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in view of the rubbish weather and lightening forecast for midday and after discussion with other PP'ers we will now meet at Stickybeaks Cafe/undercover area by the play park.

looking forward to meeting you guys

Janine x

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Sorry folks, we were going to come along but we've just been out for brekkie and got soaked, it really is miserable out there.

Hope those who do make it have a great time, I'm sure there will other times, it would have been lovely to meet you Bean

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Hi Bean - we were really hoping to come later but had our 1st session of Surf Life Saving for our little nipper this morning - we re now recovering from being cold wet and slightly terrified ! Hope you have a great meet up and enjoy the rest of your recci.

Louise : )

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Sorry we won't make it. We joined the surf club today and ended up soaked to the skin. Back home now trying to heat up. Hope to meet up with you all soon

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Lovely to meet you at last, next time the sun will shine and we can have a glass of wine. Enjoy the rest of your time down under.

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Sorry for not making it Bean I trust you guys didn't get too wet. Hope to get to meet you at some point. Rob

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Apologies that I missed this too. Hope that those who went had a good time and am looking forward to seeing you guys at the next meet up.

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- we re now recovering from being cold wet and slightly terrified !

 

The cold and wet I understand, but slightly terrified? We had our swimming assessment today and have our first beach session next week. Now I'm wondering what to expect?

 

Debs

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I was so looking forward to meeting you Bean. Sorry we didn't make it, we really were freezing cold and soaked by the time we got home. We'd really love to meet you and so many others and you were so unlucky with the weather. Lets hope for another meetup soon with some glorious WA sunshine.

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it was nice to meet you too Bean as well as a few others, the weather wasn't that bad in the end and the sun even tried to come out. Kids had a great time too, as usual.

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We got soaked at the Mullaloo surf life saving 'nippers' session today too. I wore full waterproof gear and still ended up with a damp bottom and freezing cold. Not sure how that happened. The kids were frozen, said the water was warmer than the air. After all that, all we wanted to do was go home and get warm. Sorry we missed you Bean but I'm sure we'll catch up with you another time.

 

Nippers - As as we have two kids, OH went with one and I went with the other, as you are not allowed to leave them. I wouldn't want to leave them. Two hours of constant tracking him in the rain, so far out that I couldn't tell which one he was! My eldest was the only one in his group who had never done it before. I felt so proud of him as he gave everything his best shot although it was completely overwhelming. Swimming out to buoys and back again in the deepest sea water he has ever been in, paddling on a board that was too small for him and kept sliding off, but all done with a big smile on his face. I was told the day before they had a Bronze Whaler Shark go up and down the coast in Mullaloo. Tracked by the tagging system. No reappearance in 36 hours so the all clear given.

 

I asked my son what he could see when he looked into the water. He said murky blue-greyness due to the poor weather, tried not to think of what was beneath him! Did get stung by jellyfish though.

 

My little one, tired easily after an hour of running up and down the beach doing relays and swimming out to a boat and back several times. Great fun but will be so much better in sunshine.

 

Enjoy the rest of your trip Bean. What are the plans?

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Oh dear sorry to cause alarm Debs .... it was just seeing my 8 yr old daughter skip out to sea being picked up by a huge wave and then not being able to spot her again for another 20 mins - think she was the last one back out of the water from her group. I was squinting away in the rain by the shore loaded down with all the bags umbrella etc with a rising sense of panic in my chest and feeling a bit dizzy - just as well I didn't know about the shark Sully cos I probably would have fainted ! Daughter said she drank loads of salt water and was deep blue around the lips - not sure it was the cold or the partial drowning. OH did remind me when we got home with mild hysteria that we were surrounded by Life Savers for chuffs sake - easy for him to say from the sofa but guess he has a point ; ).

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I appreciate the comments thanks guys, no need to apologise-just typical Cumbrian weather! it's a shame I couldn't meet more of you as from the comments the recruiters have made to my hubby, I'm not sure we will ever make it to Aus for good :'-(

off to caversham today, hubby off to whale watching tomorrow and I'm off to meet mrs Peanuts, swan valley tour on weds then some r and r before heading to Sydney at the weekend,

Janine x

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as from the comments the recruiters have made to my hubby, I'm not sure we will ever make it to Aus for good :'-(

 

Don't be too disheartened, recruiters aren't necessarily the most reliable source of information. What does he do?

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Don't be too disheartened, recruiters aren't necessarily the most reliable source of information. What does he do?

He is an accountant,Porty but he is quite specialised at the mo- finance manager in nuclear decommissioning. of course I know there's no nuclear power here but we were hoping his project managing would transfer to oil,gas, mining etc. one agent told him it was ludicrous to give up a job in the uk to come here as 600 people apply for every finance post- yeah right ( she was a Brit!) however it's not helping me to persuade him....! x

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He is an accountant,Porty but he is quite specialised at the mo- finance manager in nuclear decommissioning. of course I know there's no nuclear power here but we were hoping his project managing would transfer to oil,gas, mining etc. one agent told him it was ludicrous to give up a job in the uk to come here as 600 people apply for every finance post- yeah right ( she was a Brit!) however it's not helping me to persuade him....! x

 

See, now you've made a couple of fatal errors when communicating with recruitment people. They only deal with boxes and unfortunately you've used the 'specialised' word.

Your second mistake was in believing in transferable skills. This is as mysterious and incomprehensible to a recruitment type as compassion is to a London parking attendant.

Unless you are vanilla and can satisfy 80% of their checklist criteria they simply don't know what to do with you.

 

As someone in a fairly commonplace profession (learning and development), but with highly specialised focus (immersive experiential learning), I know from experience that recruiters can do very little for the likes of me and Mr Bean.

 

Don't give up hope, he may just have to carve the role for himself.

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@robT, not that I am mentioning the Dome, but wasn't your opening of your Coffee House, happening soon, I have been expecting a new thread as most of us on here would love to support you in your new venture. XX

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missed you @ROB T :(

good luck with the cafe ( see I didn't mention the Dome..)

x

 

Thanks Bean I appreciate the sentiment. I truly wish you and your family the very best in your Oz endeavours.

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@robT, not that I am mentioning the Dome, but wasn't your opening of your Coffee House, happening soon, I have been expecting a new thread as most of us on here would love to support you in your new venture. XX

 

Thanks SJT, shouldn't really plug the cafe any more than I have already but seeing you have brought up the subject........

 

DOME BUTLER WILL BE OPENING WED NOV 19th.......it would be awesome to see some of you PP folk there.

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