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Forum: Australia
Feb 12th 2013, 11:40 am
Replies: 48
Views: 23,099
Posted By mandoz

Re: Wheres the best place to head for bricklayers

I have friends who moved from Sydney to Townsville, and they love it. The place is booming so on a great salary, good work life balance and a fabulous 4 bed house that would have cost the same as a 2...
Forum: Australia
Feb 10th 2013, 2:39 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 2,207
Posted By mandoz

Re: Arrived at last!!!

Hi Rob

We are 'still' toying with the idea of making the move.
Our biggest hurdle or factor for not doing so has been issue of plumbing licence for dh, so really good to hear this.
Would be good...
Forum: Plumbers
Jan 21st 2012, 1:34 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 2,099
Posted By mandoz

Re: How long to get licensed in oz?

Anyone?:o

Im hoping you are all too busy working :fingerscrossed:
Forum: Plumbers
Jan 14th 2012, 11:19 am
Replies: 2
Views: 2,099
Posted By mandoz

How long to get licensed in oz?

Hi

I know this has been done to death but just want to make sure Im clear on a couple of things so bear with me.
My husband is a plumber he has both wet plumbing and gas experience and...
Jan 9th 2012, 12:50 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,845
Posted By mandoz

Re: Looking for Plumbers

Hi

Have pm'd you, not sure if you are able to recieve your pms now?

M
Feb 4th 2011, 11:16 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,280
Posted By mandoz

Re: RRV or Spouse visa?

Absolutely!

A costly doh moment at that.

The irony is I had no idea I was eligible for citizenship when I was, i.e back in australia I was probably eligible before we left. I believed I had to...
Feb 3rd 2011, 5:22 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,280
Posted By mandoz

Re: RRV or Spouse visa?

Just read the link.

I am reading this as I could have flown to sydney and had it re-issued?

If I had known this I would have done it (although it would have been difficult as I had a very...
Feb 3rd 2011, 5:17 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,280
Posted By mandoz

Re: RRV or Spouse visa?

Thanks again for the link, it was really helpful.
Feb 3rd 2011, 5:16 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,280
Posted By mandoz

Re: RRV or Spouse visa?

Hi would be grateful for you checking but it is sounding like spouse visa AGAIN :o

Would the spouse visa route mean I also go back to temp visa 820?

We never meant to stay this long but things...
Feb 2nd 2011, 7:03 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,280
Posted By mandoz

Re: RRV or Spouse visa?

Hi just a bit more info; (and bumping I guess :))

arrived aus jan 2000 on working holiday visa
30 aug-2000- granted 457
05/04/02- granted temp res (sub class) 820
11/05/04-granted pr (801) rrv...
Feb 2nd 2011, 9:59 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,280
Posted By mandoz

Re: RRV or Spouse visa?

Hi tking,

Thanks for the reply. I did look at the citizenship requirements after you pointed this out and it says,' close and continuing ties'. Would the fact my husband and children have...
Feb 1st 2011, 12:22 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,280
Posted By mandoz

RRV or Spouse visa?

Hi wondered if anyone could help me with this question.

I am in the uk and my PR visa expired May 09. My husband however has a aus passport.

Can I just confirm what the best route would be for...
Forum: Australia
Oct 10th 2010, 11:42 am
Replies: 115
Views: 16,736
Posted By mandoz

Re: Uk vs Australia which is more pretentious?

Manor House, that is a real blast from the past for me. Twas where me dad grew up! How is it looking now? It was pretty bad last time I was there which is a while ago now but it was a nice place to...
Forum: Australia
Oct 10th 2010, 11:37 am
Replies: 115
Views: 16,736
Posted By mandoz

Re: Uk vs Australia which is more pretentious?

I dont work in the glitz and glam world of the media, and I am no where near London. We did try London when we first got back (and I am originally from North London) but after being away for 6 years...
Forum: Australia
Oct 9th 2010, 5:57 pm
Replies: 115
Views: 16,736
Posted By mandoz

Re: Uk vs Australia which is more pretentious?

Thanks- some great answers.

Petensue- I did wonder about this particularly so thanks. Whereabouts in oz are those suburbs if you dont mind me asking

Perhaps I am still (after 5 years) scouting...
Forum: Australia
Oct 9th 2010, 12:25 pm
Replies: 115
Views: 16,736
Posted By mandoz

Uk vs Australia which is more pretentious?

Bit tongue in cheek and a kind of poll really and yes I know it depends on area you live but overall what have been your experiences? Especially if you have lived in both.
Would especially like to...
Forum: Australia
Aug 28th 2010, 1:29 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 6,326
Posted By mandoz

Re: Ping Pong Stories...

Hmmm interesting point you made about cutting the apron strings.
Ive only pinged once uk-sydney-uk. Once I had my little boy I felt depserate to be surrounded by family.
I have been back in the uk...
Jan 3rd 2010, 1:53 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 8,685
Posted By mandoz

Re: Anyone experiencing reverse culture shock?

In response to OP, I am not suffering from reverse culture shock now, but I did do initially. I think it is quite normal really, especially if you have enjoyed many aspects of the country and culture...
Forum: The Barbie
Jun 9th 2009, 1:12 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By mandoz

Re: Sydneysiders-Good time to sell?

Hi

Thanks for your feedback guys- much appreciated.

If it is only worth what we paid then even with current fx rates we would be at a loss because of the cost of fees and also because we have...
Forum: The Barbie
Jun 8th 2009, 2:19 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By mandoz

Sydneysiders-Good time to sell?

Hi there

Just after a bit of advice really. Have property in the inner west and we have been itching ever since ever to sell it, as we have been back in the uk for coming up to 4 years:confused:
...
Forum: Australia
Aug 2nd 2008, 12:36 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,508
Posted By mandoz

Re: Manly, NSW

What did it say?
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 21st 2008, 3:25 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 3,838
Posted By mandoz

Re: How do I justify wanting to pingpong back to oz?

Lucy, at least your both on the same page which is good.

I think if you are determined to get back it will happen.

Im not sure it is 'financially' the best time to be moving countries which is...
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 21st 2008, 9:27 am
Replies: 75
Views: 4,833
Posted By mandoz

Re: If you're happy and you know it STAY PUT!

Sorry but that is not really the viewpoint you have put accross at all.

(do I need a smiley with that?:p)
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 20th 2008, 7:38 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 544
Posted By mandoz

Re: Annoying or fair comments from others re OZ

I lived in sydney for six years...it is an amazing city with lots to offer.
There are of course some negatives just as there are positives and horses for courses and all.


I would say you could...
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