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  1. Stellathedog

    The UK Pound V Australian Dollar

    Amazing (not in a good way!) What is your expectation for the markets now?
  2. Congratulations Kath! I am here in Sydney at the moment and have all four of my grandchildren together! You will have such a wonderful time with your new 'little one' I do understand your comments regarding your Mum, I had my Mum with us for the last few years of her life. Whatever you choose to do will be right, and your Mum will support you, in her more err 'comprehending' moments!! Congrats again for your new arrival !! Enjoy xx
  3. Hi Phoebe and Happy New Year to you! Just wondered how your recuperation is going? Hopefully all good! Sorry, I can't answer your question, but I too would love to know peoples thoughts! I was lucky enough to visit my family in Sydney again in October(that made 3 trips in 12months!) and then a last minute surprise they came to us over Christmas! I was like the proverbial dog with two tails, so excited to get all four grandchildren together. When you start adding the costs of flights etc, it makes the visa seem a bit more realistic (no nicer, just more realistic!) Having a a few health problems at the moment, so I am glad that I have made the trips when I did. Again, hope your health is getting better and you will soon be going back to see your Harry etc Cheers Pam
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    Abu Dhabi airport 9hr layover on my own

    Thanks for all your replies and recommendations. I tried booking the new Premier Inn, as it is walking distance from the airport, but all booked up, left it too late! Now I am booked into hotel on Yas Island, so hopefully will get a few hours sleep and, more importantly, will wake up in time to get back to the airport!!!! Thanks again everyone.
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    Abu Dhabi airport 9hr layover on my own

    Thanks for putting the 'whatsits' on me!!!! I appreciate what you say and will try to get something at the airport, whether it's a room at the hotel or one of the 'pod' chairs!! Serves me right for booking 'on a whim', the flights had been going up by the day!! and when I 'pushed the button' it said only 2 seats left!! I keep saying it's only a day, but I would rather it wasn't a 'brain-numbing' day! Thanks Adonna
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    Abu Dhabi airport 9hr layover on my own

    I booked to go visit my daughter and grandchildren next week, but left it so late that the only 'reasonable' ticket I could get was with a 9 hour layover at Abu Dhabi. I am travelling on my own and have never been through Abu Dhabi before. My question is what is the airport hotel like for an elderly female on her own and has anyone tried the 'pod type' chair beds that they have now? I arrive at 00.50 and don't depart until 10.30ish. The actual flights don't bother me, just a bit wary when I don't know what to do in a strange place:arghh: Any help/advice gratefully received. Cheers Pam
  7. Oh Phoebe.........aaarrgghh! Looks like I jumped the gun again...........what an absolute **** thing to happen! Next time it's scheduled, I'm not sending you good wishes, maybe then it will all go ahead ok!! Thinking of you sunshine!
  8. Hi Phoebe That is great news after all this time!! I'm sure you are as excited/nervous as if you were going to Oz to see your new grandchildren?! Hope your recovery is speedy and you are soon planning your trip back to Oz. Be thinking of you tomorrow. Cheers, Pam
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    Another Weather Thread!

    "Most people are moaning about it" ???? Probably because they are NOT used to it being summerlike!!!
  10. Hi Phoebe I imagine it can't come quickly enough? Also I imagine that you have every screenscraper and flight site on speed dial, for when you are ready to say "On my way!!!!!!" Sure all will go well for you, you've certainly had to wait long enough for it. Thinking of you on the 26th........ Cheers Pam
  11. Hi Tab I'm still here, wishing I was there!! Cheers Pam
  12. Hi Cath How exciting for you! Isn't it always the way, you wait so long for something to happen, then it all happens at once..... Hope everything goes smoothly and hope to hear the next 'instalment' soon......from Aus!!!! Cheers, Pam (presently spending the last two weeks of our three month holiday out here. Have loved every second!)
  13. Hi All! We have been here for almost six weeks and have found lots of the 'bad' stuff from home is just as 'rife' here. But most of the everyday stuff ......people are so helpful, food is so good, places to get to for nothing or cheap are amazing (I have to admit here to using a pensioner day pass on the buses.....$2.50 for all day anywhere, buses, trains and ferries!) BUT I love it all and don't want to leave!!!! I think hubby could be swayed quite easily, if all the other parts of the jigsaw fell into place. We still have another six weeks and I am absolutely dreading having to leave this time. Phoebe, you will know how I feel, my youngest granddaughter is just coming up to six months old!! Fisher1, I know you too have ties in both countries, as we do. I suppose I just wanted to bring the thread back to people supporting each other in their journeys...... G'day to anyone that has met me, or cares!!!! Cheers Pam
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    Contributary Parent Visa 173

    Hello Nuttynan If you look on the migration forum there is a sticky called The Brand New Parent Visa Thread. Search on this and you will find the answer to every conceivable question about parent visas. Replies given by the most helpful people some who have made the move and some who are still waiting. They will welcome you though. Good luck Pam
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    Kevin Webster has been a Naughty Boy !!

    Jake, would you believe the BBC? It was on their news bulletin at lunchtime........ How will Corrie edit him out of the current storylines??????
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