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    Perth Weather – What A Scorcher

    So this weekend it’s going to be hot. How hot? On Saturday its forecast to be 44 Celsius or 111.2 Fahrenheit in old money.. In the shade… like…hot.. super-hot!! On Saturday night the temperatures will ‘plunge’ to a sticky 26 C or 78.8 F..! :wacko: “Oh its hot” or “Gosh its unbearable” or “I need […] More

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    Apply For Wanted Down Under

    Wanted Down Under, the TV show from the BBC is airing again and as usually happen, I get quite a few emails and comments from people looking to apply for Wanted Down Under thinking that Getting Down Under is somehow connected to the BBC’s TV Show. I’ve been following Wanted Down Under since I wrote about […] More

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    Heading Back To Blighty

    So it’s been a while since I’ve posted a ‘blog entry’ and I think it’s fair to say that the focus of my posts in the last 12 months or so has been the latest immigration news effecting wannabe migrants. This is something I’d like to try and address during 2014. I’m hopeful that the […] More

  • Is This Thing On

    Tap, tap, tap – Is this thing still on?

    Hello out there and best wishes for 2013 everyone! Our regular visitors will have noticed it’s been a very quiet time here at GDU. Christmas is always a quiet time for Australian Immigration and on the flip side it’s been a very busy time in Mark-ville so apologies for the lack of updates. Christmas was […] More

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    Weather In Perth – Forecast To Be Hot

    I’ve not ‘blogged’ about the weather for ages so I’m sure for those of you freezing your ‘bits off’ in other countres around the world, will be delighted to read that here in Perth we’re set for a record breaking week of very high temperatures (remember it is summer after all). Perth is bracing itself […] More

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    Wanted Down Under back on the BBC

    Wanted Down Under is into it’s 6th Series on the BBC and it looks like the popularity of the show isn’t wavering. Wanted Down Under follows the ups and downs of families as they make one of the biggest decisions of their lives – whether to start a new life on the other side of […] More

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    Happy New Year

    Well guys, it doesn’t seem two minutes since I wrote my last new years post but alas, another year has been and gone and we’re now into 2012. For many of you, 2012 is going to be a life changing year, for others, it may be a time for frustration and tears. Either way, I […] More

  • Getting Down Under Australia

    Merry Christmas

    Hi guys, well it’s 22C at 7:30 am and the forecast is suggesting that we’ll be hitting highs of 32 Celsius later this afternoon. Just a short note to wish you all the very best for Christmas, wherever you may be. Christmas in Australia is always an amazing time of year and as an Englishman […] More

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    Is Australia Too Boring For Ping-Pong Poms?

    Quite an interesting artice over on the Guardian Website about the number of English people who emigrate to Australa only to move back to the UK some later. The article by Patrick Barkham does talk about the wonders of Australia, such as the benefit of not having to wear socks :) but also cites how […] More

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    Merry Christmas Everyone

    Hey guys, a little on the late side this year but I wanted to take this opportunity to wish you all the very best during this festive period :) Christmas down under this year was a very hot yet fun filled affair. The temperatures on Christmas day were hovering around the 40C mark so we were […] More

  • Made The Move To Australia

    Domain Name Expiry and General Rubbishness!

    Hi Guys, So a few of you (OK, probably a few thousand of you) may have noticed that GDU was offline for a few days earlier this week. I got an email from  a GDU visitor earlier in the week asking me if there was anything wrong with the site as she was not able to […] More

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    Gardening In Australia – Two Years On

    So I thought I’d write a quick update today for those readers with fingers of the green variety. Just over two years ago I wrote an entry titled gardening in Australia in which I wrote about the challenges of the local soil and the sheer lack of experience I had growing exotic plants such as […] More

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