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Old May 26th 2007, 12:48 pm   #76
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Yes, that right. 2.4km. One young chap bust a gut and gave it everything he had and did the run in 7 minutes flat. My hubby congratulated him for his time, but pointed out to him (in the nicest possible way) - "but that was a little silly do you not think?" "What do you mean?" he replied. My hubby pointed out that in the paperwork it stated that in the 1st 3 months of training at the accademy you have to do the run a further 2 times, each run bettering your previous time! Opps - poor chap......he was a little distressed at that news! (not that hubby was wanting to make him feel bad - he had already developed a friendly rapport with the chap, and felt the comment was fine to make, in a friendly way - just whenI read it back it sounded like hubby had said that nastily - but he truly hadn't)

Interview was fine. Passed Medical (despite being colourblind - which is why he was rejected in Uk! He can tell vivid colours fine.) He will hear in 2 weeks. So, he feels that he did the very best he could. If they do not want him, it is because he is just not what they are looking for. Which I guess he will just have to live with and move on. We'll see. I guess it's a better feeling to know you did the very best you could. If he had failed on something he could improve on then tht would be different.
The waiting game now! Will let you know when we get and answer one way or another. What will be will be I guess!
(funny though, I've seen since after the interview how much he really wants this. I hope that he gets it!)

good luck hope he gets in

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A very positive and uplifting thread, wishing you all the best, fingers and toes crossed that ur hubbie get into the police force, keep us posted!

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Wonderful post, very honest, thank you. Really wish you all well especially hubby with police thing.
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Hi, wondering if you can help - moving to Gold Coast in Jan 2008 - I have a transfer through work so that is not a prob, husband is a builder so he will be fine - I have 2 kids 11 & 10 (girl & boy) - I will be working near Southport. I am wondering where we should rent - close to a good school and a good area. Is Runaway Bay any good? - what are the schools like in the area? - we will need a Primary. I have friends in Pacific Pines but would prefer to be close to the sea. We will be buying at a later date but would like know what areas to stay away from - we would prefer more Residential area. My kids are really outdoors kids with my daughter making NZ Judo Champion this year - would like to continue them both in a local judo club when we move - does anyone know of any good Judo clubs on the GC? Hope someone can help. Cheers - Allie
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Hi, wondering if you can help - moving to Gold Coast in Jan 2008 - I have a transfer through work so that is not a prob, husband is a builder so he will be fine - I have 2 kids 11 & 10 (girl & boy) - I will be working near Southport. I am wondering where we should rent - close to a good school and a good area. Is Runaway Bay any good? - what are the schools like in the area? - we will need a Primary. I have friends in Pacific Pines but would prefer to be close to the sea. We will be buying at a later date but would like know what areas to stay away from - we would prefer more Residential area. My kids are really outdoors kids with my daughter making NZ Judo Champion this year - would like to continue them both in a local judo club when we move - does anyone know of any good Judo clubs on the GC? Hope someone can help. Cheers - Allie
i see kids with judo outfits a lot in Pac pines, but dont know where they go to.

runaway bay is really nice, but it has a very high house breaking rate
its very over priced, the average age is about 128, and it reeks of piss
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coombabah state school and biggera waters primary (think thats the name)
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and its right next to paradise point!
not too bad an area at all. dont let the old people put you off. they are all home by noon lol
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Cheers, thanks for the info. Where would be a good area to move into - worries me that the average age is 128 and they have 2 primary schools - tee hee. Would prefer somewhere more rural - my friend lives in Pacific Pines but I think it is a little too far for us. What is Robina, Somerset school like - I have been looking on the internet. Maybe Mermaid Waters?? Are they good areas?
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Just thought I'd update: STILL NO WORD! It's coming up to 4 weeks now and still they have not made a decision with Hubby and the Police Force! We have been told he has been shortlisted....but still awaiting news! Will let you know when we hear! We are on tenderhooks! Seems like ages!
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Just thought I'd update: STILL NO WORD! It's coming up to 4 weeks now and still they have not made a decision with Hubby and the Police Force! We have been told he has been shortlisted....but still awaiting news! Will let you know when we hear! We are on tenderhooks! Seems like ages!
God guys! Keeping my fingers crossed....You deserve a bit of a break.

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Just thought I'd update: STILL NO WORD! It's coming up to 4 weeks now and still they have not made a decision with Hubby and the Police Force! We have been told he has been shortlisted....but still awaiting news! Will let you know when we hear! We are on tenderhooks! Seems like ages!


OMG!! Well you know what they say no news is good news!!! best of luck to you

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I think that hubby will be just fine, if they didnt want him, they would have let you know by now. They might be checking up on references etc, I presume they would have had to check overseas?

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Inspirational stuff for people considering a move to OZ, dogged perseverance..well done

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Just want to add that your story is inspirational to us especially. We are coming over with about the same amount of money you had, also from a housing estate in UK and also have two kids. We have read so many stories of how people have got on and not many really of anyone who has had as little as we have.
I can relate to the attitude you have about life in general. We have come from nothing and now have what I think would be classed as a very modest standard of living. Although I do have a few wobbly moments when I think 'what if...' at the end of the day, we have each other and that's what has kept us together all these years. People like you remind me about what's important.

Loads of respect to you and thanks for sharing what it's been like for you. I hope your OH hears something soon and that you manage to get your camera back soon.

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