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Scotty1 Jan 26th 2014 8:17 am

4 years on
 
Thought it was about time I gave an update on life. Only been here 4 years now!
This is where I was after 3 months

http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=655575

So the short version - moved, love it, and today we became citizens WOO HOO :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

The longer version. OH still working at the same firm he started with 4 years ago supposedly 2 days a week, but really 4. I set up my own business 2 years ago and have a bit of a portfolio of bits and pieces of part time work which I do cause I want to and I enjoy.

In September my step-son joined us and loves it here. He has settled at school and also became a citizen today, 3 days before his 16th birthday.

We have built a house, enjoyed the countryside and been to see a few places too.

Have had the dreaded phone call that my dad was dying on a Wednesday evening and I managed to get to Glasgow by Friday morning. Spent a month with him before he died - that was hard - but it would be hard anywhere.

Will probably go back to the uk for a holiday this time next year sometime but no rush.

No real regrets - other than not bringing the Miele dishwasher and not changing money when the rate was 2.4.:eek:

Thanks to everyone who helped with my questions over the years - its much appreciated :thumbsup:

carolinephillips Jan 26th 2014 8:56 pm

Re: 4 years on
 
Congrats on your citizenship. :thumbsup:
You have certainly had your ups and downs. I hope you have a great time as new Aussies. Happy 16th to your son.:thumbup:

old.sparkles Jan 27th 2014 6:55 am

Re: 4 years on
 

Originally Posted by Scotty1 (Post 11097078)
Thought it was about time I gave an update on life. Only been here 4 years now!
This is where I was after 3 months

http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=655575

So the short version - moved, love it, and today we became citizens WOO HOO :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

The longer version. OH still working at the same firm he started with 4 years ago supposedly 2 days a week, but really 4. I set up my own business 2 years ago and have a bit of a portfolio of bits and pieces of part time work which I do cause I want to and I enjoy.

In September my step-son joined us and loves it here. He has settled at school and also became a citizen today, 3 days before his 16th birthday.

We have built a house, enjoyed the countryside and been to see a few places too.

Have had the dreaded phone call that my dad was dying on a Wednesday evening and I managed to get to Glasgow by Friday morning. Spent a month with him before he died - that was hard - but it would be hard anywhere.

Will probably go back to the uk for a holiday this time next year sometime but no rush.

No real regrets - other than not bringing the Miele dishwasher and not changing money when the rate was 2.4.:eek:

Thanks to everyone who helped with my questions over the years - its much appreciated :thumbsup:

Congrats on the Citizenship and a very happy birthday to your stepson :thumbsup:

Glad things are working out despite some ups and downs :)

Perpetual Tourist Jan 31st 2014 8:36 pm

Re: 4 years on
 
Thank you for posting, I enjoyed reading about your journey. Congratulations on becoming citizens!


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