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    BBC iplayer

    Does anyone know if we can view bbc iplayer in oz yet? Thanks!
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    Aussie passports from uk to france?

    Thank you!
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    Malaysian Airlines booking seats?

    :wink:Thanks everyone for your replies. I will go online 48 hours before and hope for 4 seats together. Cheers
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    Malaysian Airlines booking seats?

    Hi, have booked for me and 3 kids to fly to UK with Malaysian Airlines online, the option of booking my seats came up but at a cost of $18 per seat per flight, this would add $280 to the cost of the flights! Didn't do it but have spoken to other people who booked via a travel agent and they booked seats for them at no extra cost and the flights cost the same. Did I miss something? I really want my kids to sit with me and even if I get to the airport extra early if everyone else has prebooked then I could be outa luck? Anyone else booked online and found this happened to them? Thanks! :huh:
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    Aussie passports from uk to france?

    Hi all, I'm travelling from Perth to England, to France, Back to England, to Ireland, back to England then back to Perth. I have a UK passport, my kids have just expired and I am applying for Aussie passports for us all as we've just done our citizenship....can we do this 'in and out' of England on the Aussie passports or do we need visas? Have googled it and I think we'll be fine but wondered if anyone has done something similar and could reassure me. Was tempted to renew kids British Passports but the cost is extortionate!! Thanks! :notworthy:
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    UK phone to AUS phone

    Thanks very much for that info, much appreciated.
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    UK phone to AUS phone

    Been here 4 years and still haven't plugged in my english phone! Does anyone know if I can get a connection for the BT connection to go into the AUS wall socket? Really want to plug in my 1970s round dial phone as it's got a loud ring but can't find a connection to do it, thanks
  8. Mitsubishi pajero gls 3.8v6 for sale!! Selling my beloved 4x4 as hubby has been given a company car and no longer needed :sad: Fab car with 7 seats for the family. We have owned this since we came to Perth and it's been great. It has Air Con, 7 Seats, Tinted Windows, Central Locking, Power Steering, Electric Windows, Front & Rear Power Outlets, Tow Bar, Bull Bar, Roof Bars and all the other usual 4x4 requirements. Year 2005, 162000 kms, Service History, Rego til March 2012, $21,500 ono. Oh and it's white, thanks.........:wink: __________________
  9. Selling my beloved 4x4 as hubby has been given a company car and no longer needed. Fab car with 7 seats for the family. We have owned this since we came to Perth and it's been great. It has Air Con, 7 Seats, Tinted Windows, Central Locking, Power Steering, Electric Windows, Front & Rear Power Outlets, Tow Bar, Bull Bar, Roof Bars and all the other usual 4x4 requirements. Year 2005, 162000 kms, Service History, $21,500 ono. Oh and it's white, thanks.........:wink:
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    Flying with Air Asia?

    Hi, I am flying to the UK later in the year with Air Asia and have heard that I need to be careful when stopping off to change flights at Kuala Lumpa? Apparently I need to leave the airport and renter or something? Has anyone done this trip and can let me know? Sorry to be so vague! :unsure:
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    Kellogg's Cornflakes

    I am a cornflakes addict, morning and night. They are ok here, not as light as in UK, much more crunchy but definitely passable. Rice Krispies called Rice Pops here and ok aswell but not as close to the taste as cornflakes, some of the rice krispies (pops!) can be vicious and you feel light you've bitten on a stone! Stick with Kelloggs as in UK, store brands are awful. I don't eat weetabix but my kids do and they like the Weetbix here (aussie) you can buy the english ones at a premium price in IGA but they're happy with the aussie one and yeh aussie chocolate not as good as british but not a massive chocoholic anyway and plenty of english shops for the odd treat, again inflated prices. Make the most of tesco and sainsburys deli, the ham you buy here is like rubber and most taste smoked. Sorry I've rambled on a bit, could go on forever (sad I know!) Defo think uk supermarkets are better but living in Australia more than makes up for it believe me, love the place! Good to hear I'm not the only saddo who looks for decent cereal! Good luck with the move x:chatterbox:
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    Perth reccie any suggestions please?

    If you enjoy the water, definitely go down to Mandurah and take a boat out on the Estuary. I think it's called Dolphin Boat Hire, we did it and it's lovely and we saw dolphins. You need a normal drivers licence to take the boat out, well worth it and finish it off with fish & chips from Cicerellos! Perth is just gorgeous and the simple things are free, watching the sunset from any of the beaches, specially Burns Beach which is just up the road from Ocean Reef. If you can fit it in, a day on Rottnest is great, we've been here 2 and a half years and went for the first time a few weeks ago, we were lucky it was still hot so got to do some snorkelling but even if the weather is cooler I'd say you'd still have a fab day. Look up Rottnest Express on Google, they do good deals for a day return. Moore River is lovely too if you're hiring a car, it's about an hour north of Ocean Reef? Hope you have a great time x
  13. Hi All I need a bit of advice please....we still have our house in the UK and rent it out, hoping to sell when (if) the market ever picks up. Thinking of buying a house in Oz now, have heard that this could then mean that we will owe capital gains tax on the UK house when we do eventually sell? Does anyone know anything about this, is anyone in the same position? Thanks:confused:
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    Balance Transfer from UK CC to AU CC

    I've just come on here to ask the exact same question, is it a definite no no then :shocked::no:
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    Selling in England....?

    Hi, can anyone in the UK tell me how the housing market is doing? Our house is rented over there and the current lease comes to an end this September. The tenants seem to be very happy there and by all accounts will want to extend their lease for another 12 months. We don't know whether to rent it out again or try and sell as we have bought here and have a very large mortgage. Trouble is the exchange rate is so bad that we probably wouldn't exchange yet anyway but at least we could be rid of our UK mortgage and the hassle of renting from the other side of the world. If the market is not going to move much more over the next 12 months we feel we would be better off selling now and rid ourselves of the UK commitment. A crystal ball would be handy! :unsure:
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