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Discussion in 'Welcome' started by Hugster&co, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. Hugster&co

    Hugster&co Senior Member

    Just wanted to say hello.
    I am on the sight for the usual, to put my mind at rest. Worrying about education, where to live, child care, cost of living....... the list goes on.

    Hope to chat soon.

  2. cal

    cal Super Moderator

    Hiya welcome to brits in brissy,,i remember only too well being in your shoes,think i read that much it all blurred into one,lol,,good luck with everything
    Cal x
  3. Mrs C

    Mrs C New Member

    Hiya Hugster,

    Just wanted to say hi as we live in Gillingham in Kent, anywhere near you?

    We don't go to Oz until September so don't know about schools etc so not much help I know!

    Welcome to the site.

  4. Debbie

    Debbie Guest

    Hi Hugster and co.Just wanted to say your right we re all worried about the same thing.My husband went to Brisbane last year and the cost of living is cheaper but not by a great deal.You have to weigh everything else up with it.Some sites ive found useful are .Hope thats of some help.Debs
  5. Hello Hugster & co. And Mrs C.
    I have just registered here after using Poms In Oz.
    I too am in Kent. Tonbridge to be precise.
    Where exactly is everyone going to in Queensland? Or where are you already?
    I know a little about the Gold Coast as that is where my brother and family are. So if anyone has any questions about this area I'd be happy to try and reply.
    Anyway, good luck.
  6. Hugster&co

    Hugster&co Senior Member

    Hi Mrs C, We are just out side Maidstone. So not all that far.
    We have our medicals on Monday, I am a little worried about what this means for the kids.
    Fingers crossed it will just be a quick once over and a sticker. :)

    We have not made our mind up about final destination in Brisbane. As we have never been before. I have been searching throught the information about the suburbs but now I have looked at soooo many my mind is a boggle and that is with my bullet point notes.

    Luckily my eldest isn't their 'school age' until next year, so we will be just looking for preschool. I say 'just'in the hope that I will find spaces easier than for actual school.

    oops just realised I have got a bit carried away and am rambling.
    Bye for now.
  7. jopaulc

    jopaulc Guest


    We are from just outside maidstone too we are in Staplehurst how bizarre, we are hoping to go to QLD but where wil depend or where i can get work. My oldest does not go to school for a couple more years yet but have all the other stuff to worry about, just got 8.5 on my IELT so hopefully submitting visa app next week wohooo.

    Anyway good luck


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