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Forum: The Barbie
Mar 27th 2009, 12:04 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 24,370
Posted By max kilby

Re: How to remove ugly stickers from whitegoods?

WD40 or any of those spray oils. The 'best' thing if you can get it is orange oil which is available from your local supermarket in a small bottle. Soak the sticker in it and if possible peel off the...
Mar 23rd 2009, 1:42 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,661
Posted By max kilby

Re: 6 years this year!!!!

How strange - must be something in the water as we have just passed out 6 years too (1st March) and I have just started revisiting ExPats too!

MAX
Forum: Australia
Mar 22nd 2009, 9:14 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,288
Posted By max kilby

Re: Your top tips for making new friends

I think you have something there.

We live in Oz and have done so for the last 6 fantastic years. Not every day has been easy as it wouldn't have been in the UK but anyway - I'm just getting to the...
Forum: Australia
Mar 22nd 2009, 12:45 am
Replies: 6
Views: 971
Posted By max kilby

Re: So expensive-Outdoor playsets

Bunnings.

Angle grinder $50
Generator $195
Torch $20

Then visit your local park after dark......:thumbsup::lol:
Forum: Australia
Mar 22nd 2009, 12:39 am
Replies: 37
Views: 3,071
Posted By max kilby

Re: Final decision - will you go?

I'd say it was a lot like getting married.

We all have our doubts, and that's only natural but you need to be COMMITTED to make it work. If you have any doubts about your own (or a member of your...
Forum: Australia
Mar 21st 2009, 11:54 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,288
Posted By max kilby

Re: Your top tips for making new friends

We found the best way was getting a dog. We met loads of really nice people (and some not so nice) and have made some great long lasting friendships.

I've heard that joining some kind of sporting...
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 19th 2008, 9:52 am
Replies: 37
Views: 3,815
Posted By max kilby

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

A sad tale indeed. And expensive. And you're beating yourself up about it.

You need to sit down with your sig other and explain. Depends on your relationship though printing the letter and letting...
Jun 11th 2004, 5:19 am
Replies: 14
Views: 841
Posted By max kilby

Re: Importing a Car when emigrating!!

The answer is NO. It's just a rumour.

Importing a car is very expensive to discourage you doing so. Check the archive on this site for loads of information.

By the way, where I live in South...
Jun 8th 2004, 10:13 am
Replies: 12
Views: 949
Posted By max kilby

Re: Electrical Goods In Australia

It's never too soon to do your research.

When everything starts to happen you won't know where the time goes, and before you know it you'll be arriving in Aus :-)

The comments on the above post...
Jun 7th 2004, 10:05 am
Replies: 12
Views: 949
Posted By max kilby

Re: Electrical Goods In Australia

Yep

Brought a fax machine here to Oz from the UK which sends and recieves OK but doesn't actually 'pick up' a call which is pretty useless as it's an answerphone/fax so that's been disconnected...
Jun 6th 2004, 2:20 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 949
Posted By max kilby

Re: Electrical Goods In Australia

As with the other replies - your equipment will work here as the voltages are the same but Australia uses different carriers for picture and sound to the UK - also in some places VHF is used to...
May 25th 2004, 2:27 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 529
Posted By max kilby

Re: Thoughts on passports for UK and Aus...

I guess that this will sound like a dumb question, but I've heard a lot about dual citizenship - can anyone name the benefits?

Does the expense of maintaining two passports justify the benefits?...
Feb 17th 2004, 9:49 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 911
Posted By max kilby

Re: Furniture Removal Companies from UK to Sydney

We used John Mason from UK (Bedfordshire) to Adelaide for our 3 bed medium sized house. We JUST managed to get everything in but had already got rid of stuff like the TV, washing machine, fridge etc....
Oct 25th 2003, 6:59 am
Replies: 25
Views: 1,141
Posted By max kilby

Re: The cultural aspects of Australia

Surely "American cultural" is an oxymoron?

Now I'll just sit back and await the replies - he he.

MAX
Sep 13th 2003, 8:30 am
Replies: 14
Views: 777
Posted By max kilby

Re: Opening bank account in Oz from UK?

Hi Greta

There are a number of banks who will do this for you but we used the Commonwealth Bank in London who have heaps of branches over here in Oz.

They were very helpful (as you could...
Sep 6th 2003, 12:18 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 1,479
Posted By max kilby

Re: importing a kitty cat?

Hi,

We imported Charlie our cat into Oz using the mob from Colchester whose name escapes me at the moment. They were very good and although Charlie pined and lost a little weight the 'diet' did...
Aug 12th 2003, 12:30 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 634
Posted By max kilby

Similar situation in Adelaide. I got into Oz...

Similar situation in Adelaide.

I got into Oz on a 'skilled' visa based on my IT skills but have been unable to get IT work here as it is apparently fairly scarce.

Making my living now as a...
Aug 12th 2003, 12:24 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 790
Posted By max kilby

Re: Shipping Furniture

Agreed

We brought all the main bits of furniture and whatever we could get into the container. It was all packed and arranged by John Mason who did an excellent job for a little over £3000.
...
Aug 2nd 2003, 10:05 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,395
Posted By max kilby

Yes - I always include a covering letter stating...

Yes - I always include a covering letter stating I have no work restrictions, I hvae purchased property at XX address (to show I'm not going back to UK in a couple of months) and that I have a clean...
Jul 30th 2003, 11:49 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By max kilby

Re: Culinary Delights ?

Yes. BK (or Hungry Jack as it's known in some places) Maccy D, Dominos Pizza, Pizza Hut - all the familiar stuff is here. Chip shops tend to fry on demand rather than have stuff ready to go and 'Cod'...
Jul 25th 2003, 10:30 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,395
Posted By max kilby

Re: Do Brits also have problems with getting their first job in Aus?

The answer is yes!

We've been here nearly 5 months and apart from a short period where I was doing some vine pruning for a very little money there has been no interest in my skills at all.
...
Jul 19th 2003, 10:33 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,550
Posted By max kilby

Medicals NZ - heart murmur!

Donna -

A shock I know - I discovered a similar problem and had to spend a shocking £250 (or thereabouts) to be passed fit.

If it's any consolation my Dad was diagnosed with a heart murmur at...
May 4th 2003, 4:17 am
Replies: 12
Views: 626
Posted By max kilby

Re: arriving !!!!

Nope. No different at all. A bit of an anti climax really.

My wife had to arrive 'before me' but we arrived together, queued with all the others entering the country and handed over our passports...
Feb 6th 2003, 8:59 am
Replies: 15
Views: 966
Posted By max kilby

And I'm sure we've all been brought up on a diet...

And I'm sure we've all been brought up on a diet of 'home and away' 'neighbours' 'the flying doctors' and 'the Sullivans' ;-)

All as true a representation of Ozzie life as 'Coronation Street'...
Feb 5th 2003, 8:45 am
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By max kilby

Re: any help with this one,pre grant letter ?

I'd check out www.austimeline.com

It took a couple of months for us to get everything back after we'd submitted our PCs and Meds.

Cheers,

MAX
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