A Britton's Guide to the Gold Coast

"A Briton's Guide to getting to know the Gold Coast"


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In Need of Assistance? - Consider RACQ

Posted on March 19, 2014 at 10:05 PM Comments comments (217)


Have you ever had one of those days where you get up and the kids are sick so you make an appointment at the doctors and go back inside to see that they have fallen asleep. You carefully get them in the car (as it starts raining) you praise the universe that they didn’t wake up too much and have fallen back asleep without kicking off. After getting all of the other stuff you need to take two small kids out of the house, you drop and brake your glasses and trap you fingers i...

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Child Safety - Water Safety

Posted on October 21, 2012 at 10:25 PM Comments comments (11)

Almost everywhere you go on the Coast there seems to be WATER, so we recommend that everyone should know how to swim.

As you are probably aware by now, I have two small boys, one has just turned 1 and the other is about to turn 3. Both of my children are Aussies and when I had my first son I was fully aware of the need to empower him with the knowledge of how to swim and how to be safe around water.

He started learning to swim at our local swim school and after about a year I re...

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Posted on October 12, 2012 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)


(as posted on our Facebook page on 8 October 2012)

A friend of mine asked me today if I receive anything from the companies that I mention on here or the website.

The simple answer is no.

The main purpose of The Britton's Guide Website is pass on useful information to people who were just like me, moving from across the world to an unknown lifestyle. For those of you who have made the same journey...

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Dreamworld Annual pass

Posted on July 21, 2012 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (2)

If you have small children or indeed children of any age and live on the Gold Coast, one thing you should really invest in are annual passes from Dreamworld. A Dreamworld annual pass gives you unlimited access to the park and other benefits such as 10% off in the gift shops and discounts off of food.

We bought two, one each for my husband and I and our two little kids get in for free. Although my husbands rarely gets used the kids and I go all of the time. In fact we have been three ti...

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Hats off to Qantas

Posted on June 25, 2012 at 11:25 PM Comments comments (0)

My sister and I travelled back from the UK a little over a week ago with my two sons age 2 years and 8 months - macic and deressingly stressful (as im sure those of you who have done it can appreciate)!!

On arriving in Melbourne we claimed all of our luggage in order to check it straight back in for the final (domestic) part of our journey to Brisbane. We were helped by a really lovely member of the ground staff (who had seen my sister and I struggling to get two trollys full of luggage...

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Warning- Permenant Residents check your return status before flying out of Australia

Posted on May 30, 2012 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (1)

PANIC ATTACK - I am currently in the UK, we arrived on Saturday. We had a connection flight from  Brisbane to Melbourne and then we flew from Melbourne to London via Singapore. On arriving in Melbourne my UK passport flagged up on the system and I began to panic as I was traveling with my two small sons aged 2 years and 7months. As you may have read on the site I am a Permenant Resident 'normally domiciled in Australia'and have been for over 5 years (I have lived there for over 8 years) ...

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Posted on April 24, 2012 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (2)

Well here we are. Our very first blog. We are massive supporters of our troops here at A Britton's Guide and we thought it would be the pefect tribute to launch on ANZAC Day. 

What ever your location and plans for today we hope that you have a really great day. 

As you may or may not know (depending on how long you have been here) there are some beautiful ceremonies all across Australia to celebrate the ANZAC and indeed all other troops who have fallen, fought or ...

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