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Nov 13th 2010, 12:23 am
Replies: 87
Views: 8,749
Posted By clougherty family

Re: Think long and hard, and then think again!

Everyone is different, we moved to Perth in 2005, my husband was always homesick and I wasn't. After 2 years, a baby, our wedding and missing my Grandma's funeral and my brother's wedding in the UK,...
Jan 30th 2009, 6:29 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 406
Posted By clougherty family

Certificate of Good Conduct

Hi all,

Don't know if anyone can help with this (maybe JAJ?) My husband is in the process of applying for a job in the police force and they are asking if we can get a Certificate of Good Conduct...
Forum: Australia
Aug 17th 2008, 6:11 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By clougherty family

Re: Speech Therapy in WA

Hi,

I'm not an expert but my niece was referred by a paediatrician and was told to go private while waiting. I think it was $60 per session and she didn't get into the state system for at least a...
Forum: Australia
Jul 11th 2008, 10:54 am
Replies: 77
Views: 5,631
Posted By clougherty family

Re: House prices and the media....

Hi, the house prices here in the UK have dropped more than 6% in the last year. Houses just aren't selling here, there are houses on the market that were on last May when we got back from Oz. The...
Forum: The Lounge
Jul 11th 2008, 8:40 am
Replies: 204
Views: 22,923
Posted By clougherty family

Re: I have woken from the coma - I am alive !!!!

I think what the poster means is although UK shopping malls have the same shops, they are shops that are worth visiting. The shops in Australia are just awful. It all seems ok at first but after a...
Jul 10th 2008, 7:17 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 952
Posted By clougherty family

Re: Forgot to menton - Important passport info for babies if born in Oz & returning t

There was stuff on here last year about this and we got our little one both passports and also a citizenship certificate because apparently the passport doesn't guarantee Australian citizenship...
Forum: The Lounge
Jul 10th 2008, 7:08 pm
Replies: 204
Views: 22,923
Posted By clougherty family

Re: I have woken from the coma - I am alive !!!!

Totally agree about Perth shops being shite, but have to say the cheesecake shop was lucsious! Probably the only 2 things I liked in Perth, cheesecake shop and drive through bottle shop! Library was...
Forum: The Lounge
Jul 10th 2008, 6:56 pm
Replies: 204
Views: 22,923
Posted By clougherty family

Re: I have woken from the coma - I am alive !!!!

Hi Tracey,

Did I meet Mrs Banana? I read all her diaries before we moved over to Perth and loved them. How funny is that, I was so excited about moving and her words just made me want to go even...
Jul 1st 2008, 9:34 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,842
Posted By clougherty family

Re: Things to make you go WOW!

I'm happier here than I was there, let's get that straight! The thought of driving down Whitfords avenue fills me with dread! It's not perfect here but it's home.

Jo;)
Jul 1st 2008, 5:48 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,842
Posted By clougherty family

Re: Things to make you go WOW!

I went for a ride on my bike on Sunday night at about 8pm and rode from my house past the Thames towards Cookham and went WOW at the views either side of me of cows in fields and Clivedon in the...
Forum: Australia
Feb 29th 2008, 6:49 pm
Replies: 84
Views: 3,723
Posted By clougherty family

Re: Take away

Lived in Perth for 2 yrs and NEVER had a good take away. The Chinese is awful and so is the Indian. We had quite a nice eat in Indian at the one behind the Moon and Sixpence the week before we came...
Feb 1st 2008, 1:46 pm
Replies: 243
Views: 14,189
Posted By clougherty family

Re: Sum Australia up.

Classsic!
PMSL:rofl:
Feb 1st 2008, 1:39 pm
Replies: 243
Views: 14,189
Posted By clougherty family

Re: Sum Australia up.

Someone's sitting there mate:rofl:
Jan 31st 2008, 6:59 pm
Replies: 243
Views: 14,189
Posted By clougherty family

Re: Sum Australia up.

Tracy,

Can't BELIEVE you are slagging Patrick's best line!!! Blasphemy:ohmy:
Forum: Australia
Jan 31st 2008, 8:57 am
Replies: 2,124
Views: 264,686
Posted By clougherty family

Re: BBC - Wanted Down Under

The bloke on the programme did say they would have to have a $400k (about $3k a month he said) mortgage to buy that house so I don't really see how that's affordable on $50k a year (about $800 a week...
Jan 30th 2008, 7:00 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 867
Posted By clougherty family

Re: Selling houses

Hi,

Depends what your house is like and location/price etc. Ours was a lovely house but on quite a busy road and took 3mths to sell. Some friends of ours sold their house which was similar to ours...
Replies: 24
Views: 1,837
Posted By clougherty family

Re: Passports for returning

Hi Tracy,

I'm sure you can just use you British passport going in and out as you are still a British citizen. You do need to get an Aussie passport at some point though otherwise because it's...
Jan 29th 2008, 2:28 pm
Replies: 324
Views: 31,656
Posted By clougherty family

Re: Too scared to live in England.

Just wanted to say that I am not generalising about the UK, I am talking about where I live. The reason it is worrying is that it is an affluent area and if it's going downhill here then I dread to...
Jan 29th 2008, 1:02 pm
Replies: 324
Views: 31,656
Posted By clougherty family

Re: Too scared to live in England.

Hi Crayfish
Reading is another place you wouldn't want to live!! I think if we do end up moving it's going to be somewhere in the sticks like Devon, can't see any other big towns being any different...
Jan 29th 2008, 12:18 pm
Replies: 324
Views: 31,656
Posted By clougherty family

Re: Too scared to live in England.

Hi Crayfish,

Thanks for your advice. We have no intention of EVER returning to Australia, the point I was making is that my husband feels so strongly about the changes here that he was even...
Forum: Australia
Jan 29th 2008, 11:55 am
Replies: 2,124
Views: 264,686
Posted By clougherty family

Re: BBC - Wanted Down Under

Hi NB

I realised that, but they were saying that they'd like to buy it and they would have to have a $400k mortgage. I just thought that was unrealistic for the wages the programme said he would...
Forum: Australia
Jan 29th 2008, 11:47 am
Replies: 2,124
Views: 264,686
Posted By clougherty family

Re: BBC - Wanted Down Under

I thought they seemed really nice and seemed to have the right attitude. The only slightly worrying thing I thought was when they said the mortgage on that house would be $3000 per month and earlier...
Jan 29th 2008, 8:47 am
Replies: 324
Views: 31,656
Posted By clougherty family

Re: Too scared to live in England.

Hi Tracey,

Don't want to get into all this slagging off UK/Aus. and to be honest the only reason I posted is because we're just a bit worried about the situation here. I love England and...
Jan 27th 2008, 2:07 pm
Replies: 324
Views: 31,656
Posted By clougherty family

Re: Too scared to live in England.

Hi all,

We moved back to the UK last May and have to say that we are slightly worried about bringing our boys up in this area. We live in Maidenhead in Berkshire which is a nice area but it seems...
Jan 11th 2008, 11:11 am
Replies: 3
Views: 4,798
Posted By clougherty family

Re: Taking Electrical appliances back to the UK

Fridges don't travel well apparently but we brought all other appliances back. The only thing I found a pain is things with transformer type plugs (ie. baby monitors) because you can't change the...
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