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    Almost 1 year here in WA & we will be heading home....

    So sorry it hasn't worked out for you all and wishing you all the best on your return! Can I ask why your returning as not been on Poms for a bit but came across your thread and remembered you from a few years ago. We've all settled in quite well in Helensvale,Queensland and have been here just over two years now. We went back to Derby for two weeks in July this year(miserable weather whilst there!) visiting LA and NYC en-route and as nice as it was seeing family,friends and shopping(so-cheap) couldn't wait to get back on that plane to Aus and some Sun!! Again good luck and at least you can say you tried but wasn't for you....x
  2. I know no one will care but I'm gutted UKnova(UK-tv download torrent website!)is no more! It has ceased to be! UKnovas expired and gone to meet 'is maker! UKnovas a stiff! Bereft of life, rest in peace!!.. So have to rely on Pirate Bay from now on!! It closed down due to some legal loophole and wasn't prepared to fight the case in court!! Boo-Hoooo....At least I can still watch the old Wanted-down-unders, there good for a laugh!!... http://www.uknova.com/wsgi/index
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    Have I won???...LOL..
  4. Forgot to attach these of Ferra Eng!! Good Luck.... http://www.boeing.com/aboutus/supplier_of_the_year/soy2011_gallery.html http://www.defence.gov.au/dmo/Newsitems/17May12_Minister_visits_Brisbane.cfm
  5. Hi Dangreen and Heywood Monkey!! Guess what I,m a CNC miller and have worked at Ferra(Brisbane) since I came over from Derby, Uk nearly two years ago with my family(2-boys,10 and 17) I came over as a first class metal machinist(176-visa) with no job and went round cold calling after being here a few days and got offered three jobs at BDGT, Eastall Eng and Ferra and because like yourself I worked at a company in Derby that did Rolls Royce sub-contract work thought the Ferra option the best option. Sure Ferras got itself a bit of a reputation in the past as a hire/fire place but we just can,t get any decent qualified machinist at present but I feel the place has turned the corner now and our client base is mainly export to Lockheed Martin(JSF-F35 parts) and Boeing commercial(spares for 737,747,757,767) and also the Australian airforce(black hawk helicopters) I love the work,really interesting and also guess what its full of Poms, some Indians,NZ,phlippines,South Africans and even some locals!! The atmosphere is really upbeat and happy at the moment as we,ve just won Boeing International supplier of the Year(2011) which itself is no-mean fete and one we are all very proud of!!. Ourselves have settled in great as we live in Helensvale on the Gold Coast and the downside is I travel 130km(80miles!) round trip a day to and from work but what few CNC jobs that are available down here pay approx $5 less an hour and aren't Aerospace. SurfersParadise and Broadwater are 15mins down the road and theres all the Theme parks round here aswell for our kids(Wet,n,Wild,Movie World,Dream World and Sea World) Missed family and friends for the first few months but then started to really enjoy everything that Aus has got to offer. If your prepared to work hard the rewards are great I,ve found here!! If anyone on this thread wants any advice feel free to PM me with your Questions and good luck Dangreen and Nollie in your pursuits.....
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    Helensvale

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    Wanted Down Under series!

    Still enjoy watching the shows even though we've been 'down-under' for 17-months now on the Gold-Coast and have really settled in to the Aussie way of life after the initial first couple of months!! Just wondered if anyone knows where abouts 'the Cliffs' from Leeds settled down in the end and if there on PIO? Thought they were a really nice family and I want to buy him a beer!! LOL...
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    Wanted Down Under series!

    Hi Dougans, glad to see you,ve come back to Aus! Hope everythings going O.K and your settled now. Yes you can watch 'Wanted Down Under' in Aus, we download it from either UKnova or Piratebay onto the computer,transfer it to a portable harddrive then watch it on the T.V through a Western Digital 'media player box' which to be hoest has been a life-saver when it comes to watchin the box as you know Aus T.V is'nt the best in the world!! Hope this helps and let us know how you go on if you go down this route, cheers,Dave,Debs and the boys...
  11. <p>Eeek! Its getting hot already! Im not really looking forward to heading straight into the Summer there! Thankyou for the well wishes :0)</p>

  12. <p>Wow not long now then! I noticed Perths temps have shot up this week......30degs! Nice <img src="<fileStore.core_Emoticons>/emoticons/smile.png" alt=":)" srcset="<fileStore.core_Emoticons>/emoticons/smile@2x.png 2x" width="20" height="20" /> All the best with your move. Keep intouch xxx</p>

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    <p>Glad your enjoying your life in Aus, im getting the serious 'hebbies' LOL</p>

    <p>We are heading to WA...Just in time for the blistering summer!!!</p>

    <p>Kelly :0)</p>

     

  14. <p>Hi there was wondering how you were doing <img src="<fileStore.core_Emoticons>/emoticons/smile.png" alt=":)" srcset="<fileStore.core_Emoticons>/emoticons/smile@2x.png 2x" width="20" height="20" /> where are you heading to? We've been on the gold coast for overa year now and really enjoying it xx</p>

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    <p>Hello! Hows things with you, be great to hear from you</p>

    <p>We are (finally) making the move in November!</p>

    <p>Kelly :0)</p>

     

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