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Forum: Australia
Oct 11th 2011, 9:18 am
Replies: 2
Views: 874
Posted By roobush

Anyone used Interdean to ship goods? concerned.

Hello!

We shipped our goods out to oz with John Masons.

They were meant to be shipped back with Wridgeways.

However, I've just been informed that Wridgeways have decided to use another...
Forum: Australia
Jul 3rd 2011, 6:14 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,808
Posted By roobush

Mum's meet up in Melbourne?

Hello!

We're a family of three who have just moved over to Melbourne with our son who is four.

We're currently in a short term let in inner city melbourne while looking for a place to rent in...
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 3rd 2011, 5:59 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,151
Posted By roobush

Start School at five or hold back a year?

Hello

We've just moved over from the uk. We have a son who is four, five in september.

He is due to start school in feb 2012.

I've heard that it is possible to hold him back a year and...
Forum: Australia
Jul 3rd 2011, 5:52 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,148
Posted By roobush

Getting into primary school, melbourne

Hello

We've just arrived from the uk, and I'd love some help / advice on how the primary school system works in Melbourne

I know the school term for my son will start in February 2012 (he will...
Forum: Australia
Jul 3rd 2011, 5:50 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,148
Posted By roobush

Getting into primary school, melbourne

Hello!

we are a family of three with a young son of four who have just arrived from the uk.

looking at areas to live in, we like the bayside area and considering parkdale and mordialloc as...
Forum: Australia
Jul 3rd 2011, 5:48 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,148
Posted By roobush

Schools & suburbs in Melbourne help required....

Hi

Looking at areas to live in at the moment. We've just arrived from the uk and are a family of three with a young son who is four.

Looking at Mentone as a possible area to live in.

Would...
Forum: Australia
Jul 3rd 2011, 5:46 am
Replies: 0
Views: 446
Posted By roobush

What's Bentleigh like as an area?

Hi

Just arrived here from uk with my family (we have a son who is four) and looking at areas to live.

We like the bayside area so looking at Bentleigh, Mentone, parkdale and mordialloc...
Forum: The Barbie
Jan 12th 2011, 9:00 am
Replies: 7
Views: 659
Posted By roobush

Re: Suburbs 25 min by public transport to CBD?

ooops, forgot to include my reply to the poster who asked some essential questions!

We're looking at paying anywhere between 300 and 500 a week for a 2 - 3 bedroom apartment or house. Garden not...
Forum: The Barbie
Jan 12th 2011, 8:57 am
Replies: 7
Views: 659
Posted By roobush

Re: Suburbs 25 min by public transport to CBD?

Hi Hebe

That's actually our quandry, do we live somewhere for a year or two in an area which we couldn't actually ever afford to buy in and enjoy that area or be more realistic and practical...
Forum: The Barbie
Jan 11th 2011, 7:37 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 659
Posted By roobush

Suburbs 25 min by public transport to CBD?

Hello

We are a family of three who are moving over to Melbourne in April.

We want to get away from the long commute to work and want a better quality of life, ie: time to spend with our little...
Forum: The Barbie
Dec 10th 2010, 9:43 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 364
Posted By roobush

Public transport in Geelong

Hi

We are considering Geelong as a place to live when we get to oz.

I don't drive but will learn hopefully when we are settled.

Does anyone have any idea please how good public transport is...
Forum: The Barbie
Dec 10th 2010, 9:40 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 350
Posted By roobush

Geelong to CBD- commutable?

Hello

We're looking into areas to live at the moment and Geelong is an attractive option.

How commutable is it? We don't have jobs lined up to go to, but if work is found in the CBD, how much...
Forum: Australia
Dec 10th 2010, 9:13 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 3,631
Posted By roobush

What to take in suitcase?!

Hi

Leaving uk for oz in early feb but already thinking about what to pack in my suitcase and 4 year old's suitcase...

Any tips on what to pack / what you wouldn't pack / what you wish you'd...
Forum: The Barbie
Dec 10th 2010, 9:09 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 303
Posted By roobush

Anyone moving to Melbourne in Feb 2011?

Hello

Just a quick friendly post to see if anyone out there is heading out to Melbourne in February 2011?

Where do you plan to live? What do you plan to do out there?

We are a family of...
Forum: The Barbie
Dec 10th 2010, 9:02 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,464
Posted By roobush

Re: Son very sad about leaving- what to do?

Thank you so much to everyone who replied, I can't tell you how much better I feel for reading the responses and to know that I'm not the only one who has this "problem".

I will take all the...
Forum: The Barbie
Dec 8th 2010, 10:31 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,464
Posted By roobush

Son very sad about leaving- what to do?

Hello

Is there anyone out there who can give me some advice on how I can help my son? We are planning to move out to oz in january 2011.

He is only just four and told me today he is very sad to...
Forum: Australia
Nov 6th 2010, 11:34 am
Replies: 18
Views: 3,156
Posted By roobush

Re: Return to Oz and scared to death!

Best of luck with the move back!

I 'm sure your collywobbles are a normal part of the leaving process and you are leaving your comfort zone to have a big new adventure so of course that will feel...
Forum: The Barbie
Nov 6th 2010, 11:24 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,174
Posted By roobush

Re: To ping pong back or not? Dilemma.

Thanks to all the replies, they have been very helpful and useful and I found the comments made by those who have pingponged the most useful of all.

My OH and I are going to sit down and have a...
Forum: The Barbie
Nov 4th 2010, 11:26 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,174
Posted By roobush

To ping pong back or not? Dilemma.

Hello

I've got myself into a bit of a pickle over the whole moving back to oz thing, and hope that airing my thoughts on the forum might help!:blink:

We lived in oz for three and a half years,...
Forum: Australia
Oct 5th 2010, 9:05 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,101
Posted By roobush

Re: On arrival: Big 4 caravan park or holiday rental?

Hello

Wow, had a look on the moving to melbourne website, some of the holiday lets are $1000 a week! With the current exchange rate we'd be struggling to pay that for more than a few weeks...
...
Forum: Australia
Oct 1st 2010, 10:11 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 890
Posted By roobush

Re: Preschool education in Victoria question

Thanks for replies everyone, really useful!

best wishes
roobush:thumbup:
Forum: Australia
Oct 1st 2010, 10:00 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 694
Posted By roobush

Re: car hire from Melbourne airport

Thanks for replies everyone, not sure would want to go into Melbourne CBD with all our luggage after long flight and four year old to sort out car hire but it's definitely an option worth considering...
Forum: Australia
Oct 1st 2010, 9:58 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,043
Posted By roobush

Re: Good Estate Agents in Melbourne?

Hello everyone,

thanks for your replies, most helpful..

The only problem is that we don't know where we will have jobs as we don't have any lined up...

Could take a while to find work, it's...
Forum: The Barbie
Oct 1st 2010, 9:56 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,186
Posted By roobush

Re: Feeling guilty- how did you handle it?

Hi

I'm the original OP of this post. Thanks for all the replies, some a bit more vitriolic than expected I have to say!

Buzzy Bee made an interesting point, you shouldn't emigrate if you are...
Forum: The Barbie
Sep 28th 2010, 10:24 am
Replies: 20
Views: 2,186
Posted By roobush

Feeling guilty- how did you handle it?

Hello

My family and I are moving to melbourne in jan 2011.

I'm very excited as I can see a very promising future for us all out there.

BUT I'm also wracked with guilt.

I have a four...
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