One year on

Old Sep 3rd 2007, 11:52 am
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Hi all

Just a quick catch up. Well we have been here for one year today and totally settled and enjoying all Australia has to offer. After arriving in Brisbane for our first trip to Australia with just our cases, no jobs, no where to live and with two GSD's on the way, we have never looked back.

We rented for 6 months and have now bought a house with pool, spa and a great view. Like alot of people say work is long hours we leave home at 0650 and get back at 1815, but all is worth it for the warm evenings and fantastic weekends.

People are great, work colleagues are a pleasure to work with, food is fresh and the beer is cold. Have a koala or two in the trees outside the house, big lizard on Sunday baking in the sun.

Brisbane is a fantastic city, clean lively and friendly.

Our daughter is settled in school and getting a good education, the dogs have settled in well and enjoy the fortnightly hydrobath. No problem with ticks etc you just keep replacing the tick collars and feeding the monthly worm pills.

What a great place, if you have concerns about coming here, dont, all will work out, you just have to work for it like anywhere else.

Enjoy
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Nice one, glad it's all worked out for you.
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Originally Posted by steve & Heather View Post
Hi all

Just a quick catch up. Well we have been here for one year today and totally settled and enjoying all Australia has to offer. After arriving in Brisbane for our first trip to Australia with just our cases, no jobs, no where to live and with two GSD's on the way, we have never looked back.

We rented for 6 months and have now bought a house with pool, spa and a great view. Like alot of people say work is long hours we leave home at 0650 and get back at 1815, but all is worth it for the warm evenings and fantastic weekends.

People are great, work colleagues are a pleasure to work with, food is fresh and the beer is cold. Have a koala or two in the trees outside the house, big lizard on Sunday baking in the sun.

Brisbane is a fantastic city, clean lively and friendly.

Our daughter is settled in school and getting a good education, the dogs have settled in well and enjoy the fortnightly hydrobath. No problem with ticks etc you just keep replacing the tick collars and feeding the monthly worm pills.

What a great place, if you have concerns about coming here, dont, all will work out, you just have to work for it like anywhere else.

Enjoy
Congtaulations! Great to hear positive posts! Best of luck. We're heading to Perth in October, can't wait. (PS. What are GSD's?)
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Great post, so glad things have gone well for you !
Hope you enjoy your next year too
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Your thread is a bit of reassurance to my wife and I, as we're now virtually at the stage of no return (The house sale completes in a week, money transfer arranged and agreed for end of October, most things sold etc, shipping company coming this week to price up moving stuff... etc etc).

We have friends who are in Pacific Pines and are returning after only 3 months so it's kind of knocked us for six a bit and questioned whether we're doing the right thing. But, as I said to my wife, we weren't moving to Brissy because our friends were there, we were going because we loved what we saw when we were there, and just because it didn't work for them, doesn;t mean it won't work for us.

Good luck and may your good new life continue.

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Its been a while since you last posted so pleased you have settled and life is trating you good.

What school did your daughter eventually go to (hope you dont mind me asking)

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You hit the nail on the head, you work hard , you play hard.
If people think its all on a plate here, they are wrong.
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Originally Posted by steve & Heather View Post
Hi all

Just a quick catch up. Well we have been here for one year today and totally settled and enjoying all Australia has to offer. After arriving in Brisbane for our first trip to Australia with just our cases, no jobs, no where to live and with two GSD's on the way, we have never looked back.

We rented for 6 months and have now bought a house with pool, spa and a great view. Like alot of people say work is long hours we leave home at 0650 and get back at 1815, but all is worth it for the warm evenings and fantastic weekends.

People are great, work colleagues are a pleasure to work with, food is fresh and the beer is cold. Have a koala or two in the trees outside the house, big lizard on Sunday baking in the sun.

Brisbane is a fantastic city, clean lively and friendly.

Our daughter is settled in school and getting a good education, the dogs have settled in well and enjoy the fortnightly hydrobath. No problem with ticks etc you just keep replacing the tick collars and feeding the monthly worm pills.

What a great place, if you have concerns about coming here, dont, all will work out, you just have to work for it like anywhere else.

Enjoy

Glad to hear everything is going well. I think the Bayside is a lovely area and am so glad we settled here too.
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Congtaulations! Great to hear positive posts! Best of luck. We're heading to Perth in October, can't wait. (PS. What are GSD's?)
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Originally Posted by steve & Heather View Post

Our daughter is settled in school and getting a good education, the dogs have settled in well and enjoy the fortnightly hydrobath. No problem with ticks etc you just keep replacing the tick collars and feeding the monthly worm pills.

What a great place, if you have concerns about coming here, dont, all will work out, you just have to work for it like anywhere else.

Enjoy
Nice update, glad you've settled so happily

Just had idea for a post to keep your dogs safe from ticks etc, what about a thread of additional things you need to do in Oz as opposed to the yearly boosters and worming here........??
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Lovely post, glad all going well for you all.
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its good to hear to have settled well in australia
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Glad to hear you are all doing so well. That is where we are all heading. We have friends that have been there almost 3 years now and loving it. We love Brisbane and can't wait to get there. What a great piece of post. Bring on the co.......Waiting and more waiting.

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Great post and keep up the good work,hope to be there next feb(marrying brissie girl so hopefully no probs).

Hey dave take a deep breath and just go for it,lifes too short and all that,good luck.
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Always great to read a positive post especially for those of us just about to take the plunge. We leave London 6th October and will be arriving in Brisbane 13th October for our new life. Hubby will be starting work on the 15th, so no rest for the wicked. We are hoping to settle around the Bayside area, we have 2 boys ages 10 and 8 (dont be frightened, they're not too bad) so if anyone fancies meeting up do let me know.

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