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Oct 13th 2013, 5:32 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,436
Posted By NickyP

Re: Son thinking of moving back to the UK

Thanks. This week has been full on with moving him out of his apartment with his ex and next we have to sort centrelink drs etc out here. I'm booking flights this week as prices are going up by the...
Oct 6th 2013, 8:23 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,436
Posted By NickyP

Question Son thinking of moving back to the UK

We moved to Australia over 8 years ago and my eldest son (24 years old) is talking about going back to the UK to move in with his father. He has had a very bumpy ride here and after a relationship...
Forum: Australia
Jan 24th 2009, 10:12 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 840
Posted By NickyP

Re: Meet ups

We are just down the road in Eldorado (just north of Wangaratta) and until December I was working at Xavier High School in North Albury. I am working in Wangaratta this year but would love to meet up...
Forum: Australia
Jan 24th 2009, 10:09 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 698
Posted By NickyP

Re: Victoria, suburbs or bush!!!

I live in NE Victoria in a small town not far from Wangaratta. We are about 2.5 hours from Melbourne and about an hour from Albury and the NSW border. We love where we are there is a great community...
Forum: Australia
Jan 23rd 2009, 10:00 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,125
Posted By NickyP

Re: Training to be a teacher UK or OZ?

I did my final year of teacher trianing here after starting my PGCE in the UK but not completing it due to galavanting off around the world. I had to pay my fees up front but think that it was a...
Forum: Australia
Jan 21st 2009, 9:51 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,125
Posted By NickyP

Re: Training to be a teacher UK or OZ?

I would definately say do it here. If she has the visa then it would mean that she could get the teaching qual and start work straight away plus the qual if transferable to the UK shoujld she want to...
Forum: The Barbie
Dec 29th 2008, 7:07 am
Replies: 40
Views: 2,067
Posted By NickyP

Re: Is this a big no no ?

There is a lovely spa in Echuca, hubby took me there for a couple of nights and it was wonderful. If you haven't found the info yourself I will look it up for you.
Nicky
Forum: The Barbie
Dec 27th 2008, 5:22 am
Replies: 40
Views: 1,486
Posted By NickyP

Re: Inane idle holiday poll - Footwear - what do you wear -

Canvas sandals, easy and lightweight. To be a true local though where I am I really should be wearing work boots and socks or have bare feet :rofl:.
Nicky
Forum: The Barbie
Dec 27th 2008, 5:11 am
Replies: 63
Views: 5,338
Posted By NickyP

Re: Do you have a better quality of life in oz?

We went to the foster home to see Mr Fisher (the blue heeler) and he was there with loads of jack Russells and was quite happy with his friends (I think that he thought that he was a Jack Russell)....
Forum: The Barbie
Dec 27th 2008, 4:57 am
Replies: 63
Views: 5,338
Posted By NickyP

Re: Do you have a better quality of life in oz?

[QUOTE=Professional Princess;7100956]That is the most gorgeous cat.:wub:


Rocky and the other kelpie started to herd the other dogs and round them up and then they started on me and the other two...
Forum: The Barbie
Dec 27th 2008, 4:28 am
Replies: 63
Views: 5,338
Posted By NickyP

Re: Do you have a better quality of life in oz?

Yep that is Omo our rescue cat. He is currently slobbing about outside as he won't lower himself to share the house with the dogs lol. He isn't scared of them but they try to be far too friendly for...
Forum: The Barbie
Dec 27th 2008, 3:19 am
Replies: 63
Views: 5,338
Posted By NickyP

Re: Do you have a better quality of life in oz?

I hope that he will be OK and he does only seem to need the steroids once every 18months or so when things just build up too far for his system to recover on its own. Plus the chooks and dogs are...
Forum: The Barbie
Dec 26th 2008, 9:26 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 13,910
Posted By NickyP

Re: Can I get any of these in Australia?

Sounds good. We are having our turkey today as we went to a friend's house for Christmas dinner and it has been too hot to be bothered lol. SO I might just BBQ some of the other bits to go with it...
Forum: The Barbie
Dec 26th 2008, 9:17 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 13,910
Posted By NickyP

Re: Can I get any of these in Australia?

We can get plenty of craft stuff as people here love their crafts as well Spotlight is good and most places will have their own little art/craft shops. Mint sause isn't a problem either, it is in our...
Forum: The Barbie
Dec 26th 2008, 8:53 pm
Replies: 63
Views: 5,338
Posted By NickyP

Re: Do you have a better quality of life in oz?

We live in a country town so our shopping is very restricted compared to the city. Generally the supermarkets are crap compared to the UK but you soon get over that and stop comparing when you have...
Forum: The Barbie
Dec 26th 2008, 8:46 pm
Replies: 63
Views: 5,338
Posted By NickyP

Re: Do you have a better quality of life in oz?

Joseph's asthma is pollen related and he will struggle here every spring/summer. Each year he gets a really bad cough which won't go away until he has a course or steroids ontop of his inhalers and...
Forum: The Barbie
Dec 26th 2008, 10:59 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,208
Posted By NickyP

Re: A huge dead snake!

We found a festering dead black snake in our well :ohmy: That was enough for me for a lifetime :blink:.
Nicky
Forum: The Barbie
Dec 26th 2008, 10:40 am
Replies: 8
Views: 674
Posted By NickyP

Re: Cold Turkey - what you doing with yours?

Not had the turkey yet!!! We went over to a friend's house for Christmas dinner and are still enjoying the left over ham but the turkey will wait until the weather cools down in the next day or so....
Forum: The Barbie
Dec 26th 2008, 10:37 am
Replies: 63
Views: 5,338
Posted By NickyP

Re: Do you have a better quality of life in oz?

Still not happy about the summer Christmas thing :p. Although I am happy to have a long summer holiday after teaching for the year so I can get over the wierdness.
Nicky
Forum: The Barbie
Dec 26th 2008, 10:36 am
Replies: 63
Views: 5,338
Posted By NickyP

Re: Do you have a better quality of life in oz?

Yes!
We live in country Victoria so nowhere near the sea but we have swimming holes and snow in the winter all nearby. We live in a old rambling house which although it is a bit of a shed we could...
Forum: Australia
Oct 12th 2008, 11:13 am
Replies: 1
Views: 454
Posted By NickyP

Any Aussie campers out there?

Hubby has decided to go and buy a tent as the kids have been nagging to go camping since we arrived here. They all enjoyed sleeping out when we did the relay for life and didn't mind the cold one bit...
Forum: Australia
Oct 12th 2008, 7:41 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,355
Posted By NickyP

Re: Citizenship Processing Time?

It really depends on where it is being processed. Our processing place had a 3 month turn around time other people's have taken 2 weeks. We didn't need any police checks as we came over on a temp...
Oct 3rd 2008, 11:07 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 452
Posted By NickyP

Re: Options please guys :) ?

You would almost certainly be able to get a job as a maths and PE teacher out in country Vic where we are. All jobs here seem to be something and PE lol. Organise your registration with VIT ASAP and...
Oct 3rd 2008, 12:25 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 995
Posted By NickyP

3 years in Country Victoria

We arrived in Australia never having visited and with no family 3 years ago this week. Hubby had a job and they were bringing us over after we had lived in Belgium for 3 years. What the hey we...
Forum: Australia
Oct 3rd 2008, 11:19 am
Replies: 4
Views: 651
Posted By NickyP

Re: Citizenship

That was the first thing that I thought :rofl:. They will struggle to find a brain in me :eek:.
Nicky
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