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Guest wooding4

Hi everyone,

 

I am new to this site so bare with me. Me, hubby and our 2 kiddy's ( 4yr Girl and 7 yr boy) have just moved from SA to Qld, we have been here for about 3 months now and are looking at meeting new people, especially with young kids. Finding a bit hard being here at the minute because we are all still settling, we would love to meet for play dates and meet new people.... we are living in the Windaroo area. not bothered about travelling to meet up at all, more than happy.

 

Cheers

Kel :cute:

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Guest siamsusie

Hi Kel

Welcome to Poms In Oz.

 

We have a socialising thread going which might prove useful also to arrange some meet ups.

Also please feel free to join our sister site http://www.lifeinqueensland.com/.

 

Best wishes

 

Susie x

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Guest FayeandKeith

Hi Kel, We are arriving in Brisbane on Monday! We are in SA at the moment saying goodbye to some family and friends though have lived in Europe for the last 15 years. We are staying in the centre of Brisbane for the first 4 weeks as hubbys company has organised the accommodation, though Keith only has one week off. Then just me at the three kids Jude - 6, Rio -3, Kaia - 1. Would love to meet up, been so crazy only found out we were moving to Brisbane 4 days before we left the UK as we thought we were going to Melbourne. long story... drop me a line and we can organise a get together x

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Guest mrsc
Hi everyone,

 

I am new to this site so bare with me. Me, hubby and our 2 kiddy's ( 4yr Girl and 7 yr boy) have just moved from SA to Qld, we have been here for about 3 months now and are looking at meeting new people, especially with young kids. Finding a bit hard being here at the minute because we are all still settling, we would love to meet for play dates and meet new people.... we are living in the Windaroo area. not bothered about travelling to meet up at all, more than happy.

 

Cheers

Kel :cute:

 

Hi

 

Sorry to hijack your thread but I keep thinking that I am living in the wrong state and trying to find out as much information about live in Brisbane as I can. Hoping to get up there for a reccie at some point.

Why did you move was it just a work thing etc any advice would be great.

We are currently in Adelaide

 

Thanks

Michelle

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Guest charter

We've lived 25 mins North of Brisbane for 8 years now and love it. By the beach, no floods, 1/2 hour to hill/bush walking, Australia Zoo, Surf Beaches etc. Weather is the number one reason for coming here, we usually move to where we want to live ,then find work. We've lived in Dublin (1 year), New Zealand (9 Years, OH is Kiwi) and here for 8 and this is where we've fealt most at home though that could be because we now have kids aged 9 and 7. They say Queensland is 20 years and 1 hour behind the rest of Oz which I agree with as it can be very laid back.

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We've lived 25 mins North of Brisbane for 8 years now and love it. By the beach, no floods, 1/2 hour to hill/bush walking, Australia Zoo, Surf Beaches etc. Weather is the number one reason for coming here, we usually move to where we want to live ,then find work. We've lived in Dublin (1 year), New Zealand (9 Years, OH is Kiwi) and here for 8 and this is where we've fealt most at home though that could be because we now have kids aged 9 and 7. They say Queensland is 20 years and 1 hour behind the rest of Oz which I agree with as it can be very laid back.

 

It can't be any further behind than it is here in Adelaide.. it's like living in the 70's which ahs it's good point and bad points.

What's it like living with the storms?

I think I am trying to find my nirvana and for the most part we have it here but just feel like we could do better....

Mainly for the kids to have more opportunities and chance at a better life...

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My kids justdon't know how lucky they are lol. We have a pool they can swim in for 7 months of the year, a tinny boat, we go camping and climbing, I help out at the cub scouts, my daughter does dancing 3 times a week, they can play out in the street and leave the front door open we never need a heater on and we never got any of the flooding. The storms are great to look at (but not be in) and the rain is warm. We have a kid friendly beach at the end of the street and I go fishing in my kayak and sometimes play with dolphins. (no I don't work for Queensland tourism lol)

We miss our families but they visit for a free holiday now and then. All up a better life with much less stress.

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My kids justdon't know how lucky they are lol. We have a pool they can swim in for 7 months of the year, a tinny boat, we go camping and climbing, I help out at the cub scouts, my daughter does dancing 3 times a week, they can play out in the street and leave the front door open we never need a heater on and we never got any of the flooding. The storms are great to look at (but not be in) and the rain is warm. We have a kid friendly beach at the end of the street and I go fishing in my kayak and sometimes play with dolphins. (no I don't work for Queensland tourism lol)

We miss our families but they visit for a free holiday now and then. All up a better life with much less stress.

 

Thanks Redcliffe is one of the area that I have been looking at.

I asked my OH why he was concerned about making the move and he said money (cost to move up) and having to take a step back in job roles again after spending 18mths setting his stall out etc...

Once our house sells in the UK we will be in a better place to fiqure out what we want and hopefully book a reccie to finally nail the decision or not...

 

Do you relaly not need heating? it's gets down to lows of 6 up there as here at the moment and nights are freezing and I have three layers on!!! :biglaugh:

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We have an open fire but no heaters and we've never actually lit the fire. Its a cool 6in the winter mornings for about 10 days a year but still gets to 20 (Shorts and Tee shirt) in the daytime. Forecast for the weekend is 11-21. Kids slept out in a tent last week.

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Guest Deb Carter

Hi Kel, I've just joined this site today and have also moved from SA to QLD, we arrived here in December and am living in the Bayside. I have a 4 yr old girl called maddi, would love to meet up for a playdate. Debs

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Guest jodieandcarl

Hi Charter, we were just wondering where it is your living? My partner and I are struggling to work out where are the best places to move to in the Brisbane area. Where you are sounds amazing!

 

Thanks

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We live in Redcliffe just North of Brisbane. I think there are a few websites with info on the area. (Google) The secret to success I think is to live somewhere that you can both find work or if one has to stay at home then they need to be somewhere close to friends or in an area that has things for them to do during the day that they enjoy (beach, shops, social network etc.)

We have friends that failed because they lived miles from friends, have 2 young kids, in a built up area with nothing to do during the day, she didn't have a car as he used it for work and while the kids were at school she was very lonely.

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