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Forum: The Barbie
Oct 21st 2011, 6:16 am
Replies: 162
Views: 11,161
Posted By HelenTD

Re: Neighbours - Fencing drama

We've got a tradesman working at home today, plus we had the pest inspection bloke around. Then there was a knock at the door and it was a woman, saying that she had just spoken to the tradesman...
Oct 21st 2011, 5:54 am
Replies: 5
Views: 884
Posted By HelenTD

Re: Nursing job in Australia

Also look for recent posts by eddie007 on the subject of hospitals/units using agencies to find nurses (basically, she says don't bother;)).

There are some hospitals that have more a rehab...
Forum: Australia
Oct 20th 2011, 5:18 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,280
Posted By HelenTD

Re: Perth job offer / affordability advice

Tricky Nicky - you said in your first post that you have been offered a salary of $92,000 including super - depending on the % of super, that might reduce your salary quite a bit. I would think...
Forum: Australia
Oct 19th 2011, 4:15 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 531
Posted By HelenTD

Re: Subsidised Non-Government Schools WA

I couldn't open http://www.education.wa.gov.au/ either, looks like it's down and will have to try again tomorrow.

I found this site...
Forum: The Barbie
Oct 19th 2011, 4:04 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 7,157
Posted By HelenTD

Re: Patak's sauces - Are they REALLY made in the UK? - My curry still tastes inferior

How am I mocking you? There are towns which are on the west coast and towns which are on the south coast. You were talking about an attempted road to the coast east of Denmark, which just doesn't...
Forum: Australia
Oct 19th 2011, 3:25 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 531
Posted By HelenTD

Re: Subsidised Non-Government Schools WA

:confused: - you pay to go to non-govt schools, have never heard of receiving payment to go there. Where did you hear this from?
Forum: The Barbie
Oct 19th 2011, 3:22 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 7,157
Posted By HelenTD

Re: Patak's sauces - Are they REALLY made in the UK? - My curry still tastes inferior

I've been visiting Denmark for about 26 years and we bought a property there in 1994, so have been going down regularly for a long time, the last time in April this year.

When you're leaving the...
Forum: The Barbie
Oct 19th 2011, 2:43 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 7,157
Posted By HelenTD

Re: Patak's sauces - Are they REALLY made in the UK? - My curry still tastes inferior

You can remember what Denmark and Albany were like 50 years ago?

You still haven't told me which attempted road you're talking about along the coast between Denmark and Albany. And yes, I do know...
Forum: The Barbie
Oct 19th 2011, 2:38 pm
Replies: 162
Views: 11,161
Posted By HelenTD

Re: Neighbours - Fencing drama

We had fencing done at 2 properties with these people: http://www.mooreperspectives.com.au/. They were very efficient, quick and nothing's fallen down, think that it's about 5 years. I don't know...
Forum: The Barbie
Oct 19th 2011, 2:24 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 7,157
Posted By HelenTD

Re: Patak's sauces - Are they REALLY made in the UK? - My curry still tastes inferior

Busselton, Margaret River and Gracetown are on the west coast, and there has been a lot more development over there, but still lots of wonderful spots. Most of the residential sub-divisions have...
Forum: Australia
Oct 19th 2011, 2:51 am
Replies: 2
Views: 735
Posted By HelenTD

Re: Sparky tools to Perth...how and what???

The electricians' thread might be able to help you out http://britishexpats.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=97.
Forum: The Barbie
Oct 19th 2011, 2:39 am
Replies: 79
Views: 7,157
Posted By HelenTD

Re: Patak's sauces - Are they REALLY made in the UK? - My curry still tastes inferior

The south coast of WA is still untouched, only has a few colonial buildings in comparison with Tasmania. Lots of great local produce, too.
Forum: The Barbie
Oct 18th 2011, 2:48 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,292
Posted By HelenTD

Re: Whats the most difficult kitchen appliance to choose.

Another thing to watch out for is that the rangehood gets properly installed, ie any tubing (fixed or solid) actually connected from the rangehood inside the ceiling, to wherever the flue outside is....
Forum: The Barbie
Oct 18th 2011, 2:13 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 7,157
Posted By HelenTD

Re: Patak's sauces - Are they REALLY made in the UK? - My curry still tastes inferior

Have you been to India, rural areas as well as cities, and tried the food there?
Forum: The Barbie
Oct 18th 2011, 2:05 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 7,157
Posted By HelenTD

Re: Patak's sauces - Are they REALLY made in the UK? - My curry still tastes inferior

I don't think that we can assume that Indians in Australia cook as well as Indians in the UK, or any other country. There are crap cooks in every cuisine. I can still remember getting a lasagne...
Forum: Australia
Oct 18th 2011, 12:55 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 5,873
Posted By HelenTD

Re: IOM for flights?

They're an inter-governmental body with member states (including Australia and the UK) and observer states http://www.iom.int/jahia/Jahia/about-iom/lang/en. Looks bona fide to me, but I haven't used...
Forum: The Barbie
Oct 17th 2011, 12:58 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,325
Posted By HelenTD

Re: $^&%*&#@ Mental!

How is Bob Katter any more mental than any other politician, especially the socialist, green and independents currently ruining the country:blink::confused:?
Forum: The Barbie
Oct 17th 2011, 12:56 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,325
Posted By HelenTD

Re: $^&%*&#@ Mental!

I would rather that you'd vomited on Julia's shoes:sneaky:.
Forum: Australia
Oct 17th 2011, 12:54 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 15,960
Posted By HelenTD

Re: Cost of giving birth in Oz?!

Give Community Midwives a call - they're not just there to do home deliveries, and they are a good source of information, support and workshops, including VBAC. Look under events and CMWA workshops...
Forum: Australia
Oct 17th 2011, 11:54 am
Replies: 28
Views: 15,960
Posted By HelenTD

Re: Cost of giving birth in Oz?!

That's interesting, as their position seems to be saying that they don't do any elective C-sections if you've had one previously, nor would they let you do a trial of labour after C-section if you...
Forum: Australia
Oct 17th 2011, 11:23 am
Replies: 28
Views: 15,960
Posted By HelenTD

Re: Cost of giving birth in Oz?!

Hi kar-kier, which hospital was this?
Forum: Australia
Oct 17th 2011, 4:32 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,386
Posted By HelenTD

Re: IT jobs in Perth

I can't help with personal knowledge of IT agencies, or the specialist terminology, but there are a lot websites to look at to give you a better idea, eg


Chandler Macleod...
Forum: Australia
Oct 17th 2011, 3:47 am
Replies: 10
Views: 912
Posted By HelenTD

Re: Marangroo Area Info Please!

Hi, I'd say the same thing for renting, in that generally it is not regarded as a 'good' suburb. Yes, it's usually a good idea to stay west of Mitchell Freeway, and failing that, west of Wanneroo...
Forum: Australia
Oct 16th 2011, 6:36 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 912
Posted By HelenTD

Re: Marangroo Area Info Please!

Before rushing in, focus on the area, not the house. Remember that they've made the house as nice as possible to divert your attention away from the area.


Look up the crime stats, compare to a...
Forum: The Barbie
Oct 16th 2011, 7:27 am
Replies: 114
Views: 10,820
Posted By HelenTD

Re: what do you hate about Oz?

Beautiful climate, scenery, vineyards and local produce at Denmark and Albany, would be a great choice for retirement or an alternative lifestyle:thumbup:.
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