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    4 months in, our story so far...

    What a lovely read @jen78 it is a very similar experience to my move which has been a fantastic experience so far. i agree that having the jobs makes it easier but throwing yourself into the social life and getting invoked is so important and really makes a difference. We have such a great social life through our sons soccer and other sporting activities and we do so much more as a family. Keep us updated on the next 6 months Maybe catch you at the next meet up
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    So, this is where we are now ....

    Sorry to hear it didn't work out and hope you settle quickly back in the uk. I remember going through the whole visa and moving process at the same time as you so sad to hear you have gone back. Who knows what the future holds good luck
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    Almost a year in

    It was it was just going into wanneroo central, yes I was with the gang, its tricky when people have their sunnies on to recognise them. Will definitely say hi next time
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    Almost a year in

    Good luck with the move, it's a really exciting time
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    Almost a year in

    Thanks everyone, looking forward to seeing what the next few years bring I saw you yesterday @ktg but I don't think you saw me
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    Almost a year in

    Well its been some time since I've visited the site, lovely to see some familiar names still cropping up who really helped me during the moving process. So how is life down under treating us, here goes So myself, my husband and 2 children arrived in October 2016, we initially stayed with our in-laws which was a massive help for us until we settled into work and found a place of our own. I pretty much started work 2 weeks after arriving, my husband got a FIFO job in Jan for 4 months which was tough but really helped us initially. During this time we looked the kids settled really well into school, we started socialising with the kids out of school activities, especially our sons soccer team which has been great for us. I have since changed jobs to one I can see myself in long term and fits nicely around the kids and school and is very local. We have bought our first home which is more than we could ever have imagined, we have also got a new edition to the family our lovely cat! My husband has also found a job locally which he is happy in and we have just enrolled our eldest daughter in high school. We are so busy all the time, outdoors, going places, exploring, meeting people. I can't say that I have missed home much rather the people, especially significant times eg xmas, birthdays, family gatherings but family are coming to spend xmas with us and I cant wait. We do so much more together as a family than we did in the UK and having our fist Ozzie holiday down to Margaret River next month. I feel so lucky every morning to live in such a beautiful country and have met some wonderful people along the way. We definitely don't have any regrets
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    Bites already!

    Them beasties are definitely out and about, although they don't get me, I'm very lucky my poor children get eaten alive. Only yesterday my daughter had a huge bit and her ankle swelled and was very painful, much better today. I went to the pharmacy got some anti histamines and some antiseptic cream. She was telling me that products with DEET in are becoming quite resistant and not as effective anymore.
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    Perth Meet Up - 9th April 2017

    Hi @Ktee please could I add 4 more people, Scott, Carla and 2 children thanks
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    Transferring money

    Thanks @elfie, I've been in touch with Jonathan so fingers crossed I can get it sorted. It's just freaking me out transferring it to someone else's account before it comes back to mine lol
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    Transferring money

    I need to transfer quite a large amount of money from my uk bank account to my Oz bank account ASAP, what is the quickest, cheapest and hassle free way to do this? thanks
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    Perth Meet Up - 9th April 2017

    I will come along with my 2 kids
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    Northern Suburbs Making Friends

    I could always just meet you a park in tapping @ktg?
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    Northern Suburbs Making Friends

    Hi, yes I do have a son and daughter @ktg and do recall walking past a lady with a pushchair. I didn't think to ask as I was late I just thought everyone would have been Sat in a group. Saturday 28th sounds good to me, will still have no husband but me and kids will come.
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    Northern Suburbs Making Friends

    We ended up coming in the end, got there about 4.50 but didn't see any one either. Hopefully make some plans for another afternoon soon
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    Northern Suburbs Making Friends

    I'm not gonna be able to make it, poorly child Sorry everyone, hopefully catch you all next time
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