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    where's the wine....!
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    Well ideally we want everyone in one place hence the mid way choice, as its not fair to expect his family to come to the uk and vice versa, plus organising a wedding in the uk from here seems far too difficult! We thought to do the ceremony in Thailand and the legal bit in aus afterwards with a reception for those not able to come to Thailand. But then I thought why bother with Thailand if we're doing that, then I think but what about my family in the uk its much more expensive to come to aus than thailand.... argh it's so bloody confusing!!
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    Wow I've not posted on here for years after the initial landing and moving it all got too busy...! But I'm back.... we're getting married soon and while we'd both like to marry in the UK (my other half is oz im a pom) its not looking feasible, we were thinking thailabd as its half way but I'm not massively keen i dont think. I was wondering if anyone has experiences they'd like to share, or tips/ideas? Thanks.... From the long lost welsh in oz :-)
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    Head chef wanted **** immediate start***

    this job is still available if anyone is looking for something...
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    Head chef wanted **** immediate start***

    bumping this to the top! :biggrin:
  5. Currently in need of a head chef for an immediate start in Dee Why (Sydney's northern beaches) for 160 seater restaurant. $55,000 plus super and leave loading. Experience as head chef is necessary, you will be in charge of planning your own menus and ordering stock, under supervision of the group executive chef. A well established family business with three restaurants, all with a strong focus on great fresh food, all food and desserts made in house. Please PM me if interested. This is an IMMEDIATE START for the correct candidate.:biggrin:
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    Is contraception free in Australia?

    nope, not free, my pill is $23 for 4 months worth, but add on top of that the cost of a doctors appointment (mine is $65 but can claim $35 back from medicare). To the person who said there arent as many types here - there are just the same amounts and types of prescription meds here, but due to the higher cost of medicine here (or the different structure) generic brands are often offered as an alternative, they are EXACTLY the same they just dont have a fancy brand name. My pill in UK was microgynon, here I use the generic brand as microg here is about $90 as opposed to levenorgiestinol (or something like tha!) is the cheaper $23 option. Interestingly, its cheaper to get the packs with the 7 sugar pills too but I just chuck them away.
  7. I am a little bit in disbelief that you would even comtemplate this, it's not wonder that the UK is in such trouble. You have a house with equity? can you consolidate the debt into the house? If you dont pay them back you risk getting into big trouble if you ever decide to go home do you really want to run that risk? Plus it's not like they dont know where you are since you've used them here and all. Seek some sensible financial advice, not from a forum, be sensible yourself and take responsibility for your spending. If you could not have afforded to come here you should have waited. Speak to the bank who may be able to reduce the interest or help you somehow. Please do not just stop paying. I have $28k debt here from various reasons and sometimes feel like we are drowning in debt but we will get there paying off bit by bit it will just take a while. You may have to make sacrifices, downgrade the car, stop holidays, cook at home not eat out, live below your means not above but you will get there.
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    ***head chef position vacant***

    sorry guys - position has been filled now. You can email me CVs on eesnaomiprice@hotmail.com as we always have positions opening, we have three restaurants, Sydney, Central Coast and Newcastle.
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    ***head chef position vacant***

    Hi Dianne, we would prefer an immediate start so require someone who is in Australia already, but I will bear you in mind. Are you in the process of applying for a visa?
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    pet insurance

    haha, he is a bumbling crazy mad labrador who is into everything and never stops!! :biggrin: the $500 is for tick paralysis, cruiciate lig cover is in the thousands i think.
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    Hahahah, got me a little PR action!! YES!!! Defacto spouse visa PR stage granted after intitially TR granted in April 08!! Bit of a DIAC mix up with sending my second stage forms to the UK (duh) then having to move all the processing to Brissy.... Nice one, havent posted on here for ages but couldnt resist :biggrin:
  12. Hi all, I have a position going for a head chef in a busy restaurant in Dee Why, 200+ seater a la carte menu. Please contact me if you are interested and would like to apply/need more details. :biggrin:
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    When to turn things off

    yes you can buy airwick over here. You can buy EVERYTHING over here. Just takes a while to get used to the aussie brands. I miss bramley cooking apples... you can check out Coles and Woolies online to see what they stock.
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    pet insurance

    We looked at Pet Plan for our labrador but went with Prosure in the end, we pay $39 a month for mid level cover, it covers all vet visits (excluding annual vaccs obviously) and we pay the first 20% of any bill, its been good for us as little things like $80 eye infections we get some back, rather than there being a $200 excess. Also comes with a $500 towards paralysis ticks and a cruiciate ligament cover. We have had him insured for 8 months now and claimed at least 8 times (accident prone dog!) one claim was for $1000 becasue he sliced his legs open on some rubbish some idiot left in the park, sliced an artery! We have claimed enough back to basically cover the monthly premium for 2 years. WELL WORTH IT!!!
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    pet insurance???

    ask your insurance company!! sure you'd get a better repsonse than here...? we have petplan over here and allianz but I dont know if you can transfer. A no claims bonus on a car is transferrable with a letter from your insurer so maybe that woudl work? We have out lab insured with prosure, we can claim 80% of all vet fees excluding annual chack ups of course, they've been great so far, we've claimed 4 times in 3 months! (lab - accident prone!)