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  1. brideycollette

    How much do you love Perth?

    How much do I love perth ? Love Perth ...it has been home to my family for 19 months :wink: and we are staying ! Love the people , the places( yes there are lots of places to see , I don't mean shops or bars lol ) Nature at its best . I love how my children call this their home now , Perth has so much to offer , in business, family time, so much to do if you open your eyes !
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    Is it still raining where you are?

    :dull:rainin in Perth still , woke up to a frog hoppin round the house this morn :chatterbox: let it out an saw loads outside just staring at me :laugh: Then went into the garage had frogs in there too. The neighbour was in fits watching me shoooooing the frogs out of the garage pmsl
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    Arrived in Perth 7 weeks ago :) this is how we roll

    Hi my daughter is 12 and is at settlers primary ( she loves it ) my son is 4 and today we have found out he will be starting pre primary at makybe rise primary on the 14h May .We love baldivis , it is quiet , the area is lovely . how exciting not long now ! Brides x
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    Arrived in Perth 7 weeks ago :) this is how we roll

    ok remember im new here and still trying to drive round perth lol so this is part of my weeks shopping list , remember i said i can roughly get my shopping for $150 a week at the mo thats 2 adults 2 children . I do balance meals and cook most meals from scratch :tongue: won't advertise the shop ( not sure if im allowed to but its the local tattie :dull:Shed . Baby corn tray x 2 bacon & ham stripes ( crisps small bag ) Pasta 500g Banannas 6 Jellies ( crystals) x 2 Broccoilli 4 ( trees as my son calls them ) 5oog Yoghurt 5kg Carrots ( special ) Cauliflower x 2 250g cherry toms 8 pack choi ( hubbies uses that in his noodle soup for work ) Mulitgrain bread german salami 375g 160g natural popcorn buttered ( daughter has this for school lunches in individual zippy bags ) 2 litre of milk 6 kiwi fruits tin of toms 400g Mini fries 1kg 200g mushrooms 2kg onions 4kg white pots 1kg gala apples 3 baked beans 200g snowpeas salt sticks 2kg of maryland chicken ( ie its chicken thighs ) 1 kg chick breast nuggets (special ) stir fry chicken strips ( basically its 2 large chicken breast sliced ) Swede 1kg of fresh tomatoes 4 large zucchini 6 packs of noodles 2 packs of dumpling mix Bag of sweets fo the kids ( oh me too lol ) Total $86.19 I still have loo rolls, coffee,more milk , more meat to get ( remember i have a full larder too with bottles juice and chop veggies up and put them in the freezer and have a huge cabbage in the fridge lol ) i also stocked up with cereal when they were on special
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    Arrived in Perth 7 weeks ago :) this is how we roll

    Not yet was hoping to go with the hubby when he gets a day off ( not likely for a while lol) I have heard its great though ! Brides x
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    Were They What Was 'Expected'?

    :daydreaming:Well i have met a few Ladies since i have been here and hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm:tongue: they are lovely people , i didn't really expect any differant ...... to be sure to sure @ Ali lol Brides x
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    Demerit points

    One thing im dreading , i have only been drivin for a short while , so when i change my license to an aussie one i have to have the P sign in my car if i get 4 points i have my license taken away from me and would have to resit for my license too :eek: same for the hubby :dull: so if you you are behind a real slow car in Perth its me lol
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    Arrived in Perth 7 weeks ago :) this is how we roll

    Funny you should say that a pioer reg txt today saying they have a tree full of lemons all ready for the taking :happy_face_cowboy_wmay nip up there tonight and sell them on the black market lol
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    Arrived in Perth 7 weeks ago :) this is how we roll

    Hi we took our one from the Uk but paid to get the Australia map , we also got one in oz too from dicks smiths it was half price and paid $90 ( i don't like that one becuase it has a electronic voice lol )
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    Arrived in Perth 7 weeks ago :) this is how we roll

    Hi , Spudshed was a godsend lol all veggies from there and also meat and tinned toms ( we eat alot of spicey food and use toms as a base ) :rolleyes: wish i kept my receipts now ,i will next week . :huh:oh and tin's of beans from there are cheaper . Also i have found chickens in the fresh sections are tiny ! so i have found chickens in the freezer coles 2.8 kg has no hormones added etc that can get a few meals out of it . :huh: I also grab anything thats half price etc like from coles huge bag of basmati half price . My hubby makes his own tamyam soap noodles for lunch to take to work . Another thing i do is i don't buy the kids cartons drinks to buy ( seems alot of people do ) i buy the the natural co cordial ( with no sugar added ) and that makes 9 litres and the kids drink that in their own bottles . Same as crisp i buy the big bags and i separate in to small zips bags ( oh gawd i sound like a scrooge lol im not i was like this in the uk lol ) :biggrin: Dried beans too ( as a family we love them ) , i will say steak etc we have cut down on the red meat alot here , bulk out with more veggies but thats not a bad thing . I'll try to remember to keep the receipt next time i go x
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    Arrived in Perth 7 weeks ago :) this is how we roll

    Im with Virgin , we got the phone from their shop in the cbd
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    Arrived in Perth 7 weeks ago :) this is how we roll

    Hi Sharon , The area is very quiet , alot of building work going on though ( its getting bigger everyday ) the shopping centre has a coles in but they are building more shops for the area, its alovely place with parks everywhere , for things to do you can just get in your car and drive for about 20mins and find lots more shops . we love it here and their is an array of differant size houses around :biggrin: as im typing i have 2 parrots in my garden and a kookaburra has just flown past chuckling away Brides x
  13. Have to apologise that this has taken so long for me towrite on Poms in Oz , but I wanted to settle into Aussie life a littlebefore I wrote back to you ! Ok The Evans Clan entered Australia March the 15thgreat flight with Singapore airlines, there was my self, my hubby mydaughter who was 11, and my son who is 4 . Arrived in Perth at 3pm to be greeted with a friendly smileyface of an old timer PIOer ( hah sue oldtimer) Who picked us up and took us to our rental . The rental was in Warnbro (sor) a lovely 4 bed . We had decided we would have 2 days chill time before we started doing banks etc But us being us decided we would take a nighttime walk with the kids to the localsuper market , so through a DARK I mean dark park Jkids loved it armed with torches , cometo think of it we must of looked a bit dodgy lol all safe . Anyhow we didn’t get jet lag which is ace . so on the 17th March off we went and got a train to the cbd to pick our bank cards from nab . All fine then hunted for a mobile phone J got a prepaid cap one ( basically I pay $30 a month , I get unlimted internet, unlimited txt, and Iget $450 free worth of calls which I can use to cll the uk too ) 2nd day dennis went on a hunt for a car ( rightdennis has only passed his test for a month and he passed it in 15 days so that’s the scene for you ) He finds acar at john hughs and decides to get atrain to Victoria ( in perth ) then drive it home . Now people in Perth knowhow far that drive is and know what thehigh way is like at peak time lol Dennisdrives back in the dark just armed with his Garmin ( tom tom ) :l when he gotback to warnbro he nearly passed out lol . Medicare all straight forward to sort out and the ladies /gents in theoffice are so friendly . Car insurance is easyto sort for novice drivers like myself ( I have onlypassed for 4 months )and dennis . We decided that we would take time looking for a rental andnot to panic (there are rentals out there , yes pricey , but you get a lot of house for your money ) So the 2rd week we thought it best we should startlooking for a rental looked at 3 only put an application into oneJ and got it , it took24 hours to find out we had it . This iswhat we gave to the agent ie paperwork · Copy of passport · Our name and address and contact number of thelady who owned our holiday let · Dens last write up from the navy · A letter confirming dennis was to start workingfor an employer on April 10th · A statement from our nab bank confirming we hadsome money in the bank Just told them we would have our dog comingto stay with us when he left quarantine So we live in Baldivis now and love it ,itsbeautiful and going to be big .Dennis works in redcliffe at the moment beforehe starts field tech in the mines he hasto get up at 4.20am drive for 40 minsevery morn to start work at 6am and finishes about 5pm then drives back home . A long day but he says it is worth it because we can start looking at buying ourown place in a years time ! Den is loving the work and doesn’t miss the forcesat all !. Shopping prices are higher then the uk but shop around and home bake J I love Spudshed forthe veggies . Not sure why people moanabout the sausages if you get the Beefones they are lush Jreal meat lol . At the moment I budget $150a week for food but that’s because im stocking my larder and freezer up . I cook from scratch , i soooooooooo want mycontainer to turn up with my bread maker lol My daughter who is 12 has just started school and loving it , my son is on a waiting list at the momentfor preschool there aren’t enough places. Mydog is in quarantine at the moment till may the 23rd ( I must say athankyou to Pet air they had Eddie at their kennels for a while and took care ofhim ) Eddie is 13 and a terrier and iscoping well in quarantine ! Ok I have gone on long enough I have probably missed out lots Oh one thing WE LOVE OZ !!!!:wubclub:
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    A warm heart thankyou !

    :wubclub: I'm Bad i haven't been on here for ages ( hectic , manic, stressful planning packing blah blah ) I would just like to give awarm heart Thankyou to the site and its members . You have given and helped me over the years with questions and info about moving to oz :tongue: and well the time has come we fly on Sunday to Perth I also would like to think i have found life long friends from here too :wubclub: So when things start settling down , i will be back to hopefully pass on my info about living in oz t0 help others Thanks Guys i owe many of you a tinnie Brides x
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    Eddie the Terrier x prep & journey to oz to celebrate his 13 Birthday

    Update Eddie left Plymouth this morning and was picked up by steve from Petair what a great team they are ( thankyou for the picture bob !) Eddie is all settled now and will stay in Windsor until he flies in April . :wubclub: Fancy him being in Windsor for his 13h Birthday ! Brides