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what a diffeence a year makes27 Nov 2010
First brush with hospitals!27 Nov 2009
7 months in11 Aug 2009
4 months in14 May 2009
Jobs and interviews31 Mar 2009
Job success16 Mar 2009
Job Hunting12 Mar 2009
homesickness20 Feb 2009
Our container has arrived!07 Feb 2009
getting ready for school30 Jan 2009
Progress so far22 Jan 2009
We have arrived15 Jan 2009
4 more sleeps07 Jan 2009
Leaving Party tonight03 Jan 2009
Happy New Year to you all31 Dec 2008
container has arrived27 Dec 2008
Merry Christmas Everyone23 Dec 2008
emotions running high 20 Dec 2008
5 weeks to go 07 Dec 2008
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What a plonker!12 Nov 2008
Adventure Guides30 Oct 2008
London Expo26 Oct 2008
the guilt is kicking in!19 Oct 2008
Found a rental13 Oct 2008
looking for a rental10 Oct 2008
15 weeks to go!!30 Sep 2008
flights booked!!20 Sep 2008
we have moved18 Sep 2008
the packers have been16 Sep 2008
the packers are coming11 Sep 2008
waiting to exchange 05 Sep 2008
Clearing the rubbish17 Aug 2008
Dilemma re the cat06 Aug 2008
accepted an offer on our house03 Aug 2008
to rent or not to rent 28 Jul 2008
Visa in the passport!26 Jul 2008
Visa granted!!17 Jul 2008
Down in the Dumps09 Jul 2008
Viewer coming back 2nd time18 Jun 2008
Another month - house not sold29 May 2008
Back on the Estate Agent War!03 May 2008
Estate Agent number 216 Apr 2008
Estate Agents - AARGGH!12 Mar 2008
Back on Track!!25 Feb 2008
Good news and bad!14 Feb 2008
Medicals done19 Jan 2008
Medicals & police checks14 Jan 2008
Visa applied for10 Jan 2008
And a Happy New Year29 Dec 2007
Practical Assessment16 Dec 2007
Vetassess21 Nov 2007
Rekkie trip19 Sep 2007
7 months in
11 Aug 2009
Well we have now been here for 7 months and I thought I would update my blog as it has been ages since I wrote on here. The past few months have been manic as I am no longer a lady of leisure and working full time at the pathology department at Charlie Gairdners in Nedlands. The job is okay but it is shift work and a bit of a trek each day so I am looking to find something closer to home. But it is better than nothing and helps with the bills!
Geoff is still homesick and has his ups and downs which I find hard to deal with as I love it here so much. Ollie and Daisy are still enjoying it but Ollie is missing his friends and family more in the UK. We are about to move into another rental as our landlord is selling up. we are hoping to build and are just waiting for the finance to be approved. We have put a hold on block in Banksia Grove - yes I know, its not the ideal location but we want to stay in this area and thats the only place with land available!! The kids are still doing well at school and Ollie had a great school report which was a welcome relief as he was never a model student in the UK. Daisy has also been nominated for Aussie of the Month at her school this month which we are very proud of - she has been chosen out of 800 students!
We are looking forward to the better weather so that we can get out on our Kayaks again and hopefully it will get Geoff in better spirits.
It certainly has not been easy and there have been lots of ups and downs. But we have made some very good friends which has made all the difference.
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