March 2006

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    DIY Frenzy

    Do you know when you have those ‘little’ jobs to do around the house that you’ll get around to doing eventually? Well, that’s pretty much what we’ve been doing for the last few weeks. Having finally got over returning back to the UK to be faced with sub Zero temperatures and snow I’ve been hitting […] More

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    Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games – information about the city of Melbourne

    The weather has been traditionally British recently, Lots of snow and very cold (averaging all of 2 – 3 decrees Celsius. However the 2006 Commonwealth games started in Melbourne yesterday and it was great to wake up to some live footage of some of the sports over there. The weather appears to be pretty pleasant […] More

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    Bloody hell! UK censors risque Aussie ads

    Perhaps the UK government is scared of loosing to many of its citizens to the Aussie lifestyle ;) I remember seeing these ads on the news when we went on our Rekkie to Perth (what seems all of a lifetime ago now). But alas, the country that gave the world such risque comic acts as […] More

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    UK to adopt Australian-style points-based immigration system

    Oh the irony, after 40 years the UK has finally decided to review its immigration policies by adopting a Australian-style points-based immigration system. The system will be put in place to attract the “brightest and the best” from the developing world to work and settle in Britain. A slightly flawed assumption however is that the […] More

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    The Australian Real Estate Market in 2006

    Australia has led the worldwide real estate boom and enjoyed record price increases over the past three years, but as 2006 gets underway many fear that the recent success of the Australian real estate market is not sustainable. While the Australian housing market may well face a short period of economic adjustment, there are still […] More

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    Would you find a forum useful?

    I know that getting down under is a relatively new site and the stats that I’m seeing indicate only a handful of visitors to the site every single day. However I’ve been thinking about adding a discussion forum to the site to enable folks with similar interests to ask questions and network with each other […] More

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    Were back in the UK and its freezing!

    Brrrrrrrrr. Oh I’m so happy to be back in the good old UK (insert tones of sarcasm here). The trip back was pretty uneventful. Our little boy slept during the Singapore to London Leg of the trip for just over 8 hours so this made the 13-hour journey a little more bearable for all of […] More