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  1. I have been for my tree today and I am well excited about xmas! The visa will come eventually - I will NOT let it spoil xmas! Live for today and see what tomorrow brings x x:wubclub::wubclub:
  2. Guest

    import tax on xmas gifts

    hi all can enyone tel me if there is tax to pay on xmas gifts as wee are going next week and taking our kids preseys with us and also preseys for other family that live in oz, all items are stil in boxes, im just a bit wored about import tax. thanks mick.:jiggy:
  3. Friends of ours & their children (16 & 7yrs) moved to Oz last August & I wanted to send a present to the children for christmas, something they may be missing from here (ie sweets, chocolate etc). But Im not sure what to get as I dont know what is available to buy there. I thought maybe some Cadburys chocolate & some sweets they used to have here but cant get in Oz. Can anyone give me some ideas of what their children miss from England???:wub:
  4. Mongrel

    xmas plod in Perth

    Hi The perth plod are blitzing up to xmas , 12 motor bike plods on thefreeway at the narrows .I didnt know it was 80kms there ,2 points and 150 bucks less i tootled off to work , He also gave me the blow job , it was ok ( THANX TO WIFE BUYIN COOPERS MILD INSTEAD OF SPARKLING ) . He had pockets full of the straw things , so all tradies or any mornin workers who have a couple or more the nite before ,they are on the xmas bonus blitz . Git looked about 10 lol
  5. The Ozcans

    Your Xmas Lights

    Who's switching on your town's/city's Xmas lights? Anyone I've heard of? Ours will be switched on by the Mayor and the cast of the panto from Northampton!! great:unsure:
  6. Hi everyone, We all know how difficult it is to get quality xmas cards in Perth, not anymore! I have masses of UK hallmark Christmas cards for sale, mainly priced at $2.50 or 5 for $10 for standard size, but also smaller ones at $1 and some large cards at $3. There are various generic and relative cards to choose from. If anybody is interested I will be at waneroo swapmeat @ waneroo showgrounds, Sunday 14th November. If you can't make it but would be interested, PM me and let us know what you are looking for and we will see if we can help. Thanks Tim.
  7. Guest

    New Bikes for Xmas or not??

    We are hopefully moving out to Oz in February and my husband really wants to buy our girls new bikes for Christmas. Given that they won't get much use outside before they are packed away in the container is it a good idea? They will obviously be steam cleaned prior to packing but knowing how strict customs are is it worth it?
  8. what does everyone think, is it better or worse? we are half way through our summer holidays and just like the last 2 years the weather isnt being very kind to us :mask:, but how does everyone feel about having the kids off at a very busy time for us mums, when we are trying to get everything ready for the big day, buying pressie, wrapping the lot up and getting the shopping in order, its hard enough with out having all the kids at home, if you are already there, lucky you, but how does it work and if like me not yet there what are you thoughts, i only thought about it the other day when i was welling to bash all my boys, ok it was a rainy crap english day but even sooooooooooooooo:arghh: well please tell all
  9. Hi All Just a reminder that the Perth Christmas in July dinner at Munja Gardens on 28th July at 7pm needs to be RSVP'd by Sunday evening on the PIO Calendar. I will be contacting the venue on Monday 20th July to confirm numbers. So far there are 6 people going. Would be nice to see a few more - single, couples or groups of friends. Great menu - all listed on the PIO Events and meetups calendar in detail. Cheers Julia
  10. Annual Event, Christmas in July with a difference. Come join us for dinner at Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club on July 17th. Doors Open at 6:30pm, Dinner from 7:30pm. Silent auctions & chocolate wheels throughout the evening + lucky door prizes Tickets are $55 each, available by contacting Megan on 02 9627 2767 or dchanimaladoptions@iprimus.com.au All funds raised going towards DCH Animal Adoptions Shelter Appeal 2009 No need to rsvp, just buy a ticket, join us & enjoy a wonderful evening
  11. racht

    Holiday home at Xmas

    Hi everyone Friends of ours are visiting over Xmas from about 11th December 2009 to 9th January 2010. They are two adults and three kids. They want somewhere relatively close to us (we are in Sandhurst) with a pool. I have explained this may be tricky, 1. because of the time and 2. our location, however, if you dont ask.... Anyway, just thought I would see if anyone knows of anything? Do you have anything Kate? Was hoping someone was going away for Xmas and wanted to make some money on their own home - possibly wishful thinking!!! We have offered that they stay with us buut they want a place of their own (we are horrible anyway)!! Thanks :notworthy: Rach
  12. Annual Event, Christmas in July with a difference. Come join us for dinner at Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club on July 17th. Doors Open at 6:30pm, Dinner from 7:30pm. Silent auctions & chocolate wheels throughout the evening + lucky door prizes Tickets are $55 each, available by contacting Megan on 02 9627 2767 or dchanimaladoptions@iprimus.com.au All funds raised going towards DCH Animal Adoptions Shelter Appeal 2009 No need to rsvp, just buy a ticket, join us & enjoy a wonderful evening
  13. Can anyone help? Looking for good accommadation for our visa validation trip (yipee!) hoping for a house with pool rather than holiday accom Needs to be around sunshine coastal areas for 2 adults and 3 very well behaved children, non smokers. quotes im getting on line are beyond sensible at mo. Dec 14th 09 to jan 11th 10:notworthy: Heres hoping!!!
  14. Guest

    xmas deckys

    Hello please can anyone help me we have some really nice xmas decckys they have got berrys on them but they are not reall can i bring them in my container or not take care andrea&family:confused:
  15. Guest

    Xmas

    does anyone know how aussie celebrate christmas? i mean is it a big thing out there like here in uk. family get togethers turkey. or do they just go off to the beach for a barbie. thanks john & michelle.
  16. Just some pictures of the Xmas day meet.:biggrin: More to follow
  17. Firstly :emoticon-signxmas: EVERYONE on PIO, sorry bit late but internet access is not good in our motel, yep Motel, the size of a garage, even got the bare block walls and three of us in it. But who cares we are finally here and nove into our rental on the 30th of Dec. Infact the motel is'nt anything special but it's Ok and it got a lovely setting and lovely pool and gardens, it's 5mins down the hill from lovely Buderim and cheap, it's only cost us £200 a week for 3 of us which is alot less than anywhere else wanted for the xmas period. we got a microwave and there is a barbie in the garden. But after the traumas of the last month we can't wait till we get our own space. Xmas day was strange but great, strange cos the weather, bout 30 degs, but great as we had barbie on Kings beach, Caloundra with our friends Dalrren and Kim (Kdal) and their family which is one of the reasons we wanted to get out here, to start enjoying our free time. Got to get a job now but fingers crossed things are looking up. Oh!! And thanks for those posts of encouragement from those who gave it, believe me they do make a difference, especially when we were stuck in Bangkok.:yesxmas: Keith
  18. mr luvpants

    Merry xmas from the pants!

    Lisa and I just wanted to wish everyone a good one.We have one more in the UK before we are off! Cant wait. A bit of gossip! This is my 7th Xmas despite being 41.How you may ask? Well I was one of those sad ****** that ruined your xmas day by knocking on your door and tried to talk to you about the bible.I was a jehovahs witness! In fact I was given an advent calender the other day by a witness. I waited till the 1st December to open the first door, cracked it open and there were two of them behind it! We hope next year brings whatever you are striving after. JOHN AND LISA
  19. keily

    Xmas greetings xx

    TO ALL ON PIO ....DONT EAT TOO MUCH ...BUT DRINK PLENTY LOL .... BEST WISHES FROM JULIE AND KEILY XX
  20. Just wanted to say how much I wish everyone on this site a merry Xmas. Also wanted to say thanks for being there ...both when I obsessed about getting here and then when homesickness hit with a bang. This site has motivated me, picked me up when I was down and reminded me of different points of views and perspectives whenever I have felt stuck for what ever reason so a big :emoticon-signxmas: and see you in the New Year .. Drive safe, keep safe and dont forget the suncream:coolxmas:
  21. Dear All Have a wonderful Xmas and a even better New Year. Hope 09 brings some hope to DIAC actually processing our applications!!! Have a Heaps Good Xmas James:emoticon-signxmas:
  22. kangaroo.bruce

    xmas her or in oz

    hi where would you rather be for christmas here or in oz ?
  23. Guest

    happy xmas

    happy crimbo everyone !:emoticon-signxmas:
  24. Guest

    Merry Xmas to you all

    g'day and a merry xmas to all for queensland oz, bloody hot day this way..and be a hot one for chrissy methinks.....must be incredible to have real snow at christmas time....instead of of fans and air conditioners going flat out while we all enjoy a hot roasted meal with our cold prawns and cold beer... all the best to those that are moving or landed here...oz is a great place to live, just try to keep away from the big cities...:coolxmas:
  25. hi, we are doing all the certifying of docs on thursday and want to send the TRA by Friday.... AT LAST!!!!:laughxmas: hopefully it will be there on the 24th, ........but I checked the TRA website, they are closed until the 2nd, ....so do you think I will be safe to send it now, or should we wait until the new year? We thought maybe rather send it now, as lots of people will send early next year, so we are first in line??? Just scared it will get lost somewhere ... we are sending with DHL doc express (interparcel). anybody else sending docs to TRA or in OZ just before xmas? Is this company good over peak times? does it still take 3 days? Thanks!
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