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Forum: Australia
Mar 19th 2019, 10:58 am
Replies: 48
Views: 6,260
Posted By Jacqui

Re: Guilt of leaving behind your parents

If anyone thinks Karma doesn't exist - it does.

We emigrated in 2002 and gave little thought to how upset our parents would be. Yes we knew they were going to be sad, of course they were but we...
Forum: Australia
May 19th 2014, 3:17 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,895
Posted By Jacqui

Re: Missing daughters UK wedding

I paid for my mum & step-dad to come here and babysit our kids so hubby and I could go away for our 20th wedding anniversary. While they were here my Nan died :-( Mum knew it was going to be...
Forum: Australia
May 8th 2014, 2:23 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 4,329
Posted By Jacqui

Re: selling Uk shares from Oz

No experience personally, but I believe Paterson's can help you with this http://www.psl.com.au/private-client-services/international-equities
Forum: Australia
Feb 23rd 2014, 11:12 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,895
Posted By Jacqui

Re: Can anyone recommend a Financial Advisor for transferring pensions

After looking at the exorbitant fees that these firms charge, we ended up opening a Virgin Super account (which has QROPS status of course) and doing it ourselves. Only one form to fill in to get the...
Forum: Australia
Feb 23rd 2014, 11:04 am
Replies: 591
Views: 28,114
Posted By Jacqui

Re: An apology to asylum seekers

A child was interviewed on tv last year, a survivor in yet another asylum boat tragedy. She said that her parents had refused to board at first because of the state of the "crappy, unseaworthy boat"...
Forum: Australia
Jan 19th 2014, 1:17 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,041
Posted By Jacqui

Re: Transferring UK savings and house sale proceeds to Oz

Before we emigrated, we went to the Commonwealth Bank branch in London and set up an account, using their migrant banking service. Our savings and proceeds from our house sale were paid into this...
Forum: The Barbie
Jan 8th 2014, 1:24 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 3,147
Posted By Jacqui

Re: inlaws and out laws whats the longest theyve stayed!?

My mum stayed for about 3 months, but that was divided between mine and my sister's place. I didn't ask for money for groceries, she's my mum after all, that would be mean. Other relatives and...
Forum: Australia
Nov 30th 2013, 9:07 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,332
Posted By Jacqui

Re: families splitting up in oz

Also if the marriage does fall apart, and you have no family or very close friends living here, you will miss that emotional support that you badly need. Even worse, if your spouse's family are here...
Forum: Australia
Nov 21st 2013, 1:25 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 3,708
Posted By Jacqui

Re: Perth maybe

Try not to panic about snakes, there are millions of people living here who will probably never see one their whole lives, especially city-dwellers. The chances of seeing one will be remote, but not...
Forum: Australia
Nov 3rd 2013, 2:06 am
Replies: 70
Views: 8,284
Posted By Jacqui

Re: Brown Snake?

I was going to stay are you stupid or what? Then I remembered the day I found this on my lawn... and poked it with a stick to watch it fire up... Actually I should say my dog found it first, she was...
Forum: Australia
Oct 26th 2013, 12:37 pm
Replies: 70
Views: 8,284
Posted By Jacqui

Re: Brown Snake?

It looks similar to the snake I found in my potting shed yesterday :eek: It was curled up on a shelf next to some brown plant pots and was well camouflaged. I disturbed it when I went in to get my...
Forum: The Barbie
Oct 21st 2013, 3:38 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,580
Posted By Jacqui

Re: They're baaaack...

A few years ago, some poor girl in Perth lost an eye when a magpie swooped and attacked her, so don't underestimate how vicious they can be defending their nests. It's usually one rogue magpie whose...
Forum: Australia
Oct 21st 2013, 3:13 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,279
Posted By Jacqui

Re: Rushing back to the UK / Ireland due to a death?

Four years ago this week we got the dreaded call about my father-in-law. My husband was in Melbourne at the time, in the middle of a meeting and was ignoring my repeated calls to his mobile! I had to...
Forum: Australia
Oct 10th 2013, 1:42 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 3,063
Posted By Jacqui

Re: Is is a stupid move to leave job in home country and arrive in Oz?

We came over on my husband's I.T. skills and he was after a job at Project Management level. We stayed with my sister, so didn't have the immediate worry of accommodation. But he ended up being...
Forum: Australia
Oct 2nd 2013, 10:31 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,977
Posted By Jacqui

Re: Be careful, snakes are on the move

Thanks for all the kind words. I believe it costs nearly $1000 just for the vial of anti-venin. The other costs on top would be for the equivalent of intensive care for a few days, plus follow-up...
Forum: Australia
Oct 1st 2013, 1:56 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 3,268
Posted By Jacqui

Re: Dog information required

When we first got our puppy the kids were so excited, but the novelty wore off pretty quickly, even when he was joined by a female companion. They were cute and cuddly for the kids, that was all....
Forum: Australia
Oct 1st 2013, 1:24 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,977
Posted By Jacqui

Unhappy Be careful, snakes are on the move

Just be careful now that it's springtime and snakes are on the move. Doesn't matter whether you live on 5 acres (like we do) or in an urban area, they can be anywhere. Often seen along pathways down...
Forum: Australia
Sep 11th 2013, 8:53 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,161
Posted By Jacqui

Re: short term lets in mandurah regions

[QUOTE=Luma;10893020]4x2 are normally more than $250 in the areas where they are looking./QUOTE]

I stand corrected Luma, your post prompted me to look at the real estate pages in this week's...
Forum: Australia
Sep 10th 2013, 10:13 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,161
Posted By Jacqui

Re: short term lets in mandurah regions

Marco Polo Quay, very upmarket, new apartments for the wealthy, in the "new" tourist part of town. Would be fabulous I'm sure :) all depends on how long you can afford $500 per week. Would take your...
Forum: Australia
Sep 9th 2013, 1:25 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,161
Posted By Jacqui

Re: short term lets in mandurah regions

Shannon Rd as a short term let would be ok as it puts you in the heart of Mandurah, but not for long-term I don't think (see my answers on previous threads). My biggest concern for you would be the...
Forum: Australia
Aug 23rd 2013, 2:16 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 755
Posted By Jacqui

Re: mandurah terrace, good for young family????

I thought you'd narrowed it down to Halls Head or Meadow Springs :confused: Mandurah Terrace is a main road; that particular area you mention is right slap bang in the middle of the main hotel and...
Forum: Australia
Aug 11th 2013, 2:08 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 2,697
Posted By Jacqui

Re: ANYONE LIVE IN MANDURAH, LOOKING FOR SOME INFO PLS

You resemble or did you mean resent? :-)
Actually I do shop there myself, but generally go to the bigger Woolies at Centro. The whole Smart St area of Mandurah is an embarrassment really, it is way...
Forum: Australia
Aug 11th 2013, 9:06 am
Replies: 29
Views: 2,697
Posted By Jacqui

Re: ANYONE LIVE IN MANDURAH, LOOKING FOR SOME INFO PLS

We came over with PR visas and were eligible for the first homebuyers grant. I have no idea about anyone on other visa types.

In answer to the OP's original question about the townhouse on Gibson...
Forum: Australia
Aug 11th 2013, 8:17 am
Replies: 29
Views: 2,697
Posted By Jacqui

Re: ANYONE LIVE IN MANDURAH, LOOKING FOR SOME INFO PLS

You beat me to it Eddie, I was going to say the same thing. To the OP, it's just been announced that first-time homebuyers will get a government grant of $3000 if they buy an established house,...
Forum: Australia
Jul 26th 2013, 7:19 am
Replies: 2
Views: 650
Posted By Jacqui

Re: work for scottish tiler, 25 years experience

There would have to be plenty of work, I would have thought, if the number of houses going up all the time is any indication. Every time I drive up the Kwinana freeway (north of Mandurah to Perth...
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