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  1. The Pom Queen

    Australian Beach Warnings - The SUN

    Yes I know you wouldn't think so, if you asked people what the dangers of going down to the beach are they would probably say being eaten by a shark etc, but the biggest danger is the SUN [YOUTUBE]YzYHwzSE1VY[/YOUTUBE] Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world. We get friends and family coming over and every time I warn them not to stay out in the sun too long, 30 minutes is enough, and do they listen:no::no::no: Skin cancer now accounts for over 80 per cent of all cancer diagnosed in Australia. More than 440,000 Australians are diagnosed with skin cancer every year - 434,000 with non-melanoma skin cancer and 10,600 with melanoma. Over 1,600 people die from skin cancer each year. Skin cancer costs the health system around $300 million each year. On a fine January day in Australia, you can get burnt in less than 15 minutes. Each year, Australians are four times more likely to develop a common skin cancer than any other form of cancer.
  2. Can't get it out of my head at the moment. I wish it had happened to me like that too.
  3. Guest

    sun tan cream

    Hi all after a little bit of advise we are moving to the gold coast on the 7th nov, and want to know the price of sun tan cream and the best type to buy its mainly for our 2 boys who are 6 and 9 if its cheaper in the uk then we will buy a load before we go thanks chris :chatterbox:
  4. jo greenway

    Sun screen advice please

    Hi all We have been here three weeks and I have been using our sun cream from uk - nivea factor 50 on my boys, starting to look to buy some here and I can't seem to find anything over factor 30, is this the highest you can get here? Both my boys are fair skinned and I want to make sure they are well protected from the lovely Aussie sunshine!
  5. Palm trees grow, and rents are low But you know I keep thinkin' about Making my way back Well I'm The Old Dart born and raised But nowadays, I'm lost between two shores Australia's fine, but it ain't home England's home, but it ain't mine no more "I am," I said To no one there An no one heard at all Not even the chair "I am," I cried "I am," said I And I am lost, and I can't even say why Leavin' me lonely still
  6. Did anyone watch last night's programme and the one on now (8pm UK time on Discovery Real Time)? Yesterday's was a couple who went over to Adelaide to buy a house - with no visa and no job!! Obviously had to retract their offer on the house they liked - what a waste of everyone's time: my time watching, the producers time, the vendors time, their time. I don't think this is an up-to-date programme, maybe a repeat? Presenter isn't as good as Phil Spencer!! :wink:
  7. Hi everyone, Young, old, families, no families, new to Perth or not so new. Please come along to the Kings Park meet on the 10th July, 1.00pm at the Lottery West Family area . Bring a barby or picnic or just ourselves. Hope to see as many people as possible. Look for the White Balloons. Contact me for a contact number Joanne
  8. ausdreamer

    Sun, Sea and Sorted....

    Arrived at Aunties house in Clontarf Beach and stayed for our first week, then moved accross the road to vacant Aunties house, where we are now staying for as long as we require. On day 2 of our arrival, we bought our 4 wheel drive and on day 11 we bought a house! Got a fantastic deal at a shotgun auction as bank owned the property. So Buderim here we come in 30 days to start our life on the sunshine coast :biggrin: Of course the only thing missing are the folks and friends back in the Uk. I miss them so much :sad: Everything seems to be very easy when sorting yourself out and where as cost of living is expensive, you save on other things like no TV licences, no MOT's on cars (unless you are selling it). You get help when buying a house and schooling. When you arrrive there is no immediate rush to get medicare as it normally takes 10 days for medicare to be advised that you have arrived in the country and if you need any medical help, you just pay, keep the receipts and claim it back. You can use your UK driving licences for up to 3 months, but do sort out your tax file numbers which you can do online. Our dongle for the computer works a treat until you get set up permanently on a network. So that's it folks..... Off to the beach now :wink:
  9. We as a people have been to quiet recently, there are many members out there, but we seem to have fallen by the way side somewhat, however the 'criteria' has changed somewhat, these are the new rules governing membership. 1. The Ability To Spell 'Cerebel' Without Looking In 'Bogans Guide To Australian Diction'. 2. The Ability To Enjoy The Finer Things In Life, You know, Like The Beach, Maybe A Quick Look around A Museum, (if not to taxing on the old grey matter of course). 3. The Ability To Do A Crossword, Just So Long As That Crossword Is 'Simple', Because We Are Simple, Someone Of Higher Intellect Told Me So. 4. The Ability To Help Others In Their Migration Journey, WITHOUT The Need To Voice Our Own Abject Disdain Of All Things Australia. 5. And Finally, Realise That PIO Is A Site That Has And Will Continue To Help Others Even If some Just Use It To Vent Their Vitriol And Contempt For A Country That Was Good Enough TO LET THEM IN. That's it really, so any members who want to join up, just post away, all spelling errors will be overlooked as we are just plain dim apparently. Cheers Tony.:wink:
  10. New 3 part series coming soon to discovery travel and leisure. Ping Pommer
  11. Hiya I'm arranging another PIO get together at South Perth Foreshore this Sunday. Hoping for a bigger turn out than last time (which was badly timed with Cyclone Bianca). As a lot of people on here are families with kids, how about meeting at the playground to the east of Mends St Jetty (the one where the ferry comes to) on South Perth foreshore from 4pm onwards on Sun 13th? Like last time, we'll try and find a shaded bench area and put up our colourful fish windsock. Bring any drinks and nibbles you may want. There are also BBQs nearby (I think) if you wish to bring your dinner.... Please let me know if you're interested. I may move this to Saturday pm if more people are available for that timing instead. Thanks, Jo
  12. Hiya I'm arranging another PIO get together at South Perth Foreshore this Sunday. Hoping for a bigger turn out than last time (which was badly timed with Cyclone Bianca). As a lot of people on here are families with kids, how about meeting at the playground to the east of Mends St Jetty (the one where the ferry comes to) on South Perth foreshore from 4pm onwards on Sun 13th? Like last time, we'll try and find a shaded bench area and put up our colourful fish windsock. Bring any drinks and nibbles you may want. There are also BBQs nearby (I think) if you wish to bring your dinner.... Please let me know if you're interested. I may move this to Saturday pm if more people are available for that timing instead. Thanks, Jo
  13. The Pom Queen

    Stargazers Twin Sun

    Just read an article that earth could soon be looking at 2 suns like in the picture from Star Wars. When giant star Betelgeuse explodes it is going to be tens of millions of times brighter than the sun. They say that there will be no night time on earth for a few weeks. For anyone who is interested you can see the article here: Tatooine's twin suns - coming to a planet near you just as soon as Betelgeuse explodes | Herald Sun
  14. Guest

    Living in the sun

    As most of us have little practical knowledge of living in a warmer climate for an extended period of time before we embark on our move to australia I thought it might be a good idea to get some practical tips from those living here already.We are all aware of the importance of wearing suncream and not being out in the sun for too long a stretch if possible but what of the other day to day tips that make the heat more managable,and safer. We have fair skin and apply sunscreen every 4hrs at least,we use woolies homebrand and it seems to work well even when swimming.The kids wear sunhats if playing outside for longer periods.We all drink water and have a bottle at hand wherever we go.My husband is a chef and he needs to drink about a litre an hour to keep hydrated. We dry our laundry inside out because they fade too fast otherwise.We do not close up the blinds etc during the day to keep the house cool because I can't stand the gloomy look of the place when we do.Instead we put the fans on,open the windows and let the air through. We refrigerate all our fruit and veg as they last longer in the heat this way.We always use an esky[cool box]or a chill bag for picnics.We use chill bags for our frozen groceries too to keep them frozen on the way home. We mostly wear nice loose cotton clothing,again this helps in the hot weather.We all finish our showers with a cold splash,stops that mad sweat you get when you step out and is good for your hair too[makes it shine more,believe me,i'm a hairdresser]. Here are a few questions I have thought of,if you know the answer or have any other useful information about living in the sunshine please let us all know. Sunscreen-how often is often enough? Sunscreen-do you find the expensive ones better than the cheaper ones? Water-how much should we drink? Working outdoors-what extra precautions should be taken? Gardening-which times of day to avoid? Driving-do you tire more often in the heat?Air-con or open window? Swimming-is it best to wear a rashie? Outdoor activities-what's the best time of day?When to avoid? Food-any tips for storage?tips for packing for a picnic or bbq? It would be good to share the lessons we have learnt in order to help others avoid a bit of the trial and error?
  15. Just a quick note to let everyone know that the game on Sun at Skilled Park (Robina - Gold Coast) is FREE ENTRY. :swoon:There are currently 20,000 people going (Tickets already allocated), only 7,000 seats left. Please get your tickets online at: LINK: Ticketek Australia ($1 admin fee per order [not per ticket]) You can also pick up tickets on the day at the stadium, but I would do that at 2.30pm if that is your plan; those queues can be nasty. PUBLIC TRANSPORT TO AND FROM THE STADIUM IS FREE ALSO! :biggrin: http://www.translink.com.au/travel-information/services-and-timetables/event-transport/details/332 Details below: PLEASE SUPPORT A-LEAGUE FOOTBALL ON THE GOLD COAST BY ATTENDING - The atmosphere will be electric! :hug:
  16. Just a quick note to let everyone know that the game on Sun at Skilled Park (Robina - Gold Coast) is FREE ENTRY. :swoon:There are currently 20,000 people going (Tickets already allocated), only 7,000 seats left. Please get your tickets online at: Ticketek Australia ($1 admin fee per order [not per ticket]) You can also pick up tickets on the day at the stadium, but I would do that at 2.30pm if that is your plan; those queues can be nasty. PUBLIC TRANSPORT TO AND FROM THE STADIUM IS FREE ALSO! :biggrin: Details below: PLEASE SUPPORT A-LEAGUE FOOTBALL ON THE GOLD COAST BY ATTENDING - The atmosphere will be electric! :hug:
  17. hey all, we are going to try and have a beachside barbie on Sunday 31st October at Mooloolaba, down near the seafood market / wharf. Probably kick off around 10 am. Which I guess makes it brunch. :biggrin: Anyone else up for it? Its the first time we've tried doing this, so hoping at least one person who comes along will know how to operate the barbeques! cheers sg sg@funnelweb.net
  18. chalkyhill

    Price of Sun Tan Lotion

    I am a fairly light skinned Scot - and will need the high factors. Will lotion be cheaper in OZ or should i just buy a burka?
  19. Hi all, I have been recommended to have a look around this forum and get some more advice on emigrating to Oz to work and live. Im 23 at the min studying my HND in mechanical engineering which will be completed this year. I am currently a project manager in charge of a team of 8, I have been working with the company for 7 years now and been a project manager for the last two years before that i had 2 years experience being a mechanical fitter and the other 3 i was a fabricator. Hopefully looking to move out to Oz before im too old, i have done a quick points thing on the internet and got 150 (cant remember the site i did it on). Next year i would like to go over on holiday to have a scope on the areas etc. would really like as much information as possible Look forward to your reply's. Cheers keg
  20. Hi i have a mate who wants to join me here in PERTH (and yes it is the best) but i have been out of the whole migration stuff for about three years now. he is a painter and decorator with quals, 41, married with 1. and his role is on the MODL 1) how soon can he get here? 2) which visa should he go for is it 457 still 3) can he go anywhere or does he have to go country? thanks everso Steve
  21. BuddysMum

    Sun screen, step by step please

    I have read all the literature etc. I know that the sun is a real health issue. I know we have to use sun screen, sun hats, shades etc. BUT.....I would just love to know the practicalities. I have read that some apply sunscreen just to go out to the washing line. I know that some never apply it (with dire consequences) So,,let's say it is winter in NSW. Would you wear sunscreen then? Would you wear it only if you were going out all day or would you put it on for a trip to the shops? What is the best brand? How often do you have to reapply it if you are not swimming? When we were over last August we bought one recommended by the drug store. It was ok, but it kind of "slipped" a bit during the day, and frankly looked rather odd. I would be happy to do that if there is a real need, but I am just aware that we didn't see many locals in this advanced stage of "slippage":wink: And then, what about around Brisbane at that time of year? I want to take care and protect my family, but I don't want to be neurotic and over-fussy. Any help and advice gratefully received!
  22. WHERE: Grey Gum Picnic spot Mt Cootha WHEN: Sun 8th March (late morning-->lunchtime-->early afternoon) WHO: ANYONE!!!!! I'll be there with my girls (2 & 4 yrs old). It'd be good to meet up with a few people if possible... I'll *try* and light the BBQ's so they're hot for anyone who wants to cook but despite 10yrs of living here if theres no wood put out by the BBQ's I'll struggle to get a solid fire working!!!! (Any budding pyromaniacs are welcome to join in!) spread the word... bring food and drink & come along :smile: Let me know if you need more details...
  23. Guest

    Factor 50 sun lotion

    Hi there, Just wondering if anyone could advise me on where in Oz to get some Factor 50 for the kids. I brought some Avon kids with me, which is the one I have always used but have just run out and bought some Factor 30 from safeway, but kids got burnt faces after using it at the local outdoor pool in the last couple of days. :frown:Usually they would have hats on but in the pool they didn't and now I am worried about which suncream to use.:unsure: I have been to every chemist I can in the area and can't find anything higher than 30, Does anyone know if there is a reason for the shops only selling factor 30 or where I could find some factor 50? Another quick question, does anyone know of any avon ladies in the Pakenham area as there are a few things I used to get from Avon which have just run out? I could ask my mum to get them in the uk and send them, but at some point I have to stop buying from the uk and start buying here!!!!
  24. Hi all, Seen loads of threads re : Wanted Downunder but has anyone seen Channel 4's A Place in the Sun - Downunder? There are 4 episodes to it, 2 have already been shown Melbourne and the other one was Adelaide. Not sure where their going for the last 2. Channel 4, Friday's at 8pm-9pm. Helenx
  25. As it says, starts today, a place in the sun down under. Channel 4, 8pm. Think they are starting in Melbourne. regards Michelle
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