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  1. Silus

    Vetassess Processing Times

    She was told that they had everything they needed and it all looked fine - that was 13 weeks ago - not sure what it is they are doing if everything is fine. Maybe they just hang onto it and release at the given time!! Who knows, but the suspense is killing us as we are already in Oz and are desperate for her to be here with us (not to mention our three grandchildren!)
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    Vetassess Processing Times

    My daughter has been waiting 13 weeks - she called today and they said it has gone through assessment (the hard part) and she should hear at the end of the week - or the begining of next.
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    How Did We Lose Britains Freedoms?

    Quite amazing how people cannot see beyond the negatives when they come to a new land. Australia has faults as long as my arm, but I couldn't fit all the negatives about the UK on both arms and then some. I think perhaps these people left their home country complaining and are just carrying on with it now. If the rolling hills are all you miss, then make a plan to visit once a year and get hiking on those rolling hills. Then come back to a country that has so much more to offer than rolling hills!!
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    How Did We Lose Britains Freedoms?

    It is a 'nanny' state - as you call it - because it is a class ruled society. If the powers that be did not prescribe certain things, then things would be thrown out of kilter. The status quo needs to be maintained.
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    How Did We Lose Britains Freedoms?

    I have to agree about the armed police in Oz though. Was disappointed that they packed guns as every day wear. The States have proved that armed police, and guns in general, do not make for a safer society.
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    How Did We Lose Britains Freedoms?

    This must have been written by a tourist to Britain. Yes, there is a 'right to roam' in the countryside on prescribed paths. But don't stray onto private land - then you will not like the attitude of the land owner. Yes, the UK has an amber traffic lights. I have got used to the lack of it in Oz. Hardly a deal breaker. After 50 years living in the UK, I can tell you that the pros and cons are far deeper than the article. The class system for one - don't get me started!! We came to Oz because the cons outweighed the pros - big time!! Australia is a great place to live. Be proud of it. You are lucky to live here.
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    2 links say a thousand words.....

    Thanks - a decent response. Wish you all the best.
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    Where Am I?

    How rubbish am I - just hover over the picture - it tells you!!!!:laugh:
  9. Silus

    2 links say a thousand words.....

    Lived in the North of England for too many years (36) and got sick of the whinging, whining and 'it's not fair' attitude from so many Northerners. Some lovely friends too - don't get me wrong - but so glad to be living in a positive go-getting place like Australia. And, yes, I do know this is about going back to the UK. Just dropped by to make me realise that I made the right choice. This really isn't the place for you, and I am sure you will take your negativity to the States too. Lucky them.
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    2 links say a thousand words.....

    At a guess, I would say you are originally from Yorkshire UK - or thereabouts.
  11. Silus

    Where Am I?

    My favourite place to swim, sit and think, stroll along the golden sands, sit and sip a latte........and watch the sun sink into the ocean. So where is it?
  12. Silus

    2 links say a thousand words.....

    Well rid of such a miserable person. Happy (if you can manage it) flight. Oh, and don't come back - until you have changed your attitude.
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    2 links say a thousand words.....

    Stop whinging!!! Australia (Perth in particular) is worth every inflated dollar to live here. It is all about quality of life - surely!!!!! Please go to where you can buy a cheap house - enjoy. Australia needs positive people who realise that like all economies there are blips. But, (as an ex Brit) I wouldn't swap my life here in Perth for a cheap house anywhere.
  14. If you are looking for a long-term rental, then you need to be here for that. There is a process of viewing, filling forms and waiting to see if the landlord choses you. If you need temporary accommodation, you may find this site is cheaper than hotels or standard holiday accommodation. Having said that, Perth is not a cheap in any respect (as much as I adore living here!) http://www.stayz.com.au/accommodation/wa/perth
  15. Shhhhhhh!!!!! You'll have everybody coming here.....!! Seriously though, Perth is just the best place ever. We have been here 7 months now and have loved every minute. We have family here so that is a big plus, but what is not to love about this place? We thought we would miss countryside walks, but have found loads of places to walk out in the country(bush) http://www.experienceperth.com/things-to-see-and-do/nature-and-wildlife/tracks-and-trails/perth%27s-top-walking-trails Just like you, it feels 'right'. It feels like home. Good luck everyone.
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