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200bhp

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5,045 posts

99 months

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Wednesday 29th August 2012 quote quote all
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

5,772 posts

95 months

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Thursday 30th August 2012 quote quote all
Good luck!

Cacatous

2,941 posts

153 months

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

Best of luck!

Baron Greenback

1,961 posts

30 months

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

Bob the Planner

4,590 posts

149 months

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Sunday 9th September 2012 quote quote all
Welcome to Aus. Hope the journey went well and you arrived safely.
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200bhp

Original Poster:

5,045 posts

99 months

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Monday 10th September 2012 quote quote all
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

5,772 posts

95 months

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

Cacatous

2,941 posts

153 months

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Monday 10th September 2012 quote quote all
Well done smile

What made you choose Mindarie?

justnotsure

402 posts

97 months

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

200bhp

Original Poster:

5,045 posts

99 months

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Tuesday 11th September 2012 quote quote all
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

2,658 posts

90 months

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Tuesday 11th September 2012 quote quote all
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:

5,045 posts

99 months

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Thursday 13th September 2012 quote quote all
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

2,658 posts

90 months

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Thursday 13th September 2012 quote quote all
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

11,934 posts

136 months

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Sunday 30th September 2012 quote quote all
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
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