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    Alternative medicine

    Are you taking the fact he is still alive as a 5 star review?!! I don’t feel comfortable recommending or sharing this with anyone. I am a registered nurse, not sure the NMC would see the funny side if anything happens to you and your family decide it’s my fault. Sorry.
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    Alternative medicine

    I know someone who went on one in Manchester a couple of weeks ago. It’s a class A hallucinogenic, so illegal. He lost 24 hours of his life, either sleeping or throwing up so hard, he was bringing up food he didn’t even eat, what was left shot out the back end of him like a fire hose. If you feel this will bring a deeper meaning to your life, have at it. His experience makes me believe you will get closer to your God………..
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    Super aged 60

    Still a long way off for me, so it might have all changed by then. Taking an income stream via TTR without paying back in via salary sacrifice would just be the same as retiring wouldn’t it? Although the way the money is invested by the fund is different isn’t it, as super if TTR, but it moves to something different as a pension income I think…..?? If I think I mean it when I say it, it makes it true doesn’t it……..
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    Super aged 60

    I thought the TTR was only if you were in Australia, as you would take your income stream from your super, salary sacrifice your maximum back into your super, thus paying little/no tax. Had a colleague who did it! What I have read is that outside of Australia you have to meet the age/retirement requirements, but you can return to work after “retiring “ as long as you were “not planning to work “ when you took your super. And how would the Australian super fund know anyway? It seems to be a statement of intent at best. I was interested in this question as well, thanks @Martinbjulieb! I was going to see how the landscape looked in 8 years for me.
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    Itinerary for Reccie Trip

    Exactly! You might not even be old! I woke up one morning aged 47 and my life completely changed, never be the same again as far as I can tell and very unlikely to be able to climb the stairs of the Eiffel Tower or do the bridge climb. So putting things off blithely assuming you won’t be hit by a health issue and have all the time in the world to do all this stuff is ambitious at best. Take life by the scruff of the neck and give it a shake at every opportunity I say. I haven’t ever really travelled in my life mainly due to finances but thought I’d do stuff once I had retired. Now that might not happen because I am having to reduce my work hours so again won’t have the money I thought I would, mobility is slightly compromised as well, so hey ho, rethinking it all again. And it could all be very different again by that time. Rolling eyes emoji. This might be a dramatic response to talk of climbing a bridge but I felt the subject symbolic of life experiences generally!
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    I know no one will care but...........

    No loss of life in Manchester and it was quite a specific area, a few homes copped it. Stalybridge? I think Scotland is doing it worse than Manchester as far as I can tell. Weather has gone mad. My son’s in laws got power back Tuesday on the GC apparently which was quick. Lots of damage. Glad you are ok.
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    There was!
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    You clearly need to do something as what you are saying isn’t a great way to live/feel. Australia was good to me, but I just got “done” with it in a way I still struggle to verbalise. But that was my experience moving in 2005, in a very different time/place and personal position to you. Your experience will be different purely because you are you, not me! Brilliant you can speak different languages, I am so English, I just shout slowly!
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    Apparently it’s been classed as a tornado. Which makes sense given what they were describing. Yes, they have had a rough run for sure. They got power back on the following day, so that was at least something.
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    Sorry, wasn’t making a direct comparison in that way. Just saying there’s weather everywhere. Just as well it’s blue sky now, they have no roof. I understand your desperation to move, I really do, I have been there in both countries. I hope the move is everything you want and a positive change for you, you definitely sound like you need it. I don’t find the winter gets me down in the way you do, but constantly drying dogs does get boring! Hang in there, you’ll be on the move before you know it.
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    The weather is all over the place everywhere really. My son’s inlaws are on the Gold Coast and have extensive damage from the storm on Christmas night. It’s been wet and windy in Cheshire here, but not all the time. Comes and goes. Climate change, innit.
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    your Christmas tree

    Sorry, bit fuzzy, but a real tree.
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    Transfer of Residence ToR Tax

    Hi, I have to say moving back and forth like that sounds exhausting!! I don’t think there is a flat rate, it depends on the goods I think. HMRC have a helpline for TOR and I think an online chat assistant, which might be worth a shot. Wonder why they refused your TOR, maybe they think you are running an illegal import/export in single items of homeware! Once you get through to HMRC I always find them really helpful. Good luck!
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    Return to Oz after 10 years

    I haven’t lived in geelong for years now, but I have a bit of a soft spot for the place. I would live there ahead of narre warren that’s for sure. Both places have probably become more built up since I was there, but you should find something on the fringe I would think.
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    Family move to Brisbane in april

    I can imagine! You worry so much about the right/wrong decision with them, thinking that their entire future rests on what you decide now, but things usually work out one way or another. Can be expensive mistakes sometimes but rarely much worse and usually fixable, just a more meandering route. Pick your battles, she sounds like she knows her own mind! Obviously that mind might change later, but that will be another discussion! Try to not pull all of your hair out, she’ll need someone to practice on!