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Forum: Australia
Dec 10th 2020, 7:15 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,779
Posted By tomar

Re: How to tell your parents you’re moving across the world?

Am I the only mother to reply? My advice, talk about the possibility straight away, that it is only that at the moment, but if it comes off it’s something you really want to do. I think it’s a bit...
Nov 13th 2020, 5:42 am
Replies: 25
Views: 9,312
Posted By tomar

Re: Retired to Australia 14 years ago today

Not a lamington in sight, as no mingling or loitering allowed. We just left the soulless hall, and picked up our certificates on the way out, but were congratulated as we took them.
Nov 12th 2020, 11:09 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 9,312
Posted By tomar

Re: Retired to Australia 14 years ago today

Well the final piece of the jigsaw is now in place. We are finally citizens!! We had the cut price no frills ceremony in Maroochydore last week, no handshake, no photo, and no native tree, probably a...
Forum: The Barbie
Sep 20th 2020, 9:06 am
Replies: 1,211
Views: 74,565
Posted By tomar

Re: Coronavirus - how's everyone doing?

Steve, my husband probably spent half our married life away from home. It can be quite a strange time readjusting to the family dynamics when you are back together. My husband felt a bit of an...
Forum: Africa
Jul 23rd 2020, 8:35 am
Replies: 8
Views: 603
Posted By tomar

Re: Flights Lusaka-London

Your question took me down memory lane. I was a stewardess for Zambia Airways in the 1960’s, and a 707? Leased from Alitalia, then flew once a week return from Lusaka, Nairobi, Rome, LHR
Hope you...
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 19th 2020, 8:56 am
Replies: 37
Views: 2,701
Posted By tomar

Re: 747: Over and out

I was a stewardess on the DC 3 in Zambia in the 1960’s. I had some interesting times, carried plenty of livestock as well as passengers. Landed mostly on grass strips, went ‘tec’ on one occasion and...
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 19th 2020, 8:52 am
Replies: 37
Views: 2,701
Posted By tomar

Re: 747: Over and out

I was a stewardess on the DC 3 in Zambia in the 1960’s. I had some interesting times, carried plenty of livestock as well as passengers. Landed mostly on grass strips, went ‘tec’ on one occasion and...
Forum: Australia
Jun 9th 2020, 12:13 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 934
Posted By tomar

Re: The A O S BOND Trap!

Sorry I realised you were mainly meaning that you trusted someone to pay the final payment of the AOS $14.000 for a couple that has to be paid to cover any costs incurred during your first 10 years...
Forum: Australia
Jun 9th 2020, 10:55 am
Replies: 10
Views: 934
Posted By tomar

Re: The A O S BOND Trap!

I have to chip in here. There has not been no change to the cost of the parent visa for a long time. Anyone who is eligible for the parent visa should be aware of the costs and conditions before they...
Feb 6th 2020, 1:17 am
Replies: 25
Views: 9,312
Posted By tomar

Re: Retired to Australia 14 years ago today

17 years today, where does the time go. Still enjoying life on the Sunshine Coast. Our good news is that we finally got PR last year and will apply for citizenship as soon as eligible, and the even...
Forum: Australia
Feb 3rd 2020, 1:27 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,531
Posted By tomar

Re: Any UK soap addicts in the family?

I really enjoy enjoy the foreign series on SBS. Wisting is well worth watching.
Forum: Australia
Feb 2nd 2020, 5:52 am
Replies: 30
Views: 2,531
Posted By tomar

Re: Any UK soap addicts in the family?

He got the part, went on to be a successful actor. Not sure if I have the right to mention his name. Think Emmerdale and Dr. Who. He and my brother and lots of other young actors went to Corona...
Forum: Australia
Feb 2nd 2020, 5:15 am
Replies: 30
Views: 2,531
Posted By tomar

Re: Any UK soap addicts in the family?

My brother was acting in the mid 1950’s early 60’s and was in Manchester for an audition. He met a friend there and they were chatting about the parts they were auditioning for. His friend said he...
Forum: Australia
Jan 24th 2020, 11:45 am
Forum: Australia
Jan 24th 2020, 11:43 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,469
Posted By tomar

Re: I have almost 4 thousand pound to transfer

We have used transferwise every month for many years. as All our income comes from UK. We can’t fault them so far. Often the money is in our Australian bank account the next day, and the rates are...
Forum: The Barbie
Oct 17th 2019, 10:33 am
Replies: 24
Views: 2,277
Posted By tomar

Re: Dreading summer 😓

i realise that, which is why I posted an alternative view.
Forum: The Barbie
Oct 17th 2019, 10:12 am
Replies: 24
Views: 2,277
Posted By tomar

Re: Dreading summer 😓

i don’t know where you live on the Sunshine Coast, but I’ve lived here for 16 years and I think much older than you well in my 70’s and I really don’t feel the same as you. I don’t know where you...
Forum: Australia
Sep 20th 2019, 12:08 am
Replies: 19
Views: 3,616
Posted By tomar

Re: CBD OIL

I don’t know if this will help, but Epilepsy Action has just launched this web site.

Cannabis 4 Epilepsy. C4E.com.au
Forum: Australia
Sep 18th 2019, 3:19 am
Replies: 29
Views: 3,690
Posted By tomar

Re: Planning for retirement/topping up UK state pension

apart from prescriptions all the others are subsidised just by having a seniors card,
Forum: Australia
Sep 17th 2019, 11:36 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 3,690
Posted By tomar

Re: Planning for retirement/topping up UK state pension

possibly might come off your Aus gov pension, but not applicable in our case, as we don’t qualify for the pension, therefore don’t have a pension card, and pay our way.

We are self funded retirees
Forum: Australia
Sep 17th 2019, 12:39 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 3,690
Posted By tomar

Re: Planning for retirement/topping up UK state pension

I did this 15 years ago, when I could then get my UK state pension at 60. My break even point of the amount paid to equal the increase in pension was 2 years, so 13 years later was well worth it. I...
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 5th 2019, 9:07 pm
Replies: 103
Views: 16,574
Posted By tomar

Re: Roll Call...

We will apply for citizenship the moment we are eligible. We have made Australia our home as have 2 of our children who followed us here and are now citizens.
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 5th 2019, 11:38 am
Replies: 103
Views: 16,574
Posted By tomar

Re: Roll Call...

I check in occasionally, but honestly the constant apparent agro between a certain few posters puts me right off bothering.
However my good news is that after 16 years on a temporary retirement...
Forum: The Barbie
Jun 7th 2019, 3:10 am
Replies: 39
Views: 6,195
Posted By tomar

Re: Why is Centrelink so awful? (Unanswerable question)

MP my daughter is also epileptic and as you say the meds are very expensive. Can you let me know let me know where to find out if she would be entitled to a concession card please. Thank you.
...
Forum: Australia
Mar 15th 2019, 9:58 am
Replies: 48
Views: 7,041
Posted By tomar

Re: Guilt of leaving behind your parents

We did the opposite of most parents. We bu——-d off to do our own thing in retirement, and left our three behind. 2 managed to find us and followed us to Australia.

Mind you they might be sorry...
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