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Hi Guys.

We have been here for 11 days and our feet havnt touched the ground!!!!

The flight was great (would defo recomend Singapore!!) and the kids were absolute stars...all the games, ipods, books, colouring equiptments etc etc wasnt touched!!! they watched one film after another. I think they were TV starved...we had been staying at a rental of my parents for the last 3 weeks in the UK and they didnt have a tellie:laugh:The flight went suprisingly quickly, although I didnt sleep a wink...at one point I got up to go to the loo and returned to my seat to find Ruairi flat out asleep across my seat and his...I stood in the isle for 2 hours!!!!

 

The jetlag has been a killer and took me a day or two to get into the swing of things.

I wasnt prepared for the swing of emotions I would feel on arrival, but we are settling in now. Its helped being with family. They were complete strangers when we arrived but they have been great. All the family have been so hospitable and made the transition much easier. Nonetheless we felt that we needed to get a rental sorted ASAP. We are quite cramped where we are and Terry's aunt and uncle are in their 70's and must feel like they have been invaded.

All last week we spent searching for rentals and picked up the keys this morning for our first Aussie home!!!!! Its a stunning house in Cleveland. I had done loads of research into areas before leaving the UK and thought that the Bayside area was where I wanted to be and for sure it didnt disapoint!!!! Anyway our container doesnt arrive in brisbane until 16th and then it has to clear quarentine so we have begged, borrowed and scrounged most things and are going shopping for the rest to see us through tomorrow!!!We move in on Monday when we can get the electricity turned on.

Anyway I will have to do this in installments so not to bore you all...so until next time...TTFN.xxxxxx


Terry(43),Melanie(42),Ciara(14),Ruairi(10)

Started to look into PR Oct 08, 175 CSL visa lodged 4/7/09. Visa granted 14/1/10, Arrived in Brisbane 24/08/10 !!!!!:jiggy:

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Hi Guys.

We have been here for 11 days and our feet havnt touched the ground!!!!

The flight was great (would defo recomend Singapore!!) and the kids were absolute stars...all the games, ipods, books, colouring equiptments etc etc wasnt touched!!! they watched one film after another. I think they were TV starved...we had been staying at a rental of my parents for the last 3 weeks in the UK and they didnt have a tellie:laugh:The flight went suprisingly quickly, although I didnt sleep a wink...at one point I got up to go to the loo and returned to my seat to find Ruairi flat out asleep across my seat and his...I stood in the isle for 2 hours!!!!

 

The jetlag has been a killer and took me a day or two to get into the swing of things.

I wasnt prepared for the swing of emotions I would feel on arrival, but we are settling in now. Its helped being with family. They were complete strangers when we arrived but they have been great. All the family have been so hospitable and made the transition much easier. Nonetheless we felt that we needed to get a rental sorted ASAP. We are quite cramped where we are and Terry's aunt and uncle are in their 70's and must feel like they have been invaded.

All last week we spent searching for rentals and picked up the keys this morning for our first Aussie home!!!!! Its a stunning house in Cleveland. I had done loads of research into areas before leaving the UK and thought that the Bayside area was where I wanted to be and for sure it didnt disapoint!!!! Anyway our container doesnt arrive in brisbane until 16th and then it has to clear quarentine so we have begged, borrowed and scrounged most things and are going shopping for the rest to see us through tomorrow!!!We move in on Monday when we can get the electricity turned on.

Anyway I will have to do this in installments so not to bore you all...so until next time...TTFN.xxxxxx

 

glad things are going so well for you cleveland is lovely we're just down the road at wellington point look forward to your next instalment

 

em

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Great to hear that its all going so well for you. Good luck with your new home and look forward to hearing more of your adventures.

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Hi Guys.

We have been here for 11 days and our feet havnt touched the ground!!!!

The flight was great (would defo recomend Singapore!!) and the kids were absolute stars...all the games, ipods, books, colouring equiptments etc etc wasnt touched!!! they watched one film after another. I think they were TV starved...we had been staying at a rental of my parents for the last 3 weeks in the UK and they didnt have a tellie:laugh:The flight went suprisingly quickly, although I didnt sleep a wink...at one point I got up to go to the loo and returned to my seat to find Ruairi flat out asleep across my seat and his...I stood in the isle for 2 hours!!!!

 

The jetlag has been a killer and took me a day or two to get into the swing of things.

I wasnt prepared for the swing of emotions I would feel on arrival, but we are settling in now. Its helped being with family. They were complete strangers when we arrived but they have been great. All the family have been so hospitable and made the transition much easier. Nonetheless we felt that we needed to get a rental sorted ASAP. We are quite cramped where we are and Terry's aunt and uncle are in their 70's and must feel like they have been invaded.

All last week we spent searching for rentals and picked up the keys this morning for our first Aussie home!!!!! Its a stunning house in Cleveland. I had done loads of research into areas before leaving the UK and thought that the Bayside area was where I wanted to be and for sure it didnt disapoint!!!! Anyway our container doesnt arrive in brisbane until 16th and then it has to clear quarentine so we have begged, borrowed and scrounged most things and are going shopping for the rest to see us through tomorrow!!!We move in on Monday when we can get the electricity turned on.

Anyway I will have to do this in installments so not to bore you all...so until next time...TTFN.xxxxxx

Thats fantastic i am absolutly delighted for you, look forward to your next post :yes::wubclub:

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I'm excited that your excited, i can't wait to hear more and more.

 

All the best, jim x.

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Great News Guys!!

 

So glad you are finally here and beginning life downunder!!

 

Daniel

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Hi Melanie, so glad the flight went well and you have found somewhere to live.. if there is anything I

can help you with just shout. I have spare iron, ironing board, kettle, toaster and some kitchen stuff like knives, cups, etc. We are in wynnum which is not tooooo far from you lol..

Lynne x

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Sounds like a great start.

 

Look forward to the next instalment.


XXX

Annette, Steve, Ben and Buddy the dog.

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Brilliant start then, we loved Singapore too.

 

Here's to your next happy installment then.

 

Julie x

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Im glad things have got off to a great start for you :hug:

 

Gill x

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Glad to hear things are going well so far, you have picked a fantastic area to live in, we love it in the bayside

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Sounds like things are going really well - so pleased for you!! Look forward to the next update ..... and yes ..... it's a fab area x :wink:


17/6/09 - Lodged 175, CSL ........ Visa Grant - 28/1/10 ........ Arrived in Brisbane - 2/7/10 :jiggy:

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Hi melaine,

 

Glad to hear it is going well, can't wait for more up dates.

 

Tina x


WDU filmed 06/07.09, Job offer recevied. AQF III for shoemaker awarded 26.01.12. TRA successful 01.06.12. Qualified as a midwife 23.09.12. 457 Grant 29.01.13 Arrived Brisbane 23.04.13. ENS 186 apllied 16.03.14..

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Thanks guys!!!

We move into the house tomorrow so cant wait!!!

 

Lynne will send you a PM The iron and ironing board would be great thanks!!!!!


Terry(43),Melanie(42),Ciara(14),Ruairi(10)

Started to look into PR Oct 08, 175 CSL visa lodged 4/7/09. Visa granted 14/1/10, Arrived in Brisbane 24/08/10 !!!!!:jiggy:

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"Hit the ground running" is a brilliant expression for this experience. Well done on getting it all underway, its fantastic isnt it? 9 weeks in and we are at the point now where we are no longer running but now settling and you wont be dissapointed, we too went with Singapore they are great. Good luck with the rest and most of all enjoy x:jiggy:

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Congratulations and welcome !

PM me and we can meet up,we are in Cleveland -Oyster point,may be near to you.

Let me know if you need anything xxx

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Hi Guys.

We have been here for 11 days and our feet havnt touched the ground!!!!

The flight was great (would defo recomend Singapore!!) and the kids were absolute stars...all the games, ipods, books, colouring equiptments etc etc wasnt touched!!! they watched one film after another. I think they were TV starved...we had been staying at a rental of my parents for the last 3 weeks in the UK and they didnt have a tellie:laugh:The flight went suprisingly quickly, although I didnt sleep a wink...at one point I got up to go to the loo and returned to my seat to find Ruairi flat out asleep across my seat and his...I stood in the isle for 2 hours!!!!

 

The jetlag has been a killer and took me a day or two to get into the swing of things.

I wasnt prepared for the swing of emotions I would feel on arrival, but we are settling in now. Its helped being with family. They were complete strangers when we arrived but they have been great. All the family have been so hospitable and made the transition much easier. Nonetheless we felt that we needed to get a rental sorted ASAP. We are quite cramped where we are and Terry's aunt and uncle are in their 70's and must feel like they have been invaded.

All last week we spent searching for rentals and picked up the keys this morning for our first Aussie home!!!!! Its a stunning house in Cleveland. I had done loads of research into areas before leaving the UK and thought that the Bayside area was where I wanted to be and for sure it didnt disapoint!!!! Anyway our container doesnt arrive in brisbane until 16th and then it has to clear quarentine so we have begged, borrowed and scrounged most things and are going shopping for the rest to see us through tomorrow!!!We move in on Monday when we can get the electricity turned on.

Anyway I will have to do this in installments so not to bore you all...so until next time...TTFN.xxxxxx

 

Hiya

 

It's great to hear that things have gne so well for you so far! I hope all went well moving in today.

 

I look forwards to reading your next installment!

 

Love

 

Rudi

x


 

 

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glad youve settled,we are in cleveland been here 4 months,if the other half fancys a pint give us a shout,also we have 2 kids if yours want to play with some kids,cheers

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Well, we moved into our new home.....on the way there Terry got a call from the job agency to say he had an interview this arvo!!! So I was left to unpack and wait in for the electricity guy to come and connect us

They didnt turn up...but Terry got a second interview tomorrow!!!!!

All the neighbours rallied round and got us a cable connected from one of their homes into ours and brought us lamps so we have light!!!

The kids have made friends with the whole neighbourhood!!!!

 

Melanie x


Terry(43),Melanie(42),Ciara(14),Ruairi(10)

Started to look into PR Oct 08, 175 CSL visa lodged 4/7/09. Visa granted 14/1/10, Arrived in Brisbane 24/08/10 !!!!!:jiggy:

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Well, we moved into our new home.....on the way there Terry got a call from the job agency to say he had an interview this arvo!!! So I was left to unpack and wait in for the electricity guy to come and connect us

They didnt turn up...but Terry got a second interview tomorrow!!!!!

All the neighbours rallied round and got us a cable connected from one of their homes into ours and brought us lamps so we have light!!!

The kids have made friends with the whole neighbourhood!!!!

 

Melanie x

 

Awww - really fab stuff!! Great to hear - and will have everything crossed for tomorrow for Terry! :wink:


17/6/09 - Lodged 175, CSL ........ Visa Grant - 28/1/10 ........ Arrived in Brisbane - 2/7/10 :jiggy:

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Glad yer tickety boo mel,hope it carries on for you all,11 days and its ARVO already?!:wink::wubclub:


"The problem with neo conservative capitalism and it's insatiable greed for more wealth and disparity amongst the populace,is that it ended up being the catalyst for the great depression and modern recession"

 

Me,tonight:wubclub:

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Well, we moved into our new home.....on the way there Terry got a call from the job agency to say he had an interview this arvo!!! So I was left to unpack and wait in for the electricity guy to come and connect us

They didnt turn up...but Terry got a second interview tomorrow!!!!!

All the neighbours rallied round and got us a cable connected from one of their homes into ours and brought us lamps so we have light!!!

The kids have made friends with the whole neighbourhood!!!!

 

Melanie x

 

We are so happy you guys arrived safe and sound and are settling down nicely!!! I can really see your positive attitude (towards the little hiccups!) and that makes a difference! :wink:

 

Hehehe, its so nice to hear that the neighbors are so nice and kids making friends!

 

It seems that you guys found long term rent quite quickly! How long did it take you?

 

We will soon be following you :biggrin: ....and GOOD LUCK for hubbies work!! :smile:

 

Cheers

B!K3R

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Hi Melanie

 

Well, it sounds like you are well and truly settling in there! Borrowing the neighbours electric too... how nice is that!

 

I hope Terry gets the job, good luck and look forward to your next installment!

 

Best wishes

Tasha :wubclub:

 

p.s when does the cat arrive?


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wow, job interview so quick and a second today it all sounds very promising. It sounds like you have some great neighbours it makes settling in so much easier. I had to have a little giggle about the electricity guys not turning up, there does seem to be a bit of the spanish 'manyana' (not sure of the spelling there) attitude here. Hope you get it sorted today. Our pool guy took away the creepy crawly to fix and said he would bring it back that afternoon, we waited 4 weeks and then had to jump up and down and stamp our feet in the estate agents to get anything done.. he brought it back last friday and said he'd be back Monday (yesterday) to do the chemical check and bring some extra parts..... we are still waiting for him lol.... still it all adds to the charm of living here.

I'm so pleased the children have make friends, it must take a huge weight off your mind, I think if the kids are happy then so are the parents. Good luck with the job interview and please let us all know how it goes. Happy unpacking.

Lynne

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