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  1. Gareth 666

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    DD been playing with her new camera set up….
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    Black Rock Sands beach, Wales.
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    This is Tropical Corner in our garden in East Anglia….
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    Our little ginger bundle of joy having a paddle on holiday in Yorkshire….
  5. Ah, I wasn’t aware of what PTE is. I’ll have to have a dig around to see where I got my points now then out of curiosity. [emoji848]
  6. Hi Brit, You’re not the only one who’s been off for a while!! We’ve been back ‘home’ nearly 5 years and hopefully we’ve found a way back on RRV’s, just in the processing queue as we’re not an open and shut case. In our time back, focus has been trying to make the best of it and not regretting being here, as such PIO wasn’t a healthy place to be for a bit and the longer away, the harder to pop back on. From memory, you’re not that old, so age points must be quite good. Have you maxed out IELTS points? If not maybe go down that route and get the 20 points for 8’s across the board? I managed it (3x9 1x8) and I’m no Einstein so with a bit of revision I’m sure you’d be fine. Good luck, I got an invite on my 190 with 75 points back in 2013 fairly quickly.
  7. OH went out with DD to a club in Sheffield a few weeks ago. DD got ID’d then OH got asked… She doesn’t tend to carry ID, DD was going ‘but she’s my Mum!!!’ clearly not impressed. The doorman let her in but said she’d need to get ok’d by security once inside….. [emoji23]
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    A couple of DD’s insect shots….
  9. Gareth 666

    Hands up, who’s still here??

    Oh, he’s definitely decided Uni isn’t for him!! [emoji23]
  10. Gareth 666

    Hands up, who’s still here??

    Hi Toots, You replied as I was writing my essay…. Yes, it’s something that’s been bounced around. So has me going ahead, getting settled then OH, DS (maybe DD if she changes her mind) following before RRV’s expire.
  11. Gareth 666

    Hands up, who’s still here??

    I know what you’re saying Parley, we had a similar situation with DD last time we made the move. She had just finished GCSE’s and hoped to slot into the Oz system for the last 2 years but things didn’t work out. Bear in mind, 6 months ago DS wanted to quit 6th form and do ‘anything’ else. He’s still not 100% sure he’ll go back in September, by which time he’s at an age that he’s not obligated to be in education in the UK. While you say there will be other job offers, we’d almost given up on the chances of a return before this opportunity came up. My industry generally wants employees within 2-4 weeks and isn’t massively well paid. I doubt I’d find someone else willing to give an offer before setting foot back on Oz soil which puts us right back where we were last time. We definitely crossed the line between bravery and stupidity and the emotional fall out wasn’t pretty. The job I have on the table is very niche, as such the pay and conditions are over the top end of pay scales for the general industry. It’s literally a chance to do something I won’t get again. Also it’s the last conceivable opportunity to move back. If we can make it work for all then we will, somehow. That all might sound selfish, sorry if it does. I value the opinions of those who’ve been there, done it, hence posting on here. We’re fully aware of the catch 22 we’re in….
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    Hands up, who’s still here??

    Thanks, DS is a tricky one. He doesn’t know what he wants to do himself, he wanted to quit 6th form and start an apprenticeship last year…. Problem is, RRV’s (if we get them) will give us a year at best. That would allow him to finish 6th form but my job offer won’t last that long and without that waiting we’re stuffed. No idea right now how it’s going to pan out, looking at early September for a decision on the visas from what we’re hearing.
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    RRV with children

    Any idea how long the more complicated RRV’s (needing to go down substantial ties route but under 5 years away) are taking to process right now? No clear answer I can see on Immi website. Ta
  14. Gareth 666

    The all new Joke Thread! ? ?

    I was a very happy man. My wonderful girlfriend and I had been dating for over a year, and so we decided to get married. There was only one little thing bothering me—it was her beautiful younger sister. My prospective sister-in-law was twenty-two, wore very tight miniskirts, and generally was bra-less. She would regularly bend down when she was near me, and I always got more than a nice view. It had to be deliberate. Because she never did it when she was near anyone else. One day her “little” sister called and asked me to come over to check the wedding invitations. She was alone when I arrived, and she whispered to me that she had feelings and desires for me that she couldn’t overcome. She told me that she wanted me just once before I got married and committed my life to her sister. Well, I was in total shock, and couldn’t say a word. She said, “I’m going upstairs to my bedroom, and if you want one last wild fling, just come up and get me.” I was stunned and frozen in shock as I watched her go up the stairs. I stood there for a moment, then turned and made a beeline straight to the front door. I opened the door, and headed straight towards my car. Lo and behold, my entire future family was standing outside, all clapping! With tears in his eyes, my father-in-law hugged me and said, “We are very happy that you have passed our little test. We couldn’t ask for a better man for our daughter. Welcome to the family.” And the moral of this story is: Always keep your condoms in your car. [emoji23]
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    RRV with children

    I bow to your vastly superior knowledge. I couldn’t see a way to do it!!
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