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Forum: Australia
Dec 12th 2013, 3:01 am
Replies: 2
Views: 1,130
Posted By haggis supper

Re: Can anyone recommend a good employment lawyer in Melbourne?

I used Mark Waters from CIE Legal, details below, earlier this year when I had a former employer threatening me with legal action. Mark helped ensure these idiots realise their error. He was a good...
Forum: The Barbie
Dec 6th 2013, 2:18 am
Replies: 97
Views: 7,238
Posted By haggis supper

Re: Mandela RIP

Words like 'hero' and 'legend' are bandied around far too often these days but in case of Nelson Mandela they are genuinely appropriate. An inspiration.

A sad day indeed.

RIP

"I can rest...
Dec 4th 2013, 5:41 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,358
Posted By haggis supper

Re: Need advice on very imp point - permanent residency

I completely agree. And the bottom line is that you ran up the debt, therefore you owe somebody money. IMHO failing to pay that debt is akin to theft/fraud.

I can't comment re PR but if you arrive...
Forum: The Barbie
Nov 30th 2013, 12:49 am
Replies: 13
Views: 908
Posted By haggis supper

Re: Jerusalem Poem/Hymn

Nice one ! :thumbsup:
Forum: The Barbie
Nov 30th 2013, 12:41 am
Replies: 13
Views: 908
Posted By haggis supper

Re: Jerusalem Poem/Hymn

Well a small world indeed ! She's born & bred there (well strictly speaking she was born in Baltonsborough or was it Butleigh ?!). Parents still there, on a farm out at Wick. Brother living in Wells....
Forum: The Barbie
Nov 29th 2013, 4:50 am
Replies: 13
Views: 908
Posted By haggis supper

Re: Jerusalem Poem/Hymn

As my wife is from Glastonbury this was played at our wedding (fabulous tune) - Jesus was said to have travelled to Glastonbury as a small child with his uncle Joseph of Arimathea.

(I believe he...
Forum: Australia
Oct 30th 2013, 1:48 am
Replies: 41
Views: 4,087
Posted By haggis supper

Re: Stranger at the Dinner table

Sounds like both my children. Wander in at tea time, sit down, wolf down the food, make no attempt to converse, grunt a few things and wander off when finished - plates, cups and mess left on the...
Forum: Australia
Oct 10th 2013, 5:49 am
Replies: 56
Views: 4,681
Posted By haggis supper

Re: Why is life so friggin complicated

I don't know the OP or how he's reached this point so I'll make a few assumptions.

If he's gone through the whole application process and set his heart on a move to Australia then I can perfectly...
Forum: Australia
Sep 30th 2013, 11:20 am
Replies: 30
Views: 3,328
Posted By haggis supper

Re: Dog information required

Nope, that would have been too obvious ! Her name is Keli.
Forum: Australia
Sep 30th 2013, 9:13 am
Replies: 50
Views: 22,956
Posted By haggis supper

Re: My wife wants to go home....

I have been in exactly the same situation for 7 years or so. My wife wanted to come to Australia, so we did but within 18 months or so she found that she missed her parents. This has built up over...
Forum: Australia
Sep 30th 2013, 4:19 am
Replies: 30
Views: 3,328
Posted By haggis supper

Re: Dog information required

Hi,

Sounds rather similar to my own experiences a few years back but instead of the small child wanting a dog it was me whilst my wife was not keen at all.

We also wanted a medium sized dog,...
Forum: Australia
Sep 24th 2013, 4:23 am
Replies: 5
Views: 2,439
Posted By haggis supper

Re: Public primary schools in Bayside area of Melbourne. Help!

Hi Bels,

Welcome to the forum.

I just replied to a post by Debsnumpty on the same subject so you may want to look at that thread as well.

I currently live in Beaumaris, have done for 8...
Forum: Australia
Sep 23rd 2013, 4:45 am
Replies: 11
Views: 3,833
Posted By haggis supper

Re: Primary school issues in Bayside

Hi,

We looked at Beaumaris and Beaumaris North when we arrived 8 years ago when the kids were 3 and 5. We opted for Beaumaris as we just felt it had a slightly better feel about it. Initially we...
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 25th 2013, 5:38 am
Replies: 10
Views: 876
Posted By haggis supper

Re: Australian sports fans...

I was at Wembley in 1989 when we lost to Wimbledon - that was a 100,000 crowd.

I think what they meant was that this was the highest number of Liverpool fans that Liverpool had played in front of...
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 5th 2013, 12:45 am
Replies: 20
Views: 877
Posted By haggis supper

Re: We live here, why don't we support Wallabies ?

Good point. Maintain radio silence folks.
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 5th 2013, 12:13 am
Replies: 20
Views: 877
Posted By haggis supper

We live here, why don't we support Wallabies ?

I've read some pretty appalling articles in my eight years in Australia but I think this one takes the award for journalistic knob of the decade.

Seems that as we have the privilege to live here...
Forum: The Barbie
Jun 20th 2013, 1:43 am
Replies: 2
Views: 356
Posted By haggis supper

RIP James Gandolfini

http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/tv-and-radio/sopranos-star-james-gandolfini-dead-20130620-2ok4c.html
Forum: The Barbie
Jun 7th 2013, 2:24 am
Replies: 45
Views: 4,868
Posted By haggis supper

Re: Sadly separated - advice & reassurance please folks

My sincere thanks to everyone for the comments, advice and karma - very much appreciated. It has also been extremely helpful, especially being able to understand my rights as a father and how custody...
Forum: The Barbie
Jun 6th 2013, 12:23 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,495
Posted By haggis supper

Re: Help! Puppy/Dog lovers, I need some advice!

Find a good dog trainer ! I have a Hungarian Viszla who was a bit of a shocker and often bounded off when we least expected/wanted it. We found an excellent dog trainer who showed us how to instil...
Forum: The Barbie
Jun 5th 2013, 11:20 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 4,868
Posted By haggis supper

Sadly separated - advice & reassurance please folks

Many of you wonderful people were kind enough to send me karma, encouragement and feedback recently when I posted about contemplating divorce. Sadly, despite a huge effort on my part to reconcile...
Forum: The Barbie
May 17th 2013, 1:32 am
Replies: 7
Views: 839
Posted By haggis supper

Afternoon tea in Melbourne

As Mrs Haggis has her birthday next weekend I'm thinking of taking her to the Monet exhibition followed by afternoon tea somewhere - she's a big fan of a spot of tiffin in the afternoon.

If anyone...
Forum: Australia
May 9th 2013, 4:39 am
Replies: 64
Views: 7,311
Posted By haggis supper

Re: What 10 Things should you know before you move!

Not a top 10 and in no particular order...

This is not the UK with sunshine, nor is it nirvana. It is a different country with different attitudes and cultures. It has crap drivers, crime, traffic...
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 12th 2013, 5:27 am
Replies: 44
Views: 3,965
Posted By haggis supper

Re: Contemplating divorce - advice much appreciated

Folks - can't thank you enough for the comments and support. It has helped, especially at a very low point when I was in danger of making life changing decisions.

Tiddly - what can I say ?! Thank...
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 10th 2013, 1:50 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 3,965
Posted By haggis supper

Re: Contemplating divorce - advice much appreciated

A further thanks to everyone.

Tom - great post, I appreciate you sharing your experience. I hope that you'll find a resolution soon enough. It sounds like you're on the right path.

Hebe - do I...
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 10th 2013, 10:59 am
Replies: 44
Views: 3,965
Posted By haggis supper

Re: Contemplating divorce - advice much appreciated

Thanks folks.

I'd love to try counselling again if I thought it would do any good. She has an appointment tomorrow but hasn't once tried to talk to me since Saturday, she's been out every night...
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