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  1. Metoo

    Tom Tom Live

    HI, I have just bought a new Tom Tom with the Live services, what a great piece of kit, it even tells you what the weather is going to be like, Does anybody know if the live services are available in Australia and what is your experience with them if they are. Thanks
  2. Guest

    Tom Tom SD map card

    Hi Everyone Hope this is the right spot to ask for any info on obtaining in the UK a Tom Tom SD card for Aus - especially WA. Thanks very much David
  3. I have since been able to find suitable advice. Thanks anyway
  4. LYNDAMUMFORD

    Tom Tom Map Downloads

    Hi All Very, very exited, we fly this Thursday to Singapore then onto Adelaide, then Brisbane for a month - feels like waiting for Xmas when I was a child!!! Can anyone point me in the right direction for a download of all maps of Oz for our Tom Tom- just thought someone may know of a site other than Tom Tom itself, that might be a little cheaper. Thanks for any help anyone can give, Lynda
  5. hi I would like to buy a tom tom for when we arrive in australia. Is there any web sites in the uk where you can buy australian tom toms. Would also be interested in a second hand one if anyone has one. cheeres
  6. Guest

    Tom Daley a British Hero.

    I maybe slightly bias as he is a relative of mine but this boy wonder is an inspiration for children and adults alike. He trains for many hours everyday and is completely dedicated to his sport, not only this but he is also a lovely person. Good luck Tom and team GB for 2012.:jiggy: Bex.x
  7. Troy&Kim

    Tom Tom sat nav

    hi, were thinking of getting a Tom Tom sat nav here in the UK, but if we get our 176 visa, were hoping to come to Aus in October to validate our visa's and have a good look around the Brisbane area while were there. We will hire a camper or a car. We will staying in the UK my daughter finishes her A levels so we would prefer a sat nav that is easy to use etc If we get one, will i be able to use it when we come to Aus and how would i get the Maps of Aus to the Tom Tom? or is there another model/make that is more adaptable to use in both countries? cheers Troy
  8. Hi guys, we are doing it again very soon. After our success on Wednesday night but some people not being able to make it a couple of us thought we would meet again on Friday. So if you fancy a nice drink after work we will be there from 5:30 onwards and look forward to seeing you all. Single or not! It's West Perth - New Black Tom’s Bar, West Perth Catch you all later, Cara
  9. hi, my name is Tom Acton and im moving to perth on august 13th and im wondering if there is anyone who would like to chat about when they are going n stuff Tom Acton
  10. Lanky Lad

    Tom Tom v3 - Australia maps

    Hi All, When, ( its great to say when and not when we eventually..) get to Oz, we are re-doing The Great Coastal Road run from Adelaide - to Sydney via Melbourne and any interesting points found in tourist guides. I remember seeing a post, - ala Vera Lynn, dont know where dont know when... - about maps for Australia and installing while in UK. Just wondered if anybody has given thought to taking their Sat Navs and what coverage is available, ie does one "map" cover all Australia + availability, source of amps. Any info, hints and suggestions will be welcome. TIA Lanky Lad
  11. Guest

    Tom Acton

    Hi my names Tom Acton and im moving to australia, im 14 years old and would like any advice what its like over there and what the schools are like cheers Tommy A:cool:
  12. Guest

    Police Doff Their Hats To Tom

    POLICE DOFF THEIR HATS TO TOM When Tom Bown was growing up in Liverpool, he dreamed of being a Canadian Mountie - "I'd be wearing a red suit, big hat, and riding a horse." Today - at 55 and living in Australia - he's got the uniform, the badges and all the trappings, if not the horse. Tom has collected 128 police uniforms from all over the world. Plus 4,000 shoulder patches, 900 metal badges, hundreds of helmets - from a British bobby's to a 179-year-old Prussian artillery officer's spiked Pickelhaube - down to a Los Angeles policeman's motorcycle helmet the officer was wearing when he was slapped by Zsa Zsa Gabor. Tom,a retired Commonwealth police officer, born of a British Army chef in Poonah, grew up in the UK, and came out to Australia 25 years ago, "because the unions were killing England." He arrived in Sydney at 5.45 on a Saturday morning, had a job by nine and started work as a mechanic/service station manager on the Monday. Later he joined the Commonwealth (now Federal) police force and worked international airports watching for drugs, chatting to celebrities like actor Lee Marvin, and beginning his odd hobby of collecting world police memorabilia. 'A sergeant had given me an old Commonwealth Police badge plain-clothes men wore on their lapels. It was tiny, made from sterling silver, and had a crown on top. I was told it was very rare. It started me on the road to collecting.' He began writing to the Mounties, asking if they could send him a badge or two. They said no. He didn't give up. 'I got a couple of interesting badges from the police driving school and sent them across, asking for a swop. They agreed and then it snowballed.' Tom wrote to international police forces offering his stamp collection for badges. He got back breast badges from Mexico, the US, Bermuda and Trinidad. A Canadian police officer promised to send Tom badges if he could get him some telephone-line porcelain insulators. 'I thought that was pretty odd, but I went to Telecom and discovered they were going to take a pile of old insulators to the dump. The fellow couldn't see what use they would be to me but agreed to go through the pile. We came up with 12 different ones, two of them made in Japan before the war. They had helped carry the first messages to the top of Australia.' The Canadian cop was delighted with the double-ribbed and triple-ribbed insulators that had taken three months to get to him by sea, and sent Tom two gold and two silver breast-plates. Then came his biggest coup. A friend working in a local gun shop, knowing about his growing uniform and cap collection, introduced him to holidaying Los Angeles policeman, Paul Kramer. 'Paul had made world news by being slapped across the face by Zsa Zsa Gabor. 'He was on motorcycle duty one day when he saw this Rolls Royce with an out-of-date Californian number-plate. He pulled it over and Zsa Zsa leaned out. 'He told me that he'd asked her why she didn't have current plates. Then he found that the car wasn't even registered. So he said he would have to book her for that as well. He asked to see her driving licence and she hadn't got one. 'So he said: "I am going to have to book you for that, too," and started to write out the ticket. She got out of the car, walked up to him and slapped him. So he then booked her for assault. 'Paul is a gentleman; quiet, gentle and harmless. He had to leave the force and got a pay-out which he was told he must never divulge. 'When he saw my collection of uniforms from all over the world he said I could have the one he was wearing at the time of the incident. He sent me the helmet, riding breeches, shirt, leather jacket and boots.' Cheekily, Tom wrote to the Moscow police in what was then the USSR, asking if it was possible to have Soviet police badges. To his surprise he got one back from the water police and one from the service police, swopped for two Australian police badges. Three caps from Hungary arrived last week. Every day in the mail there is an overseas package: badges from Sierre Leone, leather police jackets from West Berlin; an elaborate silver badge from Thailand and a small, tinny one from Iceland. He's been given handcuffs and small, cruel-looking thumb-cuffs from New York. He has been posted long and short batons, a night-stick and an ancient police whistle. The International Police Association became enthusiastically involved when it became known that in Edmonton, Queensland, an ex-cop was getting together one of the world's most comprehensive collections of police insignia. Now he has a cupboard stacked with uniforms on hangers, wall cases crammed with badges and epaulets. His wife, Ann, who collects porcelain, has a rival display of plates from a dozen different countries. Tom has ensured that his hoard is looked after. Many of the bobbys' helmets, gendarmes' caps and fur-trimmed headgear from Russia are on permanent loan to a local police station. 'It's in locked, glass cases,' Tom assures me. 'Because if you ever want something knocked off leave it unsecured in a police station. 'I've given it to them because police deserve a lot more respect. When some idiot threatens an officer with an axe and gets shot there's an outcry. But when a policeman gets shot they say nothing. People will come and see my collection, be interested and will ask questions. They will find police are rather proud people.' He also handed over most of his collection of 4,000 shoulder patches because tube moths were getting into the albums and eating them. 'The upkeep of spraying and keeping them airtight was enormous.' He is most proud of a simple London bobby's high-domed helmet. 'The police started in England and for a long time had great respect. When I was a child, growing up, if you did something wrong a bobby would give you a boot up the bum, clip you round the ear-hole and tell your old man. 'Today the jails are full because it doesn't happen any more.'
  13. oldgit

    tom tom Oz

    Hi to you all tom tom Australian maps - do you have to download them or will they send you an SD card with them on? Cheers the oldgit
  14. Guest

    Sat Nav - Tom Tom etc.

    Hi all, I've got a Tom Tom which means i've now just about lost the ability to read maps and follow road signs. Question is, will it work in Australia ? I note they sell Australian Maps on their website so I presume the obvious answer is yes, but does it need to be reprogrammed to point at a different satellite or do all satellites float around the equator so they can be seen from the Northern and Southern hemispheres? Cheers John
  15. Guest

    Tom Tom

    I want to get a tom tom (or equivalent) for use in Australia. Does anyone know if it is cheaper to buy here and download Oz maps or shall I wait till I get there, or pick one up in the US on the way? I'm sorry if this is a repeat post, but I've only got 4 weeks and five days to sort it out before I go!!
  16. Guest

    Discovering Tom Jones

    DISCOVERING TOM JONES By Desmond Zwar Before Gordon Mills became the famous star-maker of pop, he was playing Saturday night poker with a group of starving songwriters and musicians in London. ‘I’ve found this guy, Tom Jones, in Wales,’ Mills told his friends, ‘and I think I’ll manage him.’ ‘Oh shut up and deal, Gordon,’ said writer Barry Mason. ‘I happened to be in Wales a little while later, and went to hear Tom sing. I reported back to Gordon that I thought he was too tough; too butch to be commercial. He had this huge voice and a broken nose and the thing then was pretty boys, with songs like "I gotta rubber ball/I’ll bounce it back to you." ‘But how wrong can you be?’ wonders the man whose songs later helped sweep Jones to fame. Barry can’t read music and can only tap out a note or two on the piano. But as one of the world’s leading songwriters, he is a major figure in the success story of Jones, Englebert Humperdink, PJ Proby and Petula Clarke. He thanks "Delilah", the song synonymous with Jones, for paying for his home at Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey. Elvis Presley, Barbara Streisand and Rod Stewart have all sung his compositions, yet he lives with self-doubt. ‘On a grade of 10 my self-confidence is about minus-seven. As you get older, your confidence and judgement goes.’ If you admire his "The Last Waltz", Barry will admit he wrote the words, then sang the melody into a tape recorder, in 20 minutes flat. ‘Englebert had this hit "Please Release Me" which was one of the biggest hits of all time. Gordon Mills then had a problem: how do you follow it? The obvious thing was another Country song, but maybe a bit more up-tempo. I was working with Les Reed on a cold English afternoon in Woking and we stopped for a cup of tea. Les said he always knew when his mum and dad were coming home from the village hall dance, because the MC called out: "Take your partners for the last waltz!" I said that sounded like a good lyric for a song. ‘When the engineers made the demonstration disc, everybody laughed.’ Except the canny Mills. ‘Gordon decided to go with it. What a risk? What a gamble?’ Behind his back the pop world called Mills "The Mule". He might have been a father figure to the stars, said Barry, ‘but he was a tough, hard Welshman who got his own way.’ When Gilbert O’Sullivan made the hit "Nothing Rhymed", Mills launched the lad at 24, wearing a pudding-basin haircut, dressed in a suit with schoolboy shorts, daggy socks and a cloth cap. ‘That was the way Gordon knew he could get him photographed by Fleet Street. Look at what he did with Elton John and his outrageous clothes? Elton had to have the guts to do it and people took his picture.’ O’Sullivan and Mills later had a falling out which led to court action. PJ Proby, says Barry, has had several re-launches but as many failures because he won’t trust people. Englebert, however, still "wows them" on the American circuit. Today Barry commutes from Walton-upon-Thames to Paris to work with Michel Le Grande ("Windmills of my Mind") and a team of writers, each specialised in reading what the youth of the world want to hear. ‘We get together, have a cup of tea, moan about the world and the football and then start work. When I get back I’m going to start straight into "White Knight".’ (When "White Knight" hits the air-waves you can say you read about it here, first...) ‘I met this lady a couple of days ago and she said she was an independent woman, but "just want someone to look after me - a white knight." ‘I think of a song title first and that is a great one.’ (He sings, clicking his thumbs on the beat): ‘Gimme a white night/ Alright/ Who’ll look after me/tonight! Can’t you see/ You’re gonna stay with me/ To-night!’ It has to be "funky", so he’ll run it past the team-man whose expertise is funk. ‘We’ll build a hook and maybe work on a contrasting piece of music, but still keeping the feel of it going; it can’t be too contrasting, because you lose the impetus and the audience. ‘At the end of the day, after we’ve polished the lyrics a little, the song will be finished.’ Then comes the task of selling it to a producer. ‘In the days of the Beatles and George Martin there were maybe seven great producers to go to. If one didn’t want to cut it, you went on to the next. Today it’s different; music is controlled by little close-knit groups of writers, musicians and producers. I couldn’t write a song now for Celine Dion.’ Barry, in Australia with his cabaret show, doesn’t talk about age. ‘I’m in a young man’s business, trying to get inside young peoples’ heads.’
  17. ali

    Hello From Tom

    Hello, my name is tom and I'm 7 years old. I came to Perth on January 7th, please don't worry about moving to Australia. It's cool.:cool: School is fun. I go to the beach with my family. You will like it if you move here. cya Tom :yes:
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