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Forum: New Zealand
Mar 27th 2017, 3:50 am
Replies: 11
Views: 2,097
Posted By CarolineSwan

Re: Potential move to New Plymouth

I'm sure you would be fine with that.

I have lived in Inglewood just south of new plymouth for 8 years. I love the place, Inglewood has an amazing community and the benefit of only being 12...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 27th 2017, 1:10 am
Replies: 65
Views: 12,414
Posted By CarolineSwan

Re: Any regrets?

Hi

I have been here now for 8 years and have zero regrets.

2 years ago I was deeply unhappy and considered moving back to the UK or Australia. Turned out I just needed to get rid of the husband...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 26th 2017, 6:22 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,549
Posted By CarolineSwan

Re: How long can you live in a bach for?

Hi

I own a bach 30 minutes from our home .
We can only stay there for 8 months of the year, this includes renting it out.

Our bach is on leased land. No dogs allowed either so Def check out...
Forum: Australia
Jul 7th 2015, 5:50 am
Replies: 53
Views: 4,017
Posted By CarolineSwan

Re: Sunshine Coast areas

Yea I am good with spring actually :)

It will seem hot compared to what we have right now, which is enough for me :)
Forum: Australia
Jul 7th 2015, 5:46 am
Replies: 53
Views: 4,017
Posted By CarolineSwan

Re: Sunshine Coast areas

They are only good if they are summer, summer, summer and oh, summer.
Forum: Australia
Jul 7th 2015, 5:44 am
Replies: 53
Views: 4,017
Posted By CarolineSwan

Re: Sunshine Coast areas

noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo I want sunshine lol
Forum: Australia
Jul 7th 2015, 5:42 am
Replies: 53
Views: 4,017
Posted By CarolineSwan

Re: Sunshine Coast areas

Yea, I follow Mooloolaba on IG and the temps looking great, going to be about 18/19 next week according to predictions, we shall see.
Forum: Australia
Jul 7th 2015, 5:38 am
Replies: 53
Views: 4,017
Posted By CarolineSwan

Re: Sunshine Coast areas

We were in Palm beach so right at the water which helped a lot.
Been watching the Mooloolaba web cams with my daughter, so jealous of all the people on the beach sunbathing, we are freezing here...
Forum: Australia
Jul 7th 2015, 5:36 am
Replies: 53
Views: 4,017
Posted By CarolineSwan

Re: Sunshine Coast areas

Yes, I have discovered that, bit of a bummer but then right now I chose not to work and do not claim anything as it is our choice (also due to Garys work and not having a family support system here)...
Forum: Australia
Jun 30th 2015, 7:10 am
Replies: 53
Views: 4,017
Posted By CarolineSwan

Re: Sunshine Coast areas

That is awesome, I am very excited about this school just from what I have been told be various people.

Being able to bike about is a must for Lucy, she bikes to school here unless it like now and...
Forum: Australia
Jun 28th 2015, 12:44 am
Replies: 53
Views: 4,017
Posted By CarolineSwan

Re: Sunshine Coast areas

Thanks for that, I have an interview with Mooloolaba, they were the first to reply and seemed nice (Though it is hard to judge tone sometimes on line)

I also have an interview set up for Buderim....
Forum: Australia
Jun 24th 2015, 4:15 am
Replies: 53
Views: 4,017
Posted By CarolineSwan

Re: Sunshine Coast areas

I am just sitting emailing all the schools to ask if we can visit while we over. (Fingers crossed a few agree)

Just wondering if anyone has heard anything about Matthew Flinders college?
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 24th 2015, 2:01 am
Replies: 26
Views: 12,198
Posted By CarolineSwan

Re: Starting citizenship process before the 5 year mark?

HA!!! Just realised my dates are out, we arrived 2008 LOL.
Better go change that.
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 24th 2015, 12:05 am
Replies: 26
Views: 12,198
Posted By CarolineSwan

Re: Starting citizenship process before the 5 year mark?

Hey, this is me :)

We came here on a WTR visa to start with and had to wait for so many days of that after our 5yr mark. We got here Dec 9th but could not apply until January some point just after...
Forum: Australia
Jun 23rd 2015, 10:31 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 4,017
Posted By CarolineSwan

Re: Sunshine Coast areas

Will hire a car for sure :)
Forum: Australia
Jun 23rd 2015, 10:25 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 4,017
Posted By CarolineSwan

Re: Sunshine Coast areas

Thanks so much for all of that, lots of interesting reading for sure.

I was in Brisbane this March and it was awful, drove to the Gold Coast for a week and it was like being in another planet,...
Forum: Australia
Jun 23rd 2015, 9:58 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 4,017
Posted By CarolineSwan

Re: Sunshine Coast areas

For now until we decide what we want to do, we may not like it and move back.

I will still need to look into the visas etc that I need.

I have been a citizen for a couple years now, and we...
Forum: Australia
Jun 23rd 2015, 8:20 am
Replies: 53
Views: 4,017
Posted By CarolineSwan

Re: Sunshine Coast areas

Oh I would love a scottish special and will need to check that out :)

I would really prefer to be closer to a beach, I guess I am going to have to see what area I like best and then decide what...
Forum: Australia
Jun 23rd 2015, 8:13 am
Replies: 53
Views: 4,017
Posted By CarolineSwan

Re: Sunshine Coast areas

hmmmm yea sundresses may look funny LOL

good to know, dresses and cardis it is then with a pair of jeans flun in just in case :)
Forum: Australia
Jun 23rd 2015, 7:55 am
Replies: 53
Views: 4,017
Posted By CarolineSwan

Re: Sunshine Coast areas

Yea I am not sure what to pack to be honest, hate going away at this time of year and needing hot and cold stuff LOL

What have you been wearing? Im assuming no sun dresses?
Forum: Australia
Jun 23rd 2015, 6:58 am
Replies: 53
Views: 4,017
Posted By CarolineSwan

Re: Sunshine Coast areas

Well that is my flights and hotel booked. We arrive on July 10th for 7 nights and we staying at the Coco Mooloolaba.

Can not wait :)
Forum: Australia
Jun 23rd 2015, 5:36 am
Replies: 53
Views: 4,017
Posted By CarolineSwan

Re: Sunshine Coast areas

Funny as Melbourne is a city I love, but I just have never felt I could live there, I do love to visit it every year though, I do my own thing while my husband spend the week at the F1 with his...
Forum: Australia
Jun 23rd 2015, 5:12 am
Replies: 53
Views: 4,017
Posted By CarolineSwan

Re: Sunshine Coast areas

If you lived there would you send your kids to Brightwater State school or Mountain Creek?
Forum: Australia
Jun 23rd 2015, 4:54 am
Replies: 53
Views: 4,017
Posted By CarolineSwan

Re: Sunshine Coast areas

The more I am hearing about Mountain Creek the more I like the sound of it, 5 minute drive to the beach is nothing, I am about 25 depending on traffic lights right now. i saw a few rentals that...
Forum: Australia
Jun 23rd 2015, 4:36 am
Replies: 53
Views: 4,017
Posted By CarolineSwan

Re: Sunshine Coast areas

Just another thought, we never did a recce when coming to Nz we just chanced it and were lucky enough to love where we are.

We are a bit dubious about doing it this way again as we are sure we...
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