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  1. <p><p>Hey missus, we had an amazing time! Holidays are the best, nice to be home with cat-features though <img src="<fileStore.core_Emoticons>/emoticons/ohmy.png" alt=":o" srcset="<fileStore.core_Emoticons>/emoticons/ohmy@2x.png 2x" width="20" height="20" />) I better get on with organising a pre-christmas meetup!</p></p>


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    <p><p>Hi Stacey, I need to update my thread! Got broadband at last yay :oD weather here is rubbish today but not cold, just v rainy! Really don't miss Scottish winter, I hope you manage to escape it as soon as you can!</p></p>

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    <p><p>Tink, bites now under control thanks to Aerogard :oD</p></p>

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  3. <p><p>Hi charliebhoy, I believe it's generally warmer here than Melbourne, but when it rains it really rains - v heavy rain & thunderstorm today! But the sun more than makes up for the odd storm I think. People are mainly friendly, it's supposed to be a lot more laid back here but then I've never been to Melbourne. Don't go back to Hillington, even after Melbourne it could be a bit of a shocker!</p></p>

  4. <p><p>Hey missus, going well here, still working for QLD gov't against all the odds! And we are on holidays for 2 weeks from next Friday wheee :oD Best of luck to you and Dave re. the job, keeping everything crossed for you x</p></p>

  5. <p><p>Work's pretty good, colleagues are a really nice bunch! We are off to California for 2 weeks, hubby really needs the break as he's been working in Darwin most of the last few months! I'll keep an eye out for your news, hope you hear really soon x</p></p>

  6. <p><p>Wasn't too expensive, flights to LA about $1200 return and the exchange rate is great so everything will seem soooo cheap over there :oD Hopefully you'll earn loads and be able to save up anyway! My husband has been working away 2-3 weeks at a time, I'm kind of getting used to it now! Weekends can be a bit lonely but been meeting nice folk like Sioban from PIO so that helps, and am hoping to get landlord's permission to get a kitten for company! But the pay makes up a bit, and Dave should get decent length breaks at home in between too but yeah if you hate it it's easier to change things over here <img src="<fileStore.core_Emoticons>/emoticons/ohmy.png" alt=":o" srcset="<fileStore.core_Emoticons>/emoticons/ohmy@2x.png 2x" width="20" height="20" />)</p></p>

  7. <p><p>OMG landlord says yes to kitten! Scream! Gonna go kitty-searching after holiday :oD x</p></p>

  8. <p><p>I'm rubbish, can't figure out these visitor messages haha! Yeah, nice to have my first non-shivering December. Still feels odd that the coolest time will be July and we might even need the electric blanket at night, got aircon going in the bedroom some nights! Weekends are fun, koala sanctuary was ace, will try and dig out some pics for my little album on here. Weekdays are a drag sometimes as hubby's at work and I'm always waiting to hear about jobs, but am getting used to it and starting to relax a bit. I know things are harder in the UK so can't whinge! Hope you enjoy the Christmassy stuff, not long now x</p></p>

  9. <p><p>Heheh, the temperature's so up and down it's hard to adjust! But it's a sign when you shiver in the evening 'cos the temperature's 'only' 19c! We were out in the garden in lower temperatures than that in Paisley <img src="<fileStore.core_Emoticons>/emoticons/ohmy.png" alt=":o" srcset="<fileStore.core_Emoticons>/emoticons/ohmy@2x.png 2x" width="20" height="20" />) Wildlife here is unreal, as well as the fab zoos etc we get all kinds of beasties in the garden - lizards, geckos, strange & noisy birds. Amazing! I just got a call from another agency about a job I applied for last night, they want someone to start Monday, am I available? Hell yes! Hopefully the employer will want me, as I've been waiting nearly 2 weeks to hear back from the first agency interview grr! Hope things pick up for you in 2012, as you say it can't get any worse :oD</p></p>

  10. <p><p>The cost of living is not so bad for us, but I do shop around! Loads of cheap household stuff - our kettle was $7 in Big W! Yeah it might not last forever, but nor did the expensive Kenwood one I bought! Also got 2 packs of great towels less than $30 each, lovely wool duvet $49, full set of queen bedding under $60. We buy longlife food when it's on offer - lovely pasta sauce just over $1 a jar, $20 for 48 cans of Pepsi - and meat is fairly cheap but I've seen ads for even cheaper meat in some butchers, so we'll go this weekend. Even bananas are $1.49/kg now haha! Rent is not so cheap, we pay $440/week but it's a lovely detatched house with aircon etc. I don't think we'll buy a house at all, it was a waste of time & money in the UK, we'd have been better off renting! Pubs are fairly expensive but we mainly drink at home on the patio - best beer garden in town - and should break even on the homebrew next time we make a batch :oD</p></p>


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    <p><p>Don't know yet if I'll be working from next week, but I am available and meet all the criteria so fingers crossed - don't be surprised if I'm still moaning about being jobless into next year hohoho! Nah, there are plenty jobs around, just got to keep plugging away. Cheer for now x</p></p>

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