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  1. Hello everyone, I am writing because I would like to know if those who already worked at fantastic framing can give me a testimony of what they did. Also maybe you can give me more details about the accommodation they give? Am I taking risks in this company ? This company seems to have the "dream job" but I am not sure. Thanks for your answers
  2. Hi All, Well, finally got here and been here 3 weeks now. OH due to start work on Tuesday and will be looking to build a clientele. He's a fantastic hairdresser from the UK, trained at Vidal Sassoon, had his own business for over 10 years, and worked/taught for L'Oreal, Wella and Sebastian, both in the UK and in their international art teams. He will now be working for Oscar Oscar at Indooroopilly, and his name is Anton, so if any of you are looking for a new hairdresser, give him a try. I am sure you wont be disappointed. I hear its hard to find a decent hairdresser here when you are used to UK trained hairdressers. Cheers Shaz
  3. Hi We have a 3 seater Polaris Virage TX II For sale 800cc,2 stroke triple, On trailer with chip guard, front storage, anchor, life jackets, service history. Red and white, Immaculate condition, looks new , 100 hrs on engine, can do test drive .tows skiers and tubes , great fun Have photos can email, reluctant sale, $ 6000 , you wont find better at this price. PM for details and telephone numbers. Bryn
  4. tracy123

    Fantastic news about Australia.

    Been talking to some friends and they are telling me that Australia is a great place to be at the minute, seems the only ones that are out of work are the ones that want to be, and the ones that let’s face it can’t cut the mustard! :wink: Seems Christmas in Australia isn’t cancelled and the grass is green, the suns shining and life is great. They are all earning great money and couldn’t be happier. :jiggy: All this is true and correct because my friends don’t lie! :tongue: What ya bloody waiting for
  5. Well we have been here 12 months now and I have got to say that life in Brisbane is treating us fantastic!!!! We both got jobs quickly which we thoroughly enjoy, kept applying and the right ones came our way:yes: We spend our weekends and days off exploring the area in which we live and have been to lots of fantastic places, mostly all free days out too (apart from the cost of petrol of course) there are so many places to choose from for a good day out. The weather here is great for the outdoor life that we wanted rather than spending most of our time indoors like we did in the UK. If you are moving over to Brisbane from the UK you will most definately not be disappointed in anyway. We were willing to work for it and we didnt come with rose tinted specs on Also should have said.............a MASSIVE THANKYOU to Kev (it couldbeworse) and Bid, Jake and Josh for EVERYTHING they have done for us......Thankyou guys, I know It cant have been easy...(you will know what I mean) :notworthy::notworthy:To Australia (Brisbane) Yvonne & Andy
  6. We have been here a week now and I cannot praise this country and the people we have encountered enough. Nothing and I mean nothing has been too much trouble. From shopping to banking, to Centrelink and Medicare, the post office the chemist to the car sales man that sold us our car, everyone has been so welcoming. Matt went to the local supermarket this morning for bread and milk. He took ages sorting out his change and said to the lady, Im sorry Im new and still getting used to the money. The lady said " no worries mate take your time, have you been to the beach yet apparently you can see the whales swimming today" she then drew him a map to show where to go!! When I went to fill up the car with petrol I had parked on the prepay pump and the assistant patently told me how to work it without a hint of scarcasm and was interested on where we had come from. One week in and I love this country and I love the people :wubclub:
  7. Hi I posted on here a while back about our return from Oz and that whilst I felt we had made a huge mistake returning, my OH wasn't so sure. Since coming back here all I have wanted to do is go back to Oz, we have been back 14 months now and my OH still has not made his mind up yet if wants to return. So now we have a big decision. The company I worked for when I was in Oz have been in contact with me over the last couple of weeks wanting to know our plans and if we were returning as they may have a job for me. I have been in contact with a couple of my old colleagues since I left and they knew how I felt. I told them that if we were going back it would be next May because were saving up but if they had a timescale regarding the job then we may be able to go a little earlier. Their reply.......how soon could you get here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG this is just mad, I have the chance to go back to my job which I really enjoyed, good money, great people. But my OH still does not know what he wants to do. I have told the company that if we decide were going back the earliest we could go would be November. He now feels that he's under pressure and being forced to make a decision and that he is not just deciding on our future but my parents too.........as if we return my parents will apply to emigrate too. I've tried to explain that his decision needs to based on 'us' and that at the end of the day my parents will want to be where ever we are (im an only child). But im not getting through and he needs time to decide. How much time though? We have been back over a year and were still in limbo. :shocked::arghh:
  8. lsbc1976

    Anyone used fantastic furniture??

    i realise its a budget range, but is the quality any good at all, we dont have alot of cash and have a full house to furnish. We also need somewhere that delivers to the back of beyond in wa
  9. Hi everyone I just wanted to share our experience and reassure some people that it can be a straight forward process especially so if you have a fantastic agent like we did. George Lombard ( GLC Consultancy ) were recomended to us and I am so glad we chose to sign up with them, from the start they have been fantastic, very attentive with quick responses to all our queries no matter how silly or small they were!!( and there were a lot of silly and small queries!!) But most of all was they're knowledge of all things immigration related, George is super clued up and tells you about all possible outcomes, I have to say we only had one minor hiccup with OH skills classification and George had that sorted in a matter of hours!!!! Here is our timeline to give you an idea: 175 Skilled Visa Contacted GLC in Aug 09 to discuss App lodged online 09/12/09 Meds requested 23/02/10 Meds & police checks comleted 12/03/10 Meds recieved on 29/03/10 Visa Granted 07/04/10 So all in all took us around 4.5 months from lodging to grant!!! If i had been doing this myself..............probably would still be trawling through the forms etc. So for anyone outhere not sure whether to use an agent or not.........my personal recomendation would be to use an agent, but not just any agent,....use George Lombard.
  10. kernow43

    This is fantastic news!

    This is what the world really needs. Nissan to build electric car in Britain Nissan to build electric car in Britain - Telegraph If it comes to Australia I would want to be among the first to buy one. This could really inject a lot into the economy. Just hope Brown doesn't take too much glory from it.
  11. Hi, i thought all the people on here might appreciate a great local web site which has very up to date aerial imagery of Perth and surrounding suburbs. The most recent update for my house is 31st December 2009 ! It also has the option to view back in time too. It is much more up to date than Google Earth obviously and is updated often. I believe the imagery is taken from aircraft. Hope this is of use to lots of people and i get lots of thanks. :wink: it is www.nearmap.com Happy Viewing !!!
  12. Hi Gill and the Fantastic 5, I have been following your protest post and have to say that I think you are doing a wonderful job for all concerned in PIO. Gill you are ever the faithful friend that people on this forum need. Your knowledge and advice is second to none and you have helped so many people. I have to take my hat off to you as you always do this without expectation. You are a rock. Whilst I have not been effected by this horrible scinario I feel for those who have and without you and the fantastic 5 who knows what would be happening. You have made a lot of members very happy and for that I thank you all. I would like to wish everyone who is fighting to get to Oz the very best of luck for the future and hope that one day your dreams will all become a reality. Kind regards Karen :goofy:
  13. For anyone out there that is looking for a beauty therapist/nail technician that has 15years of experience and uses the best products and does a brilliant job then read on.... Have your treatments done in a friendly and relaxing room, with complimentary drinks (and usually a home-made cake or 2!) The best products used eg: Creative Nail Design, Decleor, Jessica natural nail care The prices are fantasic for the quality of the treatment you receive... eg: Manicure - caviar exfoliator, cuticle nourisher & oil, Decleor indulgent moisturizer....heated mitts for intensive penetration of products, hand & arm massage, cuticle groom, file, prescription protein treatment base coat to suit your natural nails' needs (not JUST a base coat from a cheap wholesalers like many salons use) and then paint of your choice. If you are looking for QUALITY treatments by a friendly therapist in a relaxed environment on the Sunshine Coast...then you've found it. I guarantee you won't be dissapointed. Treatments include: Manicures Pedicures Acrylic nails Gel Toes Waxing Eyelash/Eyebrow tinting ...and a friendly ear to listen to you... Based in Wurtulla (inbetween Caloundra & Mooloolaba) phone or text: 0450 139 550 Jenny :cute:
  14. HI EVERYONE IVE JUST COME ACROSS THIS NEW WEBSITE CALLED KIDDYWHEELS, IT HAS FANTASTIC LOOKING STROLLERS IN A VIBRANT PINK AND A STRIKING BLUE, IF YOU WANT TO BE THE ENVY OF YOUR FRIENDS THEN CHECK IT OUT ITS WWW.KIDDYWHEELS.COM.AU Ive been here for 10 months now and never seen any thing quite like them, they are totally original with matching parosols and baby changeing bags .You can either just buy the stroller /pram or buggie as us english no them or you can buy them complete, ive seen how the mothers push there children arround with a blanket covering up the child under neath whilst it roasts in the heat well this way you can show off your stroller with a matching parosol and changing bag, it even comes complete to keep those nasty mossies out from nipping your little one. They are also priced very reasonable as the pushchairs arround are quite expensive , if i was expecting myself id be snapping one up for my little one:jiggy:
  15. Hi all Just wanted to put a quick post on here to highly recommend the Westgate Surgery in Chichester for medicals. Dr Mallam is a wonderful old fashioned GP who put my whole family at ease, especially the kids who thought the concept of weeing in a pot was disgusting (the 8 year old did ask if I could hold her pot while she did her wee which I refused!!!) They managed to fit us in with really short notice my OH is military and currently overseas but managed to blag a long weekend home so they fitted us in on Friday afternoon with less that a weeks notice, which I guess is a sign of the times as he did say he is doing less and less medicals for Australia. It cost £120 for each adult including bloods and £60 for the children total of £360. We then went to St Richards Hospital for Xrays which were £90 each. Once again is anyone is considering having medicals in Chichester I can highly recommend them.:jiggy:
  16. hi there not sure any you are aware of it but i came across a brilliant magazine the other day titled australia and new zealand. i found it in wh smith and it is monthly. it is brilliant with so much info - it covers new zealand also. i have now signed up to the full subscription as i don't want to miss an issue - you can back issue also.
  17. juderay

    Fantastic removals experience

    Hi one and all - haven't been on for a while as we arrived in Perth 5 weeks ago and then a few days later my dad took ill (in Perth) and spent the next 3 wks in hospital. Pleased to say that after surgery he is now home and on the mend. However we had our goods delivered today - exactly 2 months since they packed us up in the UK. We had a fantastic experience with the packers, John Mason, in the Uk and today their counterparts Kent International have been just as fantastic. Nothing was broken, everything turned up and the guys unpacked, set up our furniture and took away all the packing material. They would have unpacked our boxes too but we were happy to do that ourselves. However we only have to give the office a ring and they will come and collect the empty boxes and packing paper. I can't praise and recommend enough this company and the truly positive experience we have had. Moving is stressful enough and they ensured we had no stress whatsoever with the transport of our goods.
  18. 250 jobs created when Costco opens in Docklands | Herald Sun Woohoo................cant wait for this to open, will give Coles & Safeway the kick up the a**e they need!! We had one near us at Lakeside in UK and we were regular's. Lesley
  19. Don't know if you this is old news but stumbled upon this website for Kids Pyjamas.....as struggle to find non fleece ones here... Welcome : Kids Pyjamas.co.uk - Quality Branded Kids Pyjamas At Discount Prices Enjoy and yes they ship over to here as well. Reminded me of Primark :sad:
  20. Hi Everyone; I hope you'll bear with me, as I recently suffered a brain storm when watching the Skoda ad on telly (don't mock what you don't know!), which to the tune of My Favourite Things, uses deliciously familiar treats, like chocolate, sponge cake, ice-cream, jelly, etc. to construct & sell a completely unrelated product - a car! :idea: I thought PIO would love to sing the praises of their many Favorite Aussie Things, sharing with those longing to visit or relocate, but who (like me!) are having a hard time choosing a destination, or aren't sure if they'll be giving up too many of their favourite British things. ..! :idea: So my thinking is, can we construct a VIRTUAL MAP of OZ ? This would mean anyone who's lived, visited or resides there can share their Favourite AUSSIE Things? The only real rule being that you, your mate or kids MUST have been there, eaten, seen, experienced this Favourite Thing! May be you want to extol the virtues of your fav brand of ice cream? Can you let us in on a spectacular surfing spot, your fav restaurant, or shopping street, a great school, play-ground, park, or a stunningly amazing picnic spot or ferry crossing? Do you have a fav car, sandwich bar, cinema, boutique, brand of beer, or wine that you think we should try & why, or can U reveal a most exhilarating rock climb, bike ride, surf break, view, winery, bird, tree or golf tee.... Even your fav budget cafe or motel will be of note, you tell us where & why, & if you have a link, all the better to share! Surely, this would be the most amazing creation...! I'm dying to see what you all come up with, surely they'll be no stopping you! This has gotta be a fun, lively & personal way of developing a picture of this wonderful, yet vast country , a destination we dream about, but can only troll through on sluggish websites or dusty tour guides! We are depending on your wonderful, amazing, outstanding, fantastic experiences for inspiration... Pleaseeee! Thank You, Herbster X :notworthy: A bear with open book to blank page, pen in hand, poised....
  21. Guest

    Fantastic Adventure

    Hi, OH just accepted offer last week, so waiting for the next step to this fantastic adventure, could someone please advise us in advance what the medicals entail, I see you have to submit xrays, bloods but what else do they do and is it the same for the children 16 & 13. Many thanks Sharon :wubclub:
  22. Guest

    Fantastic agent

    Just wanted to give our agent a plug (hope thats ok) her name is Cheryl Bird and her company is Bird Migration Agents, she is based in QL is a pom but lived in OZ for 15yrs and she is bloody brilliant, she emails every few days with updates she has called us a number of times and is one of the nicest people i have spoken to. AND her fees are really good, in total for everything we are paying $1500 for our part and $1500 for the employer visa (this is being refunded when we get there) thats it no hidden extras $3000 = £900 aprox.
  23. alcocainmel

    Medical system in Oz is fantastic

    I would just like to reassure anyone who is migrating that the hospital system here is not much different to that in the UK. When we came here one of our main concerns was the hospital care, as our son who is nearly 21 months now has a bowel condition which can cause him a lot of problems if he comes into contact with and catches a tummy bug (gastro). At 2 days old he was rushed to Great Ormond Street Hospital and diagnosed with Hirshsprungs Disease (a bowel condition preventing him from poohing) he was operated on at 3 months old and all went well. 2 weeks later at 3 and half months old he caught a tummy bug and was rushed to GOSH where he ended up in Intensive Care and on a ventalator and given only minutes to live!! The tummy bug had caused a condition called Hirshsprungs Entricolitus. (We had always been warned by them that if he caught a tummy bug there was a chance he would need hospital care) As you can imagine it was the worst time of our lives and no one should have to go though that!! To his consultants, ours and everyones surprise he pulled through and after another month in hospital he came home. (His Consultant who was a very experienced Dr later advised us he had never seen a case of Hirshsprungs Entricolitus as serious). Due to this coming to Australia really wasnt on the agenda anymore, however after discussing it with his Consultant at GOSH last January he said that he was happy for us to come here providing we came to Melbourne as The Royal Cildrens Hospital specialise in his condiiton. We have now been here 7 months and it was the hardest thing that we have ever done mainly because of this, thinking that we had left our “comfort blanket”, however since we have been here he has been under the care of The Royal Childrens Hospital for his regular checkups and they have been very happy with him. Back in September he caught a tummy bug and was admitted for the night just as a precaution due to what had happened in July 2006. However he dealt with it well and came home. However this weekend he took a serious turn for the worse (he caught a tummy bug a while ago) and it had not cleared up and he was rushed to The Royal Childrens Hospital where they suspected that he had Hirshsprungs Entricolutus again. On his arrival the Doctors were waiting for him and immediatley took his heart rate, checked his bowel etc. They put him on a drip and intravinous antibiotics and admitted him onto the ward. They were absolutley fantastic!! Thankfully after a couple of days he was well enough to come home and we just keeping a close eye on him!! What I am trying to say with this thread is that I know that it can be quite scary coming to a different country and for all of us there are things that are more scary than others, however I really want to assure you that the medical system and hospitals here really are fantastic. The care that our son has received since being here, and especially that over the last few days has been brilliant!! Sorry to ramble on. Deb xx We would also like to thank Tracey and her family for there support during these horrible last few days. Its hard enough but when you dont have your family around you at times like this it makes it harder. So we thank you!!
  24. Hi All.. Well its 24 days until we take off from Heathrow and start a new life down under. Boy are we soooooo looking forward to it:yes:...o yes. I have a stinking cold at the mo:cry:..I think its with everything that's gone on..ie removals came and went...living in our house and its empty...but having a laugh at the same time...we had over the keys on Monday:jiggy:....Staying with family until our departure...as I said earlier we sooooo cannot wait. Looking forward also to arriving in Singapore's new Terminal 3 it looks fantastic...take a look for yourselves. So this will help our journey with more to look at as we have to kill 6 hrs there...ho hum. We are heading to Mornington/Mount Martha landing on the 31st 7.15 in the morning. Anyone else heading that way soon?would love to hear off you. Well thought I would share our excitement...thanks for listening it helps. Hi Tracey with the eeeeeeeeeeeee...speak to you soon hun. CHEERS. trace
  25. Guest


    I have just got to say how FANTASTIC:yes: this forum is and im loving it and everyone on it...the only huge problem is now ive found it im not getting a damn thing done :arghh:.....can't seem to drag my butt away from reading all your posts....:jiggy: So to all who use this forum grats on so much info and im sure everyone will agree how much help it is to a poor little pom looking to make the BIG move...:v_SPIN: