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Australia... here we come!

Australia... here we come!

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200bhp

Original Poster:

5,285 posts

116 months

Wednesday 29th August 2012
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We're now all packed and ready to head off to London tomorrow afternoon ahead of our flight on Friday morning.

We land Saturday afternoon to start our lives down under.

Hoo Roo!

WeirdNeville

5,893 posts

112 months

Thursday 30th August 2012
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Good luck!

Cacatous

2,950 posts

170 months

Friday 7th September 2012
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Where did you land? What do you do?

Best of luck!

Baron Greenback

2,653 posts

47 months

Friday 7th September 2012
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Open some tinnies for us pommes! Hope the beer is drinkable biggrin

Bob the Planner

4,644 posts

166 months

Sunday 9th September 2012
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Welcome to Aus. Hope the journey went well and you arrived safely.

200bhp

Original Poster:

5,285 posts

116 months

Monday 10th September 2012
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We arrived safe and well and having spent a week without internet and email down in Shoalwater, we've moved north to "little britian" - Mindarie.

I dont start work until next week so this week will be spent driving around other areas to try and find something which feels a little less new and where the houses have more than 4 foot between them.

Went to Coles in Mindarie at the weekend and we may as well have been in ASDA back in the UK.

Made the first sensible car choice of my life during a trip to John Hughes - I bought a Mazda 6 wagon.

WeirdNeville

5,893 posts

112 months

Monday 10th September 2012
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Good to hear you're there safe and sound.
We're just sorting out our.... everything.

Cacatous

2,950 posts

170 months

Monday 10th September 2012
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Well done smile

What made you choose Mindarie?

justnotsure

403 posts

114 months

Tuesday 11th September 2012
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Nice place for a day out near you is Hilllary's Boat Yard

200bhp

Original Poster:

5,285 posts

116 months

Tuesday 11th September 2012
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Cacatous said:
Well done smile

What made you choose Mindarie?
My new MD lives in Mindarie so he sorted the place for us.

We've been looking at more permanent rentals this week and the northern suburbs are a lot cheaper - $395 a week here gets a 2 bed bungalow on a good plot just 10 mins from the sea. Down in hilarys or sorrento you'd pay 500+ for the same house but further from the sea. Those costs are per week so over a year that's a big difference.

Bibbs

2,914 posts

107 months

Tuesday 11th September 2012
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Mindarie is miles away. We were up there the other week for a beer in the Whale and Ale.

It's more "Southern Gero" than "Northern Perth".

Where is your work based?

200bhp

Original Poster:

5,285 posts

116 months

Thursday 13th September 2012
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Ill be working in Landsdale.

We viewed a property in Hillarys yesterday which is a classic example of the worst house in the best street. Short walk to the beach and just round the corner from the shopping centre.

620 a week for a small 3 bed with a patio and no garden.

Bibbs

2,914 posts

107 months

Thursday 13th September 2012
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200bhp said:
Ill be working in Landsdale.

We viewed a property in Hillarys yesterday which is a classic example of the worst house in the best street. Short walk to the beach and just round the corner from the shopping centre.

620 a week for a small 3 bed with a patio and no garden.
Sounds about right.

I'm 600 a week (and that's the lowest in our building) for a 2 bed apartment.

minimax

11,939 posts

153 months

Sunday 30th September 2012
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justnotsure said:
Nice place for a day out near you is Hilllary's Boat Yard
Oh yes, Breakwater is a fantastic bar..even if it is $17 for a Hoegaarden biggrin