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    Moving to Central Coast

    That's all useful info. Thanks very much
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    Moving to Central Coast

    Very true!!
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    Moving to Central Coast

    Hi hubby and I may be relocating to the Central Coast in a couple of weeks with our 3 year old twins and choco labrador. (I know, how do we not know if we are relocating or not. It's only two weeks away right?? Long story) He will be working in Tuggerah and I was wondering which are the best areas for renting. Ideally we would like to be near public transport and of course water. Also, can anyone recommend good daycare facilities. I'm open to family daycare or daycare centres. Can my dog swim in the lake? I have so many more questions but these will do for a starter. lol Really appreciate any input Jo
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    Mums/families in Darwin?

    Hi I'm planning on going to Planet Kids at Nightcliff on Thursday morning if you would like to join us. Joanne
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    Possible move to Darwin

    Hi We have been here in Darwin since July. Hubby's 3rd time. My first. We have previously lived in the Cayman Islands (very expensive), Dubai (expensive shopping) and the UK. Darwin tops them all expense wise. We spend an average of $250 on the weekly shop and then top up. I have to be honest ans say we don't particularly restrict ourselves and we do have nice food. We have 2 year old twins and buy lots of fresh fruit etc for them. We also have a dog. Her big bag of food costs around $120 and it lasts about a month. I can't give any info on vet fees etc. One thing I would say about Darwin is just how friendly the place seems. i love it here. It is easy to get around and there is plenty to do for kids if you have them, or plan to. There are some doggy daycare places and boarding kennels for your pups when you get here. Of course they will need to go into quarantine first. I would suggest putting them in Sydney as it will generally be cooler than Perth. I was worried sick about our pup, but she coped well. Jetpets is a company who can arrange the internal transfer to Darwin for you. They were very good, and reasonable. You can do it cheaper if you can find someone to fly with your pups and take them as excess baggage. Hope this is of some help Joanne
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    Mums/families in Darwin?

    Hi ladies Happy to host a play date at our place in Fannie Bay so some of us newbies can get together. Le me know if you would be interested (our place is pretty much baby proofed) best times for me is in the morning. My twins are now 20 months (18 adjusted)
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    Shipping dog from Sydney to Darwin

    Hi I assume this is handling fees and then the flight is on top? Jo
  8. LadyMc

    Shipping dog from Sydney to Darwin

    Hi Himyarites pooch is due to be released from the big house (Eastern Creek Quarantine) soon. So I need to get her shipped up to Darwin and wondered if anyone had done the same; 1) Did you do it yourself or hire a company to deal on your behalf? 2) if you hired a company who were they and were you happy with them 3) if you did it yourself, what was involved? 4) what were the costs? Thanks in advance Jo
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    Furniture/ Appliance hire in Darwin

    Cheers Ed i hadn't but I will Thanks again
  10. Hi Well we have arrived and will shortly move into our rented place. Our container doesn't arrive for another month and we can either rough it completely or hire some furniture and appliances. i'm opting for the latter!!! Does anyone know of any reasonable hire places that don't want long term contracts? TIA Joanne
  11. We are moving to Darwin next month (Arriving 19th July) "WE" are myself, hubby, our 16 month old twins and our choco lab. (Well she will be joint us after q-u-a-r-a-n-t-i-n-e (Ssshhhhh). Would love to meet up with other people. Despite the young age of our twins, we are actually a bit older. Shall we just say life began almost a decade ago!! I've started a facebook group called Darwin Mums and families (only me and hub as members at the moment). I thought we could perhaps use it for sorting out playdates and what have you. We'll see how it goes.
  12. The shipper we are considering has advised us that around 60% of consignments have damage done upon the quarantine inspection. I suspect/ hope this is just a sales technique to get me to take the all risks insurance. Can anyone tell me if they had any damage done to their shipment and if so how bad it was. ​Thanks in advance
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    Mums/families in Darwin?

    Hi Lessa We are not in Darwin yet, but will be from July 19th. I have 15 month old twins and will defo be interested in any playdates. I'd also love to hear about any kid friendly places you come across between now and then. How are you settling in? ​Joanne
  14. We had our pup vaccinated on 3 March and were told we would need a blood test. I'd think I would rather be cautious and not risk my pup being turned round - or worse!!
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    Broadband in Darwin

    Thanks for that SCOTTISHTRACEY. Appreciate it.