mostly, work part time but recently lost alot of weight so awaiting results of more tests just now...no worries!
Forum: Australia
Mar 30th 2008, 4:59 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,094
Posted By karenvirginia

Re: getting breast cancer in australia

dazah, sounds like your wife is doing well and i think she's lucky to have you too! i'd been here year and a half and had terrific pains and a swollen tummy for ages, twice incorrectly diagnosed...
Forum: Australia
Jan 4th 2008, 11:38 pm
Replies: 99
Views: 8,759
Posted By karenvirginia

Re: Buzzy's House Build

after many hours of drawings and discussions, we are also going with a steel frame. we are using www.askhomes.com.au and the style we are loosely basing our ideas on is the royal pines. these guys...
Forum: Australia
Sep 26th 2007, 6:06 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 4,034
Posted By karenvirginia

Re: Anyone done Maldives/Mauritius stopover on way to Aus?

have just returned from trip to uk and we used oasis hong kong for that half of the journey (cathay pacific for the brisbane to hk)
could'nt fault them, on time, good service, etc. we did pay in...
Forum: Australia
Jun 22nd 2007, 6:20 am
Replies: 0
Views: 351
Posted By karenvirginia

car swap?

we live just below the gold coast and are visiting uk (birmingham) at beginning of august for 6 - 7 weeks. i have a reliable 6 year old hyundai accent, low klms, and wondered if anyone in uk is...
Forum: Australia
Jun 16th 2007, 10:52 am
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By karenvirginia

Re: Reasonable Airline Costs?

look at oasis hong kong, they fly gatwick to hong kong only then you'd need to use another airline for the next leg. they are a budget airline, we fly with them in august.
Forum: Australia
Jun 12th 2007, 9:06 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 602
Posted By karenvirginia

Re: Anyone Booked To Fly To Sydney Between 15 and 25 July? How Much?

we are coming from brisbane to uk early august (just booked last week) and found everything very expensive or not available. then remembered new airline oasis hong kong. you may be able to do what...
Forum: The Barbie
Jun 11th 2007, 11:48 am
Replies: 2
Views: 451
Posted By karenvirginia

Re: one night in hong kong (and oasis air)

thanks so much, plenty of food for thought....
Forum: The Barbie
Jun 10th 2007, 10:35 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 451
Posted By karenvirginia

one night in hong kong (and oasis air)

flying in on a monday evening 8pm, then have to be back at the airport about 10pm the next evening.
never been to hong kong and don't want to waste it, ideas on easy to get to hotel, best market?...
Forum: Australia
Apr 24th 2007, 8:14 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 3,134
Posted By karenvirginia

Re: Where do you stay when you arrive?

its seqrents.com.au - south east queensland rents
Apr 15th 2007, 2:27 pm
Replies: 133
Views: 10,511
Posted By karenvirginia

Re: 3 short years

hello soapy, just read your post - we've been here since sept 2003, will put our story on here one day, seems mundane to us now but i remember reading the updates and stories back in blighty before...
Forum: Australia
Apr 15th 2007, 1:32 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 9,392
Posted By karenvirginia

Smile Re: Emirates-reply to extra baggage enquiry....

fly via the usa - you get 2 pieces per person, up to 32kg per piece.... we did this, flew from manchester via los angeles and auckland to sydney. had a few days in las vegas on the way which was fun...
Forum: Australia
Feb 16th 2007, 9:30 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,145
Posted By karenvirginia

Re: Tewantin - Any thoughts?

was there just last weekend... we like the yacht club, particularly banana republic playing on a friday night! good fun, food also and sitting there on the river - just lovely. there is a good pub...
Forum: Australia
Feb 16th 2007, 9:16 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,675
Posted By karenvirginia

Re: Longtermers??

so many times we have said "if only"! hindsight is a wonderful thing! we bought an old property - for cash - all we'd got (did'nt think anyone would lend us money) then went and told the council...
Forum: Australia
Feb 16th 2007, 9:03 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,675
Posted By karenvirginia

Re: Longtermers??

what do you want to know? been here 3.5 years now, had lots of ups and downs, been back to uk twice for holidays, hubby 4 times (2 funerals) expensive to travel though. we love living here but are...
Forum: Australia
Dec 27th 2006, 6:46 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Posted By karenvirginia

Re: What is your plans for New year? The same or different?

we live right on the nsw/qld border at tweed heads so will be celebrating new year in tweed then one hour later it all goes off again up the road! should be fun this year as we have two mates here...
Forum: Australia
Dec 26th 2006, 10:29 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 853
Posted By karenvirginia

Re: Finances

yes...you are right, check out the website. we are not gamblers either however, after weighing it we felt this was as reliable as it could be.....
Dec 26th 2006, 9:37 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 7,922
Posted By karenvirginia

Re: 3 months on - small update

found your story and the replies so far very interesting and moving.... i've been here just over three years, same as pollyanna, who is great at putting into words what i'm thinking - so often! i've...
Forum: Australia
Dec 26th 2006, 8:50 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 853
Posted By karenvirginia

Re: Finances

for good rates of interest - try city pacific, we get 9.5%, there is a risk, of course, however when we saw their website and their profits... they build on the goldcoast and thats not stopping for a...
Forum: Australia
Dec 9th 2006, 1:16 am
Replies: 0
Views: 323
Posted By karenvirginia

Cool ashes ticket for melbourne available

(i have posted this by mistake on the g'day board)

if anyone is still interested! have one ticket for friday 29th dec, at face value $33. will either post it to you or hubby will be in melbourne...
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