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  1. Have you visited other States? It may seem strange to you as you pine for the UK, but moving States could tick more of your boxes,make you happier and thus making life more bearable for you. Qld and Northern NSW have an abundance of greenery and National parks but also have the decent weather, beaches etc like WA.. If you are very unhappy and your family do not want to return to the UK ,moving States is a relatively small comprise for them, so worth suggesting and discussing. Cal x
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    Pay before or after filling up with petrol?

    You fuel up then go to pay. The only time it may be different is if its overnight. Ive never heard of your fuel card so cant help there ,sorry Cal x
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    Anaconda have them and the prices arent too bad. Do you have Anaconda in WA? Cal x
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    Sudden pull to move back to UK after 8 years in Aus

    Oh i dont know, ive debated selling my kids a few times! lol. Only joking... I do hope things work out for you, keep your chin up. Cal x
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    Sudden pull to move back to UK after 8 years in Aus

    To be fair ,if i was unhappy i would move back no matter the cost, even if it meant selling every item i own to do it ,that's what i would do. I learnt long ago money doesn't buy happiness, so enjoy life whilst we are healthy enough to do it. Cal x
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    Sudden pull to move back to UK after 8 years in Aus

    I was just thinking that, it sounds horrible. Each to their own i guess, but leaving an estate in the UK full of semi detached after semi detached on top of each other we said we were definately not living somewhere like that here. Thank god we didn't, i know a few areas in QLD that sound a bit like what the OP describes and it blows my mind how many poms flock to these areas. Cal x
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    Is the UK’s weather massively underrated?

    I think that depends where you live. I received a letter and birthday cards for the kids from in the in laws yesterday , in part of it the MIL has written '' the weather has gone a lot colder now ,in fact we have had the fire on quite a few nights after tea''. It must be cold for them to put the fire on as they are known to be a bit tight with the purse strings,lol Cal x
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    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    I've removed a few posts as they were personal or heading off track, lets discuss Brexit not other members. Thanks Cal x
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    Countries in last ten years

    Write what you can remember, we referred back to old passports for places and travel dates etc. Cal x
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    Moving from Melb to either Ade or Sunshine Coast

    Quite a few areas south of Brisbane city (but still classed as Brisbane) do come under 'Regional', our suburb was on ''the postcode list' and many more in between here and Ipswich and here and the Gold Coast. I think the Sunshine Coast would be worth a shot, although i've only had a fleeting visit to Adelaide so very hard to compare. The climate alone would be the swinging vote for me, not to mention to variety of living styles from beach side, to town ,to open fields and mountains. The Sunny coast is beautiful. Cal x
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    Gold Coast or Brisbane

    I think Gold Coast may well tick your boxes. Personally id avoid the touristy hustle and bustle of Surfers Paradise but the likes of Broadbeach, Burleigh Heads etc will still give you easy enough access to all Surfers does offer (eaterys. clubs,restaurants etc). There are varying festivals throughout the year and the sand sculpture festival is awesome. On the hinterland side of the Gold Coast ,you have the greenery and the valleys of Tamborine, O 'Reillys and Springbrook National parks, lovely little villages, great nature walks etc The weather is great and a million miles away from our Manc weather,lol, (not hard to beat ,i know! ). Cal x
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    Which shipping company??

    Sorry, that post was removed as we do not allow naming and shaming. Members who are interested in your feedback may like to PM you if thats ok with you? Thanks Cal x
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    How is Trump doing so far?

    Just a quick reminder to try and keep this thread for discussing Donald Trump. Melbourne has its own thread. Thanks Cal x
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    Simply the best

    I would say Vanuatu would be up at the top for me,I dont think i have met more friendly people and some of the scenery is stunning, although we went to Pattaya in Thailand last year and that too was a great holiday with friendly locals and so much to do. Ive had some great holidays in Lanzarote, Malta and Turkey in the past too though. Cal x
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    Commute from Gold Coast to Brisbane

    Can we please keep this thread on topic, we have plenty of Covid threads available to post on. Thanks Cal x