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Hi All

I seemed to have been really enthusiastic to start posting on the site and forgot the do the normal intro...

Well here goes..

We currently reside in SA, Roodepoort and are in possession of our PR 175 visa. Hubby leaves on Sunday (2 Nov) to start our new life for us in Brisbane (Anyone else flying on the Singapore Air Flight on Sunday??)

We have 3 wonderful little boys twins of 9 yrs and a 12 yr old who are all very very excited (and nervous) about us moving to OZ. Hubby is a refrigeration and appliance repair technician and as yet, does not have a job offer (we hope this will change once he gets there - companys are not keen to employ unless you are in the country). I am a personal assistant and GDB.

Our app took about 9 months to process Dec 2006 to Oct 2007, the house took FOREVER to sell (approx. 7 months) and we are now wrapping up the final things in prep of our new adventure.

The best thing about moving - the adventure and prospect of a new life

The worst thing - leaving our families and doggies (rather distressing at this point - we had the farewell bash yesterday)

This forum is absolutely wonderful, there is so much advice and comeraderie amongst the people registered here....

Thanks to all who have already offered advise and Hi to everyone on the forum...

Cheers

Laurav

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Welcome to the forum! Pleased to meet you and hope that all goes well for you with your new life in Australia

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Better late than never! welcome!!

Best of luck with your new life in Australia, it's good to hear the children are also excited as it's not always the case.

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Welcome!!! Hope you have a good flight over. Only a few more sleeps for you guys.

Love

Griffcat :ilikeit:

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Hi Laurav,

Best decision ever. We have been living in Brisbane for the past 7 months. Great, and never looked back. Pity he is only coming on the weekend since we have a “SA Familie Kerskamp†this weekend at Maroochypalms http://www.maroochypalms.com.au/ with the AKA (Afrikaanse Klub Australia) in Brisbane http://www.afrikaans.org.au/ with lots and lots of South Africans all getting together.

I think the support for your husband is very important especially in the beginning while busy setting up.

I will be more than willing to assist with information where I can.

Great Christian School: Christian Outreach College

(Around 18 x SA Teachers, 20% children from SA, great support network)

Website: http://www.brisbane.coc.edu.au/

Area: Carindale (Menlyn size shopping centres)

Church (very important for support):

City Point Church

Part of Christian Outreach college

(Around 480 SA Families involved, really cater for the kids spiritually)

Website: http://www.citikidz.com.au/

Best place to stay (for us) is the East to South of the city.

Lots of South Africans in Wakerley, Manly, Cleveland areas (see googleearth.com)

Not sure if he know someone here but feel free to send me his contact details and we can take him for welcomming coffee.

Nemo

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Welcome to the forum, and congrats on the 175 (creme de la creme of visas IMHO)

My hubby in similar trade so Im sure your other half will find something soon.

All the very best with the move,

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Hi Laurav,

Best decision ever. We have been living in Brisbane for the past 7 months. Great, and never looked back. Pity he is only coming on the weekend since we have a “SA Familie Kerskamp†this weekend at Maroochypalms http://www.maroochypalms.com.au/ with the AKA (Afrikaanse Klub Australia) in Brisbane http://www.afrikaans.org.au/ with lots and lots of South Africans all getting together.

I think the support for your husband is very important especially in the beginning while busy setting up.

I will be more than willing to assist with information where I can.

Great Christian School: Christian Outreach College

(Around 18 x SA Teachers, 20% children from SA, great support network)

Website: http://www.brisbane.coc.edu.au/

Area: Carindale (Menlyn size shopping centres)

Church (very important for support):

City Point Church

Part of Christian Outreach college

(Around 480 SA Families involved, really cater for the kids spiritually)

Website: http://www.citikidz.com.au/

Best place to stay (for us) is the East to South of the city.

Lots of South Africans in Wakerley, Manly, Cleveland areas (see googleearth.com)

Not sure if he know someone here but feel free to send me his contact details and we can take him for welcomming coffee.

Nemo

Thanks so much for all the advice, especially on the spiritual side as we are involved heavily with our church here (I sing and hubby does the sound) and were a bit worried about finding a new one.

We are probably going to be in the western suburbs as we have family in Kenmore and Bellbowrie, but you never know, its where the jobs and schools are that is most important.

I will get hubs to contact you if he runs into problems once he is there!!

Thanks again

Laurav

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Hi Laurav and welcome!

I agree with Nemo about the South East :D. I have a friend in air conditioning nearby who I contacted last night. He is keen to interview your hubby. You never know ...

I'll pm you with his details. Feel free to contact me on info@skydancers.com.au

Cheers

Sandy

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