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Forum: Connections
May 30th 2011, 12:02 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 1,813
Posted By joh117

Re: Mail redirection Australia

The 10% discount is still applicable to anyone from British Expats who join up with Pass The Post please let us know when you join up and it will be applied to your account.

Pass The Post...
Forum: Australia
Oct 21st 2010, 6:24 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,905
Posted By joh117

Re: Planning road trip, Cairns-Gold Coast

Try and get across to Magnetic Island 8km's off Townsville. We loved it there (went for a daytrip) now planning to spend Xmas and New Year there this year. We stayed in a place called Clairview not...
Forum: Australia
Oct 13th 2010, 8:27 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,141
Posted By joh117

Re: Air Asia

We have flown Air Asia from Gold Coast to KL return and they were fine. Would fly with them again looking at maybe flying to Sri Lanka in 12 wks time with them

Jo
Forum: Australia
Oct 13th 2010, 8:24 am
Replies: 29
Views: 4,980
Posted By joh117

Re: Heartbroken - Mum has moved back to UK

I so know where you are coming from though its not my mum I miss it was my mates. I went back for 10wks in Nov 09 and I could have happily stayed.

I have now settled back into life in Brisbane...
Forum: Australia
Oct 12th 2010, 9:30 am
Replies: 5
Views: 716
Posted By joh117

Re: need your advice....

Our first place in Melbourne we got a loan before we had started work back in 2004 with the HSBC we had a reasonable sized deposit though we only used 20% in the end.

This time around with kids...
Forum: Australia
Sep 22nd 2010, 5:19 am
Replies: 8
Views: 956
Posted By joh117

Re: Flight Advice Please

We flew Qatar Manchester to Sri Lanka and had no problems with our connecting flights in Qatar and the airline was no different to flying Emirates. I would fly with them again.

Jo
Forum: Australia
Sep 10th 2010, 9:59 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,128
Posted By joh117

Re: When's a good time to look for flights? How far in advance...

I flew Air Asia with my family (4yr old and 8mth old at the time) to KL from the gold coast last year. Also internally in Malaysia and I could not fault the service. It was spot on. In KL we were...
Forum: Australia
Sep 10th 2010, 9:52 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 620
Posted By joh117

Re: Financial help for first time buyers?

It is still available for those who qualify. It is now $7k. Check out the following link to get full details.

http://www.osr.qld.gov.au/first-home-owner-grant/index.shtml

Jo
Forum: Australia
Aug 29th 2010, 9:49 am
Replies: 32
Views: 6,326
Posted By joh117

Re: Ping Pong Stories...

We moved UK - Melbourne - UK - Brisbane

We have 2 kids one born in Vic and one in Qld we now have put down roots and are settled. What has changed? It costs too much and with kids you need to be...
Forum: Australia
Aug 29th 2010, 9:39 am
Replies: 45
Views: 3,821
Posted By joh117

Re: Anyone in their pool yet?

Not a chance its too cold for sure thinking maybe Nov guess it depends on how warm it gets cos I am still finding the days on the cool side
Forum: Australia
Aug 21st 2010, 2:28 am
Replies: 42
Views: 2,438
Posted By joh117

Re: Spoiling your vote

You rock up give your name and address and they give you a voting paper.

Still have to go yet myself and no idea where my vote is going
Forum: Australia
Aug 21st 2010, 2:20 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,695
Posted By joh117

Re: Moving to Brisbane

You might get a shack for that seriously rents are high for decent places. You would get something in our suburb for nearer to $400 a month we are 10km's from the CBD on the train line at Ferny Hills...
Forum: Australia
Aug 11th 2010, 2:43 am
Replies: 3
Views: 616
Posted By joh117

Re: Shipping car and house contents

We shipped our contents and car in a 40ft container from the UK. We used PSS it cost us under $10,000 just cant remember the exact amount but know the limit set by the company paying for our...
Forum: Australia
Aug 10th 2010, 11:42 am
Replies: 32
Views: 3,167
Posted By joh117

Re: Brisbane Suburbs

We have been here 2 yrs and have a 5yr old just started school and a 1 yr old in daycare. We have bought in Ferny Hills. It is walking distance to the school and the train station so my hubby can get...
Forum: Connections
Aug 8th 2010, 10:31 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 1,813
Posted By joh117

Mail redirection Australia

Pass the Post is a mail forwarding service that caters for all aspects of mail redirection. Our service is perfect for people who will be away from home for a medium to long term period:
Grey Nomads...
Forum: Australia
Aug 7th 2010, 11:35 pm
Replies: 77
Views: 6,993
Posted By joh117

Re: Go Home or try Brisbane?

You sound like us back in 2006 we lived in Somerville so just down the road from you for 2.5yrs but we made the move back to the UK for 2 yrs. We have just done 2 yrs in Brisbane (north) and we are...
Forum: Australia
Jul 29th 2010, 10:12 am
Replies: 26
Views: 2,804
Posted By joh117

Re: Coles have QUORN!

Wow so excited. I remember emailing quorn re stocking their products in Oz back in 2004 and they said they couldnt import it due to it being a fungus.

I love quorn products been a veggie.

I am...
Forum: Australia
Jul 29th 2010, 10:10 am
Replies: 4
Views: 7,690
Posted By joh117

Re: Can you buy Plantain's in Brisbane?

I have bought plantains from the many fresh produce fruit and veg markets around Brisbane which are much cheaper than the supermarkets for veggies not sure if they are available all year round but...
Jul 29th 2010, 10:05 am
Replies: 38
Views: 2,720
Posted By joh117

Re: Got Visa Grant Today

Thats great news. Congrats

Jo
Forum: Australia
Jul 27th 2010, 8:14 am
Replies: 48
Views: 8,453
Posted By joh117

Re: A couple of (legal) ways to gain some extra money when emigrating

I knew about most but not the VAT free stuff. Wish I had known that at the time. Are you able to get your VAT back when you are there on holidays too I wonder? Missed out there I think

Oh well...
Forum: Australia
Jul 27th 2010, 8:09 am
Replies: 395
Views: 27,896
Posted By joh117

Re: Is Australia really THAT expensive?

It really is that expensive. We shop at Aldi as we cant afford to shop at coles or woolies and we are not on a bad income but our home loan takes more than 50% of our income and we are in an entry...
Forum: Australia
Jul 26th 2010, 6:35 am
Replies: 28
Views: 2,290
Posted By joh117

Re: 1st Speeding Fine in 12 years

I got my first ever speeding fine in March been driving 19 years. Gutted they are so much more keen over here and its so hard when the signs are constantly changing.

Got to be so careful in...
Forum: Australia
Jul 23rd 2010, 8:52 am
Replies: 247
Views: 25,640
Posted By joh117

Re: What do you not like about living in OZ

The only thing I dont like living in Oz is the distance we are from family and friends in the UK. When you are having a bad day you cant just pop around or pick up the phone (cos they are usually in...
Forum: Australia
Jul 23rd 2010, 8:48 am
Replies: 54
Views: 6,390
Posted By joh117

Re: Renting out UK home - advice please!

I have friends that have done both. The banks here didnt want to know about the mortgage in the UK and they got a home loan no problems here. So its deffo a possibility

There are tax implications...
Jul 23rd 2010, 8:44 am
Replies: 44
Views: 11,648
Posted By joh117

Re: 2 1/2 years and I still don't know

Hey Steve

I totally know where you are coming from we have ping ponged from the UK to Melbourne got the citizenship then went back to the UK for 2 years then came to Brisbane. Been here 2yrs in a...
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