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Forum: The Barbie
Dec 21st 2020, 5:40 am
Replies: 27
Views: 2,753
Posted By dracupg

Re: What's everyone up to for Christmas?

Well, we were booked on a houseboat on the Hawkesbury, followed by a caravan trip to the Sapphire Coast, but the Sydney outbreak may have just scuppered both of those :ohmy:
Forum: Australia
Dec 10th 2020, 10:53 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 4,309
Posted By dracupg

Re: How to tell your parents you’re moving across the world?

My mum and dad were both really supportive of our move to Oz 17 years ago. It's always just felt like a flight away to go back until this year. This is the first time I've felt the distance and the...
Forum: The Barbie
Dec 10th 2020, 10:46 pm
Replies: 103
Views: 18,525
Posted By dracupg

Re: Roll Call...

I was way more active on this site when we had just arrived here in 2003. Glad it's still going. It had some pretty heated discussions back then, and certainly a few trolls that were just out for a...
Forum: The Barbie
Dec 10th 2020, 10:42 pm
Replies: 62
Views: 21,653
Posted By dracupg

Re: VPN for BBC iplayer

I've never had much luck with VPNs or DNS redirects to access the BBC iPlayer. It's like a game of whack-a-mole. As soon as the VPN provider allocates a new UK IP addresses, the BBC iPlayer will...
Forum: The Barbie
Sep 3rd 2020, 4:50 am
Replies: 1
Views: 864
Posted By dracupg

Long time no post

Hi Folks,
Hope everyone is doing well. As you can see, it's been a while since I was here :lol:...
Forum: Australia
Jul 31st 2008, 2:11 am
Replies: 50
Views: 3,924
Posted By dracupg

Re: drinks and nite out in st ives area

Good grief. Haven’t been on this site for ages, and what is the first thing I read … night out in St Ives. It must be fate telling me to go out and get plastered.

We have lived in St Ives for...
Forum: The Barbie
May 12th 2006, 7:00 am
Replies: 65
Views: 2,402
Posted By dracupg

Re: Afghan Hijackers Granted Asylum in UK

As I said, I was playing devil’s advocate. These are not necessarily my opinions or attitudes on the subject, and you should not refer to them as if they were.

This thread has a very one sided...
Forum: Australia
May 11th 2006, 5:21 am
Replies: 4
Views: 717
Posted By dracupg

Re: UK Pensions and Transfers to Australia - an update ...

If it were me, I would transfer it over, but hang on until the exchange rate improves a bit! I like everything in the once place, and I would probably forget about it if I left it.
Forum: Australia
May 11th 2006, 5:17 am
Replies: 16
Views: 4,094
Posted By dracupg

Re: Nationwide bank

I would definitely check this as most UK current accounts are only open to UK residents. There is a lot of new fraud and money laundering legislation around.

We have our UK account with smile, but...
Forum: The Barbie
May 11th 2006, 4:36 am
Replies: 65
Views: 2,402
Posted By dracupg

Re: Afghan Hijackers Granted Asylum in UK

If someone hijacks a plane, does that not make them a terrorist? Presumably they are not labelled as terrorists because they were escaping a hostile regime.

As I said, I have no knowledge as to...
Forum: The Barbie
May 11th 2006, 3:53 am
Replies: 65
Views: 2,402
Posted By dracupg

Re: Afghan Hijackers Granted Asylum in UK

They hijacked a plane from the Taliban from a Taliban controlled area. Off course they behaved like thugs. One mans terrorist …. etc etc.

I don’t have any knowledge about what other routes they...
Forum: Australia
May 11th 2006, 3:44 am
Replies: 103
Views: 3,996
Posted By dracupg

Re: Australias new tax rates from july 1 2006

Salaries usually quoted as “base” or “package”

Package can include a multitude of sins, including the 9% super, but may also include discretionary bonuses which may or may not be paid.
Forum: The Barbie
May 11th 2006, 3:34 am
Replies: 65
Views: 2,402
Posted By dracupg

Re: Afghan Hijackers Granted Asylum in UK

Just playing devil’s advocate here, but these guys hijacked the plane in order to escape the Taliban. Presumably the same sort of people that we were allied to during the Afghan war and the same sort...
Forum: The Barbie
May 11th 2006, 2:50 am
Replies: 31
Views: 2,096
Posted By dracupg

Re: Mannerisms I have picked up in Oz

“how are you going?” rather than “how are you doing?”

and saying rowt rather than root after a few weird looks.
Forum: Australia
May 11th 2006, 12:49 am
Replies: 28
Views: 1,312
Posted By dracupg

Re: The Shetland Isles v Australia

My sister moved up to Shetland from Glasgow 17 odd years ago and I have been up a few times. I have been up on holidays a few times, and combined with the feedback from my sister, here is my opinion:...
Forum: The Barbie
May 10th 2006, 12:41 am
Replies: 487
Views: 27,489
Posted By dracupg

Re: Scotts Fae Glesga

I am from Bearsden, so I am not sure I should be talking to any of you. ;) Lived for a long time in Fairmilehead (Edinburgh).

… now where did I put my fur coat? :D
Forum: Australia
May 9th 2006, 6:52 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,834
Posted By dracupg

Re: Dvla

You need to be careful about how long you drive with your UK licence once you have arrived in Oz. In NSW, for example you have 3 months to get a license. After 3 months your UK licence will not be...
Forum: Australia
May 5th 2006, 2:24 am
Replies: 0
Views: 338
Posted By dracupg

Wills Day

With it being “Wills” day on 7th June (perhaps a new public holiday is in order?), I was wondering how other expats have done this.

We did the following:

a) Will (who gets what)
b) Enduring...
Forum: Australia
May 4th 2006, 6:55 am
Replies: 14
Views: 762
Posted By dracupg

Re: DAB in Oz?

I am not sure I buy the DAB is superior to FM thing, and I suspect a covert ploy to get everyone off FM so that the government can sell off the bandwidth. :rolleyes:

There was an interesting...
Forum: Australia
May 4th 2006, 5:58 am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,178
Posted By dracupg

Re: Downside of Citizenship

I am sure the jury service letter is in the post to you already :eek:
Forum: Australia
May 4th 2006, 12:10 am
Replies: 19
Views: 749
Posted By dracupg

Re: Question for rugby fans in Bendigo

The coverage of the 6 Nations in NSW this season was appalling. Relegated to a half hour of highlights on Foxtel.

Last season, Foxtel covered all the games, except the home England and French...
Forum: Australia
May 3rd 2006, 11:59 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 2,266
Posted By dracupg

Re: Women Doing It Tough In Oz.!!!!!!!

Whilst it is nice to meet up with other expats that are in the same position, we have found that rather than help with homesick type issues it actually makes it worse.

Not trying to knock the...
Forum: Australia
May 3rd 2006, 10:58 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By dracupg

Re: driving test in oz

In NSW you will need to do 2 theory tests (multiple choice), one for driving, one for your bike. There may also be a time limit from when you take up permanent residency to do this, or ou may end up...
Forum: Australia
May 3rd 2006, 7:04 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,023
Posted By dracupg

Re: $60000

$31,215.00 - I find it easier just to half the gross.

http://www.ato.gov.au/scripts/taxcalc/calculate_tax.asp
Forum: The Barbie
May 3rd 2006, 6:57 am
Replies: 76
Views: 2,204
Posted By dracupg

Re: bikers

I had to sit a theory test (multiple guess) to convert my full UK bike license to the Oz equivalent.

Check out http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au/licensing/newtonsw/international_riders.html for further...
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