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About alexswift

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  • Birthday 21/03/1979
  1. alexswift

    I love yorkshire...

    I never dripped in horrid muggy weather in Yorkshire, can't sleep it's that muggy.
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    Moving to a new home is extortionate

    It will cost you 9 or 10k if your a snapper head. Shop around on the fees (well RDR http://www.fsa.gov.uk/about/what/rdr laws change this) and legal can be done for a set rate with some at 1500 to 2000 and the surveyor is 9ths useless because nothing they write can be used in a claim.
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    Do Ozzies really think like this?

    I like these car stickers when on a car made in Europe, Japan or Korea for example. It's just as **** nut stupid as the "eng-er-land" dick with the little English flag on the reg plate of his golf
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    Rip off Britain V Rip off OZ!

    Rip off OZ it's 1/3 more then it is in the UK,
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    I love yorkshire...

    I am a Yorkshire man so it's always in my heart. I will return to Yorkshire throwing away 10 years of London and Sydney just might do a full year here first. Its a wonderful and amazing part or the world written about by wainwright so brilliantly, Julia is not too shabby either!
  6. I have stopped using this site not many get together's but I go along to the http://britishexpats.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=95 CBD drinks. I sorted out a spot to live in the city,
  7. Yeah I live at Cremorne Point, what is key to the next location is to be on something like the military road. Also yes please for the East suburbs contact.
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    IELTS reading any tips?

    I think Pete's on the money but in simple terms don't read it word for word. You need to skim and find words that mean the same. I got 9 the second time around and finished in 5min flat. I ran out of time on my first attempt .
  9. Hi. I arrived in Nov and live in Cromorne also. It's hard work here because it's too sleepy and the ferry is a killer at one an hour all weekend and stopping at 8pm on a Sunday. I want to move but can't get accepted anywhere else, I think I'm stuck. Anyway I go along to a social from Brit expats on a Thursday night in the CBD. Everyone is way more cheery than me and a good mix of all turn up. Alex
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    If you don't love it!

    I love this one, A 4WD driver trying some misdirection on the planet and going green.
  11. Hi I am trying to move by the 1st feb to Surry Hills, I found my flat share on flatemates.com.au however watch out for the scams. Shout when here the flat might still have a room going. Alex
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    Turkish Court could see Fergie locked up for 22 years

    And unless she goes back to Turkey she will be fine as she is.
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    If you don't love it!

    Might get one when I get home "went to OZ and fell a sleep at 8pm each night. Thanks for my super and tax back though!"
  14. alexswift

    PommyPaul and Britchick's Moving Back Home Tales!

    If your looking for a quality car I sold my A3 to www.promotors.co.uk also in Bournemouth.
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    Sydney and clueless

    I have checked my contract and its daily if I end the contact but payable weekly under normal circumstances. re "amazing how many idiots there are" in the UK most are advertised Per Calendar Month so its a gotcha most from the UK will need to watch for. Anyway I have been out on the push bike today I covered Darlinghurst, Paddington, Woollahra then back over the park to Surrey Hills, Moore Park, Zetland, St Peters, Newtown and back to the City via Ultimo and a lot of water and sun cream down I would say if your like me thinking something lively. easy and frequent CBD access, safe and not ghetto then its Glebe, Surrey Hills, Newtown and Balmain. I still recommend getting a reconnaissance trip arranged and hire a scooter or relocation guide to show you around. Sydney is a big city Grater Sydney at 700 square miles and 4.5 million people. London is smaller at 650 square miles but 8 million people! Crammed hey! Turn up try it just make sure you have repatriation clause in your contract and your happy with the home work you have done.