It’s Monday. It’s officially a heat wave (wow, they recorded higher than 90F for three days in a row – come back to us when it’s your minimum temp for a week guys) and arguably it’s the heart of summer. I have completely lost track of what summer is. In Australia, it means the simple […]
There’s no place quite as magical as New York City in Autumn November has commenced with a bang, not a whimper. As if mother nature has flicked the switch, the mercury has fallen close to freezing and the city’s plants let out a collective sigh, finally relinquishing their green coat for bright oranges, yellows and […]
One of the important stages of the green card process is the medical. This is to prove that you’re not too sick or carrying disease into the States. There are still global pandemics that you would think would be long gone, but strangely polio and other eighteenth century ailments seem to still exist and even […]
Interview Day is going to be scary. It isn’t scary, but you’ll feel like your future depends on it and to some, being unsuccessful will feel like the end of the world. Generally, if you are healthy, have been educated to the required level, have never messed with visas and entry requirements before and haven’t […]
If you haven’t been ‘done’ for anything serious, the police check is relatively painless. The United States want to know that you haven’t been convicted for anything or that you won’t pose a security risk. Queensland’s police checks are more than adequate for the embassy. It costs a couple of hundred dollars. You will be […]
It’s Swedish, functional, affordable and found in 98% of residences of Gen Ys and frugal Gen Xers. Yes that mecca of flat-packed birch ply, funny product names (best pronounced while trying to imitate the Swedish Chef off the Muppet Show) and nondescript meatballs, possibly from horses. I’m talking, of course, about Ikea. Like most IKEA, […]
Once you’re settled in at your temporary new home, there will soon come a time when you’ll need to start setting yourself up. This is a quick guide to get you oriented and familiar with the different shop names and what they offer. Best Buy = JB HiFi The bright yellow logo, the huge range […]
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