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  1. Overseas Removals Insurance

    £100 http://www.lettonpercival.co.uk/overseas-removals-insurance/frequently-asked-questions/
  2. Tools?

    You can bring them but the insurance might not be straight forward. Letton Percival cover: Domestic Tools = Means any tools that You use within Your household and are not needed in order to do Your job. Up to £2,500 in total and/or £250 per item, pair and/or set. Tools of Trade are not covered, they maybe able to recommend a separate insurer?
  3. Hi @adele244, how were clothes packed? Are they sealed up in plastic or just into a cardboard box? Was wandering about the vacuum bags for damp protection..
  4. Thanks for that, what package did you go for and what size shipping container? Ta!
  5. Useful stuff, thanks! Where in the UK are you leaving? Also, how did the initial quote from when they measured up stack up against what actually went in the container? Ta!
  6. Changes to pathway to Citizenship

    Quite - you have nothing to lose by asking.
  7. Aldi to sell alcohol in store

    Blimey. Is alcoholism such an issue in Aus?
  8. Changes to pathway to Citizenship

    Well quite, why do they test English when it is Australia?
  9. Moving to Melb in Jan and wondering where to live.

    Nah! We'll be in Tas with the in-laws for Nov - Jan. We can think about jobs then. We .don't actually land in Melb until Jan. I guess we'll airbnb it for a week or two until we sort somewhere to live and can then get our stuff delivered. What makes you say that about Footscray?
  10. Hello A bit of background, Wife is Tas and has been living in the UK with me for the last 9 years, I'm UK. We live in SE London, (Lewisham) Zone 2 so about an hour commute door to door. We both work in IT in London earning about £85k jointly and hope to get similar roles in Melb. We enjoy the multiculturalism of our suburb, we have awesome turkish/indian/vietnamese/japanese/chinese food shop and restaurants. We are looking for similar in Melbourne. We've stayed in Footscray for a week about 4 years ago with friends and despite them warning us about it being rough, thought it was fine compared to home - no sirens or helicopters. We will be renting with a view to saving for a place of our own later. Not that fussed about being close to a beach, would rather spend that money getting a better place rather than being close to the beach. Would like 2 bedrooms, off street parking would be nice, garden for cooking in, garage/shed for tools. Where should we be looking at? What else should we thinking about? Cheers!
  11. Flight query

    £550 each, Virgin Atlantic with a 5 night stopover in Hong Kong, leaving 1 Nov. One way! Booked via Travel Up.
  12. How old is older? 20year + I'd imagine?
  13. How long ago was this 99redballs?
  14. Unless it is the shipping company rules? I can imagine the container at some point will be sitting about in very hot sun, hot enough to melt candles that may make a mess of the rest of your goods = insurance pay out...
  15. What to ship? Family of 4!!

    Also to add to the above, the pain in the hole that is getting rid of your stuff in Eng. Whether it is dealing with idiots on Gumtree/ebay, humping the stuff down to the charity shop, garden sale - it can be tedious!