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Uk British Couple looking to make new friends in Redlands area near Brisbane.

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Hey all,

 

We moved out here at the end of August and are looking to socialise and meet new friends. We are both 37 and have a three children who are WIlliam 6, Isabelle 4 and Beatrice who is our new edition.

 

We are living in Ormiston in the Redlands Bay area and enjoy having a drink and most importantly enjoy a good giggle.

 

Would be great to build up a network of similar couples/families to socialise with.

 

Richard & Zoe.

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Hi

 

Sorry dont live near to you as we are in Brisbane city. But if you ever want to meet in the city just send me a message. Hope people in your area get in touch.

 

Jit


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Hi

 

We are meeting in the city this Saturday 15th at Kangaroo Cliffs. I have posted the details in a seperate thread.

 

Meeting at 12pm for the afternoon to have bbq/picnic

 

There are around 6-8 people coming so far. Come and join us.

 

Let me know


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Hello Richard and Zoe,

 

We are moving to the Redlands area from UK at the end of the English Summer. We arrive in Brisbane on 2nd September and are keen to meet people ASAP.

 

We are 41 and 42 with a 4 year old Daughter and a 2 year old Son. We love socializing, having a drink and a laugh.

 

More than happy to meet up when we arrive in Oz.

 

 

Kate & Jonathan.

 

Hey all,

 

We moved out here at the end of August and are looking to socialise and meet new friends. We are both 37 and have a three children who are WIlliam 6, Isabelle 4 and Beatrice who is our new edition.

 

We are living in Ormiston in the Redlands Bay area and enjoy having a drink and most importantly enjoy a good giggle.

 

Would be great to build up a network of similar couples/families to socialise with.

 

Richard & Zoe.

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To all above!

 

We are a couple in our early 40's living in Ormiston and love a giggle, board game, coffee, movie and just relaxing amongst good company.

 

If you fancy a couple of hours with us, give us a bell!

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Hi Kate & Jonathan

How goes the moving plans? Hard work huh?!

We are moving to the Redlands towards the end of Sep and can't wait !!

Good luck

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HI Kate and Johnathan,

 

We are moving to the Redlands in two weeks, we are early 40's with a daughter 14 and son 12, would like to catch up when you arrive, its hard with no contacts at first so feel free to message when you get here, good luck :)

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Hey Richard and Zoe,

We are moving to Redland Bay 22 July, would love to catch up, we are early 40's with two children a daughter 14 and son of 12. Love a good laugh a few drinks and socialising.

Allison :)

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Welcome Richard and Zoe and Allison and Kate and Jon!

 

It would be just fantastic to meet up with all you guys and see if we can help you out as we remember all too well those feelings of inept, excited, scared and desperate to find a friendly face. This is your friendly face responding to you all!

would you prefer to settle in first or lock a date in the diary!

We could meet up at Raby Bay and get some fish and chips?

Or if you prefer, we could meet up at Wellington Point Park and enjoying a BBQ?

We are both easy breezy and would love to have light fun with positive people!

Kip and Dave

(lived out here for 7 years now and are 40 and 42 years of age)

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Hi,

 

Thanks for getting right back to us so quickly, let's get a date in I say!!

 

Fish and Chips very British let's do it, we have been in NSW for 7 months and are relocating due to Hubby's job (again). We came up and secured a rental last week so are busy packing....again haha. Considering working for a removals firm!

 

Our house is in Redland Bay but only a short ride up to Cleveland, we arrive on 22 July and husband starts work 28th so why not do the Saturday? 26th.

 

In box if this suits you all and let's get together, really keen to find out about kids stuff ours are 12 and 14.

 

Looking forward to meeting you

 

Allison

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Allison

 

its Kip here wondering if we could change that date. We are away in our new caravan with our little white hairy baby:a dog. The following weekend Dave is working weekend nightshift (which he does one in four as a sparkie) so I was wondering how your fixed for Saturday 9th August at 4pm as we still grab a bit of daylight.

We like Samsons at Raby Bayand like you, live close in Ormiston.

 

How does that suit you guys?

 

Kate and Jon are also moving out to Redland Bay in early September so we could maybe do a BBQ around our house. We could put a film on for them if you fancy bringing something they would like as we have a media room. We also have a pool but it might be. Touch nippy?

 

We also thought a family game of Pictionary would cause a laugh and break the ice?

 

I will invite Kate and Jon (and her two younger children) if you four are up for it?

 

We don't have children of our own but as a Primary school teacher, I'm adept with children. I've actually just left teaching and now do a couple of nights working as a Private Tutor from my home. Does that give us a few points so we can be accepted as we are currently waifs and stays!!! LOL

 

We have a list of places that you could take the children that I'm sure they would really enjoy.

 

We love nature, animals, caravan bing, motor biking (don't fret we are not in a gang.....not yet anyway!!!) and whilst I love a coffee, natter and reading, Dave lives to play golf and chess. We both enjoy live music, theatre and watching movies. We love a good belly laugh and often find ourselves being rather toggled in a silly board game.

That is a bit about us!

 

You can always make a hasty escape or give us a try?

 

We really hope you can make fish and chips on Saturday 9th August?

 

Keep in touch. I enjoy email but am not into face book I'm afraid. A bit of a techno phobe!

 

All very exciting to start new friendships!

 

Regards

 

Kip

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This sounds great Kip, we will keep in touch and try for the 9th, I am really interested to know about teaching here as I believe rules change between states, I taught in the UK but dont have a B ed and cant afford 30,000 to get one here. But maybe its cheaper up in QLD and I could get a dip ed instead? lot's to talk about!!

Looking forward to meeting you guys, enjoy the caravanning, we used to do it in the UK! :)

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All good Allibaba!

 

I love your nickname and think it will stick with me!!!! (LOL)

 

As for teaching, where do I start?

We need a coffee on this topic as it is really hard to get in. Though I have two degrees and taught in England, I still had to apply to teach in this state as you quite right, every state needs its own permit.

Added to this, you have to sit an interview to have your teaching graded. The heading goes from 1-6 where one is outstanding. Questions during the interview are largely about how the new C2C (classroom to curriculum) is being developed in the classroom. This is a bit like our National Curriculum.

I confess, I think you will need to retrain but the education system isn't do hot here. That said, I've worked in both private and public schools and the places around the Redlandshire are good so you've picked a great spot to raise your family!

 

Keep in touch!

 

Kip

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Thanks Kip,

 

I am going to look into the cost of the Dip ed, as I can use my current degree and just do the teaching aspect.....again lol!! Looking forward to meeting you guys and bending your ears haha!! I agree about the system not being so hot here, in fact their systems are very different, I am surprised anyone gets good grades at my daughters school, mind you a lot have private tuition outside....what dos that tell you?

 

Talk soon

 

Allison

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I totally agree about your comment about the amount of private tuition. This is the reason why I've decided to go down this road and no longer spend stupid hours teaching in schools.

 

When I have left the private girls school I worked at (MBC) I had twenty out of twenty eight parents ask me to tutor their child

As time has gone along, I can honestly say that I've never had to advertise for tutoring, its always come to me. I've worked supply at Ormiston College (private) and state schools in Ormiston, Birkdale and Ive had teaching contracts at Birkdale South State School.

 

Little Kip tip here my AliBaba friend; is if you do decide to do your teaching certificate, consider some tutoring on the side. As an English trained teacher, we are highly sort after and the money is great!

 

If you do decide to train for the teaching certificate, it is expensive and I found the teaching wages poor here. You may want to look into costs more and factor that in!

 

I was paid a lot more in England but the expectation to work longer hours, is more prevalent here. Maybe just consider setting up a private tutoring business. You could either work from your own home or travel out to freelance. Your work could be around the children and it would mean you can start straight away. All you need is a blue card (a day's course)

 

Tutoring rates are from ($50-$70 per hour so much more money and less stress, time at work and no politics. The draw back I do agree with is that you are not in society (the workplace) so it is harder to meet people but as you have children of 12 and 14, I'm certain you will meet plenty of friends!

 

Youve already got me on your list and I'm just a waif and stray!

 

Any questions, just ask away and we will do all we can to help you guys.

 

My email is: kip.harris@hotmail.co.uk

 

do you want to meet up for coffee?

 

I'm free on Tuesday after 1pm if you fancy a brew and a natter?

 

we could meet on Raby Bay harbour which is a lovely spot. There is a lovely place called Coffee Secret or Secret Coffee and of you are free, I could make it?

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