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Forum: Singapore
Aug 16th 2008, 12:43 am
Replies: 4
Views: 3,006
Posted By Trax

Re: Moving to Singapore with family

Thanks for that info Seasider. I'm sure I will be back with more questions soon. Hope you've settled in well being in Sydney, though, I find that once an expat, you always seem to have a certain...
Forum: Singapore
Aug 15th 2008, 12:36 am
Replies: 4
Views: 3,006
Posted By Trax

Moving to Singapore with family

My husband will be moving to S'pore later this year, and we will be joining him early next year.

Any suggestions on areas to live. I don't fancy high rise condos, especially as we will be taking...
Jun 8th 2008, 11:39 am
Replies: 1
Views: 278
Posted By Trax

Do we need a RRV?

Sorry, but I'm a bit confused.

Our PR visas are valid to 31st March 2009, and we have been in Aus already for over 3 years, so do we need a RRV when we go on a 5 week holiday to Europe?

My...
Forum: Australia
Sep 3rd 2007, 7:54 am
Replies: 9
Views: 2,595
Posted By Trax

B.A. Airmiles - aahhhh!!!!!!

We've got quite a few B.A. airmiles we want to use - basically enough for us to fly back to the UK each. However, we would rather use them to go East i.e. to the US and maybe Canada. I thought this...
Forum: Australia
Sep 3rd 2007, 7:41 am
Replies: 48
Views: 3,806
Posted By Trax

Re: Shoddy workmanship - do I complain?

There seem to be a lot of shoddy workmanship around. We had new timber floors put in a couple of months ago - we had such hassles getting it done properly - in the end we got our local handyman to...
Forum: Australia
Aug 2nd 2007, 10:30 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 649
Posted By Trax

Re: Renting in Sydney - reality check

Try areas such as Turramurra, St. Ives, Wahroonga, Lindfield. All on the North Shore train line (except St. Ives), but nice areas with good private and public schooling. Parking at train stations...
Forum: Australia
Aug 1st 2007, 10:21 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,188
Posted By Trax

Re: air conditioning question

Thanks Chris for the advice


Trax
Forum: Australia
Aug 1st 2007, 3:14 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,188
Posted By Trax

Re: air conditioning question

Hi Chris,

We are looking at replacing our old ducted system which died a couple of weeks ago - 3 companies have suggested non-inverter Daikin units, but today I've had someone over who has...
Forum: Australia
Aug 1st 2007, 3:04 am
Replies: 4
Views: 624
Posted By Trax

Re: Some Sydney questions

Hi,

You could try the northern suburbs i.e from Killara to St. Ives or Wahroonga - basically anywhere along the train line going through Killara to Hornsby. They are all nice areas and are a...
Forum: Australia
Jul 30th 2007, 7:07 am
Replies: 25
Views: 2,289
Posted By Trax

Re: Creepy crawlies in kitchen

Hi,

Funnily enough, today I read a letter in Australian Geographic which said that using 100g normal household Borax, sprinkled around the kitchen, in drawers, cupboards, under the fridge & oven,...
Forum: Australia
Oct 17th 2006, 10:48 am
Replies: 9
Views: 739
Posted By Trax

Re: 9 year old girl

I have a 9 year old daughter too and I'm sure she would be happy to correspond with your daughter. We have been here just over 18 months, and are living in Sydney.

Trax
Forum: Australia
Oct 6th 2006, 3:13 am
Replies: 7
Views: 584
Posted By Trax

Re: Phiilip Island - where to stay?

We were in Phillip Island this time last year for a weekend. We stayed at the Continental Hotel which looked good on the website, and was in a great location, but was pretty crummy! Basically just...
Forum: Australia
Jan 18th 2006, 8:34 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,167
Posted By Trax

Re: Anyone live in Hornsby (Sydney)?

Hi,

We live in Wahroonga which is just a little south of Hornsby. It is very leafy and green. The public primary school there is supposed to be fairly good (called the Bush School).

Hornsby...
Forum: Australia
Dec 21st 2005, 9:59 am
Replies: 108
Views: 5,972
Posted By Trax

Re: 5 Most Irritating Aussie Speech Traits

I can't cope with the following:

Oktion (auction)
Parsta (pasta) - where on earth did the r come from
farewelled (as mentioned earlier) - its not a verb!

Would never have a go at my Aussie...
Forum: Australia
Dec 18th 2005, 7:47 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,471
Posted By Trax

Re: Anyone live in Hornsby ?

We live in Wahroonga, which as mentioned is very green and leafy, but close to Hornsby for shopping, cinema etc.

Have you thought about Berowa - it is a little further out, but we have friends...
Forum: Australia
Nov 21st 2005, 9:01 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 979
Posted By Trax

Re: Killara, Roseville, Lindfield, Gordon

Hi Debs,

My girls go to school in Gordon, though we do live a little further out. We looked at buying in the areas you mentioned, but you get a little less for your money - smaller gardens, more...
Forum: Australia
Nov 9th 2005, 9:06 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 559
Posted By Trax

Re: any call for european languages teachers in oz?

The primary school my girls go to does French, German, Latin and Japanese. They do one year of each (from Yr 3 - about 8 years of age), and then in Yr 7 they choose what language they want to do. ...
Forum: Australia
Oct 29th 2005, 10:48 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,901
Posted By Trax

Re: Anyone views on these schools?

Hi

My 2 girls go to Ravenswood ((Junior school) - have been there since Feb. We saw several other private and public schools, in 2 visits to Australia, and it was our favourite both times. ...
Forum: Australia
Oct 19th 2005, 9:49 am
Replies: 7
Views: 748
Posted By Trax

Re: Hole in the heart

Hi,

My daughter (now 8), was born with a hole in her heart, and was operated on at 5 months old. She was signed off 2 years later by the consultant, and told that she wouldn't have any further...
Forum: Australia
Aug 10th 2005, 6:47 am
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By Trax

Re: How did your kids cope???

Hi Claire,

We found that we phone the UK at least once a week, just to keep in touch. My girls (10 and 8) both have long chats with Granny, so she doesn't feel so far away, and she will be coming...
Forum: Australia
Jul 28th 2005, 10:34 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 411
Posted By Trax

Re: Sydney weather

Hi Bella

We are having superb weather in Sydney - though it is unseasonably warm I'm told. It is still very chilly in the morning and evening, but reaches highs of about 20 degrees during the day...
Forum: Australia
Jul 21st 2005, 9:56 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,341
Posted By Trax

Re: Anyone used or using o.e visa s please post.

We used O.E. and got our visas through them last year. We had Tony Coates who is based in Ireland doing the work He was very helpful, and did keep us abreast of what was happening.

We did...
Forum: Australia
Jul 12th 2005, 11:49 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 602
Posted By Trax

Re: Integrating into Australian Society

Hi BD

We have found the best way to get to know people is through the children's sports. Both of our kids play team sports on Saturday mornings, and we find that most parents are very friendly,...
Forum: Australia
Jun 21st 2005, 10:12 am
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By Trax

Re: Sydneysiders....help please

Hi,

We are renting in the Upper North Shores area (Wahroonga, St. Ives, Turramurra areas), and for an okay 3 to 4 bedroom house you are looking at minimum $550 to $700 per week. If you want...
Forum: Australia
Jun 14th 2005, 6:49 am
Replies: 6
Views: 526
Posted By Trax

Re: Schools???

Hi Chloe,

My 2 girls (a bit younger than you) started at a private school in Sydney in February, and they really enjoy it. The private schools here are so much more laid back than in the UK. ...
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