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gsxrmad Dec 14th 2007 6:55 am

Re: Settling in Perth 2007/8 List
 

Originally Posted by Nicki Kefford (Post 5665965)
Hi everyone and good luck to all of you flying out soon!!

Is there anyone flying to Perth 7th of Feb from B'Ham on Emirates flight? If so, let me know.....it would be great to meet someone as mad as us..never been there before and only know people from expatsites etc...

Merry Christmas to you all anyway,

Nicki, Darryl, Harlea, Phoebe and mad dog Blue x

hi, we arrived in Perth 12th August 07'. NOR. Can we join the list? We would love to meet up with some people who have moved over with 16 to 18 year olds!!!!
Lorraine

butterflysand Dec 14th 2007 7:37 am

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Hi Everyone,
We arrived in the Perth area 4 weeks ago. Thats Darren (38), me (35), Kim (17) , Tas (13) & Elly (8). OH has now started work, and I'm left at home with the kids. The holiday feeling is starting to leave us, as we've been looking at schools etc. Its hard knowing that your friends are no longer just round the corner.
I"m sure I'm not the only one who's felt this way.

gsxrmad Dec 14th 2007 9:20 am

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Originally Posted by butterflysand (Post 5667119)
Hi Everyone,
We arrived in the Perth area 4 weeks ago. Thats Darren (38), me (35), Kim (17) , Tas (13) & Elly (8). OH has now started work, and I'm left at home with the kids. The holiday feeling is starting to leave us, as we've been looking at schools etc. Its hard knowing that your friends are no longer just round the corner.
I"m sure I'm not the only one who's felt this way.

Hi, Yes I know what you mean. I have 3 kids the same ages!! How is your 17 year old coping?
Lorraine

mindblower Dec 14th 2007 10:10 am

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[ QUOTE]

Hi there

Heading to "Rocky" soon hopefully.

Take your point re friends...hmmm

Dave

butterflysand Dec 14th 2007 11:14 am

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Originally Posted by gsxrmad (Post 5667357)
Hi, Yes I know what you mean. I have 3 kids the same ages!! How is your 17 year old coping?
Lorraine

At the moment not too bad, but she might be playing for time. Our plan was to come over for a year, and if it didn't work out, go back. Everyone was fine with this until about last March when she started saying she didn't want to come as she had met the love of her life, (still going strong!) Then at Heathrow departure lounge Darren told her give it 3 months, (I was not impressed), and we'll discuss it again regarding just her. Its a bit easier now she has some kind of social life, - more than me anyway! The 13 yr old hasn't made any new friends, but then she's more reserved, and the youngest has made friends in the street.
How are all yours coping? Sorry to go on, you can tell I've not had much conversation today!!
Sandra

butterflysand Dec 14th 2007 11:18 am

Re: Settling in Perth 2007/8 List
 

Originally Posted by mindblower (Post 5667468)
[ QUOTE]

Hi there

Heading to "Rocky" soon hopefully.

Take your point re friends...hmmm

Dave

Hi
Where in Rocky are you looking? We're still in short term rental at the mo, but we're hoping to be more settled in Safety Bay or Waikiki soon.
And yes, make sure you keep in touch with friends back home, some days it helps and other days it can make the isolation complete. Even my 8 year old now has her own email!!
Sandra

gsxrmad Dec 14th 2007 11:58 am

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Originally Posted by butterflysand (Post 5667578)
At the moment not too bad, but she might be playing for time. Our plan was to come over for a year, and if it didn't work out, go back. Everyone was fine with this until about last March when she started saying she didn't want to come as she had met the love of her life, (still going strong!) Then at Heathrow departure lounge Darren told her give it 3 months, (I was not impressed), and we'll discuss it again regarding just her. Its a bit easier now she has some kind of social life, - more than me anyway! The 13 yr old hasn't made any new friends, but then she's more reserved, and the youngest has made friends in the street.
How are all yours coping? Sorry to go on, you can tell I've not had much conversation today!!
Sandra

That sounds just like my 17 year old son!! we were not sure he was coming !!!! Hot and cold !!!
My 13 year old is shy too!! And as for my 9year old going to dancing, gym etc lots of friends and loving it!!!!
Do you fancy meeting up??
We are going to freemantle tomorrow, kids are going to art classes on the beach, which the 13 year loves but will not go unless 9 year old goes with him!!
Lorraine. Are you working?

mad.chef Dec 14th 2007 1:31 pm

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Originally Posted by gsxrmad (Post 5667005)
hi, we arrived in Perth 12th August 07'. NOR. Can we join the list? We would love to meet up with some people who have moved over with 16 to 18 year olds!!!!
Lorraine

Hi Lorraine,

I have added you to the list, can we have more details please?

Sarah

HERE IS THE LIST:

butterflysand Dec 15th 2007 3:29 am

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Originally Posted by gsxrmad (Post 5667694)
That sounds just like my 17 year old son!! we were not sure he was coming !!!! Hot and cold !!!
My 13 year old is shy too!! And as for my 9year old going to dancing, gym etc lots of friends and loving it!!!!
Do you fancy meeting up??
We are going to freemantle tomorrow, kids are going to art classes on the beach, which the 13 year loves but will not go unless 9 year old goes with him!!
Lorraine. Are you working?

Hi Lorraine
I would love to meet up, but I'm a bit restricted, as I'm not driving yet. Thats the first thing I'll get sorted after xmas! I won't be working until March at the earliest, once the kids are settled in school. I'm not used to so much time on my hands. Where in the northern suburbs are you? Are you working yet, or enjoying some time out?
Sandra

karen555 Dec 15th 2007 9:10 am

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Hi Lorraine and Sandra

I have a 13 year old daughter who is struggling a bit at the moment. Only arrived three weeks ago so early days.

Perhaps we should arrange a teenage meet up in the hols to give them all something to do.

Let me know what you think

Karen

butterflysand Dec 15th 2007 9:32 am

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Originally Posted by karen555 (Post 5671116)
Hi Lorraine and Sandra

I have a 13 year old daughter who is struggling a bit at the moment. Only arrived three weeks ago so early days.

Perhaps we should arrange a teenage meet up in the hols to give them all something to do.

Let me know what you think

Karen

I think thats a great idea, whereabouts are you ? I'll have to bring the younger one as well though.
Sandra

karen555 Dec 15th 2007 9:38 am

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We're in Iluka, northern suburbs but I'm sure we could sort something out.

Karen

butterflysand Dec 15th 2007 9:46 am

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Originally Posted by karen555 (Post 5671163)
We're in Iluka, northern suburbs but I'm sure we could sort something out.

Karen

We can always meet in Perth or Freo. I know there are buses from my end and soon there will be the train!!
Sandra

karen555 Dec 15th 2007 10:04 am

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Sounds good. Would be nice to plan a day in the holidays. Hopefully they would enjoy it, I'm sure we would!!

I also have a 12 year old son who I would bring along. The more the merrier I say.

Let me know when it would be good for you and we'll see what Lorraine says too.

See you
Karen

gsxrmad Dec 15th 2007 10:36 am

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Hi,
That sounds great, I am already excited!! It doesn't take much to please me!!
Im in Hocking. How about a meet at sci-tech or something so the kids can interact???
(There is also a coffe bar for us)
I am working this week (nurse) But have 2 weeks off from saturday 22nd. (dont know how I managed that!!).
Lorraine


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