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Discussion in 'Welcome' started by woj, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. woj

    woj Guest

    Just thought I'd say hi, seeing as I'm new to this site. I'm on a few other sites and found this through them.
    I'm Mathew, 24 and a maintenance fitter, wife is Kath, 25, teaching assistant. We live in workington, Cumbria.
    Went to Oz last year on honeymoon, came back and booked to go again this year, going to have a weigh up whether to make the move or not.
    Stayed on the Gold Coast last year for a week and absolutely loved it, will be in and around the Brissy area for 9 days this year in July!

  2. Mark and Jo

    Mark and Jo The MadHatters

    Welcome to Brits in Brizzy x

    I have been here for 4 years now! Lifes good here!! Have you started your VISA application yet?
  3. cal

    cal Super Moderator

    Hi welcome to brits in brissy, the Gold Coast is fantastic with something for everyone, theres no need for me to say have a great time, cause you just will, lol
    Cal x
  4. woj

    woj Guest

    NO we haven't started yet, going out like I said in July to make our minds up, take the plunge or not! WE're also going to Adelaide and Perth while we're down under! can't wait!

    Cal, was watching you two on the BBC a couple of days ago, you're wdu was on again!
  5. cal

    cal Super Moderator

    Good luck with your application what skill are you applying for ?
    Hope you liked my WDU ,that was filmed 3 years ago before we moved here,lol, im living proof that anyone who is scared of crawlies can make a success of their life out here,lol.
    Cal x
  6. woj

    woj Guest

    If/when we apply we'd apply for a 175 visa on my job as a maintenance fitter. I take it you guys are loving it out there? Is it better for kids? did you find it hard leaving people back home?
  7. Its Me

    Its Me New Member

    Hi Woj, fancy seeing you here !..Its Claire ( Stockies ) God i wished i'd kept my name on here....LOL.....
    Are you still counting down your days till your reccie.......
    Catch ya around....

    Claire. XX
  8. cal

    cal Super Moderator

    Life is great, you do get frustarated with some things and have up and down days but for us the ups much outweigh the downs right now.
    Missing family and friends is natral i think, we wasnt over close with family (other than my Bro and Aunty) so it did make moving a little easier.
    The kids love it, school seems more enjoyable to them, the teachers more friendly and helpful. Mine were always outdoorsey kids anyway so they love having the pool, motorbikes etc, they made friends relatively easy and settled much quicker than 'we' expected.
    Cal x
  9. Cerberus1

    Cerberus1 Administrator Staff Member


    Woj forget Brisbane... did you not know Perth is the centre of the universe? :tongue:
  10. cal

    cal Super Moderator

    Woj dont listen to Tim , lol, me and Jo will have him living in Brissy with us 'banana benders' before long,lol .You dont wanna go to Perth , My mate Earlswood says so,lol.
    Cal x
  11. woj

    woj Guest

    how do!
    course i'm still counting down, as of today its now 4 months 3 weeks and 2 days till we land in brissy :D
    can't wait!!

    Haven't been to Perth yet so can't comment on it, looking forward to it though. Be good for another night ont lash in surfers tooooooo. ahhhhh, hapy days!!

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