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  1. I'm in the very early process of slightly considering moving to Oz. I have an aunt and uncle there, as well as my best friend from my childhood and teen years living in Perth/Rockingham areas. Now I say i'm in the very early process, i've got to be honest everything i've heard sounds amazing. BUT, and there is a HUGE BUTT, I am absolutely terrifyed of the poisonous critters that scurry about all over Oz. Do you encounter many in your daily activities? How do you handle them in your home? How do you go about protecting your (babies and very young children) kids from nasty bites? I'm very curious about Oz, i've never even left England before. So the idea of doing something so wild leaves me a bit.. well... :err::jiggy:any info greatly appreciated.
  2. Guest

    Mozzie bites!

    Hi, I'm relatively new to this site, and have never posted a new thread before, but I'm hoping for a little bit of help here. I know prevention is better than cure, and I must be Morteins best customer at the moment, but the mozzies still seem to find a way around this and then sink their teeth in to me!I even asked my son the other day if he wanted some insect repellent on, and his response was 'why, when you're with us!' Anyway, the problem being, I really react to the bites with severe swelling and blisters etc, and I was wondering if anyone had any tips to either keep them at bay, or treatments to reduce my reaction to them other than creams and sprays bought from the chemist? Thanks Gill
  3. Perthbum

    Another record bites the dust

    It is sssoo hot :shocked: Saturday's glorious sunshine has meant three consecutive record-beating days. On Friday, Cambridge set a new record temperature for the hottest ever 30 September with 29.2C, beating the 27.8C set in Maidenhead, Berkshire, in 1908. And on Thursday Kew Gardens in west London set another record with 28.8C – the highest ever 29 September temperature, beating the mark of 27.8C set in York in 1985.
  4. hellsbells712

    CURE for mozzy bites

    I have been getting the almightiest bites from the old mozzies. Anyone got a magic cure PLEASE!!!!!! All my bites normally get infected. I need HELP !!!! HELP ME PLEASE. Thanks, Helen:notworthy::notworthy:
  5. sebahat

    Spider and snake bites

    Hi all, How can I teach a 13 month old daughter not to touch insects? We are arriving in Mandurah in 5 days and the closer we get to that day the more freaked out I become. We are currently visiting my in-laws in South Africa and the other day m daughter picked up a massive(about 4cm long) bug and thought it was funny. I almost had a heart attack as those buggers bite very painfully. Luckuily she was not bitten but what if.... Now, what if she picks up a spider in Oz and the creature bites her? I won`t even know what it was as she won`t be able to tell me. I`m really getting paranoid now to a degree that I have nightmares lol. Please, any advise. Has anyone of you been bitten by a spider? Thank you Alex
  6. Guest

    Reality Bites

    House sale has just gone through (23rd Dec) & Exchange on 15th Jan. Am trying to book flights to Melbourne for around the 20th Jan with the IOM (cheaper flights and 40Kg baggage allowance). I am now feeling very nervous about the move for my family & I and am wondering whether its the right thing for us to do. I haven't managed to organise accomodation yet for when we arrive, or a job. I was wondering how others have managed to sort out rentals (short term and longer) as I would like to purchase as soon as possible once I have secured employement as an electrician. I imagine my feelings of excitement but rather worried are normal. Any advise on rentals (car & home) & job seeking woulkd be greatly accepted. We are planning to move to Point Cook but having never entered Australia before are just taking a wild stab in the dark.
  7. Hi Guys, Well, they are well and truly rolling now.......got our visa this morning too:biggrin: I do feel fairly priviledged though I have to say, as we've had a very straight forward and quick visa process unlike a lot of you poor souls. I do feel for you and hope that many more will start to roll shortly. We only started the process in June and here we are looking at moving in about 8 weeks:eek: Keep your chin up guys it will be your time soon. Regards Julz and family xx
  8. I've been attacked with the usual bites these past few days. The itching is driving me mad and I'm using all the usual stuff, however on my foot/ankle I can't see a bite as such but over the last 24 hours my foot is warm, hugely swollen to the point I can't get my thongs on properly and feels really puffy and tight. It's red but not overly so and warm but not hot, I feel fine otherwise just the itching and increasing swelling...tracking up my ankle now. See a Dr or self-help?? I should know really just want some extra advice from anyone who's had the same thing.:wubclub:
  9. Guest

    bites in bed

    Any ideas? My girlfriend is getting munched on her legs overnight. We don't think it's bed bugs because we can't see anything (and you can see bed bugs). She's waking up with big red bites all over her legs. I'm not getting bitten at all (or at least not reacting to them if I am) Stuart, Melbourne
  10. Hi All I have friends whose OHs are brickies here in Perth. I asked them about what the real situation is for those that are looking to come here to work as brickies and if there is anything people should be aware of - here's some key points. I hope it helps those of you thinking about picking up bricklaying work to be better prepared. Things have really slowed down in building (residential) in 2009. Last year there were loads of jobs and the rate was $280-$320 a day. Suddenly the jobs section in the West (State Newspaper) is tiny and rates are $220-$260 a year with quite a few people they know only doing part weeks or having no week. Builders are taking on less teams and spreading the work out. If there is work to be found the usual channels, apart from word of mouth are the West Australian on a Sat and Weds and work has been found a few times by simply driving around all the building sites. Builders always ask for an ABN (Australian Business Number) ABR - Home Page Also a blue card – look up health and safety training centres – quite a few of them. Cost about $100. Many buildings are rendered (plastered) in Perth, so it is generally a matter of getting the house up and “throwing the bricks in”. Neatness being important but speed equally important. There are plenty of houses which are only face work and are not rendered. Prior to last year, brickies found that they were paid weekly on the dot. Last year, they started to experience delays in payment and they know others who did too, some to a very difficult point. Not the best time to be looking for bricklaying jobs. This has changed very quickly. Regards Julia
  11. Does someone know i quick remedy for mosquito bites, i have just got over a bad cold aching all over chest infection, head aches and then it starts to go me thinking in good time as i have had 6 days of i go back to work on thursday and i get bloomin biten by the mosquitos there is a total of 25 bites on my ankles and they merge with each other leg is so swollen and i couldnt sleep last night. i had some fexodene in so i took one yesterday mornig at 7am then at 10am i went to the chemist and they gave me ziratek and they said i could take it as it didnt have the same ingredients as the other one i had took, but it had no effect so i have been putting on my legs cream for it and that hasnt helped then i put tea towels in the freezer and i have them on my legs all night changing when they itch and at midnight i took another ziratek and another this morning and its taking me all my time not to itch them i dont want to go to the docs as they wont give me anything different than the chemist so any suggestions please its so painful and i have this day and tomorrow off. thank you.......:arghh:
  12. Guest

    Who can beat my mozzie bites.

    There is one thing that I do tend to get neurotic about though - and that's the gentle buzz of a mozzie - it sends shivers down my spine. I suffer really badly from the bites of these little monsters, and at the last count had 14 bites on my person including another one on my eyelid....can anyone better 14
  13. Guest

    bites,stings and things

    well wot can i say, in may we travelled all the way to oz , brissie to be exact, now i am the first to admit to being a "big feerty"...lol but i was hunting all over for spiders, ants and snakes.... i was a bit dissapointed that i didnt find 1...!!!!! ... no honest.. all i saw was a cockroach and a lizard.. thats it........now.. fast forward 3 months..last week in fact... i jumped into my RAC van ,off for a breakdown.. only to find a wasp had flown up my shirt sleeve and stung me on the ribs!!!!!!! ouch!!! now it really hurt... but worse was to come...............the shakes...... the sweats.....pins and neadles in the fingers......spasms down one side.....blurry vision...... got to the breakdown.. sorted it out..(outside a health center...lol).. a quick trip to the gp and im signed off!!! yup.....im one of those lucky ones who takes a severe reaction to wasp venom....some antihistemiens and a 5 hour sleep!!! and i was more or less better...just goes to show you...... you can travell to the most poiseness place on earth and then be floored at home by a common insect....................... one more reason to leave the uk then ... hahahaha take care .. john marie and the kids
  14. Guest

    snake bites snake

    The deadly brown snake slithered between his legs and lunged at his manhood as he crouched on a roadside near Laura, 300km northwest of Cairns, about a month ago.Details of the incident only came to light yesterday after they were confirmed by a paramedic. "It certainly had a swipe at him," an ambulance spokesman said yesterday. "But it didn’t envenomate him. "As it came through it must have got a bit of a shock." The snake beat a hasty retreat, leaving its victim with a scratch, vomiting and abdomen pain. Emergency workers raced to the scene to treat the man. The wound was wrapped in plastic in case poison had penetrated the skin but medical staff gave the man the all-clear after conducting tests. He was taken to Cooktown Hospital where he spent a night recovering. The ambulance spokesman described him as "lucky", given his near encounter with one of Australia’s most poisonous snakes. "I think he was a bit shocked and embarrassed," he said. Article
  15. OMG! we got our visa today!!! Just got back in from celebrating!!!We are soooooo happy!!!! Never been informed of a case officer just got visa whahoooooo!!!!
  16. Guest

    Another one bites the dust!!!!

    Yippee, had confirmation this morning via email that our 457 Visa has been approved. Not quite sure what to do first!, so much now to do, to top it all of the kids are all ill with the flu!! We plan to fly to Perth, Early April, Maybe heading for outskirts of Mandurah, realy depending on the options my husbands new employer offer us! We will know more next week, thanks to everyone at PIO, the threads are really useful. Goodluck to everyone waiting. xx