Category Archives: Services

Energy Australia’s magic $200 deposit

Despite having not received a gas bill after living in this house for over 5 months (thanks AGL – I do have two different gas account numbers though?!), the electric people (Energy Australia) went the other way and had demanded … Continue reading

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Massages

I’ve been missing the neck and shoulder massages that were a regular occurence in the UK, so have been seeking out options here in Sydney. The first try for me and MDF was the place at the Manly ferry terminal. … Continue reading

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Weird phone socket

What the hell kind of a phone socket is this?! I had to buy a special adapter – WTF. Us Pommies – we know how to make a proper phone socket.. (oh yeah – we probably made this one..) Technical … Continue reading

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Leak in the house

Not best pleased this morning as there was a leak in our bathroom. It had poured with so much rain you wouldn’t believe it, and a trickle of water had come down our wall. Nothing too dramatic, but depressing. Phoned … Continue reading

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Ordering broadband

You might think it’s a simple task to get broadband lined up for your house – but NO – Not in Australia. Us Pommies have had it so easy – pay about 20 or 30 quid or month – get … Continue reading

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Fridge comes Early

What time do you think is appropriate for a delivery man to phone to tell you what time they are going to deliver a fridge? NOT AT 6.30am! Us Pommies like to be asleep at 6.30am – WHAT IS IT … Continue reading

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Paying the Rent

Being a Pommie, I was under the impression that I would just pay my rent with a bank transfer to the landlord every month. OH NO – that’s not allowed. Here I must use a bizarre special scheme and pay … Continue reading

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