A Year Abroad In... Australia

Welcome to our website where you can follow our family as we spend a Year Abroad In… Australia

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Grace Wooller

Let’s have Christmas the Aussie way!

It is hot! And getting hotter by the day.  Somehow I haven’t managed to feel the spirit of Christmas yet.  Coming from the UK I think I need the rain,the cold and the dark for my Christmas mood to kick… Continue reading →

Australian Playgrounds

Australian Playgrounds Our little Lachie loves playgrounds.  We have visited a few of them so far. Their favourite one was in Melbourne. My kids loved it. Aughtie Drive adventure playground in Albert Rd  is a huge wooden fort style playground.  There… Continue reading →

Establishing a healthy routine

One of our promises to ourselves for the year in Australia was to stay healthy and become fitter.  For us that consists of a healthy diet and introducing more physical activities. I have always struggled with both in the UK… Continue reading →

Living a dream that I don’t want to end

This is our second week in a new place and I’m already loving it.  There is something magical about Australia and discovering it is a bit of a revelation to me.  I loved Melbourne, I really liked Sydney, I love my… Continue reading →

Nippers- fun on the beach for the whole family

Nippers is a surf life saving club activity run for kids.  Lily’s participation in this was not even up for debate living across the road from the beach.  Having an uncle who is a life save and a Dad whose… Continue reading →

Setting up our new home

It’s been over 6 weeks already since we arrived. In our 12 months time here I didn’t want to waste any more time before we stated living our life down under.  Our original plan back in England was to have… Continue reading →

Finding a new nest- Central Coast

Two weeks ago we finally managed to secure a place of our own.  We will be living on the Central Coast by the beach and moving in next weekend. As I mentioned in an earlier post, we had struggled to… Continue reading →

Australia here we come

We left the UK on the night of the 22nd of August and landed at Sydney airport 05:00 on the 24th of August.  Our highlight of the first day was arriving a couple of hours ahead of the Australian Olympic… Continue reading →

Australian Real Estate

Having decided on a school and a suburb the next logical step was to find ourselves a place to rent. Our plan was to organise it while we were still in the UK so we can move straight into our… Continue reading →

Finding a tenant for our home in England

Our first challenge was to find the right people who would enjoy living at our place but who foremost will look after it in our absence.  Our first port of call were our friends and then friends of friends.  We… Continue reading →

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