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  1. So we've been in Australia for just over a week and so far so good... The hotel we stopped at for one night was fantastic and not expensive. It was Marina Quays International John Lund Drive, Hope Island, QLD, 4214, Australia for if anyone wants to know... We've bought everything we needed for us to last until our container arrives and found that SuperAMart was great and decent quality. We bought a few bits from Fantastic Furniture but we found the quality on some stuff not as good but cheap prices and the Office set we bought was excellent quality and good value. Food so far I aint compared any prices tbh cos we are living here now so why think what it did cost when this is what it's going to cost from now on so just pay it lol But the meat is so cheap and can't wait to have our first BBQ shortly... We bought a great one from BBQ's Galore... Bunnings is great it's a B&Q DIYS store and we bought our Petrol Lawn Mower and several large free standing fans from their. The house we're renting is fantastic a lovely sized garden and massive outdoor living area. The 2nd family living area has a table tennis table in it now and has loads of space around it :-) Got Cable installed 2 days ago and it's nice to be online but only getting 8mbit out of the promised 30mbit but have contacted them to look into it for me. Pam applied online for her tax code. We all went and applied for Medicare today so things are progressing well on that score. The weather has been fantasic and if this is winter wow. But i must say it does get cold on a night and wished we'd brought a few more warmer clothes with us but have bought now so sorted. Yesterday we sat out in the afternoon and had to listen to next doors music whch was rather loud to say the least. I've emailed our property agent to ask the best way to handle it cos I don't want to cause more problems by putting my foot in it early on lol But I'm sure a nice word will do the trick. On my tenancy agreement it asks me to considerate to the neighbours so maybe I'll have to point that out to them if it happens again... Pam starts her job on Monday which will be when we'll start a routine and I'll get some chores done around the house. But all in all we are loving the total experience of Australia and the way of life and people are so friendly it's unbelievable. Our container arrives in Brisbane on 9th September so still some time to wait for our goods to arrive here. The car hire we have is with Avis and it's a good deal long term lease because of the length of rental. We've got it for 4 weeks to start with then can extend 3 times before we have to start a new rental agreement. We got an upgrade to a Hyundai i30 and the car is great and we think this will be the car we buy in the future. I'll update more as we go along Howard
  2. The price is up and down more that a prostitutes knickers It was just over the $1.00 when we came 3 years ago So if it was to stay at one price for say 12 months being realistic of course what would you pay? It's been over $1.50 recently and back around $1.30 ish now I be happy to pay $1.25 if it would stay at that price for the year
  3. I wish I was in Sydney to see this tomorrow http://tools.goldcoast.com.au/stories/54346876.php
  4. For me its very hard to explain in words as I was so happy in the UK But for me I feel like my life as been fulfilled by moving here like it was my destiny? Might sound strange but my Dad was born in Australia so I always had an urge to go to Australia and now living here as made my life complete I have so many great memories of the UK I have so few of living in Australia for only 3 years But I'm sure things will change and I'm looking forward to having many more years here I know so many have gone back to the UK but lets try and keep this thread for those who are still living in Australia and their views on how they feel Good and bad as Australia is not perfect
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    Gold Coast News

    I was just reading the local paper and saw a few articles I was going to post But thought the forum might get a messed up with several posts So here's the link to the Gold Coast Bulletin I read Maybe we should have a link to local papers around Australia and make it a sticky http://www.goldcoast.com.au/news.html
  6. http://www.goldcoast.com.au/article/2013/03/29/449497_crime-and-court-news.html
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    Thousands fined in Easter roads blitz (Qld)

    homewardbound you win...
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    Last to post in this thread WINS!

    Doing this on the QT Enjoy the victory guys whoever gets the title My health and well being is more important to me A stalker and then a warning bye...
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    Thousands fined in Easter roads blitz (Qld)

    All I will say is if you're happy to say that getting done for speeding is wrong then fine You're condoning breaking the law However you get caught out doesn't matter You've been caught speeding The other morning a police car was hidden out of view and 2 police offices were hiding behind a lamp post with their radar gun They stepped out in front of cars speeding What is wrong with that??? It was in front of a school where I saw this happening If they had not been there maybe a child could've been knocked down?? But if you can live with it then keep on debating how wrong it is
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    Australia what do you like best about living here?

    I'm sure you'll love it So many of us do But on the other hand so many don't You'll see both sides here for sure Just see how you find it and you'll be fine That's what we did Howard
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    Last to post in this thread WINS!

    just dropping in before bed to win Might be letting you guys win for good One guy and a warning might stop me posting here Shame eh Lets see how i feel in morning Life's too busy for this ****
  12. No idea Better stop now because I've had a warning from staff If it gets any more serious I will report it to the authorities as I've had enough now I'm beginning to wonder if this forum is worth it to get **** like this from one guy?
  13. Do you still browse the UK newspapers? Which do you use? http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/ http://www.thebigproject.co.uk/news/ http://www.telegraph.co.uk/ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/index.html Seems to be a fav lol ^^^^ http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/?CMP=INTstp2 http://www.mirror.co.uk/ I use http://www.goldcoast.com.au/news.html It has a worldwide section that I like and has a few UK stories Not looked at a UK paper online for many years What others do you use? Very interested to know Also anything big we hear from family via facebook, text or phonecalls
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    Time to Leave

    As If April Fools
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    Last to post in this thread WINS!

    Time for TV Back to take the title before bed
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    Last to post in this thread WINS!

    maybe
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    Time to Leave

    Not at all Never been happier At least said person is liking your posts and not mine now I feel safe again lol
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    Time to Leave

    Well I'm glad I know he's in UK Cos I'd really be worried about having a stalker from Aus On a forum it's fine At least I work in IT and know a thing or two about tracking and tracing if required Plus I know people all over the world from forums I've worked on in the past with more knowledge than me if I ever need it But it's only someone's bit of a laugh atm so no need to go anywhere with it
  19. Well getting a like from nearly everything you post from the same member and you'd understand So like my posts if you want to And don't if you don't lol I don't actually know what actually mean if it affects anything or not If I like a post I like it simple I only posted to hope that said person might stop what they're doing
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    Last to post in this thread WINS!

    hahahahahahaha
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    Last to post in this thread WINS!

    Do what you just did
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    Time to Leave

    Again nothing else to say so you just make a fool of yourself with the smiley's Just please stop stalking my posts
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    Last to post in this thread WINS!

    well you shouldn't
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    Last to post in this thread WINS!

    Why are you shocked damn 30 second posting rule
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