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Forum: The Barbie
Feb 10th 2012, 10:12 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 25,835
Posted By Boobops

Re: Are Melbourne winters really all that cold?

Thanks. Hope your move goes well and you make a killing with the exchange rate. :D
Forum: The Barbie
Feb 10th 2012, 10:06 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 1,926
Posted By Boobops

Re: Summer - who nicked it?

A few of our friends have been telling us it's been an awful summer so far. I think I would be seriously cheesed off by now with all that rain and it will soon be autumn! Last year wasn't that great...
Forum: The Barbie
Feb 10th 2012, 10:00 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 25,835
Posted By Boobops

Re: Are Melbourne winters really all that cold?

Actually I'm not in the Cotswolds now :( I'm in Marlborough which is very nice also. Still looking for property but can't find what I want!
Forum: The Barbie
Feb 10th 2012, 9:55 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 25,835
Posted By Boobops

Re: Are Melbourne winters really all that cold?

Haven't experienced Melbourne winter but we lived in NSW which is supposed to be warmer and I can honestly say I have never been so cold in all my life! Outside was warmer but when inside the house...
Forum: Australia
Jan 4th 2012, 11:15 pm
Replies: 205
Views: 46,833
Posted By Boobops

Re: Wanted Down Under - Series 6

Oh ok must have missed episode 1. Are they all hairdressers!:lol:
Forum: Australia
Jan 4th 2012, 6:28 pm
Replies: 205
Views: 46,833
Posted By Boobops

Re: Wanted Down Under - Series 6

I find them cringeworthy. :thumbdown:
Forum: Australia
Jan 4th 2012, 6:27 pm
Replies: 205
Views: 46,833
Posted By Boobops

Re: Wanted Down Under - Series 6

She was working as she said she was renting a chair, self employed. Well that's the impression I got. :confused:
Forum: Australia
Nov 28th 2011, 9:41 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 7,781
Posted By Boobops

Forum: Australia
Nov 28th 2011, 9:38 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 7,781
Posted By Boobops

Re: How Many Expats in this Situation

You will have no trouble finding a reasonable property under £250,000 in areas of high unemployment and if unemployment isn't an issue then that's great. If it wasn't an issue for us then I would be...
Forum: Australia
Nov 28th 2011, 12:24 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 7,781
Posted By Boobops

Re: How Many Expats in this Situation

Have to slightly disagree with you there. I've been looking since July and don't see the bargains. The "cheaper" ones are usually in areas of low unemployment or areas that aren't particularly nice...
Forum: Australia
Nov 28th 2011, 12:11 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 7,781
Posted By Boobops

Re: How Many Expats in this Situation

Yeah there is a catch, there is hardly any work in these areas and lower pay.
Forum: Australia
Oct 27th 2011, 1:13 am
Replies: 21
Views: 3,428
Posted By Boobops

Re: My take on return to the UK

Add on...they are currently playing wanted down under on BBC at the moment. What a load of shite that is.... how naive are these people! Yeah we surf all the time, don't work and the wages and houses...
Forum: Australia
Oct 27th 2011, 1:06 am
Replies: 21
Views: 3,428
Posted By Boobops

My take on return to the UK

Having been in Australia for five years and due to changing family circumstances and the favourable exchange rate......we decided it was time to return. Initially we loved Australia but I did have a...
Forum: The Barbie
Aug 22nd 2011, 11:46 pm
Replies: 64
Views: 3,334
Posted By Boobops

Re: What age is considered

Totally agree :lol:
Forum: The Lounge
Aug 19th 2011, 8:18 pm
Replies: 133
Views: 14,233
Posted By Boobops

Re: Do you think it's kinder to leave dogs behind?

Thought I would update on my original thread. Our doggies arrived in the UK today four weeks after we left Oz. They are fine so far but very tired. The older one has a couple of little sores on...
May 21st 2011, 10:57 am
Replies: 3
Views: 623
Posted By Boobops

Question re citizenship and leaving Oz

If you have Oz citizenship but are returning to the UK, do you have to return to Oz after a number of years away to retain your citizenship here? If that makes sense! :confused:

People keep...
Forum: Australia
May 10th 2011, 12:53 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 5,569
Posted By Boobops

Re: Do you pay for blood tests??

Thanks everyone for your help, I'll see how I go tomorrow. :)
Forum: Australia
May 10th 2011, 11:26 am
Replies: 21
Views: 5,569
Posted By Boobops

Re: Do you pay for blood tests??

They've given me a list of all the places that do blood tests in my area and told me to just turn up from around 8 in the morning. The ECG test is being done by the nurse at my doctors surgery. I...
Forum: Australia
May 10th 2011, 10:55 am
Replies: 21
Views: 5,569
Posted By Boobops

Do you pay for blood tests??

Have to go for a blood test and ECG tomorrow and I've not done this before so does anyone know if I will have to pay or is it bulk billed? I rang the doctors but the receptionist wasn't very helpful...
Forum: Australia
Apr 29th 2011, 4:19 am
Replies: 12
Views: 2,526
Posted By Boobops

Re: I know cheap dentist is an oxymoron but..

I emailed this dentist recently but unfortunately for me they do porcelain fused to metal crowns and I want all porcelain. Shame as I would definitely have used him going by all the recommendations...
Forum: Australia
Apr 1st 2011, 2:01 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,795
Posted By Boobops

Re: The awful rental process!!

Thanks for all your tips, I didn't realise it would be this hard. When we came over in 2006 we went into the agents, viewed a property and within a week we had moved in...no problem! It has obviously...
Forum: Australia
Apr 1st 2011, 10:16 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,795
Posted By Boobops

The awful rental process!!

Jeez didn't realise how hard it was to get a rental in Oz!

We've just sold our house and looking for a rental property. The inspections are mostly in the middle of a working day so really...
Forum: The Barbie
Mar 26th 2011, 1:25 am
Replies: 75
Views: 5,862
Posted By Boobops

Re: biggest power bill ever!

We think this was similar to the problem we had with our large bills. The thermostat went in our hot water tank and when the guy replaced it he said something about our hot water being really hot and...
Forum: The Lounge
Mar 12th 2011, 6:06 am
Replies: 133
Views: 14,233
Posted By Boobops

Re: Do you think it's kinder to leave dogs behind?

Just a quick update. Dogs have had clear results from the blood tests so now have to wait until August before they can fly. I really don't think we would have left them here as it would be like...
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