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Mar 5th 2017, 2:29 am
Replies: 25
Views: 9,374
Posted By yafm

Re: Retired to Australia 14 years ago today

Thanks Pollyanna, not really new member joined in 2003 but have not been on this forum lately so pms blocked. We met you in Caloundra just after we came to Oz.Gee how time flies. Cheers Colin.
Forum: Australia
Feb 21st 2017, 12:54 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,027
Posted By yafm

Re: Travel insurance for non residents. Any ideas please?

How about pay for the trip with your credit c ard and use their free travel insurance
Forum: Australia
Feb 20th 2017, 1:35 am
Replies: 5
Views: 845
Posted By yafm

Re: Removal firms

Hi I had a look myself and we used PSSremovals As I said they were excellent They worked to my timeline with the shipping taking about 3 weeks and waiting a week in Sydney as we were buying a...
Forum: Australia
Feb 20th 2017, 12:51 am
Replies: 5
Views: 845
Posted By yafm

Re: Removal firms

We used a company from Croydon Surrey who were magnificent and they liased with Kents at Australian end. Excellent service and not very expensive Try google international removals and see what...
Forum: Australia
Jun 2nd 2013, 1:39 am
Replies: 78
Views: 9,451
Posted By yafm

Re: Christmas in July meet/ Scotland Vs England football match. 2013

Hi, Pollyana / Soapy, We are hopefully going to be in the area for this meeting and will be attending. Lots of water has passed under the Bridge since we met last, Pollyana in Caloundra and Soapy...
Forum: Australia
Aug 24th 2011, 3:11 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,088
Posted By yafm

Re: Calling all Retirees - what did you do to settle in?

Hi, We retired here on 410 visa (no longer avalible) 8 years ago.Having an intearest in old cars I joined the local club (now a member of 4 car groups)and was made welcome and now own 2 Pommy cars...
May 13th 2009, 2:26 am
Replies: 1
Views: 1,104
Posted By yafm

some good news for some people

Although this budget seemed to be all doom and gloom the 410 visa holders (no longer available) are now able to work more than the 20 hours per week permitted before and instead of renewing every 4...
May 12th 2009, 9:23 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,815
Posted By yafm

Re: tippers still here

We have just returned to expats as we had been too busy before Yvonne and Colin
May 12th 2009, 9:11 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,389
Posted By yafm

Re: Slightly early 4 year thread

Hi Soapy how are things in Caloundra? will be travelling thru there later this year hope everyone in your family is well regards Yvonne and Colin

(PS computer thru a wobbly last year and we...
Forum: Australia
May 3rd 2009, 12:24 am
Replies: 7
Views: 883
Posted By yafm

Re: Justice of the Peace payment???

Have used them several times for free They can be found in the LIBRARY COUNCIL OFFICES POST OFFICES LOCAL MP'S OFFICE and sometimes the Chemists. You should not have a problem finding one ...
Forum: Australia
May 3rd 2009, 12:22 am
Replies: 2
Views: 823
Posted By yafm

Re: Hope no-one from here was on this flight

If they had been using the temperature gauges at all the airports they could have picked this up before they flew. Always after the horse has fled.:eek:
Forum: Australia
May 3rd 2009, 12:19 am
Replies: 106
Views: 8,196
Posted By yafm

Re: Australian Healthcare system??

Having had the same operation (rotato cuff repair) in both UK and Australia I must say the Oz experience was by far the better

IN both cases I had private cover but of course it cost me a large...
Forum: Australia
May 12th 2008, 1:55 am
Replies: 5
Views: 680
Posted By yafm

Re: Where along Sunshine Coast??

In your position I would choose between Kawana and Caloundra - the other two are very touristy. We love Caloundra - it has several beaches and good shops. Good luck Yvonne :)
Forum: Australia
Apr 29th 2008, 5:24 am
Replies: 42
Views: 3,050
Posted By yafm

Re: London/Surrey area

Hi All, Just come back to BE. having retired to Oz 4 years ago we found the forum very usefull.I went to Morden Farm and lived in Dunster Avenue.We had house in North Cheam when married, we are...
Forum: Australia
Apr 29th 2008, 1:51 am
Replies: 41
Views: 3,766
Posted By yafm

Re: which bank, WESTPAC, ANZ or other

See my reply to 'how soon should we open a bank account before going to oz' there are no charges with HSBC and gives a fair rate of inetrest If you have a lump sum which you can lock in for a few...
Forum: Australia
Apr 29th 2008, 1:45 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,394
Posted By yafm

Re: How long before you get to Oz should you open a bank account?

We have found over the past 5 years that we did the right thing before we left UK We opened an HSBC australia bank account in the UK via the local HSBC branch (although we are LLoydstSB...
Forum: Australia
Nov 23rd 2006, 3:29 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,018
Posted By yafm

Re: Has anyone ever failed a medical because they were so stressed about it???

Dont take any pills unless you confess it to the doctor My husband had his blood pressure taken and it did not pass the doctor said - white coat syndrome - chatted a while to put us at our ease...
Forum: Australia
Nov 23rd 2006, 3:25 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 3,619
Posted By yafm

Re: PSS Removals

Just been into the PSS office in Mitcham this morning to pick up three tea chests for excess luggage to go to NSW Very polite ansd helpful staff there smiles and assistance everywhere. We used PSS...
Forum: Australia
Nov 23rd 2006, 3:16 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 873
Posted By yafm

Re: Stopovers - Good idea?

Stopover is the most sensible idea if you can manage it. Thailand (Bangcock) not too good as you need to get out of the city to have a relaxing time although I love Bangcock.

Hong Kong is great ...
Forum: Australia
Nov 23rd 2006, 3:13 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,359
Posted By yafm

Re: Cockroach city!!!!!!1

[QUOTE=sniffydog]Just posted this on the NZ forum - any comments from the Ozzie side?

"Hi all - we'd been really set on emigrating (east coast north island) until watching "filth files" on sky...
Forum: Australia
Nov 23rd 2006, 3:09 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 545
Posted By yafm

Re: BA check-in & PR visa in expired passport

You had better give yourself another hour at check in or try to check in on line 24 hours before you fly and then give them enough time to sort the problem out at Heathrow They are very tough at...
Forum: Australia
Nov 23rd 2006, 3:07 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 565
Posted By yafm

Re: Passport renewal question

The powers that be are not happy with anyone carrying two passports as they consider the old one is defunct. Go into your nearest (or post it) Australian visa/passport office and they will transfer...
Forum: Australia
Nov 23rd 2006, 2:58 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,119
Posted By yafm

Re: Some questions about Oz now we're here...

JUST REMEMBER in Australaia you do not get FREE delivery so calculate this into the costs unless you have a trailer or can borrow one However be advised that (at least in NSW0 You have to ahve a...
Forum: Australia
Nov 23rd 2006, 2:51 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 740
Posted By yafm

Re: transfer of money hassle!

Good luck safe journey everyone carry their extra coats and books to read (outside their carry one bag which is also weighed) :o
Forum: Australia
Nov 22nd 2006, 5:21 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,220
Posted By yafm

Re: Question about banking in oz

Don't understand the costsw you mention..... We have had HSBC on line and savings a/c since we left uk (LLoydstsb in uk) but have not had any charges. We can have as many direct debits or standing...
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