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Forum: Australia
Aug 17th 2013, 1:44 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,175
Posted By Twinset

Re: Adelaide... your thoughts please...

Hi,

Lived in Adelaide for a couple of years and worked a good part of the state: we loved the lifestyle - lots of clubs and sports for the kids, great cycling culture, fab wines, friendly people...
May 4th 2012, 1:31 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,231
Posted By Twinset

Re: visa granted

Great time to come: 23-27 degrees, little wind, low humidity, time to settle in!! Locals will be in jeans and jumpers cos the blood gets thin in the summer heat and humidity.......:D
May 4th 2012, 1:26 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 1,308
Posted By Twinset

2 1/2 years in: Adelaide to Brisbane

Hello everyone,

It's been a long time since I posted here, mainly because it has been a helluva busy ride.

Landed in Adelaide in April 2009, on a 475 state sponsored visa, wife and both kids...
Forum: Australia
Oct 13th 2009, 9:45 am
Replies: 2,577
Views: 300,532
Posted By Twinset

Re: 1.93's A$ to the Pound!!!

It's not cheap living here, I think you'll find: but for deffo thinking about a base level at which we might speculate and send some cash back to the UK
Forum: Australia
Aug 23rd 2009, 9:40 am
Replies: 19
Views: 2,673
Posted By Twinset

Re: Thinking of emigrating to Australia or Canada

We had same decision to make: friend in Calgary and loving it, long winter break as they work in landscape gardening: 2 weeks off suck, would be a complete shock to the system.

Actually 4 weeks...
Forum: Australia
Aug 23rd 2009, 9:30 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,387
Posted By Twinset

Re: Qantas via Sydney to Adelaide ...

My wife flew BA from LHR to SIngapore, then Qantas to Adelaide direct - if you are booking via BA check the website, as the direct flights are there but hard to find. You can swim at Singapore if you...
Forum: Australia
Aug 23rd 2009, 9:25 am
Replies: 6
Views: 625
Posted By Twinset

Re: On-arrival accomodation - Adelaide

I would apply for it - you will find that your money starts draining from the word go: took us 2 months to find and enter a good rental (saw some 50s and 60s horror stories) at a reasonable rate...
Forum: Australia
Aug 5th 2009, 4:38 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 6,581
Posted By Twinset

Re: Pound - AUD exchange rates

Apologies - fora or forums (search for foreign exchange) - I personally would not give a recommendation on someone I had not used - have used HIFX and happy with their service - ozforex is mentioned...
Forum: Australia
Aug 5th 2009, 9:41 am
Replies: 79
Views: 6,581
Posted By Twinset

Re: Pound - AUD exchange rates

If you check the fora, there are various names mentioned - personally, think it's all about what you ask for and barter - after all, this is the land of the deal!!!
Forum: Australia
Aug 4th 2009, 10:32 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 6,581
Posted By Twinset

Re: Pound - AUD exchange rates

Can recommend that route - all went through smoothly for us. Did the deal with HIFX, then on the appointed day, transferred my money to HIFX, they then transferred the money to Westpac account.
...
Forum: Australia
Aug 3rd 2009, 11:46 am
Replies: 79
Views: 6,581
Posted By Twinset

Re: Pound - AUD exchange rates

4 years for a 20% gain........what would a good interest rate pay right now in Oz compared to the UK? Especially as there may be interest rate rises coming on over here.....
Forum: Australia
Aug 1st 2009, 8:52 am
Replies: 79
Views: 6,581
Posted By Twinset

Re: Pound - AUD exchange rates

I think you mean "Get an accountant......"
Forum: Australia
Jul 31st 2009, 7:58 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 6,581
Posted By Twinset

Re: Pound - AUD exchange rates

Anyhows, 2 bucks to the pound makes the maths simple...and my wage looks healthier when you think in pounds.......:D
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 24th 2009, 5:52 am
Replies: 81
Views: 4,290
Posted By Twinset

Re: who thinks immigration should let poms in ?

:rofl::rofl:

Unfortunately some div in the Scottish Office or immigration didn't check some of the EU entrants and there have been 2 fairly grisly murders and several rapes etc across Scotland in...
Forum: Australia
Jul 24th 2009, 5:46 am
Replies: 73
Views: 6,569
Posted By Twinset

Re: First visit home - feeling confused

LOL!!! If I hadn't come out to Australia on holiday, I would never have emigrated.........:):rofl::eek:

To be fair, all the times we came out bar one, it was winter over here, so we know what it...
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 23rd 2009, 1:15 pm
Replies: 81
Views: 4,290
Posted By Twinset

Re: who thinks immigration should let poms in ?

Now that's emigration.........!
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 23rd 2009, 12:56 pm
Replies: 81
Views: 4,290
Posted By Twinset

Re: who thinks immigration should let poms in ?

C,mon the jocks....and I am sure that the 2% are tip-top emigrants any country would be proud to welcome.....point I was making is that the UK has been organising its emigration policy with one hand,...
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 23rd 2009, 4:44 am
Replies: 81
Views: 4,290
Posted By Twinset

Re: who thinks immigration should let poms in ?

Interesting point: imagine that Australia had open borders with the whole of South East Asia, no restrictions on immigration and no pre-selection of those arriving - just a bucketload of people...
Forum: Australia
Jul 23rd 2009, 4:27 am
Replies: 73
Views: 6,569
Posted By Twinset

Re: First visit home - feeling confused

Exactly - life does not have to be about permanently being in one place or another....it should be about where it feels right at the time.....there are some fantastic perks to living the australian...
Forum: Australia
Jul 18th 2009, 10:42 am
Replies: 37
Views: 2,822
Posted By Twinset

Re: Building a 10 day plan for a new life in Oz

We have 2 UBDs and a kilo of Lavazza....and I'm the only one who drinks coffee....!

Have thought about and dispensed with idea of Satnav, although reserve the right for the Outback...
Forum: Australia
Jul 18th 2009, 12:45 am
Replies: 222
Views: 146,780
Posted By Twinset

Re: Leaving UK Debt Unpaid - A Warning

Quick question - if you still have a house in the UK, can debt agencies go after your house if you owe consumer debt?
Forum: Australia
Jul 17th 2009, 11:07 pm
Replies: 222
Views: 146,780
Posted By Twinset

Re: Leaving UK Debt Unpaid - A Warning

Well said - after the trials, tribulations and HUNDREDS of bucks spent trying to sort out BT, Sky and a couple of others over the last week (all of which was cancelled or paid BEFORE I left the UK),...
Forum: Australia
Jul 17th 2009, 10:46 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 887
Posted By Twinset

Re: PAYG Mobile/SIMs?

Who is it with? Hopefully got a more permanent address sorted out and looking for better rate plans.....
Forum: Australia
Jul 17th 2009, 10:54 am
Replies: 11
Views: 887
Posted By Twinset

Re: PAYG Mobile/SIMs?

Optus do a Sim card at the airport as you arrive - 20 bucks for 80 bucks value, and they do top-ups for 15 bucks, 50 bucks value or a 10 buck gives 50 minutes calling to the UK...on a mobile!!

Or...
Forum: Australia
Jul 17th 2009, 10:49 am
Replies: 222
Views: 146,780
Posted By Twinset

Re: Leaving UK Debt Unpaid - A Warning

So, you can just ignore the attentions of the Australian debt recovery agent then?
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