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  1. Drumbeat

    Support or advice needed please

    Yes, I do but fortunately it's fairly mild. It can be very difficult to diagnose apparently as there is no definitive test so I don't think you'd be successful claiming Medical Negligence from your old GP. I'm in a Facebook support group and there are members there who weren't diagnosed for years. I was fortunate to be referred to a Rheumatologist who is very familiar with the condition, although I was sceptical at first as I don't have Psoriasis. I appreciate things have been difficult for you but dwelling on what happened isn't going to help you move forward. Here's hoping you are able to retrain for a career you will enjoy and your health will stabilise.
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    Why are British trains so bad?

    My thoughts exactly. At least there is a still a rail network in the UK.
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    Name change after permant resident visa granted

    You do not need to be divorced to revert to using the name on your birth certificate.
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    Name change after permant resident visa granted

    I was married in the UK and changed my name back to my maiden name while in Australia as soon as we separated as I needed a new UK passport. Call the Citizen Advice bureau (or whatever they are called now), I was advised I could revert to my maiden name whenever I wanted. I just showed my birth certificate at the bank etc.
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    Immigration with 2 wives

    I was thinking of ordinary members rather than agents. And I was referring to polygamy being illegal not giving advice about it
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    Immigration with 2 wives

    As Australia does not recognise polygamy I don't believe anyone should be giving advice on something which is illegal
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    The weather in Tasmania today

    Currently 34C in Perth
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    Move home? :-0

    Sorry to hear you're having a tough time Juliaoz01. I'm also from the North East so can appreciate your comment above. I've been here nearly 30 years and I agree Perth people aren't particularly friendly (even my WA born husband agrees). Older people and country folk are the exception to this and are usually lovely. Are any of the parents coming over to help when the twins are born? You say you left England because you weren’t happy, do you think the same issues will be there if you return? If the answers yes then maybe it's worth considering a move to the East Coast. Best wishes with whatever you decide.
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    Christmas shopping for relatives in UK

    I've shopped on Amazon UK and USA quite a lot over the years, I pay with an Aus credit card. I've also bought vouchers for restaurants, theatre vouchers and ordered various other presents online. One year my BIL requested donations to Oxfam which was great - we bought someone the basics to start a vegetable garden.
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    Wildlife thread

    How wonderful
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    The weather in Tasmania today

    That's a lot of rain...
  12. Because it's beautiful and the locals are friendly
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    what are you doing right now?

    She has the right to refuse the tests if she doesn't want to have them.
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    We are home at last

    Welcome home