3 and a half years.

Old Jul 2nd 2013, 6:42 am
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just passed the 3 and a half year mark. so far we have.

:lived in 8 houses!

wned 4 cars

:worked in 4 poistions in DET

:OH has done 4 jobs

:kids have been to 4 schools

mostly due to DET and GROH not communicating that well! And also partly due to siezing oppertunites for promotion etc etc

We have made some truely wonderful people, we have met some shocking people, (the shockers have all being either Irish or British) and we have been challenged at every stage.

We own our positions and we finnally own our house and land. We have our horse, our dog and our pool. We are nearly living the dream and thinking back its been atrue Aussie adventure. So many people on this site have helped us and a few have tried to hinder!! lol

We are glad we made the move and we are never going back to Pomm land

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So glad you're all loving Oz and feel at home.

We are loving it here too. All the best and get that citizenship when the time arrives.
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Sounds like you've had a wonderful adventure. Long may it continue
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thankyou both of you. i must say the admin on this site have been spot on throughout our jounrney, utterly profesional.

Its been a funny old journey to be honest. i can still clearly remember the first few weeks- bereft and missing home, looking into ways of returning back to the UK. if our belongings had not left port we would have asked for them to be taken off the ship!!

we are so content now, even when faced with fresh challenges. I guess thats the biggest real change, within ourselves. When we first arrived we were knocked for six by every issue and problem- now it is very much water off a ducks back, it is actually very hard to faze us, lol

The thought of going 'home' is laughable really- why would we? our lives are better by some margin in every single way.

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Good on you guys. Keep being positive and life will reward you all even more!
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Its been a funny old journey to be honest. i can still clearly remember the first few weeks- bereft and missing home, looking into ways of returning back to the UK. if our belongings had not left port we would have asked for them to be taken off the ship!!
I agree, sometimes we underestimate how tough it can be at the beginning. It's certainly an emotional roller coaster, but it sounds like you and your family came out the other side and are all the better for it.
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Good to hear it has worked out well for you Poppyandpeanut. Chuckled about your comments about DET and GROH - familiar! I think the first couple of years are hard as you adjust to how things are done here and missing family and friends, but isn't it great when it everything comes together!
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Glad you are now starting to "live the dream" as they say.

No worries indeed!
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If you've been here for 3.5 years, You may want to update your location from Manchester
Where in Aus are you?
Glad you're enjoying it, so are we
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If you've been here for 3.5 years, You may want to update your location from Manchester
Where in Aus are you?
Glad you're enjoying it, so are we
Manchester
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Great to have an update. Sounds like you have done really well for yourselves!
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