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  1. rpakey

    Whats new in Perth?

    Hi Everyone, We arrive in a week, been to Perth several times but not as a family for the last few years, is there anything new that we should be exploring as a family? Obviously a few trips to the ocean are a must, hopefully the weather will be kind! But what other touristy stuff is there that we may not have seen before? Last family visit was 3 years ago and kids are now ages 9 and 4, any advice would be very well received Thank you in advance
  2. Hi everyone We have booked flights and our usual place in Cottesloe isn't available due to a refurb Does anyone have a house nearby that we could rent? Or perhaps you are away on hols and need a house/dog sitter? (we are willing to pay!) Professional businessman, wife and 2 kids, been to Perth many times so also self-sufficient If anyone can help, or knows anyone else, please make contact (I'm also looking at Oz house rentals and AirBnB etc) Thank you all in advance
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    Weather in Oct & favourite airline?

    All great responses so far, much appreciated and VERY helpful! Thank you again
  4. Hi, we are planning a trip for the last 2 weeks in Oct, never been that time of year, I guess it would be late spring and mostly warm weather? Does anyone have any photos for that time of year or at least educate me a little about what the weather is typically like please? Also, what is your favourite airline to fly with on such a trip and why? Thank you all in advance!
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    Weather in WA in August

    Apologies, usually stay in Cottesloe, forgot to mention that!
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    Weather in WA in August

    HI everyone Whilst I have been to WA several times, I have never been during the month in Aug Whats it like? I recall many years ago arriving late September, and whilst I was in shorts, I had to go and buy a jumper from Gazman for the cooler days Would it be a good time of year to visit, have done the beach and most tourist type things, happy to just be in WA and chill out, obviously have days out and do plenty of fishing Would appreciate your thoughts, good and bad… Many thanks Richard
  7. Hi English Dr You won't go far wrong in Cottesloe! Your wife can walk to the Boatshed to pick up a few groceries and have a nice coffee in the day Kids can walk to the beech at weekends, Freo and Perth are a short drive or train journey, plenty to go at when you are out and about Neighbourhood is extremely safe and friendly Others have commented on schools, which I know little about There are also opportunities with local surgeries that I can put you into contact with if thats what you want to do later on in life Richard
  8. Lovely story, needed to read it…recently tried to help someone in a similar situation but it didn't work out, has given me nightmares for months Glad to read that he's doing well and was so well looked after, amazing medical professionals that undoubtedly saved his life, well done all
  9. Just asked for a copy of our file from our agent, who has quoted me £475+vat per hour, so £570 PER HOUR in order to obtain our own copy Is that reasonable? (seems very steep to me!)
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    Homesick for Perth but living in the UK

    Believe me, I share your pain, but think of it like this- you cannot live or change the past, however, what you do have control of is what you do in the future...
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    Homesick for Perth but living in the UK

    I'd do it, dont let your fear hold them back (if that makes sense) I happen to know a fair bit about child psychology and I am always amazed at how kids adapt to their new surroundings at this sort of age My kids are a similar age, and we live near Cambs But, you only have one life, PLEASE dont look back in 10 years and wish that this was something you wish you had done, life's TOO SHORT!!!
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    Problems with site

    No probs here, I am no teckie, but the other day another website I am registered on wouldnt play ball until I had changed the cookie setting (which is annoying because you have to close all programs and turn the computer off) Anyway, I wonder if its something to do with that?
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    Im really trying....

    I'm at the same stage as you but only submitted xmas eve or so, the days seem long and I must have checked my emails a million times, even though I cannot expect to hear anything for weeks, possibly months...
  14. Yes, GM have a good reputation on here We are using Yvonne at Overseas Emigration, no complaints!
  15. Talk to a registered migration agent and within half hour or so they will tell you if you are likely to obtain a way into Oz- usually the initial consult if free I'm sure plenty on here can make some suggestions if you want some ideas of who to approach