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  1. pegg

    Merry Christmas

    The RRV was all abit vague ..... however they said only apply when you know you are ready ??? but yep i think due to covid , But yes ill keep chipping away at him
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    Merry Christmas

    @FOL our big mare at the moment is this RRV and process times ? really need to look into it as weve got no chance of getting there before visa ends . ........ Yes our SON!!!! hes 16 doing his A levels , however he was looking at Aussie universities so well see
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    HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY!!

    Happy Australia Day !
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    Wow, Perth-London direct come Mar '18!

    great , thanks @Rossmoyne
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    Wow, Perth-London direct come Mar '18!

    Just bumping this thread with a question - Has anyone tried this direct flight ? As i was just looking at prices for November .... 3 adults 1 child - economy £2,538. , business £15,000 and first class £20,400 ! Just thinking due to recent shenanigans a direct flight might be so much more simple .... Just mulling things over thats all , So if anyone knows of anyone ..... share there thoughts plz
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    Merry Christmas

    Crikey @FOL sorry to here about your Mum, And with all this going on jeez ! But now youre telling me you have a dirtbike too !! Our friends of friends nr Bunbury have alot of farm land and we did alot of biking ...... never rode a dirtbike on sand before ! And man - so different terrain . We had a bit of a heat wave here - So got a chance to swim right out in the Cornish sea......... trouble is our ocean is sooo cold ! As for coming over , our son is still dead against it ..... and is half way through A levels - But i dont know how they will do , as his Gcses where graded by teachers and marked down . Couldnt sit exams over here due to all this illness millarky ! So hope A levels it will get back to normal ............ But again i feel we will never see normal again , and thats a different chat lol ! So, yep ideally it would be great to return this year . I was even looking at 1st class for all of us with Emirates - As 1st class travel had far less restrictions .... But well see . And yep another lil one certainly takes up the free time .
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    Merry Christmas

    Happy new year to you @FOL ...well the forum is very quiet lol ! So we are still in Blighty. Still mega mega busy with work . never known anything like it - bizarre .... But cant grumble. Our visa runs out end of Feb - But because flights are a complete nightmare , we have been told to find suitable date for flight and look at RRV ? ..... But only when we have flight sorted ( if that makes sense . I must say, i follow a few guys like Soul surf in scarbs ...... and the summer markets on instagram , and it is really uplifting just looking at the photos on there , blue skys , blue sea and that big yellow Sun ! Yup , where ok - when we do make it back out weve decided this time to keep place in UK and rent in Oz this time round . Hope you are well @FOL and still getting time for the sea
  8. Hey guys , before i am hung and drawn etc etc ....... please can i have some valid advice - please ! So Unfortunatley , our year in Western Australia had to come to an end - Mainly due to our son becoming very sick indeed ( wifes a paeds nurse so yes we know sick ) , We had to return to the UK! money was tight so we booked one way tickets planning to return in 2 months . However we still had a couple of loans to pay in Oz and mobiles etc etc...... So we set up a standing order to transfer to our nab account. So, alot of emotions - our son does not want to return ! its becoming a nightmare ..... all the money and time we invested getting to OZ ! We then had a major blow - my wifes father was diagnosed with a stage 4 brain tumor - which is as bad as it gets , terminal with 2 years hopefully left to live....... as a family we are strugling. However back to our next problem - i dont know what happend if it was our bank , or my wife made an error ..... But the standing order must have been cancelled ....... we only found out when we randomly logging into our nab account . So next thing we tried to find paperwork and details of loans etc and spent many a night trying to sort - To find as it was 3 months the debts had been sold on! We are now struggling to speak to companies that hold our debts , We are actively wanting to pay this money - but cannot not get anywhere ..... Very difficult to do whilst being in UK. One company actually said forget it - its to much hassal ? But we WANT/ NEED to pay our loans off ! So, ive email / rang debt advise companies in OZ but im not getting anywhere ...... Im thinking i may need to book a flight - just to sort this mess out ! So this is it guys , i know its our fault - and i ma being open to you guys if you have any advise . But at the time with our son being so desperatly ill and then my wifes father is dying - it just took our minds off the ball ! And jeez im so angry at myself ! Any practical advise please ! my biggest fear is they make us bankrupt - and i would hate that , as may effect future jobs , house , etc etc . Im a hard guy .... i can take it ..... Advice please !
  9. Hey all , just been hearing some really negative reports over here about a "cashless welfare card" thats been introduced over there ? I was just wondering is this for your centre link payments now ? As when we where permanent residents we got a bank transfer every 2 weeks ? Just wondering if this is still the same ? just interested ...... thats all
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    what to do ?

    Hey guys , So really struggling on what and when to do it !!! We where thinking of heading back to WA around feb 2019 , however at the moment we are trying to keep it all together as father in law has a stage 4 brain tumour and only weeks to live , sadly ! So, feb maybe difficult . However we need advice regarding our son , He was the main reason we had to return to the UK as he was so unhappy . Sadly we are now the ones that are unhappy here in the UK , but hes settled back in and xbox has once again taken up most of his time. He is at high school and will be sitting gcse's 2020 . So we are now thinking - when do we make the move ? He does not want to go back - we even did say how about he studies his A levels etc in Oz ? Its so hard as my wife has a job waiting back in joondalup , we know the areas we like .......... I just feel we shouldnt have given in and made him stay in the first place . Not sure what im asking ? i just wonder if anyone has been in the same situation as us ? We love the UK and OZ ..... but the pull of the ocean and sun is really really hitting hard . Me ,the wife and little girl would be over next year asap ..... but we just cannot bare our 14 yr old son to be so lonely and unhappy again. Just putting it out there guys ..... i know the forum dosent seem to get the responses it used to , but any advice would be great !
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    RRV Covid

    We rang immigration office , you have to call Easton Australia so time different to Western Australia. But we where told if you apply before visa runs out - they may only grant you a short time after to travel, So with all thats going on in the world to fill in forms and pay once YOU know when you can travel . Hope this makes sense, but give em a bell for more advice
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    RRV Covid

    We where told to apply for RRV after visa expires . But i would give them a ring to see what they say also
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    RRV Covid

    Hey bud , Similar to us ..... and many many more , But yes we spoke to relevant people and they spoke of this being fine , no probs . We tried to get visa extended due to covid but where told not to worry and the RRV is the way . bit annoying as trying to get another year ..... But hey ho
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    Where to buy hamper?

    Hello all ! I wondered if anyone could help us by recommending a hamper delivery company in Perth/WA ? Our friends in Bunbury have been going through such a hard time and we felt would be nice to order them a Chrimbo hamper from over here in the UK. Just wondered if any of you guys had used any good quality food/ drink hamper companies that could recommend ? Thanks in advance ;o)
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    Where to buy hamper?

    Ah , if coles do home delivery yes i could order a big shop for them , very true that many hampers always have bits in that seem to end up in the cupboard ;o) But yes , some nice food for them would be great
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    Parent Visas

    Hey guys , so sorry but we are back in the UK , we where due to get out again around January but flights etc from the UK are a nightmare right now ! But yep any advice or a chat just message us . WA was an amazing place - but for us at that time it did not work out , but it still holds a special place in our harts .
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    Parent Visas

    oh dear, sorry to course an upset . My real point was that only 1 migration agent ever gets mentioned on this forum ..... And hey - maybe i have got it all wrong , maybe another Camilla from another migration company. It was so long ago i probably have ....... Who knows ! But please remove post as i do believe it was unfair of me posting on a public forum , and that was wrong of me .... I apologise totally for this .
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    Parent Visas

    is it right that this forum only recommends one migration agent ? Bearing in mind this company is the one that was recommended to us but we soon found to be so over priced and customer care skills so poor - that we decided to sort our own visa's ...... and saved a fortune ! ( might be in my old posts approx 5 - 6 yrs ago )
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    Migration wannabe

    exciting times
  20. parking i know ..... its a nightmare ..... being demolished
  21. we follow Yelo corner store cafe in TRIGG on instagram , gosh love the views from that place ....... coffee not bad either lol
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    Wanting to make new friends

    totally understand , good luck guys
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    Roadtrip

    if you can afford it - do it ! but please be aware that things are very very slow in WA ...... what you may think will take a month usually takes 3 ! Or you could just mooch around the local beaches ..... sea is lovely n warm
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    Wanting to make new friends

    well from my experience gosh its hard, The Aussies that are over friendly tend to want to sell you something lol ! had that a few times ! I just think youve really got to put yourself out there .... hard i know, As sometimes conversation with an Aussie is like getting blood from a stone. I think the big problem we found is knowone knows your past history ..... old friends know what you've been through. I know we met a lot of very very lonely brits , very sad . But if you are struggling don't be afraid to ask for help, it can be very lonely at times. School and work helps ..... but if its meant to be it will happen , and a new best friend will pop up soon x
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    Wanting to make new friends

    fantastic ..... hoped you would say that , wishing you luck in finding friends guys.
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