It's actually happening!
Oh my God! It's finally sunk in that we are moving to Oz in 8 weeks! I looked on the internet today and found my house (yes, my house!) up for rental. We only had the agent around this afternoon, it's gone straight onto his website and the advert says 'Available Now'! I've only ever lived in 2 houses, this one for the last 11 years. I've renovated it, extended it, hated it, loved it, abused it, occasionally vacuumed it, brought 2 children into the world in it and now someone else is gonna be calling it home. Feel a bit sad............
If someone wants to rent it before we go we are gonna be living on my mate's narrow boat on the Thames - should be fun.
It's really brought it home to me what we are doing. Haven't even had the farewell parties yet! Gonna be a rollercoaster few weeks methinks...........
There, got that one off my chest.
Reading your post made me think about our situation. We flying out in 3 and a bit weeks. We have had our house 10 years, it was a right dump, we renovated it, extended it and brought 3 children into the world in it. Me being wife, has hoovered it lots LOL
If we could move our house to Australia then we would and will be really sad to say goodbye to it. But still it only bricks and mortar as they say.
Where abouts you heading? We just found out got the OAA but dont know where abouts we will be put yet. Hubby got a job based in Port Adelaide so will be looking more northish for a longer term rental.
We got our leaving party on Sunday.
All the best with your move the next 8 weeks will fly by.
Originally Posted by The Dimmocks
Have you got the contact for OAA? did you apply for OAA knowing the exact date you where leaving the UK?
Good luck with your move. Have you sold your house or renting it out. We are renting, what with the rubbish house prices, exchange rate etc.
We have a short term rental in Christies Beach, will probably look in that area for something more permanent. I'm a bricky so am hoping to eventually buy a nice plot and build the house myself. I know what you mean about wanting to take your house over with you. Ours was a dump when we bought it and we've put so much work into it. We love it, all our friends love it but as you say, it's only bricks and mortar. Can't wait to show them all photos of a large house by the sea.....
Originally Posted by Damien
We leaving our house up for sale, we looked at renting but decided against it. Justin (OH) done all the work inside himself, his dad is a bricky so he built the extension (saved a few pennies).
Be nice to build your own house, can do what you want.
Be nice to keep in touch and I'm sure we will cross paths somewhere along the way with one PIA event or another.
Hi, I sent you a PM
Originally Posted by mayjess
I got home from work today, there's a 'To Let' board in my front garden - that'll get the neighbours talking! Then some lad came over and bought my car. Not so bad if it was a normal car but it's not. It's a 19 year old Honda CRX VTEC that was my baby. Totally shell shocked now.................
In the last month I've sold all my fishing gear (been fishing since I was 4 and been sponsored/paid to fish and run fisheries since 1995), sold my beautiful car and am renting my house. Bloody Oz better be good................
PS Michelle, will def have to meet up when we all get over there, our kids are similar ages and we have a pool at our rental!
Sounds like you had a busy day, we only got one car to sell now:-( Justin skidded last week and someone crashed into the side of him so his is a right off. The garage I had mine from are buying it back (only had it 18 months) so can keep it right up until we leave. We been selling lots of stuff on ebay, the post office is loving us at the minute.
Originally Posted by Damien
A pool party sounds good, don't think the On Arrival Accommdation provides pools ... maybe a puddle in the garden on a rainy day LOL
You on Facebook???
Shouldnt have sold your tackle, your gonna need it here.
When we moved over that was one of the first things that i made sure was coming over with us.