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Forum: Australia
Mar 1st 2011, 3:31 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 15,195
Posted By darkless

Re: Screwfix in Australia

Fellas,

I happened upon this website the other day which seems to be a good Screwfix equivalent. They don't have as many products as Screwfix yet, but what they have is well priced and they offer...
Aug 26th 2006, 2:39 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By darkless

Re: Parent Visas

Thanks for the information

Shame about the answer though :-(

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Aug 25th 2006, 2:13 am
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By darkless

Parent Visas

Hi,

Just wondering if anyone know whether....

it is possible to apply for my mum to get a Parent Visa (ie the long 12 year wait), but if neccessary convert this to a Contributory Parent Visa at...
Forum: Australia
Dec 2nd 2005, 4:46 pm
Replies: 253
Views: 10,049
Posted By darkless

Re: Van Nguyen Execution

I wont comment on the wrong or right of his execution as like the Aussie public who were pretty much 50:50 I will sit on the fence.

However I very much disagree with you comment that...
...
Forum: Australia
Nov 16th 2005, 5:13 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,591
Posted By darkless

Re: 3 weeks in Perth - update

Hi,

Glad to hear you are liking Perth. We have been here 10 months already and the time has just flown by.

Totally agree that there is loads to do. We too have Rock-IT tickets, Billy...
Forum: Australia
Aug 3rd 2005, 7:53 am
Replies: 49
Views: 3,536
Posted By darkless

Re: what is considered a good wage?

Agreed.

My situation is confusing over here because I am still paid in the UK, so I am having to get specialist business advice (unfortunately about 20 times the cost you quoted though)

I just...
Forum: Australia
Aug 3rd 2005, 7:50 am
Replies: 11
Views: 601
Posted By darkless

Re: Does anyone do fishing on here?

I used to love fishing in the UK, but that was course fishing (i.e. rivers, lakes, ponds, canals, etc). Here in OZ it seems that a lot of people are into fishing but it is all this sea fishing...
Forum: Australia
Aug 3rd 2005, 7:43 am
Replies: 49
Views: 3,536
Posted By darkless

Re: what is considered a good wage?

Also I believe that here in OZ you are able to write off other stuff against tax as everyone has to do a self assessment return. I understand for example that if your job involves driving then you...
Forum: Australia
Aug 2nd 2005, 7:21 am
Replies: 54
Views: 2,302
Posted By darkless

Re: How much are your electricity bills?

[QUOTE=steve99]
We diverse!, back to the original question, our bills about $200-250 per quarter
[QUOTE]


Just out of interest the people who are quoting from their bills - are you sure they...
Forum: Australia
Aug 2nd 2005, 6:58 am
Replies: 69
Views: 4,434
Posted By darkless

Re: Australian Exodus

I see what your are saying and agree in part.

Some job opportunities are clearly limited in Perth as it is not a major economic hub. This doesn't mean that there are not plenty of top...
Forum: Australia
Aug 2nd 2005, 6:11 am
Replies: 48
Views: 2,190
Posted By darkless

Re: TV in Aus

Hiya,

Wierd timing, I was just reading the leccy/pool costs thread. Wow 80,000 litres - your pool is HUGE!!!

Yeah pool is coming along nicely thanks. It it not quite finished, I still have a...
Forum: Australia
Aug 2nd 2005, 5:48 am
Replies: 48
Views: 2,190
Posted By darkless

Re: TV in Aus

I find that whilst the quality of TV here is not as good as the UK, that works in our favour.

I think that most nights there is something on for an hour or two which is good (24, last man...
Forum: Australia
Aug 1st 2005, 6:58 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 2,027
Posted By darkless

Re: Can i ask for your honest opinions & thoughts

Hi,

I have been here a little over 6 months and I can honestly say that I am really enjoying life out here. Now that maybe because all fo our circumstances have 'dropped into place' which have...
Forum: Australia
Jun 17th 2005, 5:17 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 546
Posted By darkless

Re: Perthites - can you live on $62000?

I know!!, my wife is a teacher too (primary)

Seriously though, I think you will be fine. There are plenty of things to do in Perth with cost little or no money that you will find yourselves doing...
Forum: Australia
Jun 17th 2005, 4:38 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 546
Posted By darkless

Re: Perthites - can you live on $62000?

I think you will do fine on this wage. Obviously it depends on what you are used to earning and spending but I would say that this should be enough to keep you comfortable.

If it wasn't 23:30 I...
Forum: Australia
Jun 15th 2005, 4:23 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 2,006
Posted By darkless

Re: Huddling round an electric fire in Perth

You'll be saying the same this time next year when you have gotten used to the daily 30 degree summer temps!! :)
Forum: Australia
Jun 15th 2005, 4:10 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 2,006
Posted By darkless

Re: Huddling round an electric fire in Perth

I too am surprised how cold it seems to be at the moment. I remember being in the UK last summer and hearing people in Aussie say on this site that it was freezing, etc. I used to look up the...
Forum: Australia
Jun 14th 2005, 3:50 pm
Replies: 64
Views: 3,154
Posted By darkless

Re: Has Happy Slapping arrived in Oz?

This is the sort of manefestation of the decline in respect for authority and lax attitude to discipline etc which the UK has been sufferring for a number of years. It seems to be me it has started...
Forum: Australia
Jun 13th 2005, 11:45 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,113
Posted By darkless

Re: Ellenbrook - Perth

This is one for Jacko1 as he lives there. Seemed like a really nice place when we went over that way though.

BTW, you will find mullets everywhere :rolleyes:
Forum: Australia
Jun 8th 2005, 5:33 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 1,675
Posted By darkless

Re: Taken house off the market

Surely people don't all move here just to get a better house?!?!

From what I remember about Renth's house in Ocean Reef, he is pretty much beach front, therefore is living in a comparibly (to...
Forum: Australia
Jun 8th 2005, 5:26 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 1,465
Posted By darkless

Re: Honeymoon Help

We went T'Egypt last October. Sinai Peninnsular - Taba Heights

Was nice, VERY quiet, lovely weather (except a big storm one evening - quite magnificent to watch). Not much to do locally to the...
Forum: Australia
Jun 8th 2005, 2:22 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 2,073
Posted By darkless

Re: Is WA really the backward State?

Paintball place was advertised on TV the last couple of nights - it is indoors with inflatable structures to hide behind.
Forum: Australia
Jun 8th 2005, 2:19 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 1,963
Posted By darkless

Re: How much can it rain in 1 day (perth)

I heard that too - although probably on here, so may have both heard the same incorrect rumour :confused:

I can't see why they would be revamping their stores, changing their product lines etc...
Forum: Australia
Jun 8th 2005, 1:51 am
Replies: 20
Views: 4,182
Posted By darkless

Re: Debt avoidance: Anybody caught?

To be honest the OP did say "I am not interested in discussing the right or wrong of it". Therefore why are people questioning whether he/she is or isn't in this situation or whether it is right or...
Forum: Australia
Jun 7th 2005, 4:52 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 1,963
Posted By darkless

Re: How much can it rain in 1 day (perth)

[QUOTE=Simone]
In the shower I get that 'frozen hands on heater' feeling. I don't know how I'm going to keep showering in the cold like this, without even a warm towel. I think I'll have to buy one...
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