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Old Oct 18th 2004, 8:33 am
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So many :scared: hehehe

Ok there is a reason for my question, so don't think im going mad. I will be going to Brisbane early next year ( Holiday this time, again ), so it would be nice to start meeting ( exchange some emails and my Ozzy number ) some expats prior to the move ( will be moving by myself ) so that the transition is smooth. Hope it's ok.


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Old Oct 18th 2004, 9:09 am
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Here 10 weeks already and loving it.

In Ormiston, near Cleveland, not really Brisbane, but not far.

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Old Oct 18th 2004, 9:27 am
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Here 10 weeks already and loving it.

In Ormiston, near Cleveland, not really Brisbane, but not far.

JTL, Mrs JTL, & Jock
(Scotts/N Irish, Chinese, and Australian, respectively)
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You didn't get to that last meet up at Wynnum (Sept) did you ?
 
Old Oct 18th 2004, 7:52 pm
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Hey Boomerang, me too & I’m totally terrified! It seems everyone else is emigrating as a family so I’m scared that I’ll be the only singleton Expat in the whole of Brisbane. I applied in May 04 so I’m stuck in the middle of the 136 delay but hopefully DIMIA will one day come back to me and let me in & if / when they do I’d love to meet up with you .
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Hey Boomerang, me too & I’m totally terrified! It seems everyone else is emigrating as a family so I’m scared that I’ll be the only singleton Expat in the whole of Brisbane. I applied in May 04 so I’m stuck in the middle of the 136 delay but hopefully DIMIA will one day come back to me and let me in & if / when they do I’d love to meet up with you .
Hi Vikk,

Are you emigrating on your own?

I'm not single but I'm not married with kids either. In all honesty I haven't met any Pommes my age (25) in Brisbane? The British people that I have met are older and setted. They also didn't seem to have any difficulty settling in, which wasn't and sometimes still isn't the case for me?

Have you been to Brisbane before?

The quality of life here is so much better then in London and I feel heaps richer!!!!

Email me if you need any advise with anything! Good luck!!

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Old Oct 19th 2004, 12:33 am
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Hello,

Im 22. So am i mad thinking of a move at such a young age?

... But i feel the need for a fresh start even though im young, somewhere i like, somewhere i can connect myself too, surely not everything is perfect im aware of that, but what Australia has to offer is all i ever wanted... Why not fight for it

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I'm an ex-pat, ex-pat ... or summat like that!

Moved to Brisbane aged 16.98, after 10 years in Kent, and lived there ever since ... well except that I've been back in UK since Oct 2003, but I'm returning home (I'm a proud Aussie now!) in two weeks.

Do it young, I say, if you can! Grab life by the horns and swing it around. Have fun!!

Don't forget, it's not an irreversible decision anyway!

Good luck with your quest, Pedro.

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You didn't get to that last meet up at Wynnum (Sept) did you ?
No, unfortunately, had to pick up wifey from airport. Mrs JTL got held up at customs when she returned from her wee trip to Hong Kong - was smuggling in sweets and instant noodles without declaring.

Hope we'll meet up another time - will bring some of the smuggled goods.

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Old Oct 19th 2004, 11:15 am
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Hi Pedro,
yep, me, the hubby and little 'un are in Eatons Hill about half hour from the city centre
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Old Oct 19th 2004, 6:35 pm
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Hi Louisa.
It's so lovely of you to reply and come to my aide, as you said everybody seems to be older or at least at a stage in their life which is further on than mine. Do you have any suggestions about possible areas to live in where there may be other people in the same situation? I have a million questions for you but I don't even know where to start. Like a lot of other people on here I am in a long que so I have a lot of obstacles to overcome first but the one thing that scares me more than anything except DIMIA saying no, is that I'll arrive on the other side of the world, not know a soul, & feel totaly issolated. Like Pedro I'd really like to make some contacts before I go. This site has been invaluable, everybody is so friendly and supportive. Hopefully by the time I go I'll have met lots of people like yourself and Pedro who will make the process so much easier and less traumatic. Thank you so much for your reply Please keep in touch, I'd love to meet up with you out there, I have sent you some karma Vicky

Pedro I have sent you a PM
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Old Oct 19th 2004, 11:09 pm
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i moved here three years ago on my lonesome. my current flatmate is also a pom who is here on his own (albeit temporarily at the moment). in fact i've met loads of mid-20s single poms in brisvegas, inlcuding 3 or 4 i work with. i guess it depends on where you go/what you do will depend on the demographics of who you meet. i've only met one brit family who migrated here, the rest seem to be single. but then again, i do hang out in the valley.....

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Hi Vikk,

Are you emigrating on your own?

I'm not single but I'm not married with kids either. In all honesty I haven't met any Pommes my age (25) in Brisbane? The British people that I have met are older and setted. They also didn't seem to have any difficulty settling in, which wasn't and sometimes still isn't the case for me?

Have you been to Brisbane before?

The quality of life here is so much better then in London and I feel heaps richer!!!!

Email me if you need any advise with anything! Good luck!!

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Old Oct 20th 2004, 6:43 pm
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Thank you, thank you, thank you brisnick, such words of comfort! I had this vision of a fab country totaly devoid of any singleton ex-pat poms so feeling a little better now. This may sound lame but what or where is 'the valley???' I'm not up on the lingo YET.

Pedro, I truly didn't mean to hijack your thread, I'm just as scared as you are but it looks like there may be a few friendly faces when we get there, so maybe we'll cope better than we had thought! Vikk
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Old Oct 20th 2004, 7:02 pm
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No worries Vikk we are all on the same boat

Like you said, its good to know some faces before moving
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Old Oct 20th 2004, 11:39 pm
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This may sound lame but what or where is 'the valley???' I'm not up on the lingo YET.
Fortitude Valley, known to locals as simply 'The Valley' lies to the immediate north of the Brisbane CBD. The Valley encompasses the suburbs of Bowen Hills, Herston, New Farm, Newstead, Spring Hill and Teneriffe. The area contains a wide range of different types and sizes of business, with a heavy emphasis on service and retail industries.

The Valley use to have a bad reputation, however, after the suburb's street scaping and the implement of more effective policing, the Valley has been revived. Young people and families have moved into the area lending a feeling of community spirit. The area has an amazing nightlife, with chic and stylish clubs, lounges and bars open on most corners. Combine this with the wonderful shopping and music scene, the Valley is very popular with tourists and backpackers.
 
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we live in cleveland, been here 4 months and loving it
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