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We are in Oz! Whoo hoo....

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Guest chris_mac

Hi all

 

Landing saturday moring at brisbane 9.15am. Flew from Man to Abu Dhabi, (2.40min wait) Abu Dhabi to Singapore, (30 min wait) Singapore to Bris.

1 hr Drive north to Caloundra...

 

Etihad airways are spot on.. No complaints... Not impressed with the movie options though!

 

Leaving the family at the airport in Manchester was the worst part of all..

Daughter who is 20 dropped a bombshell night before we flew and told us she wanted to come with us... and has always wanted to.. She told us from day one she wanted to STAY and kept her word for 2 years just to keep her boyfriend and family happy, then breaks down the night before and tells us she has always wanted to come.. OMG!

We are working on it right now to get her over.. Gill has helped again and provided support and direction for us to get her over.. Thanks again Gill :hug: (She will be here soon which for me is the icing on the cake...

 

We are living in the wifes sisters house which is massive and really nice... Our rental is in the same street directly opposite which is also really really nice...

 

Cleaned the pool this morning and tested the water getting it ready for summer? (Listen to me "Cleaned the Pool" .... loving it) Its 28 degrees and ozzies are wearing coats and fleeces... Dont get it? I was sweating my nuts off..:wacko:

 

Signed the rental agreement this morning for six months and we have the option to buy if we like it which im sure we will..

 

Been out this afternoon and bought loads of stuff for the house... Knifes ands forks, dinner sets etc....

 

Loads to do tomoz, Bank, tax ref numbers etc....

 

Seen a Ute and looked at a nice car which we have agreed to buy.

 

Cant beleive we are here... We are so fortunate....

 

Just a quick message to let you know we are fine.... Gonna be busy over the next couple of weeks but im sure i will pop on here....

 

Good luck to all those still waiting.... Its worth it and it does happen...

Best wishes

 

Ozzy Chris

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OMG - what a buzz, you have sent shivers down my spine... Sounds like you are all organised already - wow, that did not take you long!!! lol

 

Thats fantastic news about your daughter wanting to join you, I bet you and the wife are thrilled! It must be sooo difficult leaving children behind! No wonder its put the icing on the cake!

 

Hope you have a fantastic time getting your lives in order. Its refreshing to hear someones story and excitment, it has just reminded me what we are doing all this for! Hopefully QLD will get a move on soon and issue out a few more SS!

 

Good luck with it all and hope you and your family stay lucky in life.

 

Tasha x


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Process started 11/10/08 - VISA GRANTED 29/07/11 ~ Hubby is a Plasterer and me, well I am just bored of waiting!!!

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Great post, so pleased to hear you are settling in so well & what really fantastic news about your daughter....That must be so wonderfull to hear :cute:

 

Good luck with everything & enjoy your new lives....:yes:

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Pleased to hear you got there safe and sound, Great post and fab news regarding your daughter!

Can't wait to hear your next update all the very best xx


Oz is Beautiful, but the uk is home :wubclub:

Returned to Bournemouth 20th August 2010

 

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SOoooo pleased for you..............keep the positive posts coming..........and hope all "good" continues.........best wishes


LojaChica x :smile:Arrived May 2008.................

PR Granted Apr11 Citizenship Granted Jan13......Moved to Andalucía Jul13

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All the very best Chris and family for your future in Oz

Tania X


Is looking forward to the future and all what it holds:biggrin:

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Guest inlimbo

ahhhhhhhh nice post and having your daughter joining you soon is brilliant....

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Guest Tracy1

Im so pleased for you Chris and your family.....I told you in chat your daughter wouldn't be far behind you and she would probably change her mind as soon as you went.

 

Take care....I'm sooooo jealous:yes:

Hope to see you there soon.

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Guest guest17301

Good lad..keep up the good work. More updates soon please xx

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Guest the terry's

Well done guys and great news, enjoy yourselves.

 

Helenx

 

p.s. I'm so jealous !!

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Guest moving down under

So happy for you guys. What great news that your daughter wants to join you. I'm sure you will be very busy over the next few weeks, but when you have a chance update us.

Enjoy settling into your new life in OZ.

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Guest annemarie and brian

i am glad to hear you have settled in ok and getting everything organised and thats brillant news about your daughter going to come over and join you hopefully soon.

 

annemarie

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Guest Squem

YAY Congrats Maccy D!

 

And that's such fab news about your daughter!! You'll have to get her on PIO ... be good to talk to someone my age whose going over there :)

 

Good luck with settling in!

 

Emma x

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Guest Clare Robinson

Hi Dawn, Long time no speak. So when are you off. I see you have Visa in the Bag. That is absolutely great news. Be good to catch up with your news and any updates.

 

All the best.

 

 

Clare, Mat, Maesie and Keilen. xx

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Hey Ozzy Chris

What a buzz you have given us writing that post!

I am fairly new on this and just starting the CPV process, but although I haven't followed your progress, it really gave me a high to read your post! I hope after a nights sleep you are still buzzing!

 

28degrees now and your nuts are hot?? they'll be non existent come the summer.................

 

Enjoy every minute, we are all soooo envious.

 

Cheers Pam

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WOO HOO!!

 

Nice to know you made it mate!!!

 

Hope all goes well for you and hope to see you in December...

 

We fly out 13th December..

 

All the bset and goodluck..:hug:


Agent appointed March 2008, TRA SUCCESSFULL 8/8/08 (Electrician) MODL 175 LODGED 28/8/08.. PCCS received 13/2/09, Meds done 18/2/09.OFF CSL 16/3/09..Applied Qsld SS 19/3/09..Qsld SS APPROVED 18/6/09..VISA GRANTED 23/7/09..Validated 13/12/09..Moved 6/6/10.

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Onya, mate!!

 

Cheers, Bobj.

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Guest chris_mac

Thanks guys for all your best wishes its so nice to receive them..

Come the end if the week im sure i will be able to fill a 4 foot page on here... So much is happenning.. Ive not mentioned loads yet....

Just did the TFN online last night... only took 2 mins for the three of us.

 

Going to the bank today to try and get some money out... After doing all the shopping yesterday looking for beds, fridges and cars the bank manager is in for a shock as to how much we want!

 

Had our first pillar box last night which was a blast.... Whats a pillar box i here you ask? Its when you walk to the end of your drive with a few beers and then the neighbours (blokes only)come out and join you and have the craic etc.. Its a mans thing which is fine by me.... Not sure if the wife agree's

Going to see if we can sort our Driving licences out to, the dept is only round the corner from the bank...

 

So much is happening and yes im in shock.... In shock as to how clean and beautiful this place is.. Wish i did years ago..

 

Not to bothered about a job yet, im gonna chill for a few months, get the house sorted and daughter over..

 

 

Will catch up again end of the week and fill you all in...

 

Good luck and happy visa's

 

Chris Mac

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Hiya Chris, glad your enjoying life so far,, believe me mate ,it gets better each day!lol

Cal x


If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place...

If you get a chance,take it, If it changes your life,let it. Nobody said it would be easy they just said it would be worth it...

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Guest juliemtaylor

Chris, glad to hear you are there and settled. Looking forward to further updates.

 

Julie x

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Welcome to Australia Chris - just up the road from us !!!

 

Now get that location changed, you're not in Darwen any more! :hug:

 

Sue x


"You Can Tell A Yorkshire Lass, You Just Cannot Tell Her Much "

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Glad you are all excited. Good guys is fairly good on the nicklin way up towards Kawana. Saying that there are sales on everywhere i think. Cleaning the pool i bet that was a buzz, enjoy it while the buzz is there as i hear a lot of people moaning. me personally when i get a pool will be thankful even if the wife does have to clean it every day!!!

 

Let me know when you have settled we will hook up for a cold shandy.

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OOhh and good news on your daughter what a time to tell you!!! pleased for you.

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Guest AndyandYvonneD

Hiya Chris

 

Brill news allround eh!! Fabulous place over here isnt it. Glad all going well for you, take care and hopefully see you soon.

 

Yvonne & Andy x

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