donaa2's BLOG

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Not Sure I Can Do This!04 Jan 2012
Nearly nine months in.02 Oct 2011
Secured a rental21 Mar 2011
Second Job interview!!23 Feb 2011
Good and bad days.19 Jan 2011
We have arrived!!12 Jan 2011
We did it!05 Jan 2011
3 days to go !!02 Jan 2011
1 week to go!!29 Dec 2010
2 weeks to go!22 Dec 2010
Three weeks to go!15 Dec 2010
4 weeks to go.08 Dec 2010
Will we ever be ready??01 Dec 2010
To decl02 Nov 2010
Guess What?16 Oct 2010
Waiting patiently.18 Sep 2010
New Schools.28 Jul 2010
Another viewing13 May 2010
Why Why Why?15 Apr 2010
IELTS testing.16 Mar 2010
optimistic!17 Feb 2010
To rent or not to rent?08 Jan 2010
Seasons Greetings.09 Dec 2009
financial advice01 Nov 2009
First viewing!!!03 Oct 2009
Still here!!22 Aug 2009
Not sure what to do next.21 Jul 2009
What a day!!!01 Jul 2009
Just be patient!!23 Jun 2009
The next step.28 May 2009
sooo frustrating!!13 May 2009
Spring!.06 Apr 2009
Why this week??21 Mar 2009
Lack of communication !!26 Feb 2009
can anyone advice please !!!10 Feb 2009
To give you hope.06 Feb 2009
How are you informed?06 Feb 2009
critcal skills list19 Jan 2009
Oh for a crystal ball.........04 Jan 2009
Seasons Greetings.15 Dec 2008
I truly believe !!!!!13 Nov 2008
does any one know?25 Oct 2008
When does this stop ???24 Aug 2008
General query19 Aug 2008
Nearly nine months in.
02 Oct 2011
Wow where does the time go ? We have had a hectic few months and to be honest 2011 is a bit of a blur. We managed to stay in the rental for three months and then I couldn't wait any longer and we have now bought our own house. Just didn't settle in the rental, even with all our own stuff around us it just wasn't home. We have been in our new home just three weeks and loving it, feel so much better. I didn't realise what a huge difference it would make. Busy decorating and putting our own mark on the house and it really feels like our home, I look forward to going home every day after work and in the rental I didn't.
Have a great job and working with a great team of people that have all been so supportive. Having a few issues with some technicalities with my Nursing registration at the mo but hopefully that will all be sorted very soon.
The boys are settling, they miss their friends from the UK as we all do but they are happy and blossoming . Literally Liam has shot up by at least 6 inches since we have been here, must be the sunshine.
Our dog Stanley has been welcomed into our family and provides us with daily challenges( he loves digging the
garden) and rewards ( he is a real softy and very loving).
My brother and family are coming to visit us in a couple of weeks from Brunei and we are really excited to see
them. Mum and Dad are coming from the UK in January to spend a month with us and I cannot wait to see
them, miss them so much. I am just worried it will unsettle me though.

The weather is great, although not so good this week with so much rain, and if the winters are as mild as this
years I can cope with that. Looking forward to the sunshine and to entertaining friends with a barbie or two.
Our network of friends is growing and I still take every opportunity that comes my way to develop further friendships, don't think you can ever have too many. Miss all my close friends in the UK but try not to dwell on it
too much as it doesn't achieve anything. Still make contact when I can and skpye is a wonderful thing.
People ask how long we are here for and do we think we will stay? Who knows the answer to that. I have no
regrets in making the move and am loving the experiences that It is allowing us to experience. You have to
make some huge sacrifices in order to be here and that raises it's head on a daily basis for me but
I manage it. We as a family of four have been concreted in our relationship as a family and not that we weren't before but we are so close now. Who knows what is around the corner but the time being this is our home.
Hope all is going well for everyone out there, whether here or in the process of coming. It is a long and challenging journey to get here but worth it all in the end. Take care everyone Andrea.x
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