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Forum: Australia
Mar 20th 2020, 5:08 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,272
Posted By scrubbedexpat020

Re: Check different comapnies' forex rates before transferring

Surprise, surprise, it doesn't matter what I think, it matters what you think. You check the attitude and do the job. I saw it as a personal attack. But that doesn't matter to you. Moderator, my arse!
Forum: Australia
Mar 20th 2020, 5:04 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,272
Posted By scrubbedexpat020

Re: Check different comapnies' forex rates before transferring

Standard response after the fact: I didn't mean it nd play the innocent. You gotta luv internet forums. It's so much better face to face. Started a thread with helpful intentions and some dick...
Forum: Australia
Mar 19th 2020, 8:05 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,272
Posted By scrubbedexpat020

Re: Check different comapnies' forex rates before transferring

Some random dick questioning my integrity with regard to tax avoidance p*sses me off. Let me guess: you're an internet friend of Beoz? Super-moderator (super title) condoning personal attacks? Of...
Forum: Australia
Mar 19th 2020, 5:44 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,272
Posted By scrubbedexpat020

Re: Check different comapnies' forex rates before transferring

Wow, have I upset you? Want to meet and discuss it?

It's none of your business but... FIL is getting on and thinking about his eventual demise. He doesn't have much money (he was a labourer) but...
Forum: Australia
Mar 18th 2020, 10:39 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,272
Posted By scrubbedexpat020

Check different comapnies' forex rates before transferring

Just did a transfer of £5100 to AUD using OFX, netted $9992. After I had done it, I checked with Transferwise and would have realised $180 more. Bit surprised at the difference as other times OFX...
Forum: Australia
Mar 3rd 2020, 3:24 am
Replies: 7
Views: 812
Posted By scrubbedexpat020

Re: Becoming a Psychologist in Australia

When I was doing my business PhD 6 years ago a fellow candidate was very unhappy with the psychology board changing the goalposts: she had done her undergrad years ago when that was acceptable to...
Forum: Australia
Feb 26th 2020, 9:35 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,039
Posted By scrubbedexpat020

Re: Spiders living near Melbourne / Lara / werribee

It's the drop bears that keep me awake! https://australianmuseum.net.au/learn/animals/mammals/drop-bear/ But again I don't expect to come across any. If I do, the wife's well-hard from Bradford,...
Forum: Australia
Feb 24th 2020, 10:38 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,039
Posted By scrubbedexpat020

Re: Spiders living near Melbourne / Lara / werribee

Any boring spiders in the house I leave them alone unless the wife insists they are evicted. They eat other bugs so they're fine by me. I've only ever seen redbacks in the yard, and very rarely. You...
Forum: Australia
Feb 23rd 2020, 7:16 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,454
Posted By scrubbedexpat020

Re: Any UK soap addicts in the family?

Because they are shy and don't want to be seen in public as they may be taken away and not be seen again.

Corrie is not ****, it is an important part of British culture,...
Forum: Australia
Feb 23rd 2020, 7:28 am
Replies: 30
Views: 2,454
Posted By scrubbedexpat020

Re: Any UK soap addicts in the family?

If anybody wants to know where to find UK soaps, PM me.
Forum: Australia
Feb 21st 2020, 5:35 am
Replies: 7
Views: 812
Posted By scrubbedexpat020

Re: Becoming a Psychologist in Australia

https://joboutlook.gov.au/Occupation?search=Career&code=272311 Don't know the area but if you're intending to practise in Aus I would get an Aus postgrad. Check out the pathways tab. Make sure...
Forum: Australia
Feb 21st 2020, 5:03 am
Replies: 3
Views: 572
Posted By scrubbedexpat020

Re: ATM fees in Australia...

Need one of these, https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/credit-cards/travel-credit-cards/ https://www.finder.com/uk/credit-cards/best-credit-card-to-use-overseas

When you live here,...
Forum: Australia
Feb 1st 2020, 9:44 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,454
Posted By scrubbedexpat020

Re: Any UK soap addicts in the family?

Usually, I wouldn't call them shows, but times have changed and the producers are no longer impartial. "Fake news" and all that. Too much partisanship nowadays, albeit I do enjoy listening to the...
Forum: Australia
Feb 1st 2020, 9:39 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,454
Posted By scrubbedexpat020

Re: Any UK soap addicts in the family?

Mostly sport, which I usually watch when she is asleep - wrong time-zone for Premier League. Apart from that, every evening she chooses what we watch. A glass of wine does wonders.
Forum: Australia
Feb 1st 2020, 12:04 am
Replies: 30
Views: 2,454
Posted By scrubbedexpat020

Any UK soap addicts in the family?

Wife loves Corrie, and every week she sits down to watch it in three sessions of two episodes each. I find it mildly amusing but not compelling tv. I don't get it!
Forum: Australia
Jan 4th 2020, 11:51 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,812
Posted By scrubbedexpat020

Re: Melbourne bound

I think my suggestion was more about which lines, after having added to the conversation by pointing out that reality and expectation do not match when it comes to Melbourne train times: don't take...
Forum: Australia
Dec 29th 2019, 10:02 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,812
Posted By scrubbedexpat020

Re: Melbourne bound

https://www.metrotrains.com.au/maps/

I'd say go for the Belgrave and Lilydales lines - but I'm in Ringwood.;) Do a seach for Melbourne Metro busiest lines,...
Forum: Australia
Dec 9th 2019, 11:39 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 907
Posted By scrubbedexpat020

Re: Car options for the first 3 months

Good advice. A lot of driving in Melbourne will be on roads with a speed limit of 80kph max (btw, you can drive in any lane on these roads, no requirement to stay in left lane - welcome to whacky...
Forum: Australia
Nov 20th 2019, 9:50 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 1,337
Posted By scrubbedexpat020

Re: iplayer failing on download

I just used my spam smartdns, https://britishexpats.com/forum/australia-54/need-smartdns-lifetime-deal-available-929397/, to download the latest Eastenders and play it. I never use VPN when...
Forum: Australia
Nov 20th 2019, 8:01 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 707
Posted By scrubbedexpat020

Re: Need a SmartDNS? Lifetime deal available

Oh, yeh, member since 2004 with loads of posts. Don't be a dick!
Forum: Australia
Nov 20th 2019, 7:19 am
Replies: 3
Views: 707
Posted By scrubbedexpat020

Need a SmartDNS? Lifetime deal available

Shout out to a deal on Getflix, lifetime sub for US$49.99, https://stacksocial.com/sales/getflix-lifetimesubscription.

We have an old PC next to the TV and use Getflix's SmartDNS to stream BBC,...
Forum: Australia
Aug 16th 2019, 4:06 am
Replies: 3
Views: 885
Posted By scrubbedexpat020

Re: Diabetes care in Aussie

Check out NDSS, https://www.diabetesaustralia.com.au/ndss. I'm pre-diabetic and have been for 8 years so don't know about medicine prices.
Forum: Australia
Jun 23rd 2019, 10:27 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 2,122
Posted By scrubbedexpat020

Anybody using Kodi to watch BBC and ITV catchup?

Anybody using Kodi on a PC to access BBC and ITV? I tried but BBC stopped, stuttered and stopped, and ITV didn't start. I can access all the channels using Getflix SmartDNS and Chrome browser.
...
Forum: Australia
May 28th 2019, 9:43 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,523
Posted By scrubbedexpat020

Re: Married to Kiwi - Moving to Australia (Advice needed)

https://www.seek.com.au/jobs-in-education-training/teaching-primary

https://jobsearch.gov.au/job
Forum: Australia
May 28th 2019, 9:37 am
Replies: 21
Views: 3,231
Posted By scrubbedexpat020

Re: Pingy Pongy

Looks like not that much difference in crime rates, https://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/compare/Australia/United-Kingdom.
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