17 Feb 2010 11:05 PM
|Hi everyone, this is my first time on. We were all set to move to Coffs Harbour in 2008. All the furniture was all in containers, and we had moved in with my parents. House sold and signed, but the couples never came across with the money. So back in the house now and so wanting to go to Australia. So we have been looking to move to Butler, just want to know will our 8 year old settle. Is their enough to do in Butler. He loves football, swimming and mainly outdoor stuff. Also my husband having second thoughts is their enough jobs for motor mechanics.
18 Feb 2010 1:43 AM
|I have an 8 yr old and two younger kids and live in Butler. they have settled well and it has some great parks to play in. I also work in a vehicle dealership. When are you coming and what has hubby done?|
18 Feb 2010 10:18 AM
|Hi Sharon - Butler is a great suburb and we have lived here for 3 years this year. My son was 6 when we arrived and he settled straight away. He goes to the local state school Butler Primary and loves it. He has tons of pals and is always playing out at one of the many local playgrounds. Theres so much for kids to do here if they are sporty, my son also attended the local Swim school for the first 2 years which was great as they teach them properly here. My older son went from stage 6 right thru to life saving at the same swim school. Good luck with your journey, Sharron |
21 Feb 2010 11:49 PM
We are currently living in Butler (although we are planning to move closer to the city)... I have four children, 9, 6, and two 3 year olds and they all love it. We have found that there are pros and cons:
You are really close to the beach
plenty parks all around
lovely community feel
The local public school is good and my sons have settled in well there.
Lots of clubs to be involved in
Proper outdoor living
A bit isolated
not much character
1 hours drive from the city ( it matters if you will be working in the city, i start uni tomorrow and the hours drive is a big deal!)
A lot of breakings ( happens all around I suppose)
we live in a road bad for boy racers, terrible when the kids are out playing
I hope this helps, best of luck
22 Feb 2010 1:38 AM
|Hi, We are still in early stages. My hubby has been in the motor trade for 22 years. Time service mechanic and Service Manager for the last 7 years. Works for Arnold Clark in Scotland in various franchise. Even though he has been a Service Manager he is still doing daliy mechanical duties. He is worried that if he leaves a well paid job here, what kind of pay would he be on over there.
22 Feb 2010 1:48 AM
|Thanks for the information. I guess everywhere has it's pro's and con's.
22 Feb 2010 1:51 AM
|Hi, was reading your profile and you got your visa very quick, would you recommend the company you went with. Any other information you have please let us know.|
22 Feb 2010 10:00 AM
|Hi - we got our visas with the help of Overseas Emigration (OE Visas) based in Edinburgh. Cant fault them, they were excellent but it was also almost 3 years ago - Sharron |
23 Feb 2010 3:12 AM
|Will see if I can get in contact with them. It would be good if they are still their as we stay just outside Glasgow.
23 Feb 2010 11:12 PM
|Where abouts are you outside Glasgow. I'm in East Kilbride.
24 Feb 2010 10:51 PM
|We are in Cumbernauld. Are you hoping to go to OZ too.
24 Feb 2010 10:57 PM
|That's spooky. I'm originally from Cumbernauld and moved to East Kilbride after getting married. I'll PM you.