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Hello, do we need to bring warm clothes. Moving to Brisbane soon do excited but wasn't sure whether I should be packing warm clothes which we use in England help and advice please and thank you all already.

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18 minutes ago, Nandini Millar said:

 

Hello, do we need to bring warm clothes. Moving to Brisbane soon emoji4.png do excited but wasn't sure whether I should be packing warm clothes which we use in England emoji848.pngemoji848.pngemoji848.png help and advice please and thank you all already.

Take them all.

Brisbane often gets to 3-4 degrees in winter and many houses have no heating

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Brisbane often gets to 3-4 degrees in winter and many houses have no heating
Thank you will do. For a min I was confused no heating then I was thinking of England So do we use warm fan heaters in winter over there?

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1 minute ago, Nandini Millar said:

Thank you will do. For a min I was confused no heating then I was thinking of England emoji23.png So do we use warm fan heaters in winter over there?

Use whatever you can get. Some newer houses are less of an issue but many old Queensland houses are wooden, no insulation so the heat escapes whatever heaters you use. I lived in one that only had floorboards then was open underneath hence it was pointless and expensive to try and heat it so I just wore a lot of clothes and went outside regularly to warm myself up - it was warmer outside than inside!

The further inland you go, like Ipswich or Toowoomba, the colder it can get.

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Use whatever you can get. Some newer houses are less of an issue but many old Queensland houses are wooden, no insulation so the heat escapes whatever heaters you use. I lived in one that only had floorboards then was open underneath hence it was pointless and expensive to try and heat it so I just wore a lot of clothes and went outside regularly to warm myself up - it was warmer outside than inside!
The further inland you go, like Ipswich or Toowoomba, the colder it can get.
Wow warmer outside yes we will see what kind of house we get and will check for heating and insulation. Thank you as it is also a point to remember while looking for houses.
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We live on the northern Gold Coast (not far from Brisbane) & we’ve never needed ‘warm’ clothes. You’ll probably wear jumpers / hoodies & jeans on a morning or evening in the winter but the rest of the day you’ll be back in your shorts & ‘singlet’ you definitely wouldn’t need a big winter jacket of scarves etc

 

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I would bring Jeans and hoodies but not really a need for winter coats.

Lots of houses have reverse cycle air con ,so it heats or cools depending on what you want. Wood burners are popular too and really do chuck the heat out. I find July the coldest month of the year and get out the hoodies and jeans if sitting outside at night.

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We live on the northern Gold Coast (not far from Brisbane) & we’ve never needed ‘warm’ clothes. You’ll probably wear jumpers / hoodies & jeans on a morning or evening in the winter but the rest of the day you’ll be back in your shorts & ‘singlet’ you definitely wouldn’t need a big winter jacket of scarves etc
 
Sounds good. What's a singlet some kind of winter wear over there
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Sounds good. What's a singlet some kind of winter wear over there

 

Haha it’s basically what the Aussies called a vest, or a strappy top! Such a random name isn it!

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I would bring Jeans and hoodies but not really a need for winter coats.
Lots of houses have reverse cycle air con ,so it heats or cools depending on what you want. Wood burners are popular too and really do chuck the heat out. I find July the coldest month of the year and get out the hoodies and jeans if sitting outside at night.
Cal x
Wow sounds good. I love wood burners.

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Haha it’s basically what the Aussies called a vest, or a stroppy top! Such a random name isn it!
Haha it's something new for me
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Haha it's something new for me


They use all sorts of random words over here! The one that still baffles me is why they call flip flops thongs...and don’t even get me started on the chips debate haha
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They use all sorts of random words over here! The one that still baffles me is why they call flip flops thongs...and don’t even get me started on the chips debate haha
Hahaha how can thongs be flip flops or flip flop be thongs

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They use all sorts of random words over here! The one that still baffles me is why they call flip flops thongs...and don’t even get me started on the chips debate haha
Chips haha. What do they day? I am interested to know. Do they say fries

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Hahaha how can thongs be flip flops or flip flop be thongs


I know!! 3.5 years later & I still role my eyes every time I hear an Aussie say they’re going to put their thongs on, especially when it’s coming out of a mans mouth haha
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I know!! 3.5 years later & I still role my eyes every time I hear an Aussie say they’re going to put their thongs on, especially when it’s coming out of a mans mouth haha
Hahaha good I know now else I won't know how to react if someone said that to me I never could wear thongs haha

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Something else to think about if you buy a house, is that we are of course opposite to UK. South facing is cold and North hot. We reckon there is at least 10’ difference in temperature in winter between front and back of the house, lovely winter sunshine one side, really chilly on other.

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4 hours ago, Nandini Millar said:

Chips haha. What do they day? I am interested to know. Do they say fries emoji23.pngemoji23.pngemoji23.png

Chips = crisps

Hot chips = chips

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1 hour ago, unzippy said:

Chips = crisps

Hot chips = chips

🤣

After all the years I've lived here, I still call crisps crisps and hot chips just chips.  😎

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6 hours ago, aconcannon said:

 

Haha it’s basically what the Aussies called a vest, or a strappy top! Such a random name isn it!

I'm a baby boomer and my mother was English.   She always referred to it as a singlet.  This is the Oxford English Dictionary definition - so it must have been common in the UK in the past:

singlet      NOUN

1.  British.    A sleeveless garment worn under or instead of a shirt; a vest.

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3 minutes ago, Skani said:

I'm a baby boomer and my mother was English.   She always referred to it as a singlet.  This is the Oxford English Dictionary definition - so it must have been common in the UK in the past:

singlet      NOUN

1.  British.    A sleeveless garment worn under or instead of a shirt; a vest.

I had never heard of a singlet until I came to Australia.  Always called that particular piece of clothing a vest but you are right Skani.  Also a skivvy here is a polo neck jumper in the UK.

 UK - a piece of clothing without sleeves that is worn on the top part of the body under clothes, or for playing particular sports

Australia -  a type of underwear, often with no sleeves, that covers the upper part of the body and is worn for extra warmth

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I had never heard of a singlet until I came to Australia.  Always called that particular piece of clothing a vest but you are right Skani.  Also a skivvy here is a polo neck jumper in the UK.
 UKpiece of clothing without sleeves that is worn on the top part of the body under clothes, or for playing particular sports
Australia -  type of underwear, often with no sleeves, that covers the upper part of the body and is worn for extra warmth
It's just like here in England I got confused between dinner and tea

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Something else to think about if you buy a house, is that we are of course opposite to UK. South facing is cold and North hot. We reckon there is at least 10’ difference in temperature in winter between front and back of the house, lovely winter sunshine one side, really chilly on other.
Thank you for the advice. I will remember it

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I'm a baby boomer and my mother was English.   She always referred to it as a singlet.  This is the Oxford English Dictionary definition - so it must have been common in the UK in the past:
singlet      NOUN

1.  British.    A sleeveless garment worn under or instead of a shirt; a vest.

I learned something new today. Thank you all

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It's just like here in England I got confused between dinner and tea
It's easy, dinner is what you eat at lunchtime.

Tea, is context dependant, and means either your evening meal, or a big mug of cha
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