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Hi Everyone!

My family and I have recently had an incident in our home, where we woke up in the middle of the night to find 'strangers' inside our house. Luckily no one was harmed as they fled as soon as my hubby started shouting. We of course beefed up security, and they had the cheak to return 2 months later, but our beams set the alarm off.

This has made me terrified to go to bed at night - to the point where I do not want to move my 2 year old into her own room.

So....

We have decided as a family to make the move to OZ :blush: I refuse to let my children grow up in a prison....and I too would like to feel the freedom that you all talk about.

I hope to make many friends here on our new journey as we start the process...Its seems like a very long one. But as the saying goes... Everything good comes to those who wait!!!

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Hi Leigh-Anne and welcome. May this be the start of great journey!

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Hi Leigh-Ann

Welcome to the Forum, and all the best with your journey!

Cheers, :blush:

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Hi Everyone!

My family and I have recently had an incident in our home, where we woke up in the middle of the night to find 'strangers' inside our house. Luckily no one was harmed as they fled as soon as my hubby started shouting. We of course beefed up security, and they had the cheak to return 2 months later, but our beams set the alarm off.

This has made me terrified to go to bed at night - to the point where I do not want to move my 2 year old into her own room.

So....

We have decided as a family to make the move to OZ :ilikeit: I refuse to let my children grow up in a prison....and I too would like to feel the freedom that you all talk about.

I hope to make many friends here on our new journey as we start the process...Its seems like a very long one. But as the saying goes... Everything good comes to those who wait!!!

Hi Leigh Anne

Welcome to the Forum.

I haven't slept in 3 years after our incident and I think I never will be able to sleep again until I have moved to Australia.

If you need assistance or advice - please feel free to ask - THAT IS WHY YOU BELONG TO THIS WONDERFUL FORUM!

Best of luck with your journey - may it be a good one.

:blush:

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Hi Leigh-Ann

This is definitely a road worth walking! You'll love it here.

Best of luck!

Kat

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Welcome to the forum!

You are sure to find loads of useful information here, use the SEARCH button on the top right of your screen to look for previous discussions about any questions you have, or post your own.

Hope your immigration journey is a pleasant one, it can get really trying at times... Good luck!

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Here you will find lots of advice and can even make some like minded friends. Some close enough for a braai and others you will meet at the airport when you land!!! Good luck and enjoy this journey.

Hestie

P.S Just waitng for the b.......... Visa to come so that I can meet my firends!!

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Hi, Leigh Ann!

I reckon you've come to the right spot because there are all sorts of characters on this website . . . . from old members, like myself, to newcomers who are at the "thinking about it" stage and just want to know a little bit more about this great, big, new land called Australia where young folk have got room and energy to get ahead and make a new life for themselves and their young families.

Over the next few weeks and months, you'll find this website invaluable for the expertise and personal experience that others are willing to offer new South Africans like yourselves about settling in to Australian life.

It won't be easy.

It will be hard work . . . emotionally and physically some days . . . but like all good things, they don't come easy in life.

Australia is no "gravy train" where you get breakfast in bed for the rest of your life, but it does offer one hell of a lot to new folk who are willing to give it their best shot.

. . . . . just ask the half million or so South Africans that have made Australia their new home in the sun over the past ten years.

Good luck, mate!

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This has made me terrified to go to bed at night - to the point where I do not want to move my 2 year old into her own room.

Hi Leigh Ann, welcome.

On a recent visit to RSA I was shocked to see how many of my friends back there have their kids all sleeping in the parents bedroom. And this seem to have become a long term thing! They have were all used to it, but when you think about it rationally it is just not normal. So, get started on that visa.

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Welcome to the forum!

As Bob said, it's not easy, but I believe the journey is well worth it. We're slowly learning to relax bit by bit. I can't tell you how free I feel being able to walk home from the train station by myself without my pepper spay.

All the best and if you have any questions, just ask away!

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Hi Leigh-Ann,

Welcome! This is the best place to be!

We've also recently started the process and hope to be successful soon!

In 2006 armed robbers came into the playgroup where my then 3yr old attended. I had just dropped her off and was still chatting to the teacher when they entered the premises, pulled out guns and walked straigt towards me (with my little girl standing right in front of me). Gun pointed to my head they demanded my car keys etc..

Anyway, I am sure most have similar story's and these events catapult us to a point where it just can't be tolerated anymore!

At this stage the most important thing in the world is for me to be able to show my kids that there is a whole other world where you are allowed to play in the front yard, can go to a local park, can ride your bicycle in the road etc..

Hope your application will go smoothly and best of luck to you!

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Hey Leigh-Ann,

Welcome welcome welcome, as you have read this is the place to be if you want emotional support and practical advise, my hubby and I and our kids have just started the process ourselves, and this forum is so supportive and full of invaluable information I'm sure you will not be sorry.

Looking forward to getting to know you and your family over the coming months. :)

Once again WELCOME. :D

Orion25

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