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5 months....08 Jul 2011
2 months in...22 Mar 2011
2 wks in06 Feb 2011
Jeez its HOT!06 Feb 2011
Need another friend?31 Jan 2011
Our new life in Perth29 Jan 2011
The last goodbye21 Jan 2011
The final week.....19 Jan 2011
2 week countdown07 Jan 2011
7 wks to go....04 Dec 2010
All change!28 Oct 2010
6 months to go....11 Oct 2010
Lets-perth17 Aug 2010
Short-term rents12 Aug 2010
Flights booked12 Aug 2010
Pre-schools and Primary School31 Jul 2010
visa granted!!!21 Jul 2010
Finished....28 Jun 2010
Medicals and police checks11 Jun 2010
CO assigned!...whoop, whoop05 Jun 2010
Scanning & uploading...02 May 2010
Online Application submitted30 Apr 2010
Next step20 Apr 2010
Where to live?26 Jan 2010
Skills Accessment posted25 Jan 2010
5 months....
08 Jul 2011
Hi, dm2153,

More than happy to help out with questions. Private message me if you prefer.

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19 Jun 2011
Into our new aussie life and we are lovin it...!

Now, I have been through up and down days, I underestimated how much I would miss my family and its been very hard at times and sure these rollercoaster days will continue but right now I feel very content and feeling more settled by the day. It feels like home to us now, we want to make it our home and so putting our hearts and souls into giving it the best shot. It feels normal seeing the beautiful indian ocean everyday! I love seeing our children enjoying the outdoor lifestyle. They seem so happy and content here.

Its Winter and gets pretty chilly overnight, the houses are not equipped for the cooler weather, no heating, single glazing. We recently invested in a gas heater and although expensive has been worth every penny. I would strongly recommend any new migrant to ship out heaters, electric WILL need them over the winter months but it'll soon be Perth's shortest day and we are half way through winter and todays outside temp was 19! i have heard July is the worse winter month. I am very much looking forward to the awesome aussie summer.

I will write again soon but in the meantime, congrats to all those who have just received their visas and best of luck to all those still waiting.

A winters day on Scarborough beach
An Aussie barbie at the beach..!
Kings Park
A winters day picnic at Mullaloo
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