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  1. Faced with very difficult choice Our PR visa was granted in 03/2013 and at the time my husband didn't want to move to OZ. Two years fast forward and my mother-in-law was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. She has been battling the disease for almost 3 years now and we wanted to care for her but she refused to move in with us. She says she will only do so when she is incapacitated. We live 2 1/2 hours flight away from her and only see her twice a year. She has 2 other children that don't live in the same city as hers but her brother does and he has been a big help. Our 5 year visa expires in 03/2018. I still want to move to oz and my husband says that if his mother passes before the visa expires he will move. Part of me feels that our live has been on a hold for a while and I've been trying to let go of the tought of moving but can't get over it and if we did go I'm afraid that her and the whole family would resent us forever and I would probably regret being so selfish.
  2. milliem

    OCD Anyone?

    Okay I know this term is branded about a bit these days but I am wondering what it means to you? I reckon mine has become worse as I have got older. I do a lot of the usual stuff, I like to be neat and tidy, put things in rows, stack things like soldiers in the airing cupboard. Some other examples. 1. Can't walk on the pavement cracks, thankfully I draw the line (pardon the pun) at cobbles. For some reason these are not a problem. 2. I don't like food mixed on my plate, for example beans on toast is actually beans AND toast. If somebody stacks the fried egg on top of something, I can't eat it. No clue why. 3. I buy new pillows every 8 weeks. Marks and Spencers saw me coming. I still bought new ones today despite the fact that I am leaving UK in less than 4 weeks. The old ones look brand new, as do the other 8 sitting in the garage waiting to go to the tip. :eek: Millie x
  3. Guest

    A rare event

    Just noticed that there are 59 people viewing the News, chat, and dilemmas section and 50 people viewing Chewing The Fat. This is rare... usually there is a lot more people on NCD than on CTF... I've always wondered why that is so.... but as with life's other mysteries, I might never get an answer :sad:
  4. I didn't want to highjack Woodyds thread. So I'm starting a new one. Whilst reading around online news in general I came across this... Legislation allowing gay people to hold civil partnerships in places of worship could be derailed by a group of Tory MPs and peers I think it's wrong in this day & age that there is still so much inequality, it's barking mad . The average Hetrosexual person is probably not even aware of half the things The LGBT population face. This article already states that religious venues have an option where they may op out of performing Civil Partnership Ceremonies so why the need for more legislation. I had clients who are a lovely couple these men have been in a relationship for fifty years, imagine thats an incredible thing in itself but when you think for the first ten years of their relationship they were illegal & could've been sent to prison. After fifty years they had a civil partnership because it meant their wills could actually be the way they wanted instead of family inheriting in the place of their partner. Those of us in Hetrosexual marriages get to take so much for granted. While we are gaining licences to marry in ever more outlandish places. There are those within government position trying to make Civil partnerships even less equal now trying to legislate where such cermonies can be performed, even though every religious venue already has an opt out available. I think if you are a gay person who follows a religous faith this must be even worse. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2011/12/02/gay-partnerships-churches-threat_n_1125704.html
  5. Hi All, My company has secured overseas preferred supplier status with 2 major mining companies. We now have open roles in Queensland, Central NSW and WA. We need a Senior Mining Engineers (7+ years / Underground), Mining Engineers (upto 5 years / Open Cut) and a Senior Geotechnical Engineer (7+ Years / Metalliferous environment). Anyone interested, please drop me a line. Many thanks. Adam
  6. Hello Stupid question :goofy: - but when you go on an areoplane you get asked so many security questions - it is pretty hard to do anything you shouldn't - thank god. But if you are trusting a packing company to pack everything for you, for them to then take it to their depot and fill the container (our house does not have easy access for a 40ft container) - who is reasonsible if someone in the company is dodgy and no one knows till the container gets to Aus????? :frown: Told you it was a silly question !! Any thoughts????
  7. I'm a bit stuck here , i don't usually ask for help with this matter but would love some comments . my daughters school has just called to say her purse has been stolen while she was playing hockey. ( i did think that maybe she had just misplaced it somewhere ) She has just called me crying( bless hr )saying mum i put it in the tray with all our phones too, that the teacher holds . :dull:Best thing is the school isn't looking into it till Monday ! I did say to the head hangon one min .....why hasn't all the children all been asked to empty their bags to make sure they havn't picked the purse up by mistake :wink::dull: she said oh we aren't allowed to do that ! My Daughter has had no end of trouble with the kids in this school , she gets teased because she is top in each subject, they have even given her another language to do because she soaks foreign language up and enjoys school( now i know kids will be kids ) and she takes this on the chin , also the comments of geek nerd and the old favorite Name calling because she is ginger . She had a 15 yearold boy slam her against a wall ,in the laneway they walk.. to get their buses ! She took control of that herself ( he won't be doin that again, thnkgod for muay thai training ) Millie is a gentle soul who sees no wrong in anyone and she lets things go over her head , but today i think it came to a head . How do i explain why people are like this to her :sad: she is only 11 Brides x :wideeyed:p.s sorry about the way i typed this im just so angry lol
  8. Hi We moved to Brisbane a couple of weeks ago. So far we love the place but we we are living in a serviced apartment in city centre until we find a home and so are feeling like we in a bit of a half way house just now. We would love to meet up with some people to see Brisbane with or hang out with. Any tips for meeting new folk or feeling more at home are really welcome Thanks!
  9. Hi. We are emigrating to Joondalup on the 14th December and are struggling to find accomodation of some kind for the 4 of us (preferably 3 bedrooms). It's difficult as its holiday time so does anyone know of a place? We have looked at: fully furnished -struggling to find any available in December/Jan non-furnished-hard to get while not able to view caravan sites- none big enough... HELP! Or even, does anyone want any lodgers for a bit while we find an empty place to rent?
  10. Guest

    people letting you down

    OK i understand not everything at every time in life goes to plan, but if your going to drop someone in it so to speak, is it not good manors to tell them 1st? The person i buy my wedding albums off has let me down this week, my prop lady has let me down, the kids father has let me down, my friends... yup, done the same thing... I'm not asking for them to be perfect, just to let me know in advance rather than when i'm ringing them up saying "where are you" or "where are they"... rant over
  11. My husband has secured work in Eagle Farm. I will most likely get work in the CBD...so we are looking to live North of the river We have 2 young children so want a smart, leafy family orientated suburb with good primary schools. Im ok paying $1000 + per wk as we are prepared to pay that bit extra for a pool (living the dream!!)..obviously the cheaper the better, but will not freak out having to spend the bigger amt. Im being selfish but its my commute to the CBD Im most worried about (my husband will be driving to eagle farm..). I want it to be easy and quick (30mins or less) as Ill most likely be the one racing home to get the kids from daycare/after school clubs Im looking at Wilston/Grange or Clayfield/Hendra areas. What suburb has the quickest and best commute links to the CBD for me....but also a nice family orientated suburb? Or..pls, by all means recommend something else thanks
  12. Hi Everyone, I am looking for 30 sheetmetal and fabrication gurus. This is further to my post for Boilermakers, which is the job title however a little misleading in the name itself! The client is in South Australia and will sponsor 4 year 457 business visas to successful applicants. The location is coastal and near some beautiful national parkland. This is a great opportunity for an overseas secondmentor perhaps something longer term. Please let me know if you are interested or know someone who might be. We have a referral reward system up and running :biggrin: Many thanks, Adam W.
  13. Hi my names Aisling I'm 21, just moved to bunbury saw this site and well its hard meeting people on your own as ive moved from london with my family.. I would like to meet people in bunbury.. so if there are people in the same position or just looking for friends don't be shy to contact me
  14. Hi my name is Aisling i've just moved to bunbury with my family from london, I'm 21 and I havn't yet met anyone and i would like to meet new people in bunbury maybe people in the same position as me as moving to another country is scary so maybe a drink in the pub or on the beach.. laid back and meet friends
  15. I stayed up most of Saturday night with my friend Bill and then felt stuffed most of Sunday. And then I did it again Sunday night because I wanted to watch Spurs play away to Blackburn Rovers. Now, I feel stuffed again, almost like being jet-lagged! In fact I remember a friend in England once saying he asked his wife, after she'd done a long flight with him, how she felt? 'Now you know how I feel after a week of nights when you want me to get up and come shopping.'
  16. Strolling up Cleveland Street this arvo, I was overtaking the cars. I guess there was a match or something up at the Stadium? You can almost feel the steam rising from each occupant. Even more satisfying is hurtling down the motorway passing a ten mile stationary tailback in the opposite direction. The best bit is when you finally pass the 'rearguard', notice a clear stretch opening up and, just around the bend, see more cars hurtling on, oblivious to their imminent arrest. It is sometimes attainable here in Sydney but, for best results, you really need to be on the M25??? Naturally, I am NOT the most equable of 'jammers' when I do get caught myself. My friend Cynthia told me that the one I was stuck in yesterday arvo through Double Bay was because of the school run. Once bitten......
  17. whichway

    People's thoughts on buns

    Seen as I was recently quite shocked by the fact that lots of people don't like leggings. I wondered what people thought of hair buns. My Mr is ALWAYS saying he hates when I have a bun in my hair. So I just wondered what the general opinion is. Men and Women please.
  18. I have been ducking and diving today and skiving off work :cute: and have just caught a glimpse of the jeremy kyle show :shocked::arghh::no::laugh:. where on earth do they get these people from? Its hilarious :biglaugh:
  19. hi im moving to brizzy in january my mum,s.dad sister live by redcliffe area> im 19 so i like socialising going out and i wanna get to know some aussies to help me to settle in! females/males >>> i want to get into the aussie lifestyle!!
  20. Not sure if anyone has done this but I am interested in the top 5 reasons why people decided to make the move to Australia. I will start with mine! 1. Warmer weather with milder winters. 2. A more outdoor lifestyle (all of which its has so far lived upto - lots of great national parks and some of the best beaches in the world). 3. Cheaper housing prices (still cheap in comparison to the UK - but catching up quickly). 4. Better working conditions - with less emphasis on work and more on enjoying life. (I still work 9-5 Mon-Fri but am generally happier in my working environment compared to before in the UK). 5. Living in open spaces and less of feeling closed in which is typical of many of the places in the UK. These would be my top 5 am sure I could think of many more.
  21. mtrews

    Single people in perth

    Hey everyone, i am thinking of moving to perth from nsw, i know quite a few people there but they are all families, and although i love hanging out with them i am single and have no children, just wondering what areas all the single people tend to live & settle. Any advise would be great!!:daydreaming: Thanks...
  22. Hi All, We moved over to Australia about 9-mths ago, I am sponsored by my employer and my husband has full working rights on my visa. He is a carpenter / general builder and although he loves what he does and the wages are fine we keep hearing how much $$ can be made in the mines. Is this realistic for the unqualified jobs.....I am not really sure what type of roles he could do? Can anyone point us in the right direction? We are young and have no children so were thinking it was worth looking in to, at least for a couple of years to help us get set up with a deposit for a house etc. We live on the Central Coast so surrounded by plenty of mines. Thanks
  23. I went for a walk to Resevoir St first to check an address, passed so many restaurants and cafes, some part of pubs, then up to Crown St, where there are even more cafes and shops and all full of people. Loads of people going in pubs like The Trinity (packed) and The Dophin for the rugby.
  24. Guest

    Meeting people in Canberra

    I have been here a week, and so far I am loving it, people I am going to be working with seem friendly and most areas are quite easy to access with a car. I have been distracted with lots of interesting activities. Most migrants I have met have moved here with their families, so have a support network. I'm a little worried that all my contacts are going to be people I work with and I don't want that. I know some people who have moved out here have had trouble with the locals, shouting at them "go back to where you came from" These comments are few and far between and I am not afraid of people in general, It just scares me a little at the thought of doing things on my own, and not having anyone there to support me. I haven't let it get to me and I've been out by myself through the day, but don't know if I should brave it on a night. It is just this weekend is my first one on my own without plans, I'll go insane and become home sick if I am in the whole time. I am debating whether it is wise to venture out on a night. Anyone else here on there own? or having similar thoughts? Any advice is welcomed
  25. Hi we have been granted a 4yr temp visa and are looking to buy/start a business. Need the business to meet the various criteria to gain perm resi. Do we buy a business that already meets the criteria or start fresh?:mask: