Originally Posted by dglamoore
We may take you up on that! Did you use an agent or do it yourself?? We are using GoMatida for the TRA as it hasn't been simple so far. And then thought we'd try the rest on our own. Mainly as we really can't afford it until the house sells, and i don't wanna wait that long. (tied to mort til 03/08)
As for golf we took Ethan to driving range whilst Blake was out with freinds, and i had a go with marks clubs, i Whacked that ball pretty good! Mark now wants to buy me my own for my 30th Birthday this year!! and a few lessons. HMMM much prefer a trip to NYC or a Big Fat Diamond.
Hi Leanne and family .
Just wanted to say welcome , this is a great site for making new friends. I'll definitely be joining the shopping club as we'll hopefully have a new house to furnish come October. As for the golf I quite fancy it in theory but with possibly the worst hand/ eye coordination in the world my golfing activities may be limited to the 19th hole! (shame;)).
I noticed your lil ones are 5 & 2, will they be in the same school year as Ethan & Livvy?
Ethan is 5 in october , and Olivia is 2 in August.
Hallett cove is high up on our list of places, whats it like?
Do you know if any of the schools do the international Baccalaurette?
Are there many jobs? etc etc.
:premember galls stoooos other half is setting up the Flaming Galahs wine tasting society no one to be left out;) Cheers Graham
This is gonna be so much fun.
Play Golf.. 'Taste' wine.. go shopping. Got my new life planned now.
Don't have a social life here. Kids come first an' all that.
We left most of our freinds behind (Mark was in Para's for 9 years) and have lost touch with far to many now.
So looking forward to meeting some new freinds.
Will need distracting from missing my mum and 9yr old sister very much.
Originally Posted by Leanne & Mark
I think they will be a year behind my two. Hallett Cove is lovely - hilly with sea views and near to most things . We love it although hadn't expected to before we looked here.
The only school i know f that does the IB is Woodcroft College which is a private school about 10 mins drive from HC, although the fees are really reasonable.
Feel free to pm me if you need more info and come for coffee when you arrive
Hi Leanne and Mark
Originally Posted by Leanne & Mark
We are also going after the next school year ends. Our visa application has just been lodged in Oz so you not too far behind us in the process.
We are also using Go Matilda, have been excellent so far. Shaun in Oz who deals with the TRA is excellent, came back straight away with every email we sent him.
Good luck with the whole process.
We used Go Matilda too and they were great - specially when we had the saga of 3 case officers Would have gone mad if not for Alan Collett :D
Your little ones will love it here - never see mine anymore as she is always out in the garden playing with the new puppies and that is in Winter!
Originally Posted by graandjac
I'm definitely up for a wine tasting society/golf widows clubs. Petes off with the guys playing golf today, I dread to think how they are getting on though after seeing the mess they made of trying to rrange an actual day to go!!!! We are hoping to be in Oz this time next year.
hello leanne and mark and welcome to pia!
deffo a good choice if you consider going to adelaide ;)
we also use GM (and shaun was fab so far 'thumbs up'!!)
we have not idea yet which area to settle down in .. guess we'll see once we actually get there!
looks like i'll have to throw my oh into the golfing society (he doesn't know yet and never even touched a club so far) - though i can join the wine drinking shopping society ;)