Where do I start! Well on Wednesday we celebrated our 1st year anniversary with the lovely Parkin family at Mullaloo Beach with a great big bag of Fish n Chips! What a year! Ups & downs but I now know that it was all worth it for us. The kids are very settled and growing at a silly rate! Harry is about to celebrate his 5th birthday with a treasure hunt around the park! We love the fact that we can be outdoors so much. We have a new addition to the family called Milly who is a Maltese x Shitzhu who is just adoreable and made our family complete.
Steve is still in his job & has now taken on more responsibility and doing well - still enjoying being home by 4pm every day and not having to work any over time!
I have gone back to my original company after totally burning myself out in the City and I'm very happy and settled now.
We are about to move into a private rental after having 12 months through an agent. We've decided to hold off buying for a little while longer but just couldn't carry on with an agent as they are a complete waste of time and drove me mad! Having worked in property for a long time myself in the UK I am disgusted with the service and attitude of agents over here. We have met a couple of decent sales people but they are few and far between.
On the whole we are all very happy and very glad to have made the move. It has taken me the longest to settle but I am there now with the help of some very amazing people that we are very pleased to call friends! We socialise here more than we did in the UK & are very lucky to have such a great bunch of friends here. I think alot of the settling is all about putting yourself out there and making the effort and Aussiemove has been essential in us making friends and has been an invaluable source.
Good luck to those of you still on the journey, if you need anything please message and to those of you who have been here years - well done! I am sure the next 12 months will be full of different challenges but a walk along the coast with Steve, the kids & Milly and a drink with the Parkins on a Friday makes everthing possible!