A Year Abroad In... Australia

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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 →

In the search for excellence- finding the right primary school

Choosing a good school is on top of the priority lists for most parents.  Whether a school is considered ‘bad’ or ‘good’ will always be up for debate.  There will always be as many views and opinions as parents, carers and… Continue reading →

Melbourne – An online love affair

Amongst those few things that we knew about our journey to Australia was the city we will live in.  Now we know we will not be living there, at least for now, nevertheless back then in England that was our… Continue reading →

Flight BA15 to Sydney now boarding

On the way to the airport I was very agitated.  It felt like we didn’t have enough time to pack up the house.  Even though we hardly got any sleep as we were packing 18 hours out of 24 a… Continue reading →

The way up is never easy

That night John and I had a chat and we concluded that giving Australia a chance is “a must”. The decision to move to Australia become a reality. Our kids were blissfully unaware of the big change that was about… Continue reading →

Waiting for the summer of the century

For years without exception we have been waiting for the summer of the century.  Each year, we talked about looking forward to 3-4 months of hot weather and long summer days.  Over the years we have concluded that this ‘summer… Continue reading →

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