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  1. hello there, Are there any essex people living on the northern beaches? Married to a west ham fan, with teenage daughter who is eighteen and son age twelve we arrived here august 2007, fortunatley were getting used to it here,because its been so hard and i really feel for those who have just arrived here it takes at least 2 yrs to settle...hope to hear from you thanks emma:unsure:
  2. is anyone out there.. i have been in merrylands sydney for 2 weeks now and know no one is there any one who would like to meet up for coffee with me at stocklands mall merrylands or paramatta mall ozziegirl :biggrin:
  3. Hi All, We have read many threads on this subject and felt it might be worth starting a new thread on exporting a car plus belongings, why... we can't seem to get to the bottom of whether we should be quoted a higher price because we are including our car or if it should be cheaper as the car takes up much of the space? Or a container is a container so they should all work out the same sort of cost? Our plan is to take the car and then fit in as much furniture as possible into a 20 foot container. The following companies have visited - Britannia Movers International Pickfords Excess International Movers Ltd Doree Bonner International PSS International Removals John Mason Crown All of them had their good points i.e polity sales people who seemed to have a good understanding of what would fit in the container and how many cubic feet would be needed. But we have found they all have very different opinions on what will fit in the container. Some say they can fit all of our furniture with the car and others are say we cannot? So to all of you out there with experience in this matter could you answer the following as it would be very helpful. 1/ 20ft Container with car and belongings, how much do you thinks a fair price is? We will be moving within 30 km of the port in Perth. 2/ Has anyone been able to get confirmation in writing that the moving company will not charge any extra if they are unable to fit everything that is list on the manifest onto the container? And they will pay the access for it to be deliver through a shared container at no extra cost to us if this is the case? 3/ What other expenses are not included in there quote that we should be aware of? i.e clearance costs in Perth, steam clean car etc? We will keep this thread up to date with our experiences, what we've learned and anything else that might help others in their move to Oz. Thanks in advance for any tips and advise you can offer., Megan:biggrin:
  4. The Denham family are a family of four, 32, 30, 4, 2. They live a peacfull little town in essex called 'south woodham ferrers',near chemsford. But one day after several hard days at work Mr and Mrs Denham cried ' there must be more to life then this!'. So they decided to move their young family to a slower, sunny place. Where kids can be kids, and family time is playing not watching tv. Perth appears to be the place for us, although I did like the look of adelaide. We have a 3 week visit booked in may, so only time will tell. I am a cancer nurse working at Southend hospital & hubby works for Ford motor company. I have some family but we are not very close, so I was thinking 'why not start making friends now'. Although Perth is a big place, as brits we are used to traveling. So if friendships are made, we want feel as lonely! (hopefully). We are attending the 9th march meet up at the 'halfway house' A127, so please pop along. I know, abit long winded, just thought it would be a good idea. All replies welcome!!!!! Michelle, Jon, Kiera & Erin
  5. I would just like to highly recommend a company we have just used to ship our 4 bed house from Essex to Secret Harbour - Perth. Andrew is the rep for Moving Partners who is an agent for Hamiltons International moving company, Andrew is really helpfull and will try his hardest to beat your lowest quotation. The surveyer from hamiltons was very helpfull and full of advice. It took 1 day for 4 guys from Hamiltons to pack and wrap everything and just over 2 hours to completely fill the 20 foot container to the door. The container left our house on 21/9/11 and is set to sail from Felixstow on 24/9/11 with an expected arrival date in Fremantle 10/10/11 so fingers crossed.:hug:
  6. Hi All This is my first thread! We are a family of four My husband Keith (35) and Myself Kate(29) and our two daughters who are 6 and 3, we r in the process of getting his subclass 100 visa, medical was done last week so hopefully not long now!!! I am a australian citizen and so now are our girls! i moved to the UK 10 yrs ago, but since getting married and bringing up a family we are for sure out of here!!!!!!!!!!!! Can anyone tell me what the housing market is like out there in perth...? my hubby is a estate agent for the past 11 yrs and ideally thats what he would like to do, but not sure on the current climate out there..? Is perth ok for getting jobs...? im in purchasing administration....? im just worried that we wont be able to find work...? my family can advise but would like a Ex poms advice...? lol We r looking to move down mandurah way, but maybe a area in between perth and mandurah...? any ideas on nice areas...? sorry for all the questions guys! i know im a aussie but have been out of the looop for a very long time! lol any advice would be great, also do LCD and plasmas work.....???? shall we pay for shipping or buy new stuff when we get there..? :wacko: confusing
  7. Are there any fellow essex dwellers making the move to Victoria ? :biggrin:
  8. Was having a chat the other day about the people we met at the "Essex meet's" and apart from Mr Luvpants who flies out on christmas day, everyone else should be here now (i think, sorry if your not) ..... So if your:- Curlysoo, Ess, Kag, Kdal, Jackie & Bruce, Davyone1, Steve & Gina, Mother of 2, Karlewi, Hammer, Annemarie & Brian, Baggo's, Mrs C, Nurse Sue, Shazpaul35, Tracey from Brantree, Melissa, Dionne & Rickie, Sunsh1ne, Tottenham John, Mark & Tracey from Essex and Lisa n Alex (in no particular order, people) Tell us where you ended up and how's it going with you all....... would love to know!!! KP Nuts
  9. young2682

    Family from Essex moving to Perth

    Hi all, We have just started our skilled independant visa process, is anyone also going through this and have any advice on time frames? We are being told 15-24 months..... seems like forever!! Thanks
  10. just like to know has anyone had there medicals done at spire hartswood hospital in essex because have been looking on here but cant see anyone that has been there every one has been to manchester which seems to reasonable ,if anyone has been could they let us know how was it there and how much did it all cost thanks tracey :rolleyes:
  11. A very kind offer to see if he could help me with a problem with the central heating boiler via Cyberspace:notworthy: Its now fixed and warmth is returning as we speak :notworthy: Thankyou John :hug:
  12. Guest

    did u live in essex area ?

    hi just looking for people that used to live in the essex area before moving to queensland lots of northerns here so trying to find someone like me to even it out. I live in the sunshine coast not far from coolum beach i have 5 kids aged 13,12,10.5 and 5 months have only lived in queensland for a few months but lived in adelaide before that for 2 years. well if anyone is there give me a bell !!:unsure:
  13. munchkinpie

    Essex Newbie!

    Hi guys Well im a couple of weeks into finally deciding to get proactive about moving to Aus! Im Louise (32) and my oh is Will (27) ......... yeah yeah I know! We have 2 girls aged 12 and nearly 10 and a little monster who is 15 months. Currently scouting for migration agents but looking probably at GoMatilda due to the volume of recommendations but just waiting to hear back from them. Area of choice would be Melbourne but making up little folders for Sydney and Adelaide as well as these are the main places of oh's industry base. So far ive managed to work out that its going to be a long and bumpy journey to get there but Im a true believer in an easy life being a boring one :rolleyes: Trying to get help into which is best and most appropriate visa for us to go for - but getting LOADS of contradicting advice re what occupation band oh fits into :arghh: But we will get there ...hy hook or by crook as they say. Would love to chat to a few locals who are on their journey to get down under x
  14. I am thinking of resurrecting the Essex meet. Some of you might remember that there was a bit of a hoo hah at the last one so it seemed to fizzle away. It will be at the Half way house which is on the A127 near Tilbury. Who would definitely be interested? When I say interested I mean about 95% sure that they would go. It will be on a sunday afternoon. http://www.half-way.co.uk/ JOHN
  15. mr luvpants

    Where to get meds done in Essex?

    After a nearly two year wait, we are finally starting our visa application this afternoon! Can anyone recommend a good place to get their medicals done (price wise) or are they all much of a muchness? JOHN
  16. Just came across this site - just wanted to say hello - arrived in Melbourne August 2007 - miss family and friends - my only issue since arriving is that I have made no friends and am finding this extremely hard to come to terms with - apart from that life is good ! I have lived in East Tilbury, Stanford-Le-Hope, and Bristol, now live in Melbourne. Hope to post and get to know people on here :cute:
  17. mr luvpants

    Any Essex peeps wanting to migrate?

    I have been on this site for nearly 2 years and the names come and go. We are in a waiting game and dont expect to be in Oz till the end of next year. Are there any Essex bods on the site who are migrating to oz especially Brisbane, GC or SC? JOHN
  18. embydoops

    Hordon on the hill essex

    Hi there, just wondering if anyone has any advice on Horndon on the hill in essex on whats it like there? High schools,shops,people etc. Thankyou.:huh:
  19. Big decision time for us,do we stay or do we go back? Im a bag of nerves at the moment,my husband says its up to me,and my son said the same,im so worried that we are making a mistake,we are also getting low on our savings,we both work here but on crap wages and sydney is expensive,we phoned an agent in southend and said we can rent the house we have seen on the internet and landlord said we have to pay deposite on monday. my son plays footie and when his not training he keeps saying his bored his 13,his footie mates live miles away and he dosent have any freedom at all. Has anyone on here gone back to essex and found it that bad,or were you pleased to be back?:huh:
  20. hi i live in the south east suburbs of melbourne...recently seperated...most of my old friends have returned to uk ....seeking some kindred spirits to chat and socialise with...also can give help advise etc to anyone moving this way....i live in a beautiful part of melbourne by the way dandenong ranges....:wub:
  21. Anyone live in or near Shenfield in Essex (UK) and use the station there? Need to know if there are payphones there or not? Thanks in advance! Diane
  22. Hi everyone, Does anyone know if there is any meets happen or arranged would love to go and meet people who are going through the same and chat, if so let us now where and when? thanks annemarie:spinny:
  23. Hi whos up for a meet up in essex. anyone going south perth? lisa:spinny:
  24. mr luvpants

    Essex Meet up

    January 11th 2009. 2 pm @ the Halfway House A127 Essex. Whose in? Lets make a list: Lisa and Me
  25. OK, here we go again........... (and I can hear everyone go, not again, please)...... But, yes it's time for our next Essex Meet which will be on Sunday 24th August @ 2.00pm at The Halfway House on the A127. If you are new to the site, or are just thinking about Oz at the moment, come along and have a chat to like minded people who are already on their journey, in the visa process. The pub does food, and has a play area in the garden for the kids. So come along and make some new friends, but we will also be saying good bye to a very good friend, April and Richard (Mrs C) this will be their last meet, before they fly off to start their new life down under. Hope to see you all on the 24th KP Nuts