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Forum: The Barbie
Jan 17th 2018, 11:40 am
Replies: 24
Views: 1,995
Posted By Rhubarb65

Re: Hawkesbury Seaplane Crash

Great series, on Netflix I believe, featured that airline. That's a tough environment they operate in...
Forum: The Barbie
Nov 22nd 2017, 9:00 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,042
Posted By Rhubarb65

Re: Caught by a mobile speed camera - or not?

were you past the sign when the camera flashed? - I think I managed to dodge a fine whilst visiting NSW a couple of years ago from VIC, as I managed to brake in advance of the sign. Not sure it...
Forum: Australia
Oct 4th 2017, 8:12 am
Replies: 3
Views: 986
Posted By Rhubarb65

Re: watching UK TV - VPN?

I use SmartyDNS and have set-up a VPN through their service. From memory, they charge around USD 14 per quarter.

We are able to watch all UK free-to-air shows either live or via their respective...
Forum: Australia
Sep 5th 2017, 9:24 am
Replies: 104
Views: 131,707
Posted By Rhubarb65

Re: How long for UK to Aus mail?

There is mate. Presumably, someone posting a domestic letter in the UK wouldn't put country on the item, but it should have a UK postcode.
Forum: The Barbie
Aug 21st 2017, 11:48 am
Replies: 11
Views: 571
Posted By Rhubarb65

Re: E10 vs. regular unleaded

yes, but also a counter-balance to the car company marketing spiel.
Forum: The Barbie
Aug 21st 2017, 11:47 am
Replies: 11
Views: 571
Posted By Rhubarb65

Re: E10 vs. regular unleaded

My weekend car is a Mazda6 TD wagon - great drive, but don't get me started on diesel particulate filters! The filter just needs a ruddy good clear-out on the freeway every week or so, or buy a...
Forum: The Barbie
Aug 21st 2017, 10:07 am
Replies: 11
Views: 571
Posted By Rhubarb65

Re: E10 vs. regular unleaded

that's pretty much my experience as well, although the difference on our venerable old Mazda 121 is not as marked. I mainly fill with 91 RON unleaded and approx 1 in 4 fills with E10.

This...
Forum: Australia
Aug 1st 2017, 11:58 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,392
Posted By Rhubarb65

Re: Looking for advice for family of 4

Hi,

on the assumption that you qualify for a visa, there is at least one ice rink in each state and territory (some have many) - google is your friend:
...
Jul 31st 2017, 2:58 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 452
Posted By Rhubarb65

Reforms to modernise Australia's visa system

Just announced on Department of Immigration & Border Protection website.

https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/visa-reform


It talks about increased use of provisional visas in the pathway to...
Forum: Australia
Jul 5th 2017, 2:58 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,979
Posted By Rhubarb65

Re: Health Care Insurance

We use HCF, they have been very good in the limited number of dealings we have had with them since arriving. I'm not sure of their WA coverage, they seem - historically at least - to have been east...
Forum: Australia
Jul 4th 2017, 5:01 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 7,294
Posted By Rhubarb65

Re: Melbourne or Brisbane for a British family?

Agreed. On Sunday morning, the temperature in my unheated kitchen was lower than that of the fridge - some of the older houses are very poorly insulated!

Nevertheless, that is just one aspect of...
Forum: USA
Jul 4th 2017, 4:30 pm
Replies: 188
Views: 12,503
Posted By Rhubarb65

Re: Guns in America

My fellow - adopted - countryman, Jim Jefferies just about nails the subject for me:

part 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rR9IaXH1M0

part 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9UFyNy-rw4
Jan 12th 2017, 12:13 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,711
Posted By Rhubarb65

Re: That was quick....

Congrats on the visa grant.
Back in the day (2010), I only received a grant email addressed to myself as the applicant, with my wife and kids listed next to their visa grant numbers. I think that...
Forum: Australia
Aug 30th 2016, 2:23 am
Replies: 4
Views: 960
Posted By Rhubarb65

Re: HSBC Australia - UK Address

Hi there,

I have day-to-day and flex-saver accounts with HSBC Au and have just changed my account settings to receive online statements and notifications - I think that the default when you...
Forum: The Barbie
Jun 6th 2016, 11:29 am
Replies: 26
Views: 2,346
Posted By Rhubarb65

Re: Yet another shark attack.......

Seems to be the perfect application for a drone, equipped with a high-definition camera and / or other mechanisms to detect sharks in the water and relay their position back to shore. Got to be...
Forum: The Barbie
May 27th 2016, 2:30 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,195
Posted By Rhubarb65

Re: Ta-ra ta-ra ta-ra

Same for me, on my two visits back in the past 5 1/2 years, saying goodbye to the folks was far harder than when we originally left. The only way that I can rationalise it is that when we migrated,...
Forum: The Barbie
May 26th 2016, 1:49 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,741
Posted By Rhubarb65

Re: Good reason to get citizenship?

or maybe a happy ending for them?


Job offer to Australian family facing deportation - BBC News (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-36387513)
Forum: Australia
May 19th 2016, 11:48 am
Replies: 5
Views: 2,817
Posted By Rhubarb65

Re: Palace Fans in Melbourne......

Here's a couple of photos from the play-off final in 2013...it certainly was a memorable night.
Forum: Australia
May 18th 2016, 11:46 am
Replies: 5
Views: 2,817
Posted By Rhubarb65

Re: Palace Fans in Melbourne......

I hope to be there on Sunday morning in the wee small hours....COYP. Come over and introduce yourself; i'll be wearing a shirt from the early 90's, yellow away shirt with green lapels and 'Tulip...
Forum: Australia
May 13th 2016, 11:05 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,932
Posted By Rhubarb65

Re: Cheap fares MEL - LHR with Royal Brunei

Yes, I don't doubt that it has become more liberalised, but this article suggests that the tide isn't all one-way:


Prison, fines await drinkers - The Jakarta Post...
Forum: Australia
May 13th 2016, 10:44 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,932
Posted By Rhubarb65

Re: Cheap fares MEL - LHR with Royal Brunei

I did a two week project go-live in Jakarta back in 2006, Officially, alcohol is not available outside of the major tourist hotels, but the FD of our host company took us out for a thank you on our...
Forum: Australia
May 13th 2016, 10:35 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,932
Posted By Rhubarb65

Re: Cheap fares MEL - LHR with Royal Brunei

I did have a chuckle at your story! The contrast between Brunei and Dubai airports in the same trip is quite an eye-opener, but for me, that's what travel is all about. I think my daughter would be...
Forum: Australia
May 12th 2016, 1:24 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,932
Posted By Rhubarb65

Cheap fares MEL - LHR with Royal Brunei

For anyone travelling in the next few weeks to London, I've recently booked return flights to Heathrow from Melbourne and noticed that Royal Brunei are offering returns from Melbourne to London for...
Forum: Australia
Mar 30th 2016, 10:31 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,603
Posted By Rhubarb65

Re: Best airline to fly from Brisbane to Gatwick??

I know that you have said that you only want to consider 1 stop to Gatwick, but 2 stops would give you more flight options, could well be considerably less expensive and you get to stretch your legs!...
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