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Forum: The Barbie
Dec 14th 2018, 3:02 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,016
Posted By Pomster

Re: Lancashire crumbly cheese

If there is a Costco around they do an amazing coastal cheddar (from Devon) which is sharp and crumbly. Also an even stronger Cave Aged Cheddar from Wookey. Costco must realise how many Brits live in...
Forum: Australia
Sep 14th 2018, 4:25 am
Replies: 4
Views: 607
Posted By Pomster

Re: Possibly buying into an Australian franchise

My husband asked our tax accountant about buying into a franchise- the accountant said 'franchises are more trouble than they are worth'
Dec 14th 2017, 9:11 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,431
Posted By Pomster

Re: Twenty Foot Container from West Coast USA to UK

very excitingly I am working for a stevedoring company at the moment.

Containers are charged by size- so how much space they take on the vessel rather than by weight. Although of course a overly...
Forum: The Lounge
Sep 15th 2017, 12:03 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,992
Posted By Pomster

Re: The Mystery of the tiny holes

we have this too- I think it from counter/bench top edges where we lean against them to do things- making tea, chopping stuff, and the are is rubbed against the rough edge.
Sep 8th 2017, 4:25 am
Replies: 31
Views: 4,279
Posted By Pomster

Re: Recommendations for very dry skin products?

udderly smooth- the best stuff (and cheap!)
Forum: Australia
Sep 8th 2017, 3:10 am
Replies: 5
Views: 629
Posted By Pomster

Re: Cheap car parking near southern cross station

I always park at Harbourtown (near Costco) then take the free tram to Spencer St. Trams from Docklands and within the CBD are free.

There again I would not opt to drive into the city during rush...
Aug 28th 2017, 9:58 am
Replies: 35
Views: 3,292
Posted By Pomster

Re: 82 year old refused housing.

There are big chunks of information missing from this.

To send him a letter, he had to have an address (even if a temporary one)- so what happened to that.
If he has only lived in Spain for 2...
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 4th 2017, 12:20 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 1,806
Posted By Pomster

Re: What language differences are there?

Aus to English
bingle is a prang
Spunk is a hunky/gorgeous person
rego is car road fund tax
doona is duvet
Forum: Australia
Dec 1st 2016, 11:03 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,298
Posted By Pomster

Re: Renting advice/questions

we have a friend staying with us at the moment who is looking for a rental (not in the burbs you have listed but ones like Elwood). The competition is fierce and people are offering over the odds....
Forum: The Barbie
Aug 21st 2016, 3:22 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,360
Posted By Pomster

Re: Watch BBC iPlayer anywhere in the world

I use a DNS (Getflix).

But I thought the changes coming in on 1st September regarding licence fee and iplayer will stop VPNs being used to access Iplayer?
May 24th 2016, 7:41 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,808
Posted By Pomster

Re: social groups for returnee expats in the UK?

something I used to belong to when I worked away a lot and was only in London on odd occasions was 'spice'. (think they are still going). Its a group where the franchisee organises events and you...
Forum: Australia
May 17th 2016, 6:08 am
Replies: 3
Views: 770
Posted By Pomster

Re: Pet Sitting in Sydney

we used a website and found a local who was renovating her house...something like Happy housesitters.
It worked really well
Forum: Australia
May 9th 2016, 6:08 am
Replies: 11
Views: 2,247
Posted By Pomster

Re: Loneliness. Brisbane. What to do?

My mate moved to Brissy. She joined the Red Hat (or Purple Hat) - a group for lively more mature women (so not 20 year olds).
She has a fab time.
Forum: Australia
May 2nd 2016, 12:49 am
Replies: 27
Views: 1,935
Posted By Pomster

Re: How to chose an area/school to live in??

Indeed. Even here in suburban Melbourne, my mixed up little kid is just part of the crowd. The blond kids are the ones who stand out!

In my daughter's class of 22, there are children from :...
Forum: Australia
Apr 29th 2016, 9:30 am
Replies: 23
Views: 1,711
Posted By Pomster

Re: All information gratefully recieved :)

I like Melbourne. Lived her over a decade and despite living about 40 m from a nature reserve when apparently snakes are prolific, I have yet to see one (well I have but in the zoo).

I have not...
Forum: Australia
Apr 22nd 2016, 3:46 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,359
Posted By Pomster

Re: Oz school year/age

we are in Melbourne- cut off is 20th April i think.

In my daughter's class, she is the 3rd youngest as a Feb child...the other two are early March, Her best friend in same class is Christmas baby,...
Forum: The Barbie
Mar 15th 2016, 1:19 am
Replies: 26
Views: 3,082
Posted By Pomster

Re: It's a small world...

As a student I worked for Camp America- way out in a sparsely populated American area. My camp was run by a witch of a woman.
However I met someone there who became my closest friend, so silver...
Forum: The Barbie
Mar 6th 2016, 12:17 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 918
Posted By Pomster

Re: Selling property in Victoria.

Inner burbs are where people want to be- outside CBD but still easily and quickly commutable. It should be a piece of cake to sell it yourself.
Forum: The Barbie
Mar 5th 2016, 10:18 am
Replies: 7
Views: 918
Posted By Pomster

Re: Selling property in Victoria.

I missed that you were selling land in inner city.
Get a valuation (free) and then sell it yourself. There are always heaps of people wanting to buy land for development. In my area (inner west)...
Forum: Australia
Mar 1st 2016, 5:47 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,632
Posted By Pomster

Re: UK Car Hire for Surrey/London month trip?

we go back every 2 years- and use car hire 2000. They usually offer us Europcar but they definitely give good offers
Forum: The Barbie
Mar 1st 2016, 5:44 am
Replies: 7
Views: 918
Posted By Pomster

Re: Selling property in Victoria.

you can often negotiate a lower rate if you bargain hard. Our last property was sold at 2pct incl GST but they do charge for advertising mostly- depending on what campaign you want.

We got a good...
Forum: Australia
Feb 20th 2016, 7:23 am
Replies: 35
Views: 3,359
Posted By Pomster

Re: U.K. Vaccinated child - issues with receiving government support

Probably should have added- we came back to Aus end 2012 so we are 3 years out of date with our info.

GPs here are happy to contact GPs in UK for info but if you can bring it with you, everything...
Forum: Australia
Feb 17th 2016, 3:15 am
Replies: 35
Views: 3,359
Posted By Pomster

Re: U.K. Vaccinated child - issues with receiving government support

My daughter was born in Aus but we lived in UK between 3-5yrs old and she had all vaccinations in UK. I got our GP to stamp her (Aus) book and they provided a certificate of what she had had for...
Forum: Australia
Sep 11th 2015, 10:36 am
Replies: 26
Views: 4,304
Posted By Pomster

Re: Moving to Melbourne. Help needed!!!!

I second the inner west...Willy, Newport, Yarravile, Seddon all nice spots, close to the city, close to beaches.
My daughter goes to a lovely state school which did amazingly well in Naplan (as if...
Mar 21st 2015, 7:42 am
Replies: 94
Views: 10,299
Posted By Pomster

Re: Payment of UK taxes when living abroad

Tax allowance is for all Brits- resident or not.
I googled " uk personal allowances for non residents' and lo and behold the answer was there

https://www.gov.uk/tax-uk-income-live-abroad/overview
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