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Going to the UK ~ BIG THANK YOU TO POMZINOZ


Ozzimozzie

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Hi

One is 'Moving back to the UK' and the other is just 'moving to the UK'

 

Just want to thank everyone involved here for the wealth of information available.

 

I haven't posted before but I have been lurking and digesting the contents.

 

After some horrendous exercises in selling and finalising a house sale, organising the myriad of things necessary, we are off next week (12th)

 

Most of our issues were local and we have dealt with them but this site was a great source of information and hints.

 

Moneycorp were stupendous in moving the funds we had to. Oh that everything else could have been as smooth and effortless.

 

Other tasks were made easier armed with the knowledge and experiences detailed in Pomzinoz!

 

One word of warning if you are to the UK just be careful with shipping.

We planned ahead and arranged sale settlement to give our goods a month's start on us.

Our gear went to Melbourne on January 19th, straight to the INTERNATIONAL SHIPPER [ KING & WILSON ]:evilface_frowning_s

It is STILL IN THEIR WAREHOUSE TODAY

It will arrive in the UK on April 2nd and deliver a few days later

 

DO NOT LEAVE anyone undisturbed regardless of how plausible their demeanour is.

We 'trusted' their assurances and when we started asking questions we got political speak.

"We cannot confirm anything at this time" was their response.

Went up the tree, even suggested it may be prudent for me to slip over (from Tassie) and find a good legal rep. and pay them a visit!

Magically in 24 hours we have a vessel name, some dates, and not even a hint of an apology.

 

When you get a quote most likely from a 'local' agent of the international shipper, DEMAND full detail of the process.

Get it in writing and make sure they adhere to it or you may well suffer as we have.

Money up front seems to be a license to do as they wish.

We had 36 Cubic meters so not a full container and this it seems made us vunerable to the whims of the warehouse managers

 

Anyway all is sorted now and we are up up and away very soon to start the next episode in our life

 

Just need that Jetstream and the weather to move north or south of where we are headed

 

Thanks again

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Jealous!!! Eat a pasty for me on your arrival!

 

A 'pasty' ~ ~ ~ a "PASTY" .. I wonder how many Cornish men have taken umbrage ... just kidding!!!

 

I am sure you mean a 'Pastie", and be assured I will do just that on more than one occasion ~ clotted cream and all!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Thank You for all of the good wishes. We are almost there. Just juggling the packing to get the bags all 'correct weight' in the combinations.

 

we are going Royal Brunei business class and hence we get 50KG in three bags EACH. Getting three bags to be 50Kg or under is the trick

I just hope the travel scales we have are somewhat accurate or I am sure the Airlines will extract copious amounts of $AU with glee

Look like being over by about 3Kg on one group but will wear that as we have shed more than we wanted too .. amazing what you can find to take with you!

 

Some little gremlin seems to make things appear mysteriously every time we finish the "final" weight in!

 

Anyway by the time everyone in Oz is having their evening meal on Thursday we will be battling the cold and the M25 etc trying to get to our motel

We booked for the day ahead so we can go right there when we land at 6.40AM and not have to wait for check after 2pm

 

I can't impress enough to anyone doing the move either way to start arrangements EARLY and then RECONFIRM those 'supposedly' in place to be sure.

Little thing like the SMS PIN now used in the banking system. I will drop my sim in a bin at Heathrow but then the Bank / CCard company can't get to me

Then to make it exciting I can't log on and change it!.... trying getting a response online is like drawing teeth from the CEO

 

I bet we have forgotten something but what the heck.. too late

 

Just love some aggressive utility company try to charge me a late fee or the like .. be good fun to antagonise them from the other side of the world .. PAYBACK it is called!!!

 

OK... that will be it for me I expect till we get internet in the UK. I have to dismantle the NBN connection here and pack the gear to take with me tomorrow early.

 

Hope you all enjoy the sun and sea and warmth and all the good things in OZ ... OH__ and the politicians too!!

 

I will be back and report on the outcomes of our adventures.

 

Be Good

 

The Moz!

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Pastie???

 

Never seen it spelled like that! It's Pasty or Pasties, make sure you get it right or you'll be in trouble! Not sure whereabouts you're headed but I would head to Philps in Hayle or the Horse and Jockey in Helston to get your fix.

 

Enjoy business class, and I'm sure everything else will fall into place, don't sweat the details. Wish you the best on your journey, I'm sure even the rain won't dampen your spirits when you touch down at the other end!

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Pastie???

 

Never seen it spelled like that! It's Pasty or Pasties, make sure you get it right or you'll be in trouble! Not sure whereabouts you're headed but I would head to Philps in Hayle or the Horse and Jockey in Helston to get your fix.

 

Enjoy business class, and I'm sure everything else will fall into place, don't sweat the details. Wish you the best on your journey, I'm sure even the rain won't dampen your spirits when you touch down at the other end!

 

Well who cares anyway..eh!

 

We will be in Hayle for a week getting our bungalow close by in order (read new carpets, paint in & out, new kitchen, plus whatever the Minister for War and Finance dreams up for me!

We will be close to St Ives to start until we see what things are like and after that..who knows?

 

Philips will be right on top of the list for sure!

 

RAIN? what RAIN? We are taking a suitcase full of sunshine with us anyway. Just as well we didn't plan to travel down there by train.

 

Thank again

 

Moz!

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So Ozzimozzie, where are you departing from ? Were you in a Melbourne suburb ?

 

 

Hi

We were in Hobart in Taswegia.

 

Left home at 4.00am and now in the lounge at Brunei.

Same old hard seats on 777 but looking forward to the lie flat cubicles on the 787 for tbe rest of the journey.

Finally in the northern hemisphere and watching the water go the wrong way down the plughole!!!

Cheers everyone

C

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We moved to Cornwall in Sept (from Surrey not Oz though). :-D

Haven't had nearly as many pasties as I thought I would!

Hope everything else goes smoothly for you. :-)

 

Thanks .. so far so good

3kg over the 100kg allowance a d the checkin agent couldn't find where to charge it.

Got through with no funds changing hands

Royal Brunei very god again so far

 

So as for the pasties sounds like there are plenty left for us then

 

Hard to ddcide when there is so much good fayre about isn't it

 

Next stop Dubai for tbe standard quick dash through security while they refuel

 

Cheers

 

Cheers

 

The Moz

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Thanks .. so far so good

3kg over the 100kg allowance a d the checkin agent couldn't find where to charge it.

Got through with no funds changing hands

Royal Brunei very god again so far

 

So as for the pasties sounds like there are plenty left for us then

 

Hard to ddcide when there is so much good fayre about isn't it

 

Next stop Dubai for tbe standard quick dash through security while they refuel

 

Cheers

 

Cheers

 

The Moz

 

Not sure if this will get through in time. My husband flew for RBA for 9 years, no problem with the airline, but when leaving the aircraft to transit in Dubai, the male ground staff would try to put the transit sticker on females quite near the boobs!!! It might have changed but it was so out of order. We all insisted it went on our arms or shoulders.

Good luck with your new life.

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Not sure if this will get through in time. My husband flew for RBA for 9 years, no problem with the airline, but when leaving the aircraft to transit in Dubai, the male ground staff would try to put the transit sticker on females quite near the boobs!!! It might have changed but it was so out of order. We all insisted it went on our arms or shoulders.

Good luck with your new life.

 

We had no issues like that. Just you need a waterbag, blue cattle dog and emergency rations to get from the Aircraft, through security, and than back to the lounge to be told they are reboarding in 15 minutes. Not even safe to try for a shower in the lounge.

 

RBI is fine but I can't fathom out how they employ such a herd of young elephants and cabin and flight deck staff.

They shut the cabin down, get you all the makings for a restful sleep, and wait 30 minutes and start to do whatever in the kitchens

Stuff goes back and forth, doors open and shut (BANG), and people MARCH up and down

 

Hopefully this is the last one anyway

 

MOZ!

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Finally on land and in a real bed!

Arrived just 10 minutes late after waiting and extra 90 minutes for a connecting flight from Jakarta.

Express through the regulators and shocked the cabbie"S" (yes TWO) with the luggage

Told them we were only here for a week and that broke them up

 

Just as well we arranged tow of them because no single cab would carry what we had

 

Hotel is full of displaced locals forced out by the flooding and being housed at their insurance companies expense

Glad we booked early and everything is full.. a number of hotels that did have displaced people have also been flooded making things even worse

 

a gentle 4* C greeted us but the weekend shows storms and wind and more rain is due

 

Be motel bound for a couple of weeks now but then the real adventure starts

 

Thanks again for all the well wishes and encouragement

 

Will keep in touch and report progress

 

The MOZ!!

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Sort of shows the age does it not?

 

Royal Brunei business class is $3.5K one way .. cheaper if you buy return (as in not twice that amount)

 

They give you 3 check bags for a total of 50k each as well.

 

Add to that use of lounges at Tullamarine (Melbourne), Brunei and Dubai so the body doesn't react so violently as it does in cattle class

 

The three 7 to 7.5 hours legs also make a difference

 

By the time we took into account the domestic hassle with that luggage, the need to stay at a fleapit (aka Melbourne Airport hotel) at ridiculous rates we didn't spend too much more than going as a standard economy fare.

 

Plus the body at my age fully understands the word "HURT" and tries unreservedly to avoid such instances.

 

After all it is only money and being fully paid up members of the "SKI" clubs we didn't hesitate.

 

Now after 14 hours sleep, a great big breakfast I feel the need to be horizontal overtaking me

 

Even added the UK keyboard driver so I can do this ££££££ in my emails as well

 

Now if I could only master the accent, shave my head, I could almost pass as a local!!!!!

 

Cheers

 

Moz!!

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