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  1. sh3p69

    176 lodged May 2012

    Hello there every one, ive not been on here for a bit (a year) does any of you guys still come on here and read this thread, would love to know how you guys are getting on...:cool:
  2. sh3p69

    176 lodged May 2012

    Well Hi there guys, not been on here for a little while been so busy... Well, our little dogs fly out to Sydney on the 20th of November and our flights are booked for the next day 21.11.12 one way to Perth, its all existing stuff, i think the best part was telling the manager im off with the only reply from him was "O great, that's the week Gary's off, that's going to leave us short staffed" Well Penwig (managers nickname), pull your sleeves up and get stuck in then, or should i put off my dream move for a week to help you out, no that's right, pull up them sleeves im offfffffff... Its hard to try and sell everything that we own, like the washing machine, when do we sell it, the car, my partner needs it for her work so when do we sell that!!! I found it hard to try and find a holiday let as we have left it late and all the ones that we have seen are a bit high on the pricing list, plus its hard to find somewhere that will allow the dogs, but we have found one in Quinns Rock, its nice but about 40 minute drive to the city centre... How is it all going with everyone else, i like reading the updates...
  3. Thank you very much Ponte pom, very encouraging!!!!!! We trust our friend and to be honest its only short term and we plan to be out and about exploring the beautifull WA so not too worried about the houses not being up to scratch xx
  4. Hey guys, just to keep you updated, i have emailed several estate agents in perth about some properties we are interested in and explained our situation and they were all more than happy for our friend to view the property for us and to put in an application for us. We are just in the process of putting together some supporting documents, eg brochure of our house up for rent in the Uk to show we are house proud etc. photo of the dogs, to show they are small and clean looking etc, letter from our employees from oz(still awaiting these) visa grant letter, passports etc and covering letter saying a little bit about us (selling ourselves as decent people hehe!). When we have all of this ready we will be keeping a close eye on the houses and areas we are interested in and will be checking when the open dates are and our friend will be there, taking a million pics for us no doubt! yes some may say its a risk but to be honest, we are hoping to be spending the majority of our time (when not working!!)in the pool, by the pool barbqueing with a cold beer or down the beach or at the markets, not sat in the living room pondering on whether the carpet/ wallpaper is a close likeness of the pics on the net/ estate brochure. ps good lcuk Denni, may see you around kingsley, I will be the tanned, relaxed looking district nurse( have secured a job distrcit nursing based at kinglsey, my patch will be from cottesloe beach up to yanchep,:wink: talk about living the dream.......................
  5. Hey Guys Sheps OH here, just an update for you all.:biggrin: Sydney and Babys flights are booked for Novmeber 20th 930pm, flying heathrow to Sydney. Very tearfull moment when I was on the phone to Transfur and he confirmed the flights were booked. I broke down on the phone(looking back now bit embarrassed) i dont know if it was because it all seems real and I was discussing the practical issues and the actual flight with him and I just thought oh my poor little dogs. I know they will be absolutely fine but anyone who has ever loved a dog will know how i feel. Dogs flights containers also arrived yesterday, I tried to make it an exciting event and put loads of squeaky toys and treats in there and made it a big game so they associate the crates with positive things. The dogs have been in and out of them multiple times and seem very relaxed about them so I haven't been too emotional today, although TOTALLY TOTALLY dreading the goodbye at the airport, but am trying to block that thought as much as possible and think about the day my two are running free on a beach somewhere in sunny WA. thank you for everyone's help, lovely to have people to share anxieties and stories, my OH thinks im raving mad because all he can think about it insurance, renting our house, money etc etc.....:animal-dog:
  6. sh3p69

    176 lodged May 2012

    Hi there, the OH is a nurse and she is starting a job with silver-chain (out in the community) and i think she starts around the $28 an hour and she gets something else on top of her wage which makes it even higher (cant remember what its called) and shes only been qualified for 1 and a half years, so i would think more money for more experience...
  7. sh3p69

    176 lodged May 2012

    we are not there until November but would love to meet up with everyone when we get there... Subiaco, what a lovely place, we liked to go there on a Sunday, dont they have an indoor market there!!! If you dont mind me asking, how long did it take from finding a place to been aloud to move in, and what exactly is the process of it...
  8. sorry partner has job in osborne park not kewdale !!
  9. Hey guys Sheps OH here. We will be arriving in Perth mid november 2012. i have a job district nursing in kingsley amd my partner has a job in kewdale tyre fitting. We are keen on the areas of Mullaloo, Ocean Reef , Sorrento and Hillarys. I also have fallen in love with Quinns Rocks but feel this may be too far out initially?? We would like to know if it is possible to secure a long term let whilst still in UK, we have a good friend in Perth who would do viewings for us and do the expression of interest , statements etc. does anyone have experience of securing a let in this way or any advise please . We are due to start work roughly 3 weeks after arriving so would love to get settled asap, plus our 2 dogs will be out of quarrantine after 30 days of arriving in oz so we would like to get then settled too. we have researched real estate au and found several properites we love, thank you for any help :wubclub:
  10. sh3p69

    176 lodged May 2012

    WoW, bet your sooooooooooooo excited, tell me more........... With us its been going well, We have paid for half for the dogs so they have there flight permit thingy and there crates are getting delivered to us some time this week... The house is up on the market to LET, and been non stop at looking at flights (cheapest was from that IOM £515 each with Malaysian airlines) and places to live on the other side of the world, we also did a car-boot (Our first one, ever) last Sunday to get rid of bits and bobs and WHAT an experience that was, people opening my boxes for me, and buying stuff off me for about 50p then seeing them sell it on there stand for about £5 (cheeky buggers) Also it was good to tell the boss im off, No love loss there... And is it just me, when telling people that we have our visa granted and that we are off, they still seem surprised as if its the first time that you have told them, i have told loads and there like "what,your going, going to Australia" i wouldn't mind but i have been telling these people for the last 5 years that we want to go and as it was getting closer i kept them all up to date...
  11. sh3p69

    176 lodged May 2012

    Hi there Guys, how is every one getting on...
  12. sh3p69

    176 lodged May 2012

    HELLO there Pablo, you return, It does get Busy after the visa gets granted doesn't it, looking at flights, accommodation, places to live, renting the house out and so on... Well we are looking at around the 20Th of November, we would love to live up at Quinns Rock but most of the jobs that available for me are south so maybe we will have to try and go more central. I know what you mean about the house prices but what you have to remember is that your earning the Ozzy dollar, i remember when we first looked at the prices and when i found that it was $500 per week not month i nearly fainted.lol Well glad to see that you have not left us... When are you looking at going...
  13. sh3p69

    176 lodged May 2012

    That made me laough "Wonder where Pablo is" after all that stuff he said and going on and on about people leaving this thread after they got there visa granted lol WoW one week of work to go then perth's beaches it is...:biggrin: How long is every one moving into a holiday apartment for, do you think that one week would be enough or is that pushing it Or are any of you going stright into a rented accommodation...
  14. sh3p69

    176 lodged May 2012

    is it still the meds that are holding you back if so why dont you try and give then a ring and ask how its going, that seemed to work for a lot of people on the other thread... It will happen soon for you guy,and it will be worth the wait...
  15. sh3p69

    176 lodged May 2012

    Good morning Guys and hope you all had a good weekend, Just a little quick one to see how you all are doing, any flights booked over the weekend...
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