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Laura Balling
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We are now down under!

Posted on September 22, 2012 at 16:52 1 Comment

So we have finally made it. We landed in Perth on 21st September to start our new life. Luckily we are staying with family for a bit until we can sort out work and accommodation and schools etc which is a huge relief. I wouldn't normally do something so brave but felt we had to make the move now as it was the best time for the children. Heart wrenching to have to leave all our friends and family but so far so good. I know there are going to ups and downs but hopefully the ups will outweigh the… Continue

We Are out of here!!

Posted on August 21, 2012 at 14:07 0 Comments

The time has finally come.  The house is on the market, the clutter is reducing and the flights and removals are booked.  We are emigrating to Perth Western Australia on the 20th September.  I am due to leave work on Friday after 12 years in the same job and its starting to feel like its definitely the end of an era!  We have a week when we get there to finalise the school we would like the children to go and to think about the exact street we want to live in as opposed to the suburb. …


Another Step Closer

Posted on February 27, 2012 at 13:47 4 Comments

Well we our plans are gathering pace now!  I visited Perth Western Australia in the last week of January/Feb to activate my visa.  I spent a week there for a whirlwind visit and in that time I visited 4 schools in different areas and had a look at a couple of areas to live and a dozen or so show homes.  We have now given our details to removal companies to get them to come and give us quotes on shipping our worldy posessions half way round the world.  Now the real work starts as we have go…


Spouse Visa Granted!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on June 6, 2011 at 22:03 4 Comments

Well the waiting is over got the email today from my case officer today to say that m subclass 100 permanent residency spouse visa has been granted!!!!  I have to get over to Oz before Feb 21st 2012 in order to validate and then we are good to go!!  Probably can't afford a holiday to Oz between then and now so looks like I might have to go and enter Oz sit in the airport and then come home again!  Starting to get excited now although the thought of having to get rid of all our junk first is… Continue

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At 16:03 on August 27, 2009, Laura Balling said…
Hoping to move to Perth with Husband and 2 boys in 2013, any advice gratefully received

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