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The Adventure Starts Here

Hi all,

Well, not been on here in a while. been pretty busy and to be honest more used to the easy flowing forum kind of web site so tend to use them more.

My apologies for that......

Anyway - we have booked our flights for Australia at long last.

September is the month our life begins again. After being on hold pretty much for four years whilst we went through the skills and visa process we have finally set the date.

Really looking forward to it. Heart tells me i should be there now but head and wallet says i can't!!! Not long to wait now though - problem is i find myself wishing my life away.

Will probably have some contract work lined up with my existing company so that will help me whilst we settle in, network, get my name and face in a few companies and see where we go.

We are flying Singapore Airlines, really fancy flying the new airbus - don't like flying but wanted to try that if i'm going to have to get on a plane. We've also opted to pay the extra for the exit seats with the extra leg room. If we're going cattle class - we'll go in style....couldn't afford the wife's desire for business or first class or god forbid the suites.

All our worldly goods are currently in a container on a ship heading to Malaysia - scheduled to be in Malaysia 30th of this month and land in Perth around 8th June. Been tracking it via aprs.fi website - but it's last location was waiting to move through the Suez Canal on the 18th may - not heard from it for 10 days now - I'm pretty confident some Ssomalian family is settling down in front of my 41"plasma tv playing on my XBOX360 as we speak......

Will let you know more after the 30th if it turns up at Pelabuhan Tanjung Pelepas Terminal, Tanjung Pelepas, Malaysia ???

Anyway - that's it for now, i welcome any comments on the above including personal experiences of flying airbus, or maybe better way/websites for tracking ships????

Speak soon

James and Michelle

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Comment by Stephanie Bennett on June 16, 2009 at 18:03
where in Queensland do you live, we keep swapping and changing where we want to live over there!!
Steph xx
Comment by lesley ward on June 4, 2009 at 11:39
good luck with your new life in perth i remember when we were going through the process over 3 years ago we arrived finally in queensland 2 years ago me oh and 6 children and its the hardest but best decision we ever made if theirs anything i can help you with just give me a shout all the best
lesley x

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