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Forum: The Barbie
Nov 12th 2008, 10:14 am
Replies: 4
Views: 685
Posted By HiddenPaw

In Memory of Paula (Pants)

Hi all

I would like to let all Paula’s (aka Pants) friends know that one of her close friends, Helen, is running the London Marathon in memory of Paula, and to raise money for one of Paula’s...
Nov 12th 2008, 10:11 am
Replies: 3
Views: 623
Posted By HiddenPaw

Re: In Memory of Paula (Pants)

She certainly was! And a very kind and loving lady.

(For the benefit of anyone who didn't have the pleasure of exchaging posts with Pants, she lost her brave, but short, fight with breast cancer...
Nov 12th 2008, 10:07 am
Replies: 3
Views: 623
Posted By HiddenPaw

In Memory of Paula (Pants)

Hi all

I would like to let all Paula’s (aka Pants) friends know that one of her close friends, Helen, is running the London Marathon in memory of Paula, and to raise money for one of Paula’s...
Mar 5th 2007, 8:04 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,793
Posted By HiddenPaw

Re: Sushi in the UK supermarkets?

OK, just checked with OH and it's called 'Wa'. It's on King St, right by Broad St.

He doesn't commute every day!! His company head office is in Reading so he usually makes an appearance once...
Mar 4th 2007, 9:14 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,793
Posted By HiddenPaw

Re: Sushi in the UK supermarkets?

Yes, there is a sushi bar in Reading town centre. I was in Reading last week - didn't get to the sushi bar as had a baby and toddler in tow, but it's on Broad Street! My OH works in Reading and...
Mar 4th 2007, 7:37 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,793
Posted By HiddenPaw

Re: Sushi in the UK supermarkets?

Pret-a-Manger (nationwide sandwich bar) do sushi - its sushi is only on a par with M&S tho, IMO.

Not sure where you're headed but up our way (NW UK) there are very few places. Selfridges in...
Forum: Australia
Mar 2nd 2007, 8:11 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By HiddenPaw

Re: Touring N/S/E Australia? Advice??

We did too! We had no cares, no jobs, no home, no responsibilities, no wories! Roughly went from Adelaide up the middle to Darwin, across to the Gulf, then east coast from Cape Trib to Brisbane,...
Forum: Australia
Mar 1st 2007, 12:32 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,798
Posted By HiddenPaw

Re: If most of the Brits are heading for Perth or Brissie, how come?

Wow - almost 1000 a week! India is currently the biggest source country for migrants to Victoria, with the UK second, and NZ third. But with only 3500 Brits and 4500 Indians arriving in the year to...
Forum: The Barbie
Feb 27th 2007, 9:12 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 2,301
Posted By HiddenPaw

Re: "Coles" is for sale

What makes you think it's not already happening?

I have a sense of déjà vu with this particular topic, Vash. I think we already established that supermarket profiteering is a global issue,...
Forum: The Barbie
Feb 27th 2007, 12:44 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 1,089
Posted By HiddenPaw

Re: Earthquake in Broadmeadows (north Melbourne)

'tis a lovely place for sure. :lol:

Maybe proceeds from the sale of Broadmeadows Monopoly should go to the disaster fund too!
Forum: Australia
Feb 23rd 2007, 8:45 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 2,732
Posted By HiddenPaw

Re: Your opinion?

Thanks for the info. Another question (sorry I don't mean to come across as nosey :o ). Do you just have one child? (trying to work out what's in the spreadsheet where you mention school fees, and...
Forum: Australia
Feb 23rd 2007, 8:14 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 2,732
Posted By HiddenPaw

Re: Your opinion?

That's brilliant, thanks for posting that. I run a similar spreadsheet for our UK income/ fixed outgoings so was needing to get an idea for Aus too.

If you are a homeowner, are there additional...
Forum: The Barbie
Feb 23rd 2007, 7:39 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 3,074
Posted By HiddenPaw

Re: how things are changing in the u.k..!!

If you mean "we" as in Australia, then no, you don't enforce people to speak English. Certain immigration regulations require some prospective migrants to have English-language ability, but not all....
Forum: The Barbie
Feb 23rd 2007, 12:22 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 3,074
Posted By HiddenPaw

Re: how things are changing in the u.k..!!

Does the same thing concern you about Australia, or are you worried you won't fit in there for the same reasons? Public hospitals in Oz display signs/booklets in several languages, and translation...
Forum: The Barbie
Feb 23rd 2007, 10:05 am
Replies: 61
Views: 3,074
Posted By HiddenPaw

Re: how things are changing in the u.k..!!

I know they are doing road works on the A49 on the Shropshire/Cheshire border area and have put up lots of diversion and road signs in Polish. Apparently tho, (so says the local council), this is...
Forum: Australia
Feb 22nd 2007, 9:51 am
Replies: 9
Views: 559
Posted By HiddenPaw

Re: Medicals for Infants

When I phoned around a few places to get meds done for the baby and 2-year old, I was quoted about £50-55 for each of them. One place, however, told me that since there weren't any adults having...
Forum: Australia
Feb 20th 2007, 9:04 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 850
Posted By HiddenPaw

Re: Did you all sell your houses when you left???

Didn't sell first time round as fully expected to move back to UK after a few years (and had benefit of capital that wasn't tied up in house to fund our adventure), but will have to sell this time...
Forum: Australia
Feb 20th 2007, 8:45 pm
Replies: 1,069
Views: 145,078
Posted By HiddenPaw

Re: The Melbourne thread

When I was younger and wrinkle-free....I mean child-free. :D 2002-2003 for 18 months. Been away 3 years and had two children since then. So going this time round is completely different....so many...
Forum: Australia
Feb 20th 2007, 8:40 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By HiddenPaw

Re: Does anyone know?

Hi JenJen
I know that Singapore Airlines don't do free upgrades on medical grounds (or at least, didn't previously) . Last time we flew back from Oz I was 6 months pregnant. I had asked for an...
Forum: Australia
Feb 20th 2007, 8:31 pm
Replies: 107
Views: 4,525
Posted By HiddenPaw

Re: Ping Pong Pom Rehab Centre

he he, half my appliances are still connected to Oz plugs (including the TV, stereo....3 years and counting). I told OH I'd never quit BE until he'd changed all the plugs back to UK ones. Prob no...
Feb 20th 2007, 8:28 pm
Replies: 167
Views: 11,343
Posted By HiddenPaw

Re: Scrawni and her life Oz-UK

Um, haven't told them :eek: They are in Australia for 8 weeks at the mo and we only made these decisions 2 weeks ago so I haven't had a chance to speak to them.

My mum will be devastated - her...
Feb 20th 2007, 7:36 pm
Replies: 167
Views: 11,343
Posted By HiddenPaw

Re: Scrawni and her life Oz-UK

Hi Michelle, I'm having a good day today.....I'm really excited about going. I haven't seen my sister for 3 years and I spoke to her today and I just can't wait to see her again.

I think it's...
Forum: Australia
Feb 20th 2007, 7:25 pm
Replies: 1,069
Views: 145,078
Posted By HiddenPaw

Re: The Melbourne thread

We are ping-pongers heading back to Melbourne in May (fingers-x'ed...not yet finalised but I'm hoping so). I'm having an 'excited' day today so thought I would post (some days I'm scared stiff...
Forum: Australia
Feb 19th 2007, 7:17 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 2,485
Posted By HiddenPaw

Re: A year in the life of a ping ponger

flippin' heck - you got that underway quickly. How do you feel about going back now? Excited or up and down? Good luck missus! :thumbup:
Feb 19th 2007, 7:00 pm
Replies: 167
Views: 11,343
Posted By HiddenPaw

Re: Scrawni and her life Oz-UK

Thanks C. To be honest, I've only really posted about it in this thread, so you haven't missed anything anywhere else! I've not really felt like talking about it on the forum, mainly because my head...
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