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  1. Sulac

    Living in Mount Lawley in Perth?

    Thanks for all these comments this is really helpful even the minute details of the Queens Hotel. Keep them coming I have to write 800 words so there's a fair bit of info which I need to digest. Any good scenic walking spots? Cheers, S
  2. Sulac

    Living in Mount Lawley in Perth?

    Okay thanks, @Collie can you help? @s713 where would you eat and drink in Mount Lawley? Any help appreciated....
  3. Okay folks I have been tasked with writing some comprehensive guides to specific areas in Perth and being a fairly new migrant to the city myself thought I would get some advice from you lot. If anyone is living in Mount Lawley in Perth can they give me any answers to the below? Any thing however little or small snippets of info would be appreciated. What's the demographic and vibe like (ie young person, up and coming etc) how best to describe it? Any good /notable/history and how has that changed over the years? Where is it close too - what are the transport links like? What are the key features? Natural, cultural, food, drink, cheap eats or markets? What are the three things on the to do list if you go there? What are the benefits of living here and potentially being a student in the area?
  4. Hi thanks for all your comments - much appreciated, yes I did offer but he says "it is his business and he has put a babysitter in place (our daughter)" He is not the easiest person to liaise with. AS their mother, I will be going around there both evenings. Cheers Sulac
  5. So I am going through a messy separation. I have 50/50 joint custody with my husband. I found out tonight that the long weekend in WA when he is supposed to be having them, he is going away with his new flame leaving the 16 year old daughter in charge of her 15, 11 and 9 year old siblings (all boys).. As you can imagine, I am not impressed. The conversation went like this: I said I wasn't happy about the arrangement and he said "the 16 year old is babysitting, it is my life" I said "It is inappropriate to leave our 16 year old daughter in charge of three children when one is only 9 years old, for two days and two nights and I have an interest as I am their Mother." He is leaving them as he is going away with a lady friend. I think they have only been seeing each other a matter of weeks. I said that he should have arranged this two night stay away from home when he didn't have the children or put procedures in place (ie asked me) to look after them. Is this legally acceptable or morally sound in WA Australia? Any help appreciated, Sulac
  6. Gosh, I didn't expect so many responses and so many trains of thought and advice. It has been therapeutic to read through them. I think we just need to get to the family court to open up dialogue, as you can't get anywhere without any communication and he has been stonewalling for a year (yes a year). Now I have lodged papers hopefully we can move forward. It's been quite emotionally and mentally exhausting, so maybe the passport issue will wait. I wanted to take them on holiday to Bali, and yes rest assured the husband is aware of the request to take them on hols and hasn't responded.. It's the least of my worries....... Thanks once again.
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    Anyone ever owned property in Italy?

    Thanks for all your help, I will certainly pass on your comments. Sulac
  8. Thanks once again. And yes 50/50 is a shock. There is no doubting that, and I am aware even Britain is going this way now with 50/50 joint custody. It's just trying times (and today to add to my woes have discovered he is now in arrears with his CSA Payments). I think he is just trying to fight his battles and take control. Once again thanks for all your support. Sulac
  9. I hear you Collie and take in your side of the story. To be honest no-one wins in a separation and I can understand you wanting 50/50. My husband is a Project Manager and he works long hours and is way from home from 0730 til 630pm, where as I work from home. He has no childcare in place so the oldest ones look after the little one after school. The 50/50 arrangement was never agreed through a formal way, the husband just said he had a right to this and I accepted it as the Anglicare Mediator agreed this was the best way forward. He is behind with CSA payments, and blocks me from having the children's passports and for a year he has refused to communicate. I have now lodged documents to the family court as a way of moving forward, as without any discussion nothing can be finalised. I am all for him having regular contact with the children as he is their father just wish he could be more accommodating in his communication. As I say...no one wins..
  10. Thanks for all your support and comments We have already done mediation, but unfortunately he is not in a good place at the moment. I have no intention to returning to England but I think my husband might. He has had the passports for a year. Custody is split 50/50 and we live close to each other but unfortunately any sort of civil relationship has broken down. Just a warning 50/50 is heavily promoted here, which is not really what I wanted or had ever envisaged especially as my husband works long hours and one of our children is just 9. There are some good pointers in this email and I need to look at the links. Thanks once again, Sulac Thnaks everyone for all your help
  11. Thanks for this. I wasn't aware that my husband had to be involved and be a signatory which makes it even harder, perhaps I am best to adopt what the Pom Queen suggests and wait until we get our Ozzie passports. Thanks for your help
  12. Hi there, Last year my husband and I separated and he is being extremely difficult at present and it is acrimonious. He has the children's passports and won't hand then over. We have another 9 months before we can apply for citizenship and the British passports have now expired. I want to get the British passports renewed but don't have any of the passport numbers, is this a problem if I want to renew them? Would i need the passport numbers to fill in the online paperwork? Because my husband is being very difficult my solicitor has told me not to worry about the passports at the moment and deal with more pressing issues of lodging paperwork to the family courts. Has anyone been in this situation? Also the passports will be expensive as I have four children. I know my husband won't contribute - could I ask the CSA to step in and help recoup the costs. My friend advised that I could recoup the cost of school fees and books through the CSA, just wondering if this was possible with passports. Any help appreciated. Sulac
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    Anyone ever owned property in Italy?

    Yes I know it is not fantastic, I think Italy has had some of its own economic woes. She really needs to release some cash. When they moved over from Italy, her husband became ill within six months and as they hadn't been here that long, they had to pay for quite a bit of medical treatment. He never was able to work because he wasn't well enough and so she became the sole income earner. She is an Oz and she married an Italian, and so is more familiar with Oz than Italy and I think in trying to sort everything out she just wants to release capital as she needs too. She's had a real tough time...
  14. Hi there, I am posting this on behalf of my friend who has recently been widowed and is only 47 years old. She moved out here four years ago and her husband became ill with cancer and subsequently died. She owns a property in Italy (which is in her name) and is keen to sell it to release some capital but is trying to do it from a distance. I know in England that you can sell your own property privately through a number of companies who charge a minimal amount but will advertise the property on RightMove etc. I think the one I remember from Britain is Houseladder and Thelittlehousecompany Does anyone know if this sort of thing exists in Italy? Her brother in law lives local to the property and could show people around. Any advice appreciated - or if you know of Italian organisations which may help please let me know? Thank you, Sulac
  15. Allow two hours but ours was more like two hours and twenty minutes (we got talking!). My father manage this at aged 87. The only bit that someone who was in a wheelchair would struggle with, is the stairs down from the Round House. But that can easily be sorted as it is right at the start of the tour so the guide Al could start from the bottom of the Round House rather than the top. Thinking about it though I think there is wheelchair access via a ramp to the Round House anyway....
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