melanddavid4's BLOG

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Plot of land secured04 Aug 2010
Permanent visa granted04 Aug 2010
update28 Jun 2010
Learnig to surf18 Jan 2010
Permanent residency17 Dec 2009
nearly our 1 year anniversary!06 Dec 2009
8 months already!11 Sep 2009
Making friends29 Jul 2009
Georgia starts school29 Jul 2009
6 months in25 Jul 2009
Rottnest19 Jul 2009
5 months in09 Jun 2009
Long term planning15 May 2009
4 months in10 May 2009
3 Months in13 Apr 2009
Feeling homesick26 Mar 2009
2 months in09 Mar 2009
Shipment arrives16 Feb 2009
Things to do08 Feb 2009
Harry starts school06 Feb 2009
David has a job!06 Feb 2009
One month in03 Feb 2009
Moved into rental02 Feb 2009
Useful info23 Jan 2009
Rental23 Jan 2009
2 weeks in21 Jan 2009
Bad news re job15 Jan 2009
1 week in10 Jan 2009
A bad day09 Jan 2009
Last day in UK06 Jan 2009
3 days in06 Jan 2009
Singapore05 Jan 2009
1 Week to go24 Dec 2008
Removals Companies18 Dec 2008
2 Weeks to go18 Dec 2008
Last week at work15 Dec 2008
3 weeks to go11 Dec 2008
To Rent?08 Dec 2008
Mixed feelings08 Dec 2008
Odds and ends04 Dec 2008
Flights26 Nov 2008
Holiday House26 Nov 2008
Visa information22 Nov 2008
Exchanging money05 Nov 2008
Registration with NBWA05 Nov 2008
Medicals/Police checks24 Oct 2008
Fed up!17 Oct 2008
Job offer07 Oct 2008
My graduation14 Sep 2008
My graduation ball03 Aug 2008
Interviews01 Aug 2008
This house selling lark01 Aug 2008
Bad news re:house29 Jul 2008
I PASSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!10 Jun 2008
SOLD!... (STC!)09 Jun 2008
A chilled weekend02 Jun 2008
Change of plans - January 200930 May 2008
One small step30 Apr 2008
Rainy old day 28 Mar 2008
This is us!23 Mar 2008
One month in
03 Feb 2009
cant believe we have been here a month already and what a month its been! There is so much to sort out, even for an organised person like me who writes lists upon lists upn lists etc its pretty hard going! oved into rental last saturday and container arrrives in fremantle next monday so hopefully get our worldy goods before i start work on the 23rd. just got a couple of things left to do but the major thing now is applying for my new visa. why do i do it? as if the last one wasnt stressful enough!!
today was a pretty shitty day, david came back from his first nightshift on his own and is NOT going back, regardless of whether he gets this job he is waiting to hear about. He hadnt been trined properly and didnt have the keys to lock the door or the code to the store room. so he arrived home this morning feeling pretty low , then to top it all he was sure he would hear about the job hes gone for but his old manager at Readers Digest hadnt received the email for a reference, so cos of the time difference he has to wait till tomorrow. but he phoned them up and they,ve more of less told him hes got the job, just waiiting on the 2nd reference. so i told him he wast going back tonight, they can stick their job! then our car broke down and i have been on the phone to immgration half the mornning trying to sort out visa.
Harry has setted really well here. loves the beach as do we. Him and David are like fish in the water an david is teaching harry to body surf. hes settled well in school and has made some friends and his teacher thinks he,s really clever ( we know that already!!)
the house is fine, its hard living in a rental though when you,ve lived in your own house.
we had not long put in a new kitchen and conservatoy at home so im kind of missing that, sad that i am. its nice having a pool though and the sunshine to be able to go in it!!
we both had a cry this morning and had a good talk about how we are both feeling, it was good to get things off our chests. we still dont know if this is for us but will give it a year and see how we feel then. we like it here alot, we are so pleased and happy harry has settled well, but we miss the girls. they are coming out for 2 months in july and how we will feel when they go back home if they all want to, remains to be seen. but we will continue to give it our best shot and enjoy all the things this country has to offer. we also owe it to harry to give it our best shot, as at the end of the day, he had no choice in whether he wanted to come or not and he,s been a little star , taking everything in his stride.

who knows what tomorrow will bring hey?

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