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Forum: Australia
Jan 22nd 2004, 10:45 am
Replies: 52
Views: 2,731
Posted By captaincook

Lets be realistic the total London market is not...

Lets be realistic the total London market is not falling at all at the moment. The top end of the market has fallen but the rest has just stood still. Below £250,000 the market is still strong....
Jan 22nd 2004, 10:21 am
Replies: 35
Views: 2,349
Posted By captaincook

if national pride is important then i think it...

if national pride is important then i think it does exist in the uk but not for britain but the individual countries that make up the union. cannot help concluding that the problem with britain is...
Jan 20th 2004, 9:11 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 6,119
Posted By captaincook

Fascinated to know about all the foreign wines...

Fascinated to know about all the foreign wines available in Oz - tell us more ? 2 french, 1 sth african and a bottle of black tower last time i looked.

The quality of oz wine is generally...
Jan 17th 2004, 10:09 am
Replies: 5
Views: 4,141
Posted By captaincook

Re: Animal Reception Centre - Heathrow

Its the animal quarantine centre on the left between terminal 4 as you drive on the perimeter road towards the ba cargo village. if you arrive ba/qantas then its a 5 min car ride from t4. if you...
Forum: Australia
Jan 16th 2004, 10:00 am
Replies: 81
Views: 3,742
Posted By captaincook

sorry but i think they are looking for the oz...

sorry but i think they are looking for the oz style theme pub and prefer to live in a pom free as possible environment. sad but imho true. i wish they were looking for their roots they may learn...
Forum: Australia
Jan 15th 2004, 6:31 pm
Replies: 81
Views: 3,742
Posted By captaincook

No its because there is a walkabout pub in the...

No its because there is a walkabout pub in the high street.


Also South Africans are taking over Southfields.
Forum: Australia
Jan 14th 2004, 5:20 pm
Replies: 81
Views: 3,742
Posted By captaincook

When we were in Brisbane there was a large...

When we were in Brisbane there was a large Scottish community in Ormiston on the Bayside. The programme the other day on the TV showed there was a Welsh community in Melbourne. In Brisbane the...
Jan 13th 2004, 1:50 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 2,701
Posted By captaincook

We arrived back about 6 months ago now. Time has...

We arrived back about 6 months ago now. Time has really flown.

My first impression of England after being away 5 years were that nothing has really changed - a few more buildings here and there...
Forum: Australia
Jan 5th 2004, 9:37 pm
Replies: 89
Views: 3,458
Posted By captaincook

thats a bit rich from somebody living in auckland...

thats a bit rich from somebody living in auckland - one of the most depressing places on the planet.
Dec 30th 2003, 3:07 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 3,727
Posted By captaincook

I agree but whereas the English Brits are...

I agree but whereas the English Brits are prepared to criticise anything the other brits i.e Welsh, Scots etc seem only willing to criticise the English and blindly ignore their own faults or...
Forum: Australia
Dec 19th 2003, 5:57 pm
Replies: 85
Views: 5,144
Posted By captaincook

i am very annoyed about this show. they are...

i am very annoyed about this show. they are showing brits moving to paradise and yet they seem ungrateful and constantly moan and whinge. i think any brit that is heard moaning upon arriving in...
Dec 15th 2003, 3:59 pm
Replies: 83
Views: 9,967
Posted By captaincook

Re: UK

so you've moved from richmond to downmarket docklands pad have you. must be awful having that lovely view of the river and having to share the residents gym and pool facilities.
Dec 13th 2003, 9:11 pm
Replies: 184
Views: 27,135
Posted By captaincook

yes, scotland and wales are not as business...

yes, scotland and wales are not as business friendly as england.

there have been regional assistance grants in uk for years to encourage this very thing but with limited success.

lets be honest...
Dec 6th 2003, 4:17 pm
Replies: 83
Views: 9,967
Posted By captaincook

Re: moving back to UK

if you consider twickenham a rough area you may have a few problems when you eventually get to oz.

maybe instead of complaining about the cost of living in one of the most expensive parts of...
Dec 5th 2003, 4:49 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,490
Posted By captaincook

Re: European Boilers - What a mess

do not understand what the point of posting this in british moving back to uk forum. was it meant to make us question our move home. well thank you as i for one really regret moving back now you have...
Forum: Australia
Dec 2nd 2003, 10:43 am
Replies: 44
Views: 2,162
Posted By captaincook

Think dugongs makes a fair point He also...

Think dugongs makes a fair point

He also forgot to mention Aristocrat Leisure, Lendlease and Commonwealth Bank uk mortgages. Not so long ago BHP was a basket case until they called the yanks in....
Forum: Australia
Nov 24th 2003, 7:47 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,130
Posted By captaincook

oh well you know how it feels when you read crap...

oh well you know how it feels when you read crap in the press slating your home country.

funny how these aussies get all upset when the boots on the other foot.

who cares if its correct the...
Forum: Australia
Nov 20th 2003, 7:44 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,156
Posted By captaincook

Mate, your wife may be a jock but you should...

Mate, your wife may be a jock but you should remember this is a british expat site. Postings like this falls into the teaching grandma to suck eggs category and really whats the point. You may think...
Forum: Australia
Nov 16th 2003, 6:19 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 745
Posted By captaincook

Oz is changing

This is a cut and paste from the FinReview about the changing face of Australia. Wonder how many people are moving to Australia to escape all this without realising the changes that are taking place...
Aug 22nd 2003, 9:24 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,433
Posted By captaincook

Re: From Oz to UK 2004

We paid about $2300 to ship the 2 cats - both jet pets and dogtainers were within $100 of each other but we considered dogtainers came across as more caring and less hard sell - just our personal...
Aug 19th 2003, 9:28 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,433
Posted By captaincook

Re: From Oz to UK 2004

We used dogtainers in brisbane and they were fine. They went from Brisbane and used the official qantas route which is authorised under the pet passport scheme. I think qantas are the only ones...
Forum: Australia
Aug 19th 2003, 9:12 am
Replies: 127
Views: 6,043
Posted By captaincook

Well you really are typical aussies. You probably...

Well you really are typical aussies. You probably do not realise but your defensive attack of me was typical of all aussies and I think goes to prove my point that you are mostly similar and if you...
Forum: Australia
Aug 18th 2003, 7:53 am
Replies: 127
Views: 6,043
Posted By captaincook

I formed my opinion by living in Oz for 5 years...

I formed my opinion by living in Oz for 5 years and now happy to be home in England. I also have an aussie wife and whilst she loves australia she understands that england is where the opportunities...
Forum: Australia
Aug 17th 2003, 3:08 pm
Replies: 127
Views: 6,043
Posted By captaincook

It would be refreshing to meet an aussie that...

It would be refreshing to meet an aussie that does'nt just repeat the same stuff about England. Is it printed in the Lonely Planet guide on Britain what you have to say ? Does'nt any aussies have...
Aug 17th 2003, 2:25 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,433
Posted By captaincook

Re: From Oz to UK 2004

Moved back home last month after about 5 years. We shipped two cats via animal passport scheme and it was very straightforward although we used an agent to do the paperwork for us. The cats were...
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