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Forum: The Barbie
Oct 1st 2008, 8:59 am
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By Caroline B

Scenic rim

So my hubby goes for a dump this morning, flushes and out of the rim comes this little charmer:ohmy:
Forum: Australia
Sep 6th 2008, 11:19 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 641
Posted By Caroline B

Financial aspects of move from 457 to PR

I'm on a 457 visa and my employer will sponsor me for PR. I'm not sure if I want to stay in Australia in the very long term, but would prefer PR for the next few years due to the greater security it...
Forum: Australia
Jan 2nd 2008, 7:55 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,525
Posted By Caroline B

Re: Brisbane suburbs

I live in Greenslopes. Mt Gravatt is nice as is Holland Park. Handy for 8 Miles Plains and the CBD. Mt Gravatt some city views.
Forum: Australia
Jan 1st 2008, 10:11 am
Replies: 35
Views: 4,542
Posted By Caroline B

Re: If your earning $100k?

Totally agree that 100K is not the path to riches for a family, particularly if you are paying exorbitant Brisbane rents and you fancy travelling further than Redcliffe for your hols... :unsure:
Forum: The Barbie
Jan 1st 2008, 9:58 am
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By Caroline B

Re: Rain, Rain and more Rain............

No doubt will stop tomorrow as we all get back to work....
Forum: The Barbie
Dec 31st 2007, 11:18 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 417
Posted By Caroline B

Holiday to New Zealand

Just about to go to NZ (South Island) for a holiday. Can't wait, and hoping to see some SUN after drizzly ol Brissie, but I have forgotten to get some $$
Should I get many NZ dollars before I go,...
Forum: The Barbie
Dec 31st 2007, 9:32 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By Caroline B

Booking flights ex Brissie using UK travel agent

I fancy a trip home next year over Xmas/New Year. My mates are having their NYE party as I type and I am homesick and a bit jealous!!

Have a UK Bank A/C that I can pay in £ for tickets. Any chance...
Forum: Australia
Dec 28th 2007, 3:42 am
Replies: 18
Views: 28,116
Posted By Caroline B

Re: what do aussie women think of english men?

I've got a couple of male single friends in their 20's and I'm afraid that Fluffy seems to be right - if you're a half decent bloke you'll probably do O.K. with a cute British accent - Mind you in...
Forum: Australia
Dec 28th 2007, 3:11 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,465
Posted By Caroline B

Re: managing uk bank account from oz

Have been here a year operating a LLoyds TSB account. Main issue is I cannot get interest paid gross of tax in UK (am on 457 Visa) despite being eligible as I earn under the tax threshold. Have to...
Dec 25th 2007, 11:09 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 3,172
Posted By Caroline B

Re: Looking to apply on a 457 visa

Katya
I work for SMS and came over on a 457 VISA. If you come over on a 457 visa, it may be possible to get employer sponsored PR after 2 years. SMS recruit from the UK and are back again...
Dec 25th 2007, 11:02 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,944
Posted By Caroline B

Re: Work attire in Brisbane

I'm working in the city for an IT consultancy firm and they expect you to wear a suit :( It gets very hot! But we are in the minority
Forum: Australia
Nov 15th 2007, 7:12 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,034
Posted By Caroline B

Re: Pay for schooling?

Just another reason for moving to Queensland!!!:)
Forum: Australia
Nov 15th 2007, 7:10 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,742
Posted By Caroline B

Re: 457 visa and private medical insurance

Sadly not all of us qualify for PR.
I am on a 457 visa and expected to pay for medical insurance for myself and my family as part of my employment conditions. Just another expense of living here....
Forum: The Barbie
Aug 25th 2007, 3:47 am
Replies: 28
Views: 1,122
Posted By Caroline B

Re: I should be happy, but why do I feel like this....

I loved Adelaide when i came to visit in 2003 and always wanted to live there. It's a beautiful place. But when I got a job in Oz they didn't have an office in Adelaide, so I chose to come to...
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 30th 2007, 9:05 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,381
Posted By Caroline B

Sat Nav in Brisbane

I'm tired of getting lost. Can anyone recommend a reasonable sat nav system - cheapest please - Where's the best place to buy? I'm south side but can get to the city easily
Cheers for any...
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 2nd 2007, 11:07 am
Replies: 12,293
Views: 175,775
Posted By Caroline B

Re: Three word story

for chip suppers
Forum: Australia
Jun 30th 2007, 10:33 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,113
Posted By Caroline B

Unhappy Re: tax on savings whilst in Aus

As a 457 visa holder, I am entitled to my UK tax allowance and therefore get rental payment from my UK home free of tax. But I have being trying to get my bank to pay my interest gross, and have had...
Forum: The Barbie
Jun 28th 2007, 9:10 pm
Replies: 97
Views: 17,740
Posted By Caroline B

Re: Going PR from 457

I would also advise going PR if you can. I wish I could get off my 457 visa, I hate the insecurity and I hate the feeling of being in limbo. I've just found out that I am not eligible for Employer...
Forum: Australia
May 1st 2007, 11:04 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,560
Posted By Caroline B

Re: Anything we should buy in UK to ship over ?

Smart clothes/suits if you need 'em for work (no NEXT). Jumpers/cardis from real wool and not horrid acrylic. High quality shoes
Shampoo, conditioner, face cream, make up - if there's room. No...
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 29th 2007, 10:18 am
Replies: 32
Views: 1,597
Posted By Caroline B

Re: British blokes and drinks

Is it just me? - I've been surprised by how few drunks I've seen here (and by how many people go to church!) - I grew up in Brighton UK and I love the place to bits, but every time I visit there's a...
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 29th 2007, 10:12 am
Replies: 137
Views: 5,369
Posted By Caroline B

Re: Can you all list your favourite UK Shops please :)

The cheap chinese stuff is just as good here as the cheap chinese stuff in the U.K. In Brisbane (CDB) anyway I cannot find quality suits at a decent price - I can find good quality stuff, but don't...
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 28th 2007, 11:28 pm
Replies: 66
Views: 2,567
Posted By Caroline B

Re: Internet TV

Can I be added on to the list of grovellers searching for an invite???
I miss telly;) !
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 28th 2007, 11:14 pm
Replies: 137
Views: 5,369
Posted By Caroline B

Re: Can you all list your favourite UK Shops please :)

I really miss NEXT and have already emailed them to see if they'll deliver to Australia. I have to dress smartly for work, and in Brisbane it's really difficult to buy quality work clothing at a...
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 28th 2007, 11:07 pm
Replies: 139
Views: 12,900
Posted By Caroline B

Re: Aussie expressions which really get on my goat ... ADULTS ONLY

Before everything!!! I thought people were being really rude to me when I first heard this. What's worse is that no only have I become used to it but am often tempted to use it..

One expression I...
Forum: Australia
Apr 28th 2007, 8:06 am
Replies: 17
Views: 6,313
Posted By Caroline B

Re: North or South of Brisbane. Whats the difference?

I live Southside (Greenslopes) - takes me about 15 mins to the CBD on the bus in the morning and it's handy for access to Redland Bay etc..
There aren't many Brits living here as far as I can see...
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