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rammygirl last won the day on May 25 2019

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  1. rammygirl

    Ping Pongers

    Are you feeling pressure to be something you are not? You need to address what sort of lifestyle you actually want with your partner and agree a way forward that suits you both. Some compromise will have to be made, it’s inevitable really. In the UK my husband faced pressure to conform to a lifestyle of his work peers, posh house in specific area, private schools, clubs designer gear and flash cars. Not us. We continued to live in a village north of Manchester and socialise with people we liked not wanted to compete with! In the end they gave up on us as eccentric. Don’t regret not joining their circle, we are better off for it both financially and personally.
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    Australian now has the world's most liveable cities

    I agree 4 seasons here in the Adelaide Hills. Winter now, OK no snow but we do get frosty mornings and ice forms in puddles, spring is lovely with lots of green, flowers and blossom. Summer is hot,dry and grass is browner and Autumn is a glorious pallet of colour. lots of festivals and events to celebrate them too.
  3. Make sure your desk set up is ergonomically sound. The height of desk and chair is really important. We recently altered ours and my neck and shoulders feel so much better.
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    Ping Pongers

    We stayed in Geelong a while back, people who remembered it like you asked why. Well it has, like many places changed. We stayed just outside the centre in a lively suburb with its own vibrant high street. The only thing I didn’t like was the road system.
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    Renting property on a temporary visa

    Mm not sure if that is the case if the visa was applied for offshore, I would double check. Shouldn’t be an issue with the rental, just say you have a work visa, you will sign a contract for 12 months anyway.
  6. rammygirl

    Ping Pongers

    I would never want to live anywhere I couldn’t walk to a high street with a range of shops, cafes and restaurants (I never have). I also need countryside for walking and cycling and a reasonable drive to a big town/city or beach. That is my criteria and is more important than the perfect house in an area that doesn’t have this. Unfortunately with COVID this seems to have become more important to more people and vibrant suburbs and towns are seeing big price hikes now. I don’t like the many suburbs, even the leafy expensive ones that have no centre or high street, but they seem to appeal to lots of people with money…..
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    My friends daughter who is 26 had AZ ages ago as she was going on a placement with vulnerable adults, nothing else was available at the time. She discussed it with her GP who reminded her that the risk of clots from the contraceptive she was taking was much much higher. My friends in Uk have kids under 30 that had AZ too. Tens of millions of people of all ages worldwide have had it with no issues, unfortunately they are publicising the bad reactions without context. Fair enough they have changed the age now I hope the dithered will now get a vaccine. I got my first AZ a month ago.
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    445 Visa query

    OP I would take up this offer, if it can be done Westly will help.
  9. rammygirl

    Australian now has the world's most liveable cities

    I certainly do and we get them in the Adelaide Hills. Having said that we usually fly North for warmth around Aug/Sept!
  10. rammygirl

    Ping Pongers

    I’m not a fan of soulless suburbs and there are a lot of them in Aus. I live in a lovely historic town in SA with tree lined streets and old buildings. My son lives in a lovely suburb in Canberra with many deciduous trees so looks lovely in Autumn. My other son lives in a similar area in SA. Not all Australia is soulless.
  11. You can open a migrant bank account in Australia before you get here, just look on the websites of the big banks here, Westpac, NAB, Bank SA, etc. you can then transfer to that account via a forex company. You will need to attend the bank in person to activate the account when you get here so won’t be able to take money out until then.
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    Post a random picture of your day

    Remember fishing in Florida once near my sisters place. Mullet kept leaping over the canoe teasing us, not one took bait! Although the pelicans were successful.
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    Depends on the council, ours didn’t show in immi account as it was organised by our local council. We got an invite in the post not an e mail. Some do both some just e mail. Some councils do several ceremonies a month some do one every other month depending on numbers. Your local council website should have some info.
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    Shipping insurance - Letton Percival

    Not so recently but in 2014 we used them and needed to make a claim, process was straightforward and quick. Happy to recommend and I would certainly use them again if the need arose.
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    Things you miss about Britain

    Yes the Aussie stuff doesn’t have any mint in it really. I stocked up at Aldi too! Otherwise I make my own, mint and herbs grow well in the Adelaide hills and I dry them too. Basil doesn’t survive the frost and I replant but mint and oregano die back but grow back in the spring. Rosemary and thyme stay good all year.