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Forum: Australia
Mar 23rd 2003, 6:13 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,665
Posted By Grotbags

Re: Someone who has done it!!

Hi Karen and Brendan,

I say Melbourne but we will probably be settling in the Mornington Peninsula. We have just booked a b and b for the 1st few days after we arrive, so we have somewhere to go,...
Forum: Australia
Mar 23rd 2003, 2:23 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,665
Posted By Grotbags

Re: Someone who has done it!!

Great to hear from you Nicki, and that you are enjoying your life out there.

We are heading out to Melbourne in 3 weeks and feel really excited - plus a little nervous, it must be said!
Forum: Australia
Mar 20th 2003, 10:12 am
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By Grotbags

Hi to all! We fly out to Melbourne in 3...

Hi to all!

We fly out to Melbourne in 3 weeks time - very excited but nervous too!
Forum: Australia
Mar 12th 2003, 12:16 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,476
Posted By Grotbags

Re: WHITS HE TALKIN ABOOT

Gowie,

We only stopped there for a few days whilst touring NZ but it has quite a few cafes and restaurants (including a nice indian restaurant - v. important!) and the locals (a third of whom are...
Mar 5th 2003, 2:40 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 2,491
Posted By Grotbags

Hi - its not too bad at all! There is a strong...

Hi - its not too bad at all!
There is a strong sulphur smell but we got used to it pretty quickly - it is quite weird to walk down the street with the steam from the thermal activity beneath...
Forum: Australia
Feb 26th 2003, 4:05 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 658
Posted By Grotbags

Hi Sandra We have sold our property in...

Hi Sandra

We have sold our property in Surrey in your price range, and most of the agents offered us 1% sole agency, 1.5% if we decided on joint.
Feb 26th 2003, 10:01 am
Replies: 4
Views: 426
Posted By Grotbags

Re: Pre Grant - What happens next

Hi Manda,

after pre-grant, we got grant within 10 days, but of course it depends on what info they have requested with pregrant.
Forum: Australia
Feb 23rd 2003, 6:43 pm
Replies: 72
Views: 3,225
Posted By Grotbags

Hi Just got our visas, so hoping to head for...

Hi

Just got our visas, so hoping to head for either Sunshine Coast area or Bribie Island early April.
Feb 20th 2003, 10:09 am
Replies: 12
Views: 654
Posted By Grotbags

Many congrats - We got ours too this morning by e...

Many congrats - We got ours too this morning by e mail, after a nearly 18 month wait!!

It came a record 6 days after we received the pre-grant, so was a bit of a shock! Now, we have to hope that...
Feb 19th 2003, 1:04 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 487
Posted By Grotbags

Congratulations, it's really great to see so many...

Congratulations, it's really great to see so many ex -London applications being approved now, after such a long wait.
Feb 18th 2003, 7:18 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 926
Posted By Grotbags

We are really tempted to go with Allied Pickford...

We are really tempted to go with Allied Pickford or Crown Relocations - although not cheapest they were both very professional, and have their own offices and staff out in Oz rather than using...
Feb 18th 2003, 2:12 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 926
Posted By Grotbags

Re: Time to wait after medicals

Hi Jesse

Re cleaning tools - we have had a few shipping quotes and each company has said that the main thing customs have problems with are things which have come into contact with mud and...
Feb 17th 2003, 10:58 am
Replies: 13
Views: 608
Posted By Grotbags

Hi, We applied end of Aug 2001, and after the...

Hi, We applied end of Aug 2001, and after the medical request which we received beginning Jan, they received our medicals back in Adelaide on 27th January. We got the pregrant last Friday and so...
Forum: Australia
Feb 16th 2003, 11:24 am
Replies: 29
Views: 1,463
Posted By Grotbags

Re: Perth v Brisbane - where to live?

We were surprised at how quiet and small Perth was - too much so for us. Beaches are lovely, but we did feel a real sense of isolation.

We are heading for Brisbane as we preferred the general...
Jan 27th 2003, 10:02 am
Replies: 7
Views: 587
Posted By Grotbags

Re: Resumption of Australian Citizenship! Hooray!

Hi Ev'n'John

We actually live in Nork (nr Epsom Downs), and we applied Aug 2001 skilled independant and just done medicals. Hoping to get out to Brissie by April, depending on the sale of the...
Jan 25th 2003, 5:12 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 587
Posted By Grotbags

Re: Resumption of Australian Citizenship! Hooray!

Congratulations, and I see that you are trying to escape Epsom, same as us!
Forum: Australia
Jan 22nd 2003, 9:27 am
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By Grotbags

Culture Shock! - Australia is pretty interesting...

Culture Shock! - Australia is pretty interesting - the title says it all....
Jan 11th 2003, 5:38 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,058
Posted By Grotbags

Re: Brisbane -April 2003-who is going?

HI!
We have just been called for medicals and hope to be in Brisbane by April 2003, all going well.

We are either heading for the Bayside suburbs or Bribie Island, like both but can't decide...
Jan 10th 2003, 10:01 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 3,365
Posted By Grotbags

We are currently using Concept - they helped us a...

We are currently using Concept - they helped us a lot initially, and we at least felt confident that when our application went off, it was all complete and correct and we haven't been worried about...
Jan 3rd 2003, 9:55 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By Grotbags

Our agent told us that the Doctors should forward...

Our agent told us that the Doctors should forward the medical forms straight to Adelaide themselves, but when we booked the medicals the surgery told us that we should collect the results and send...
Jan 3rd 2003, 7:03 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,087
Posted By Grotbags

Just to add to what Parrot said, we were also...

Just to add to what Parrot said, we were also told the same by our agent. We have now just received our medical requests and they have been stamped by the Skilled Processing centre in Adelaide. ...
Jan 2nd 2003, 4:57 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By Grotbags

Re: Another medical request Sept01!

Thanks, Ginny, Mash.

Our application was received around 9th Sept last year at London HC. To be honest, getting the requests for medicals was a bit of a shock, we weren't expecting to hear until...
Jan 2nd 2003, 10:38 am
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By Grotbags

Another medical request Sept01!

Yes, at last after a 16 month wait we have had medical requests YIPPEE!

Just hope that everyone else who has been waiting the same or longer also hears soon, at least we now feel that things are...
Dec 15th 2002, 4:32 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 1,552
Posted By Grotbags

Re: UK / Australia House prices

Neil
Just to add to previous advice, we have rented our flat in London out for around 5 years, and most tenants have been very good, but we did have one who stopped paying rent. We were not allowed...
Forum: Australia
Dec 13th 2002, 6:13 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,069
Posted By Grotbags

Re: Bills!!!!! How much monthly for 3 bed house

By the way, I never mentioned houses on the front, they would be very expensive anywhere I would imagine. Don't know where the "housing estates" are, are you thinking of Manly West? We are looking...
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