louloubelle

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    louloubelle    20

    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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    ali    92

    What a lovely update, Congratulations on the jobs and so good to hear that the kids have settled.  10 years on and i'm still a soccer Mom, although now it involves drinking wine outside the club house whilst I watch my boy play lol

    Like you, we initially missed the gatherings around special occasions but as we established our own friendship group that became less significant.  We probably socialise more informally than we have ever done.

     

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    Jen78    51

    Glad to hear things are going so well for you. Well done on finding jobs and buying a house, really makes it feel like home and that you've started a new life in full.

    Glad the children have settled well, it really helps when you see them so happy.

    Here's to the next year, enjoy your holiday. Planning to go there ourselves next year. X

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    louloubelle    20

    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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    Amazing news! Glad it's going well!

    What a positive update for us thats currently waiting for the right time to pack our things to move!  Thank you very much! :D

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    ktg    14

    Where abouts louloubelle?

    I did take a double take the other day as I saw a lady with her son and daughter and husband (I think) - I did think is that you?? but was unsure!

    I'll have to bite the bullet and say hi next time! It's a bit unnerving if you're unsure!

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    louloubelle    20
    On 11/09/2017 at 21:19, ktg said:

    Where abouts louloubelle?

    I did take a double take the other day as I saw a lady with her son and daughter and husband (I think) - I did think is that you?? but was unsure!

    I'll have to bite the bullet and say hi next time! It's a bit unnerving if you're unsure!

    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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