|well, its nearly a year and a half since we arrived!|
have applied for employer nominated visa and would have had it granted last friday (3 weeks after lodging apllication !) but jasmine has to come here if she wants to be included on visa. really fed up about this as know of others that were in same situation and their kids didnt have to come to Oz to be granted their PR. but at least she will have her PR so if she decides to come here to live then it wont be any hassle.
We went down south for our holiday this year, travelled to margaret river, denmark, bremer bay and esperance for 12 days, its beautiful down there, ocean is so clear and the roads are just fab to drive on. we would go to esperance often if it were closer! we have had some more visitors too, jasmine and her boyfriend came for 3 weeks at new year and my mum and step dad came for 5 weeks in march. david and i also went to melbourne to stay with my brother for the weekend which was great , although we both much prefer perth!
still working in same jobs and saving hard to buy our own place hopefully by the end of this year. we would like to build but not much land where we want to live , hocking, pearsall. would like to buy in woodvale but its too expensive for us as we are keeping hold of our UK house for the future, so havent got the money to be able to stay there! we are still loving it here, david has settled now and loves it as much as me! the kids are still doing well, georgia is off to KL with the soccer team this september and has got a casual job in red rooster. we still love the beach and cant wait for the warmer weather to come back!! we have a new puppy called honey. my driving is going well still, no crashes so far!! david and i got enagage after 10 years in march and plan to get married early next year either here or in phuket. jasmine plans to do a gap here next summer before heading off to uni, we hope to convince her to stay and go to uni here, and fern may come out for a year next year with her boyfriend. so everything crossed that they do please!!!
it still feels like we are on holiday alot, but it also now feels like home, we love it here loads and would hate to go back to the uk to live but i also have alot of guilt and sad days about jasmine and fern not being with us. but, at the end of the day, they are both happy doing what they are doing, they are beautiful, kind and healthy young women and if they are happy, then i am too :)))