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  1. Hi, We have just put our main application in and paid the fee for resident visa and I'm having serious doubts. Was gona tell other half to hold off applying but too late she applied. Just think I'm going for wrong reasons and fed up reading stuff on here from folk saying things like - if you work hard you can get by or times can be hard but you can get through it??? I have a decent life here and I'm not moving to the other side of the world just to GET BY. No chance of getting my money back I don't suppose?? I can't face wasting three and half grand by funding the aussy government so the decision may be made for me. :cry:
  2. I really hope Parleys post this morning wasn't an omen for the Pies. We did it last year so hopefully we can do it again this year. Come on let's sing along:wink: [YOUTUBE]78HOOmEIYo[/YOUTUBE]
  3. The Pom Queen

    Blackpool Tower Grand Reopening

    HOLIDAYMAKERS can once more enjoy the high life of Lancashire with this week's reopening of the iconic Blackpool Tower. The 118-year-old structure will shine again following a ten-month, multi-million-pound restoration. Much of The Tower has been closed to the public since the structure was bought by Blackpool Council as part of the town's £250million regeneration programme. It still retains the famous Tower Ballroom and Tower Circus but now includes the Blackpool Tower Dungeon, a fun walk through some of the North West's most horrible history and the Blackpool Tower Eye with 4D cinema experience. The film takes guests down memory lane and the 4D effects include a spray of sea-water and the aroma of the beach donkeys! But the jewel in the crown is the Tower Eye - a spine-tingling glass Skywalk and observation platform... not for the faint-hearted. With the launch of the Blackpool Illuminations yesterday, there's definitely plenty going on into the autumn in the holiday mecca. Blackpool Pleasure Beach is getting in on the act with a special deal until October 21. Everyone buying a wristband for the Pleasure Beach in advance online will save £5 and be able to return for a free visit. The return visit must be booked at the same time as the original visit and must be taken before October 21. See pleasurebeachresort.com.
  4. tony74

    Grand parents

    My mum and dad are looking in to getting a visa to live in Perth. They are 63 and 62 years old. Not to sure which visa would be best. My dad as a muscle wasting disease called Charcot marie tooth type 2, as anyone else with this disease been excepted for a visa .
  5. lynn22

    grand designs Australia.

    watched it last night for the first time (thank you for the tip off) I really liked the house.. it was MMAAASSSIIIIVVEEE !! I wouldnt have gone for the same look inside as she did but liked the house over all. Wasnt keen on the wife though, I thought she was a bit up herself & her voice sounded far too much like casey stoner (sorry but I cannot STAND that bloke) although I was most impressed their builder was mick doohans brother LOL. It was definately lacking without kevin mcleod though :biglaugh:
  6. Guest

    Grand Designs Australia

    Ah, nearly shed a tear having watched last nights Grand Design Australia, that man worked so hard for his family
  7. Guest

    Grand Design Dreams

    Something to get the imagination going; All fantasy just for fun this is not about real expectations :spinny: You know those dreams of winning the lottery & all the things you'd do with the money. Well other than a few specific plans to help family & a couple of select friends. I never really new what I'd like for myself. I've never been one to dream of owning a Ferrari, or house with a swimming pool & all the gadgets, I'm definitely not into all the latest bling. However I knew I'd want a house. But what kind ? I could never imagine the kind of house that would really suit ME & enhance my lifestyle & interests. Inspiration for a dream home dawned once whilst at cinema watching Harry Potter lol. Now don't get ahead of me here, I'm not going to say I want to live in Hogwarts, architecturally awesome as it is, there's far too many children & way too much hustle & bustle for a quiet soul like me...No seriously I like peace & tranquillity with my decadence .LMAO :biglaugh: So whilst waiting for the film to start an Epiphany dawned upon my creative self. What I need to do. Is win the Lottery & buy a small regional cinema, that has all the lovely baroque frills & flounces still in place, & didn't get turned into a bingo hall. Then working on the design with an architect & builder convert the inner space to some kind of liveable area compatible with my tastes & requirements as the eccentric bohemian I am. So now my head is full of quite viable designs for a kind of apocalyptic baroque galleried space. that one could literally ride a custom motorbike right inside, through the front door. A fabulous space born of movie mayhem & decadent style. theatrical, dramatic & gothically flamboyant would suit my personality. its an achievable scheme..... Of course this not quite the Australian dream property, unless they have small grandly decorated cinemas the have fallen into disuse ? I'm very fond of Colonial style & love Queenslanders but again these are dreams to fuel the imagination. So what would be your grand design ? Given the illusive lottery win ? A new york loft style, country cottage , Barn conversion, windmill, dockside penthouse. What would you create for yourself & the life you lead ? Choose a property style that shows something about your character. Look forward to reading some replies. I haven't figured out how to properly post pics on here yet but please include pics of what style property you'd love if given the chance.
  8. Afternoon folks. Before I go any further I would like to make my own personal point of view very clear. I am lucky enough to hold dual citizenship, and Australia has always been a huge part of my life, and long may it continue, BUT. If for some reason I and my family couldn't make it back out there I would be well and truly heartbroken, it is a country I hold dear and has been very good to, and at times very bad for me, but all in all if I found out I was not allowed to return I would be somewhat disappointed, I dare say life would go on, and I would make sure it would no matter the sadness I may feel, but nonetheless I would be a little peeved off. So for those of you who visited, live, about to embark on the journey would it be a massive disappointment if you were not allowed to go/return for any reason, at the end of the day there are much more important things in life to worry about. As I said, I realise that to me I would be very upset, so to say 'Get On With It, Close That Door' is a bloody stupid statement to make because I know how I would feel. But are you one of those that would crack on and say bugger it, onward and upwards, would you just sit there for days and cry yourself to sleep,:cry:, or would just 'accept' that this is the case and so on. I know a very hypothetical question and one that may not be answerable yet, but thought I would ask anyway.:wubclub: Cheers Tony.:wink:
  9. If anybody can help, it would be much appreciated! We are a large family moving to Melbourne in August/September. We are looking into shipping our not so new (X reg) Chrysler Grand Voyager. Can anybody say whether this is really worth it?? (Time, cleaning effort, tax, shipping costs etc) We have looked into large people movers in Melbourne and they do seem to be much more expensive. Although Kia Carnival Grand seems to be a popular make? Any thoughts/help appreciated!
  10. Which MPV type vehicle in Aus would be the equivalent to a grand picasso we need something with 3 full width back seats (3 kids under 6) Thank you
  11. KarlPullin1980

    Australian Grand Prix 2011

    Hey. Has anyone been to the Australian Grand Prix? Im thinking of going in 2011 and was just going to get a general admission ticket for the Sunday rather than a grandstand ticket. Would appreciate views and info if you have been Thanks Karl
  12. Petals

    Grand Final today

    Today my mighty pies take on St Kilda and I wonder who will win! Barbie day and a big weekend. Not for us. I am not that into footy so if I need to shop its this afternoon when everyone else is watching the footy. Have to have a dig at my friend who is Saints member and no1 fan. :laugh:
  13. We are staying at the Grand Hyatt in Melbourne (Collins St) overnight on saturday :jiggy:(wotif secret deal) Need to know somewhere me, husband and 11 year old daughter could eat nearby. Husband more of a steak man, me and daughter like pasta/lasagne/pizza. We are not fussed by posh places and want somewhere nice and not too expensive to eat - know anywhere?
  14. I can put up with the Pom's escaping with a draw in the cricket when Mark Webber wins a grand prix race !:yes::yes: Mark Webber wins maiden F1 Grand Prix - Motorsport - Sport - smh.com.au
  15. Vehicle 2002 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE WG MY2002 Limited Price $19,900 Kilometres 107,000 Body 4 door 5 seat WAGON Colour Patriot Blue Interior Colour Tan Leather Transmission 5 speed Automatic Drive type 4X4 Engine 8 cylinder Unleaded Multi-point injected 4.7L (4701cc) Reg Plate 1CMS-864 Reg Expiry MAY-2009 but will add on 12 months when it becomes due. Presents in excellent condition always dealer serviced, hayman reese towbar, colour coded ARB bullbar winch compatible, Mickey Thompson tyres at 90%, original speakers replaced with MB Quartz speakers great sound, all leather interior in great condition comes with luggage cover and custom canvas duck rear cover (sourced from the US). 10 disk CD, heated seats usual Jeep Limited options. Julia has got a new company car so the Jeep has, sadly, got to go to a good home. Call Karl and Julia 0431 914 758 for more info or email kbad@bigpond.com to request photos.
  16. Guest

    Grand Prix Champion

    Yes Lewis Hamilton came in 5th and wins his first G P championship which was being held in Brazil. Lets hope he can go on and do even better next year by not leaving it till the last race.
  17. Guest

    Grand National Tomorrow

    hi guys. people either love it or hate it.but tomorrow is the Grand National,at Aintree. is anyone having a flutter on the gee gees. and if you are in oz,is there something similar over there.Anyone who is having a flutter tomorrow,good luck,but if your anything like me,it will fall at the first hurdle,or be seen runnig in the opposite direction.:twitcy:poor horse. love nick.xxx:cute::jiggy:
  18. Guest

    hey man from the grand

    we get the message mate, you sell cars. give it a rest now.
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