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Forum: Middle East
Jun 1st 2019, 5:01 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,028
Posted By MartinH

Doha - Reputable real estate agents (rentals)

I have a job offer in Doha commencing 1 August and am looking for a 1-2 bed apartment ideally in the West Bay area.

I was thinking of a serviced hotel apartment for the first couple of months to...
Nov 7th 2017, 8:52 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,395
Posted By MartinH

Getting a mortgage on return

Hi

We are returning to the UK after 18 years away and while we have always had a UK bank account, we have not maintained a UK address.

So far we have not found anyone willing to offer us a...
Forum: Europe
Feb 24th 2017, 1:12 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,839
Posted By MartinH

Re: Austria

Hi

Sorry for not responding sooner - I don't hang out here much anymore.

We are in Steiermark around 100km south of Salzburg in fact just over the border from Salburgerland.

Are you...
Forum: Europe
Feb 6th 2017, 9:35 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,839
Posted By MartinH

Re: Austria

Yes, we have just done that!
Feb 4th 2012, 7:31 am
Replies: 9
Views: 2,346
Posted By MartinH

Re: UK Pension for expats

Many thanks for the replies.

Some answers and a few additional questions.

Since we left the UK we have been paying into the German social security system - we have been paying in for around 10...
Feb 3rd 2012, 4:10 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 2,346
Posted By MartinH

UK Pension for expats

ok, so please be gentle.

We left the UK some years ago. When we were in the UK we we always employed (for about 14 years before we left the UK). When the opportunity to contact out of serps arose...
Jan 5th 2012, 5:40 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 3,158
Posted By MartinH

Re: How to stop dithering?

....How to stop dithering?

....well maybe think about it for a bit and then decide :o
Jan 1st 2012, 9:14 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 550
Posted By MartinH

UK, Germany or Austria?

Long time since my last post.

Potted history - we left the UK in 1999 to live in Germany - went to live in Australia in 2008 but it did not work out and we were back in Germany within 12 months.
...
Forum: The Barbie
Sep 23rd 2010, 4:10 pm
Replies: 59
Views: 5,148
Posted By MartinH

Re: Misheard song lyrics......

Billy Ocean

"When the going gets tough....."

"When the go and get stuffed..."
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 18th 2010, 9:03 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By MartinH

Getting drunk for the sake of it

Interesting article in todays telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/7601915/Binge-drinking-What-happened-to-our-sense-of-shame.html

Which raises the question why is being blind...
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 18th 2010, 8:57 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 2,019
Posted By MartinH

Re: Exercise - when is the best time to do it and why?

I read something quite funny which was that you only have limited quantities of willpower and that as you go through the day various things sap those resources. Therefore as work, children, other...
Forum: Australia
Apr 18th 2010, 8:26 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,665
Posted By MartinH

Re: Opt to be semi retired...would you?

I am in a very similar position to you (although no longer living in Australia), and my kids are slightly older at 18 and 14. The idea of “downsizing” or retiring early is something I have pondered...
Forum: Australia
Mar 26th 2010, 3:54 pm
Replies: 76
Views: 21,720
Posted By MartinH

Re: Sydney, bit boring, had its day?

I will throw my two-penneth into the ring.

First of all, people do not realise how much it rains in Sydney - but if you look at the average stats:
...
Forum: Australia
Mar 18th 2010, 9:24 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 850
Posted By MartinH

Re: Choice of cars and motorbikes

one (or rather two) words: Jap Crap

If you want anything decent (i.e. German) it will cost you an arm and a leg
Forum: Australia
Mar 15th 2010, 9:06 pm
Replies: 248
Views: 13,001
Posted By MartinH

Re: debts or not

Look ...there are some serious issues being discussed here...and I am afraid that until people begin to spell correctly I am NOT going to take part in the debate.

Clearly all that borrowed money...
Forum: Australia
Mar 6th 2010, 8:53 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 3,174
Posted By MartinH

Re: Top priorities in Perth!

work out how to leave
Forum: Australia
Mar 2nd 2010, 7:28 am
Replies: 2,577
Views: 301,218
Posted By MartinH

Re: 1.66

People who think this is a crisis want to take a look over the fence, i.e. if you live in continental Europe (as I do) buying in the UK is now a lot cheaper than the rest of Europe.

You have to...
Forum: The Barbie
Feb 24th 2010, 6:57 am
Replies: 145
Views: 7,744
Posted By MartinH

Re: Why Not Europe?

Once again another decent thread disappears under a mountain of sniping, irrelevance and off topic rubbish.

People - seriously - if you have nothing useful to say don't hit the send button :blink:
Forum: Australia
Feb 23rd 2010, 5:21 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 891
Posted By MartinH

Re: Anyone else considering a loss on their house to move to Oz?

Yes to go from Oz but not back to the UK we went back to Germany. We bought at the wrong time and then the market dived. In reality the more sensible thing to do would have been to rent until we...
Forum: The Barbie
Feb 23rd 2010, 7:24 am
Replies: 145
Views: 7,744
Posted By MartinH

Re: Why Not Europe?

Thats what I love about the Brits - their happy go lucky carefree live and let live attitude. :thumbsup:
Forum: The Barbie
Feb 22nd 2010, 8:34 pm
Replies: 145
Views: 7,744
Posted By MartinH

Re: Why Not Europe?

Well as I said on other threads - I dreamed for years of living in Australia but when we finally made the move (in 2008) it just wasn't what we expected or dreamed off.

We left the UK in 1999 and...
Forum: Australia
Feb 22nd 2010, 8:27 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,136
Posted By MartinH

Re: Can we afford to make the move?

Well that's one way to look at it - on the other hand I will be 46 this year which give me 9 years to retirement - no way do I still want to be working when I am 65. Sorry, I know off topic.
Forum: Australia
Feb 22nd 2010, 8:24 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 891
Posted By MartinH

Re: Anyone else considering a loss on their house to move to Oz?

Of couse what you really want is someone to tell you its absolutely the right thing to do....only you can know that. However, were you to stay put for three years then not onmly might the house...
Forum: Australia
Feb 22nd 2010, 3:17 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,136
Posted By MartinH

Re: Can we afford to make the move?

I had that plan as well .......but my son has two left feet and my daughter is tone deaf!
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