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Forum: Australia
May 17th 2022, 11:45 am
Replies: 13
Views: 674
Posted By brits1

Re: Has anyone moved to Oz with kids without visiting first...?

We did not visit first and we did not know a soul in Australia,we went in permanent resident visa’s we did meet people later on in Aus who had visited some a number of times (visiting relatives et)...
Forum: New Zealand
May 11th 2022, 7:39 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,277
Posted By brits1

Re: House prices over 40 years

Agree with you, we started off with what we could afford both here in the UK (first time around) and in Perth,WA and on both occasions we “worked” our way up the property ladder to what we eventually...
Forum: Spain
May 11th 2022, 7:29 am
Replies: 33
Views: 1,069
Posted By brits1

Re: Do you want to vote in the UK?

That is the same with every government lol
Forum: Australia
May 11th 2022, 7:27 am
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By brits1

Re: Best suburbs to live in Melbourne... West Melbourne? Werribee etc?

This may be of some help but “love it or list it Australia” series is on in the UK at the moment a lot of the shows are in Melbourne and they give you some really good information on the subs ie...
Forum: The Barbie
May 11th 2022, 7:21 am
Replies: 12
Views: 499
Posted By brits1

Re: Australia's Great Road Trips

My dad had always wanted to do the train journey from Perth to Sydney when he read about the Indian Pacific train journey as a young lad he eventually “booked” his tickets in the UK (he said it was...
Forum: New Zealand
May 10th 2022, 10:02 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,094
Posted By brits1

Re: Moving on

Best of luck with your new adventure and the exciting journeys visiting Cities in Australia…don’t forget Canberra often overlooked but well worth a visit (in my opinion) and I believe (according to...
Forum: New Zealand
May 10th 2022, 9:56 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,277
Posted By brits1

Re: House prices over 40 years

We had a few “up’s and down’s whilst we lived in WA (property wise) I think the main problem Perth has is that property is usually based on either the natural resources or interest rates charged on...
Forum: Spain
May 9th 2022, 11:07 am
Replies: 33
Views: 1,069
Posted By brits1

Re: Do you want to vote in the UK?

Of course everyone has a right to an opinion my husband has a “forces” pension and we have a home in the UK we do not rent out but I still would not vote if I lived overseas just for financial gain...
Forum: Spain
May 9th 2022, 7:19 am
Replies: 33
Views: 1,069
Posted By brits1

Re: Do you want to vote in the UK?

I believe the UK has an agreement with the EU to pay pensions whilst living in the EU and has the same “rate” increase as any UK eligible pension age person and rightly so if you have paid “into the...
Forum: Spain
May 8th 2022, 7:33 am
Replies: 33
Views: 1,069
Posted By brits1

Re: Do you want to vote in the UK?

I agree with you, when we lived in Australia I voted for the MP’s of that country as that was what mattered to my way of life whilst living there. I would no more of voted for MP’s in the UK (whilst...
Forum: Spain
May 3rd 2022, 9:58 am
Replies: 75
Views: 3,414
Posted By brits1

Re: Cost of Living

I have tried all kinds of “black” teas from the expensive to the cheaper ones and my favourite are Sainsbury’s own brand we have decaf but both types are really good and an excellent price
May 3rd 2022, 9:27 am
Replies: 19
Views: 2,691
Posted By brits1

Re: Tips on preparing to move home

Hi,

We opened a UK HSBC account whilst living in Perth, Australia it was quite easy to do we made an appointment with HSBC Perth and they informed us of what to bring to the appointment and as...
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 27th 2022, 11:04 am
Replies: 97
Views: 5,940
Posted By brits1

Re: Why so few shrimps on The Barbie?

A few reasons really, growing up we spent all our holidays and every weekends in Wales where we had a holiday home, this was back in the late 60’s and this was quite an different “way of life” for...
Forum: Australia
Apr 27th 2022, 8:35 am
Replies: 3
Views: 557
Posted By brits1

Re: Uk nurse moving to australia advice

What type of visa are you moving to Australia on? this will help with advice being given. Good luck with the move
Forum: Canada
Apr 21st 2022, 10:47 am
Replies: 7
Views: 690
Posted By brits1

Re: Supporting an unwell parent from abroad

Hi and so sorry about the news I think this is something a lot of expats have had to “face” and all deal with it differently. I myself have been in both situations my mother passed away very...
Forum: Spain
Apr 20th 2022, 9:52 am
Replies: 11
Views: 535
Posted By brits1

Re: Reus/Tarragona

We visited Tarragona in January 2018 for a couple of weeks as we wanted to look at properties in the area so we hired a car, Tarragona was nicely “busy” (fab Roman ruins) there were other tourists...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 20th 2022, 8:45 am
Replies: 31
Views: 1,350
Posted By brits1

Re: Renewing a UK passport

Our youngest (older son did this in Jan) has sent in his renewal for his British passport (he’s here in the uk) and they have told him there is a long wait …it did not help that he did not send in...
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 20th 2022, 8:34 am
Replies: 97
Views: 5,940
Posted By brits1

Re: Why so few shrimps on The Barbie?

A few yeas ago we were on holiday in Munich (I think it was Munich lol) and spent some time exploring the English Gardens there, one of the days we spent at the garden’s they were setting up a polo...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 19th 2022, 2:15 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,322
Posted By brits1

Re: Job offer - Auckland

I have to agree, I think gone are the days when lots migrated to “live the dream” and for some quite easily done, say like for like …if we had our same jobs now in WA and wanted to buy our old home...
Apr 19th 2022, 10:25 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,151
Posted By brits1

Re: Making new friends in UK

wow that is a very sweeping stereotypical picture you have painted , I have travelled extensively both home and abroad most people I know have visited places even I would like to visit lol
Forum: Spain
Apr 13th 2022, 10:19 am
Replies: 29
Views: 1,587
Posted By brits1

Re: 3 month winter rentals

My DD (before we migrated to Australia) use to stay in the Costa Blanca and further south for the whole of January and February and into March in hotel’s now my dad loved staying in very nice hotels...
Forum: The Lounge
Apr 13th 2022, 9:21 am
Replies: 1,480
Views: 121,781
Posted By brits1

Re: What are you watching right now?

We also watched this and really enjoyed it although my DH did said he found Tim Hardy hard to understand what he said at times.
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 13th 2022, 9:18 am
Replies: 97
Views: 5,940
Posted By brits1

Re: Why so few shrimps on The Barbie?

I was born in the early 60’s in Manchester I went to a small but very good/nice primary school and like you can remember a boy who had asthma we did not know the actual wording of it “back then” we...
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 11th 2022, 9:48 am
Replies: 97
Views: 5,940
Posted By brits1

Re: Why so few shrimps on The Barbie?

When we first arrived and looking to buy our first home we asked about insulation while looking at a home we were interested in and I will never forget the look in the agents face…it was that...
Forum: The Lounge
Apr 8th 2022, 1:17 pm
Replies: 1,480
Views: 121,781
Posted By brits1

Re: What are you watching right now?

They were talking about this on GB news this week and said it’s a “must watch”
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