Wanted Down Under – anyone with the time and cash to visit

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There’s one of those property shows on TV in the mornings called Wanted Down Under.

It tries to help families or couples who want to relocate from the UK to a new property in Australia.

It’s a bit like Location, Location, Location but people are moving to Oz.

I recorded a couple of episodes last week and the one thing that really got on my nerves was the people they featured.

When they were shown a house, various couples or families kept saying something like: ‘It’s nice, but we want a bit more space for visitors’, and I’m thinking ‘you’re moving 10,000 miles away to the other side of the world.

How many people are you actually expecting to come out and visit you?’

There’s been a lot of press recently about the Lloyds Bank computer glitch which stopped people getting money out of cashpoints or paying for goods with their debit cards.

Now they’re talking about paying out compensation to those people who couldn’t buy stuff with their cards.

However, I’d like to see compensation for all those who have to suffer with the trauma of not being able to get money out of cashpoints.

Because if I get my card refused at a cashpoint due to a computer glitch, I still always think I’m either somehow overdrawn or have gone over my overdraft limit or have had my money lifted from my account by crooks.

Then I get that horrible feeling of dread in my stomach that I don’t have anywhere near the money I thought I had, so I start panicking and hyperventilating.

Now, if you’ve ever had that feeling, I think you’ll agree that it’s worth some compensation from the bank if they’ve caused you to have it unnecessarily. I reckon £100 should do it!