One month in !!

Old Jul 9th 2007, 2:53 am
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Flew to Melbourne on 7th June, great flights with Singapore airlines.

Stayed at rellies for 2.5 weeks, hired a car and just enjoyed the dodgy weather melbourne has to offer. Went to the aquarium, puffing billy steam train, the dandenong ranges and visited the city. I stayed in a suburb called Halam, close to Dandenong, First thoughts was wow I like this, not dandenong it is a dump !!!! Went to safety beach and went up to aurthers seat, Overall had a great time.

Flew onto Brisvegas with virgin blue, another good flight,. was collected by rellies again. stayed at their house whilst we sorted ourselves out.

Anyway we have rented a house in Wynnum west. renting was easy, so don't let it bother you !! fully furnished the place, I mean bought everything, went to the QLD STATE police auctions and bought a 2006 commodore, nice car.

Anyway most things are sorted, kids of to school tomorrow, manly west,.

Had such a great time here already, I am settling in very well, I know it is early days, but I am falling in love with the place..

Only thing left is to find jobs, applying for a few today !

I have found somethings very different to the UK it isn't all what I expected, but the weather is great and having a picnic in manly by the water whilst the kids play in the park overlooking all the boats is idylic.

I haven't seen any large spiders yet although we have ghecko's on the balcony.

Love to tell you more but time is short at the moment...

Hope everyone is well and hope to see some of you locals around !!!
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Old Jul 9th 2007, 6:46 am
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Good post, nice to hear you managed to get a rental so easlily. Good luck with the job hunting

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Flew to Melbourne on 7th June, great flights with Singapore airlines.

Stayed at rellies for 2.5 weeks, hired a car and just enjoyed the dodgy weather melbourne has to offer. Went to the aquarium, puffing billy steam train, the dandenong ranges and visited the city. I stayed in a suburb called Halam, close to Dandenong, First thoughts was wow I like this, not dandenong it is a dump !!!! Went to safety beach and went up to aurthers seat, Overall had a great time.

Flew onto Brisvegas with virgin blue, another good flight,. was collected by rellies again. stayed at their house whilst we sorted ourselves out.

Anyway we have rented a house in Wynnum west. renting was easy, so don't let it bother you !! fully furnished the place, I mean bought everything, went to the QLD STATE police auctions and bought a 2006 commodore, nice car.

Anyway most things are sorted, kids of to school tomorrow, manly west,.

Had such a great time here already, I am settling in very well, I know it is early days, but I am falling in love with the place..

Only thing left is to find jobs, applying for a few today !

I have found somethings very different to the UK it isn't all what I expected, but the weather is great and having a picnic in manly by the water whilst the kids play in the park overlooking all the boats is idylic.

I haven't seen any large spiders yet although we have ghecko's on the balcony.

Love to tell you more but time is short at the moment...

Hope everyone is well and hope to see some of you locals around !!!

Glad things are going smoothly for you Ben.......keep us updated.

Keep smiling and be happy
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Old Jul 9th 2007, 6:57 am
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Welcome to Australia Ben and family
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Good to hear from you. Hope the good times continue


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Old Jul 9th 2007, 12:03 pm
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Originally Posted by Brisben View Post
Flew to Melbourne on 7th June, great flights with Singapore airlines.

Stayed at rellies for 2.5 weeks, hired a car and just enjoyed the dodgy weather melbourne has to offer. Went to the aquarium, puffing billy steam train, the dandenong ranges and visited the city. I stayed in a suburb called Halam, close to Dandenong, First thoughts was wow I like this, not dandenong it is a dump !!!! Went to safety beach and went up to aurthers seat, Overall had a great time.

Flew onto Brisvegas with virgin blue, another good flight,. was collected by rellies again. stayed at their house whilst we sorted ourselves out.

Anyway we have rented a house in Wynnum west. renting was easy, so don't let it bother you !! fully furnished the place, I mean bought everything, went to the QLD STATE police auctions and bought a 2006 commodore, nice car.

Anyway most things are sorted, kids of to school tomorrow, manly west,.

Had such a great time here already, I am settling in very well, I know it is early days, but I am falling in love with the place..

Only thing left is to find jobs, applying for a few today !

I have found somethings very different to the UK it isn't all what I expected, but the weather is great and having a picnic in manly by the water whilst the kids play in the park overlooking all the boats is idylic.

I haven't seen any large spiders yet although we have ghecko's on the balcony.

Love to tell you more but time is short at the moment...

Hope everyone is well and hope to see some of you locals around !!!
Great news, glad you're settling in ok. Welcome to the Bayside! Hooray for school tomorrow....Mine also at Manly West!

Cheers

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Old Jul 9th 2007, 12:10 pm
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Welcome Ben

Good luck with the job hunting, hope the kids settle ok into school, sounds like you've been busy
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Old Jul 9th 2007, 12:57 pm
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Nice one Ben, great to be here at last eh after all the heartache getting here. good luck dude.

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You took your time getting here Pleased it's all falling into place. Shows how long it's taken you, the kids weren't old enough for school when we met
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Great stuff. Nice to hear your story so far
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Good to hear from you Ben and glad everything is working out
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Cor Blimey blast from the past!!!!

Glad you made it it and hope everything is fab for the future !!!

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Glad you arrived safely, hope all your dreams come true C x
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Cor Blimey blast from the past!!!!

Glad you made it it and hope everything is fab for the future !!!

Kris xx
Yep , fail to plan= plan to fail. I just need a job now although there seems plenty of work in Brisbane...

Just enjoying the weather at the mo, having a good time.


Thanks for all the kind words
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Hi Ben

I really hope that things keep going well for you and you your family. Good luck for the future on the job front.

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