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Forum: Australia
Apr 10th 2015, 3:40 am
Replies: 2
Views: 685
Posted By tictac

The Adventure of Starting Again

Here's a really insightful article for those contemplating a move "Down Under" (or anywhere else for that matter):

What it's like to start your life over and over again...
Forum: Australia
Jan 7th 2015, 6:48 am
Replies: 486
Views: 58,450
Posted By tictac

Re: Australia is too bloody far away....from everything

Looks like Brisbane is likely to get hotter too:

Bad luck, Brisbane: muggy cities will feel future heat even more...
Forum: Australia
Jan 7th 2015, 5:46 am
Replies: 486
Views: 58,450
Posted By tictac

Re: Australia is too bloody far away....from everything

I have good days and bad days.

Like others have mentioned, I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with the place.

On paper, everything is fantastic. Spiritually, things are not (in general)....
Forum: Australia
Jan 6th 2015, 12:30 pm
Replies: 486
Views: 58,450
Posted By tictac

Re: Australia is too bloody far away....from everything

Sounds like you were/are in exactly the same situation as us.
Forum: Australia
Jan 6th 2015, 12:20 pm
Replies: 486
Views: 58,450
Posted By tictac

Thumbs down Re: Australia is too bloody far away....from everything

Crippling loneliness
Social disconnectedness
Prevalence of insularity/parochialism
Poor cultural fit
Diminishing employment opportunities
Lack of vibrancy/variety
Cost of living (particularly...
Forum: Australia
Aug 29th 2013, 1:06 pm
Replies: 62
Views: 3,899
Posted By tictac

Re: Melbourne wins "The Economists' most liveable city in the world for 3rd year in a

It's this rag that just about typifies Brisbane thinking i.e. small-minded and insular.

Hence why this particular study has re-ignited my interest in seeking a relocation to somewhere with a more...
Forum: Australia
Apr 30th 2013, 11:36 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,828
Posted By tictac

Re: Advice - "Paper Cert'd" MCSE

Rick

I agree with what BB has said. Though the world is somewhat different to how it was 10 years or so ago, if you're passionate enough and determined enough you *will* achieve your dream.

My...
Forum: Australia
Apr 30th 2013, 2:01 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,919
Posted By tictac

Re: ITIL Jobs in Australia

Hi

I'm on the verge of achieving ITIL expert status having completed most of the V3 capability modules while employed by the Qld Govt. I'm also very familiar with ISO/IEC 20000 having worked to...
Forum: Australia
Apr 5th 2013, 7:25 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,141
Posted By tictac

4 Day Round Trip (OZ>UK>OZ)

Crazy as it sounds, thinking of heading back to the UK for a football match then flying back the day after.

Flying BNE>DXB>MAN>DXB>BNE

Dep BNE Thurs early morning; Arr MAN Thurs evening
Dep...
Forum: Australia
Mar 14th 2013, 2:53 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,176
Posted By tictac

Re: Another magical Melbourne moment

Can't beat a bareback ride first thing in the morning :thumbsup:
Forum: Australia
Mar 1st 2013, 8:06 am
Replies: 80
Views: 6,889
Posted By tictac

Re: Flights back to UK - Price jump 30% in one day

Except my flights were not at *sale* prices in the first place. They were not and never have been included in the Emirates promotion to which you are referring.
Forum: Australia
Mar 1st 2013, 6:53 am
Replies: 80
Views: 6,889
Posted By tictac

Re: Flights back to UK - Price jump 30% in one day

Same experience here.

A few days ago BNE>MAN & LCA>DXB>BNE in May cost $4100 for 2 adults

Today price has increased to $5533.

Though the emirates website does not provide sufficient detail...
Forum: The Barbie
Feb 25th 2013, 12:14 pm
Replies: 83
Views: 6,793
Posted By tictac

Re: Any truth? British Jealousy?

You obviously don't read the Courier Mail
Forum: Australia
Jul 17th 2012, 2:41 pm
Replies: 328
Views: 24,804
Posted By tictac

Re: Queensland public servants declare war on Newman

It's a pity your typical Courier Mail commentator finds it easier to swallow Newman's propaganda rather than try to understand the facts:
...
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 16th 2012, 3:15 am
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 15th 2012, 1:32 pm
Replies: 2,704
Views: 249,414
Posted By tictac

Re: You know you are in Australia when...

You're in a beer garden in Queensland, it's 19 degrees celcius at 10pm and you have to ask the hotel manager to put the patio heaters on.

You see a shirtless young bloke walking down the street in...
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 15th 2012, 1:28 pm
Replies: 2,704
Views: 249,414
Posted By tictac

Re: You know you are in Australia when...

Never! As far as this Vale fan is concerned.
Forum: Australia
Sep 7th 2011, 11:14 am
Replies: 84
Views: 6,887
Posted By tictac

Re: Melbourne "most liveable city in the world" once again

Didn't Melbourne get 97 points and Brisbane 94 points (out of 100)?

Brisbane can be frustrating but I'd hardly call the survey results conclusive

This Melbourne resident sure as hell thinks...
Forum: Australia
Jul 20th 2011, 8:13 am
Replies: 61
Views: 4,834
Posted By tictac

Re: Brisbane is.................

Snap! Apart from the bit about meeting your missus.
Forum: Australia
Jul 19th 2011, 12:01 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 4,834
Posted By tictac

Re: Brisbane is.................

Stefan's needle :thumbup:
Forum: Australia
Jun 10th 2011, 1:28 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,344
Posted By tictac

Forum: Australia
Jun 10th 2011, 4:09 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,344
Posted By tictac

Re: Removal Companies and Container issues

G'day mate

We used PSS to ship our stuff from Biddulph to Brisbane. They were very efficient and there were no dramas. A very minor insurance claim was processed promptly.

There are a few...
Forum: The Lab
Jan 30th 2009, 3:30 am
Replies: 51
Views: 2,145
Posted By tictac

Re: Day 1 of being a Mac owner !

Eh?

It's not 1984 you know.
Forum: Australia
Jan 29th 2009, 11:03 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 634
Posted By tictac

Re: Rental Repairs Runaround

Thanks for the info

Look, it's highly unlikely we'd want to end the tenancy because of a faulty dishwasher door, it's just that I'm not the sort of person who's prepared to be dicked around.

I...
Forum: Australia
Jan 29th 2009, 8:16 am
Replies: 68
Views: 6,855
Posted By tictac

Re: Nissan X Trail

I'd be interested to know if anybody's been able to get a definitive answer on whether the X-Trail (T31/2008) has *proper* "recovery points"

I'm led to believe that unless you've got proper...
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