The elephant in the room – Coronavirus

After our plans screeched to a halt back in June when my husband was diagnosed with possible MS, it all went quiet on the moving front. Once he had got the all clear we were really torn. It was my job and our mortgage and our families vs Melbourne. Coronavirus is what really inspired usContinue reading “The elephant in the room – Coronavirus”

Happy new year!

We had been granted permission to apply for a visa in August 2017 and thankfully we had already looked into most things so it was a matter of submitting lots of paperwork, as much of the hard work was done the year before. Best example was that I had sat an IELTS (English proficiency test)Continue reading “Happy new year!”

Let’s Go Again

A year of thinking and discussing and we’d decided we definitely wanted to give Australia a go. We had been looking at visas and had considered taking a state sponsored one as they were a lot cheaper. With my qualifications/career (secondary teaching) I knew that Perth was a good option as they have a teacherContinue reading “Let’s Go Again”

Our first visit

Back in July/August 2016, we decided to go on a ‘holiday of a lifetime’ and go to Australia, where I have quite a lot of family, most of whom I’d either only met once or not at all. We flew via Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur, partly because direct flights are more expensive and partlyContinue reading “Our first visit”