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I do regularly. Been here nearly 5 years, but I still get that feeling of relief that I don't have to go back! Every time I see the Ocean. Every time I see a dolphin. Every time I see the temperature on my phone . I live here, It's not a holiday. Aren't we so lucky?

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I concur, just about every day.

Every morning when I park at South Beach and scooter with my daughter into school in Freo. We see the vast expanse of the Indian Ocean, we see the boats in the yacht club, freight trains screeching and rumbling purposefully on their journey to and from the docks, the fishing boat harbour and through the beautiful old buildings with amazing stories engrained in the stone and timber that I wish I could unlock.

Today as I drove back from Joonders and cruised through the city.

This evening as we sat in the garden for three hours listening to the children tell us about their week.

Last night as we took our son to see Spoon, a beautiful evening and then took the train home, a thirty minute journey that cost peanuts, in a spotlessly clean carriage full of people laughing and chatting, none of whom had even the slightest feeling of fear or vulnerability, that something sinister and dark might be waiting for them on their walk home from the station.

Lucky? My days are spent considering how I can give back, not how I can make personal gain. I have greater wealth, satisfaction and gratitude than anyone alive, it feels.

I don't mean to sound sanctimonious, I'm genuinely overawed by how amazing my life is compared to the one I left four years ago.

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Loved reading your post. Today we received our visa grant so can't wait to be one of the lucky ones. Can't come soon enough!

 

 

I concur, just about every day.

Every morning when I park at South Beach and scooter with my daughter into school in Freo. We see the vast expanse of the Indian Ocean, we see the boats in the yacht club, freight trains screeching and rumbling purposefully on their journey to and from the docks, the fishing boat harbour and through the beautiful old buildings with amazing stories engrained in the stone and timber that I wish I could unlock.

Today as I drove back from Joonders and cruised through the city.

This evening as we sat in the garden for three hours listening to the children tell us about their week.

Last night as we took our son to see Spoon, a beautiful evening and then took the train home, a thirty minute journey that cost peanuts, in a spotlessly clean carriage full of people laughing and chatting, none of whom had even the slightest feeling of fear or vulnerability, that something sinister and dark might be waiting for them on their walk home from the station.

Lucky? My days are spent considering how I can give back, not how I can make personal gain. I have greater wealth, satisfaction and gratitude than anyone alive, it feels.

I don't mean to sound sanctimonious, I'm genuinely overawed by how amazing my life is compared to the one I left four years ago.

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I do regularly. Been here nearly 5 years, but I still get that feeling of relief that I don't have to go back! Every time I see the Ocean. Every time I see a dolphin. Every time I see the temperature on my phone . I live here, It's not a holiday. Aren't we so lucky?

 

LOVE this post!

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Yep like Porty, nearly everyday. I was at Matilda Bay on Thursday, just having a coffee at the tea rooms, watching the boats on the swan and I said to my in-laws who are here on holiday, that I felt like I'm on holiday and they laughed and said that I was very lucky as I live here and can do these things every day of the week. The skies this week have been spectacular of an evening and a wonderful thing to see sitting by the Indian ocean, a cider in one hand and thanking my lucky stars that we moved here.

 

Also on a health point of view, I saw my doctor two weeks ago on a Mon, who felt that I needed to see a specialist, I had a scan the next day, specialist appointment a week later, and I am now booked in for quite a lot of major surgery in two weeks time, so all in all, it will be four weeks from seeing my doctor, to having an operation being done in the public sector and that was a wow I'm glad I live here moment. Now I am not slating the NHS, but I do feel that it is very over stretched, as some of my problems should have been dealt with when I was back in the UK, but they just kept coming up with different solutions, where as this specialist took one look at me, and said it needed sorting now.

 

You still have to work here, do the washing, kids still have to go to school, you still have your worries, but when things get tough, a quick walk along the beach, clears the mind and puts things back into prospective.

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Yep like Porty, nearly everyday. I was at Matilda Bay on Thursday, just having a coffee at the tea rooms, watching the boats on the swan and I said to my in-laws who are here on holiday, that I felt like I'm on holiday and they laughed and said that I was very lucky as I live here and can do these things every day of the week. The skies this week have been spectacular of an evening and a wonderful thing to see sitting by the Indian ocean, a cider in one hand and thanking my lucky stars that we moved here.

 

Also on a health point of view, I saw my doctor two weeks ago on a Mon, who felt that I needed to see a specialist, I had a scan the next day, specialist appointment a week later, and I am now booked in for quite a lot of major surgery in two weeks time, so all in all, it will be four weeks from seeing my doctor, to having an operation being done in the public sector and that was a wow I'm glad I live here moment. Now I am not slating the NHS, but I do feel that it is very over stretched, as some of my problems should have been dealt with when I was back in the UK, but they just kept coming up with different solutions, where as this specialist took one look at me, and said it needed sorting now.

 

You still have to work here, do the washing, kids still have to go to school, you still have your worries, but when things get tough, a quick walk along the beach, clears the mind and puts things back into prospective.

 

Thinking of you.Will have to meet up again when you are feeling better.Glad you will be getting things sorted.

Love sitting at the foreshore haven a drink or a meal looking at the beach it does feel like you are on holiday.

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The best ahhhhhhhh moment is knowing that the sun shines most days and that the clouds are not hanging low over the mountains. Coming from wet and windy Wales that is a major plus. Been here 2 1/2 years still feel its a holiday ..........

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That because you met me

Of course that's the main reason...........waking to strange bird calls, being minutes from two near empty beaches,lovely blue sky, cycling along the river with it's great views are just a bonus to that!

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I still get a buzz when I see a palm tree. Seeing the ocean makes me want to wet myself, literally... and the blue blue sky.... I used to be impressed with parrots, but oh he noise in the mornings. The current Mrs D still like a cockatoo... Be a sad day if I EVER take this for granted....

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Yep all the time!

We've been here just over a year. I still squeal when I see a Roo or Emu. Will never get bored of watching carnaby cockatoos flying over on my drive home from work. The sound of the kookaburras calling when we're at our block always puts a smile on my face too.

 

Like the others have said life still goes on but I thank my lucky stars that we were given this amazing opportunity

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Every time I go into the city along the river. We went into Freo on Thursday for my daughters birthday, pre-drinks at Monk and dinner at Sandrino's ... our in laws loved the vibe and buzz and my hubby just said .. we get to do things like this every day

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Yep like Porty, nearly everyday. I was at Matilda Bay on Thursday, just having a coffee at the tea rooms, watching the boats on the swan and I said to my in-laws who are here on holiday, that I felt like I'm on holiday and they laughed and said that I was very lucky as I live here and can do these things every day of the week. The skies this week have been spectacular of an evening and a wonderful thing to see sitting by the Indian ocean, a cider in one hand and thanking my lucky stars that we moved here.

 

Also on a health point of view, I saw my doctor two weeks ago on a Mon, who felt that I needed to see a specialist, I had a scan the next day, specialist appointment a week later, and I am now booked in for quite a lot of major surgery in two weeks time, so all in all, it will be four weeks from seeing my doctor, to having an operation being done in the public sector and that was a wow I'm glad I live here moment. Now I am not slating the NHS, but I do feel that it is very over stretched, as some of my problems should have been dealt with when I was back in the UK, but they just kept coming up with different solutions, where as this specialist took one look at me, and said it needed sorting now.

 

You still have to work here, do the washing, kids still have to go to school, you still have your worries, but when things get tough, a quick walk along the beach, clears the mind and puts things back into prospective.

 

Good luck with the surgery and hope it proves to be a fairly easy and quick recovery for you xx

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I still get a buzz when I see a palm tree. Seeing the ocean makes me want to wet myself, literally... and the blue blue sky.... I used to be impressed with parrots, but oh he noise in the mornings. The current Mrs D still like a cockatoo... Be a sad day if I EVER take this for granted....

 

Haha same here. After 18 months there I could still look at a (row of) palm tree(s) and go awe

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Yep like Porty, nearly everyday. I was at Matilda Bay on Thursday, just having a coffee at the tea rooms, watching the boats on the swan and I said to my in-laws who are here on holiday, that I felt like I'm on holiday and they laughed and said that I was very lucky as I live here and can do these things every day of the week. The skies this week have been spectacular of an evening and a wonderful thing to see sitting by the Indian ocean, a cider in one hand and thanking my lucky stars that we moved here.

 

Also on a health point of view, I saw my doctor two weeks ago on a Mon, who felt that I needed to see a specialist, I had a scan the next day, specialist appointment a week later, and I am now booked in for quite a lot of major surgery in two weeks time, so all in all, it will be four weeks from seeing my doctor, to having an operation being done in the public sector and that was a wow I'm glad I live here moment. Now I am not slating the NHS, but I do feel that it is very over stretched, as some of my problems should have been dealt with when I was back in the UK, but they just kept coming up with different solutions, where as this specialist took one look at me, and said it needed sorting now.

 

You still have to work here, do the washing, kids still have to go to school, you still have your worries, but when things get tough, a quick walk along the beach, clears the mind and puts things back into prospective.

Lovely post! Thanks for sharing.

 

I too hope your OP goes well - will be thinking of you, take care xx

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What an inspiring post this is... I already can't wait to come back and re-read this when I feel I've lost my

mojo and am having an 'all is lost' moment. Thank you to every single one of you who has posted! xx

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