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12 months on .......10 Sep 2011
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Our stuff is on it's way!11 Aug 2010
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Parties Done!15 Jul 2010
Getting There!30 Jun 2010
Blooming Eck!22 Apr 2010
Accomodation Sorted!24 Mar 2010
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Working ..22 Jan 2010
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Nightmare!10 Dec 2009
Heaven on Earth!10 Dec 2009
The Day28 Oct 2009
Ready for the off13 Oct 2009
Hurrah - WE HAVE A VISA!06 Oct 2009
Bad Day12 Aug 2009
Holiday10 Aug 2009
No News02 Aug 2009
A bit p***ed off25 Jul 2009
I am so Impatient!23 Jul 2009
We will get a 2nd chance21 Jul 2009
Poorly21 Jul 2009
Positive Mental Attitude!17 Jul 2009
Now back in action mode!16 Jul 2009
Removals14 Jul 2009
Aussiemove therapy!11 Jul 2009
A problem with emails!11 Jul 2009
If only I could read!02 Jul 2009
Time frames!29 Jun 2009
12 months on .......
10 Sep 2011
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!

Well, off to work so must go!

Best Wishes to all x
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