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  1. Young single mums

    Sad that you have had no replies alana rose. Where are you living? What ages are your children? sorry for the inquisition but trying to help with suggestions etc.
  2. I hope people turned up Jen. So many people on this forum wanting to meet up and make friends, but there are so few replies to report back, so we don't know if anything eventuated. With so many people really wanting to make friends, I hope that you all do meet up and relationships are formed. As Mods/Admin, we rarely hear if this has happened, so it would be good to have some feedback. We have all been in your position of being the newbies on the block and just want to help everyone settle into their new lives.
  3. Homesick

    How sad that you think Perth is superficial and uncultured. Perhaps this is your view because you came from a close family and lived in a major city in the UK with so much on your doorstep. The pleasures of Perth are myriad. It is remote from any other big city in the world, so it has developed a character all of it's own that is a bit laid back, very spread out geographically, a bit country town grown big, some incredible scenery (both inland and on the coast), and a good melting pot of different nationalities all coming together. Whilst WA doesn't have international stars visiting every day, we have some amazing venues for concerts and attract all the big names. We have a world class Ballet Company (WA Ballet), a world class Symphony Orchestra (WASO), just to name a few. But apart from that, there are so many amateur dramatic groups, music groups, art clubs etc, scattered all over our spread out metro area. Is this the sort of "culture" that you are missing? No way is Perth superficial. It is a country town grown big too quick, but it is no way superficial. I actually think you might be living in a suburb that you don't feel comfortable in. If so, have you considered moving elsewhere? It is very hard to make a new life when you first emigrate, and it took me a couple of years to feel that I was comfortable in my new "place", so I totally understand how you must be feeling. Are you working or are you stuck at home all day after your children go to school? Homesickness is terrible - it is a physical hurting as much as a mental one. We have all been there and I hope you can find a way through this.
  4. Investor Retirement visa (subclass 405)

    Just bear in mind that visas and their conditions are reviewed annually and can change in an instant. July is the time the new changes usually take place, but not always! It is a minefield, so be vigilant!
  5. Running the retirement planning race

    All good advice Andrew... Thanks!
  6. I totally agree with Verystormy on his comments. Also Camilla at newlifedownunder is an amazing Migration Agent. I hope it works out for you.
  7. Recommendations for good cafes SOR

    Another little gem I have found is on Riley Road in Riverton in a small shopping centre that has a fish and chip shop, a brilliant Italian cafe/restaurant, a hairdressers, newsagent, and Celebrations booze shop. But the best part of this little centre is Rustico. The centre is an "L" shape and Rustico are right where the "L" joins and you think it is going to be a small little coffee place, but when you get in there it is a gourmet grocer heaven! The coffee is good, the food they serve is all made on the premises, and the food in the large grocer section is excellent. Brilliant deli section, amazing cheeses and cold meats, pre-made meals/salads (made on the premises), lots of very different grocery items and the freshest of fruit and veg that is predominantly West Australian/Australian. I travel past this place many times during a week as it is on the route to see my Mum, and I call in often to pick up a takeaway coffee and any fresh items I need. Well worth a visit if you are Riverton way.
  8. Recommendations for good cafes SOR

    I have discovered Kelly's Cafe in Canning Vale.... a delightful cafe set in amongst a nursery and gift shop. Good coffee, good food, and some very different gift items as well. Oh and the nursery was small but had lots of plants. Will be going back.
  9. Thoughts on SAD/depression

    I suffered from SAD when living in UK, but not at all since living in Western Australia, and we have been here for 27 years now. I do make sure that I am outside in the sunshine every day, but in the winter I also take a Vitamin D supplement. I took Vit D in UK too, but it just didn't cut it for me.
  10. We had certified copies too, but that was years ago. At one time Immigration used to accept scanned colour copies of original documents. Is that not the case now?
  11. Transferring visa to new passport

    Absolutely no idea how long it takes or how you do it on line. I have always suggested a personal visit to the Immigration office was the best option.
  12. 2 weeks left to lodge 457s/ENS/RSMS

    Good advice Camilla.... thank you.
  13. 11th Aussiversary

    Congratulations on 11 years in this wonderful country Ali and family. I actually could have written that, as your journey has been very much my families experience too. With the exception that I was a newly divorced Mum of two, and was coming to my only relatives, my parents and brother. We have been here 26 years now and whilst it can be a challenge who to support when England and Oz play sports, we feel very much Australian. Australia is what it is, and it most certainly is not UK in the sun. I love the way so many nationalities live side by side and have created this very different place to live. Here's to your next 11 years Ali!!
  14. Recommendations for good cafes SOR

    Thanks Jen. I had brunch at 6 Willows yesterday, which is next to Tiny Tuckshop. Will try that next time.
  15. OK guys.... I need some new cafes to trial... South of the River please.... My fave was Low Quay in Wilson but in the last few months they have lost the plot and I refuse to pay their inflated prices for mediocre food and coffee. Twig and Sparrow in Willetton are brilliant, but I need to spread my custom around, so help me find some good places for brekkie, lunch, coffee.......