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  1. Jon the Hat

    Any help....I’m totally stuck !!

    I think you need to ask your Husband whether he really wants to do it. If he doesn't now, right after you got back - then he really doesn't. If he does, you should sit down and work out the time it will take, the costs of moving, the costs of not working for 3-6 months, the implications for careers if you take a step back. Then work out how to do it without selling your house - can you live for 6 months after the costs of flights and so on? how would you come back if you spend all your savings? It is a hard decision for those of us with Australian Spouses, and they want to go home!
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    How do we sort a house for when we arrive?

    How is that even legal? Surely there must be some trading standards equivalent in Australia at state level?
  3. Jon the Hat

    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    Either you have a remarkably pro European network, or pro Brexit people have given up talking about it because they get so much grief.
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    Spreadsheet crew does Shipping

    Good news Ben! I hope it all goes through for you. We are close to coming off the market and waiting for the Spring now. The market is completely dead where we are. Plan B is to rent the house next year, but will need to save some more funds to do that. Disappointing after feeling so ready to go, but far from a disaster. Just need to pick ourselves up and get on with it! Congratulations Katie, how exciting to finally be there! Glad to hear PSS have been good so far, I was leaning towards them for some reason.
  5. A forecast is just a forecast, no chance there. The Department are not obliged to ask for additional information if they consider they have enough to make a decision - it is the applicants job to ensure they make their case. Again, little chance of compensation i think.
  6. Jon the Hat

    U.S. shootings.

    Fixed that for you.
  7. Jon the Hat

    Been here a while.

    Immigration isn’t the problem, failure to invest enough of Australia’s wealth in top quality infrastructure is the problem; poor politicians taking the easy way.
  8. Jon the Hat

    Removal companies recommendations

    Now is definitely not the time to sell a house. Market is very quiet. Hold.
  9. Jon the Hat

    Bacon, sausages and chocolate

    Unhealthy yes, inedible sometimes. I wouldn't buy twice from a chippy that sold soggy batter.
  10. Jon the Hat

    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    On what planet is Carrie his mistress exactly? Give the woman some credit.
  11. Jon the Hat

    Police checks for PR

    If you declared the conviction you should be fine. They would have requested more information if needed.
  12. Jon the Hat

    Spreadsheet crew does Shipping

    Despite some very positive viewings we are still trying to sell the house. We are now enjoying the summer and resigned to not moving for a while yet.
  13. Jon the Hat

    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    The BBC is pretty good at reporting on World events. British politics not so much.
  14. Jon the Hat

    6 reasons that you came to live in Australia

    We aren't there yet but: 1) Wife is Aussie and wants to go home (for about 15 years) 2) Kids love it when we visit 3) I want to be closer to the water and take up sailing / scuba diving / kyaking / windsurfing again. And maybe rowing. 4) Weather = outdoors = adventure! 6) I like nice breakfasts
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    You would probably have to pay the full rental upfront.