Month: August 2007

Getting Down Under Australia

False Alarm!

Ahhhhhhhh! I think I’m going to have a nervous breakdown. After this mornings post the ‘specialist’ has sent the missus back until something a little more productive happens! It transpires that the waters hadn’t broken, the fluid was just down to hormonal changes (sorry for the detail) :) Whats with that! Time to start thinking …

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Baby on the way?

Well, I asked the question what do you do with a four year old when your wife goes in to labour? The answer is, you stay at home and wait for news :) Seriously, it’s not all kicking off yet but something is happening. We think the missus’s waters may have broken during the night, …

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House sale progressing well

It’s been all of 2 weeks since I announced that we had taken the plunge and decided to buy our first bricks and mortar here in Australia. Since then, things have progressed well. Firstly the Real Estate Agents were pretty insistent that we were able to deliver an ‘unconditional loan approval’ letter from the bank. …

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Lots of people moving to Western Australia – Where will they all go?

I’ve just been watching a story on the news this afternoon about the influx of migrants into Western Australia. According to figures produced by the clever statistitions at the Federal Department of Immigration and Citizenship; Western Australia accounted for 14.1 percent of all new settler arrivals in Australia. It seems Western Australias ‘booming economy and …

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She’s going to blow!

Seriously, how much more can this baby grow before its due to pop out? We are now at ‘full term’ which the missus tells me means junior number two is fully formed and 100% capable of   doing what baby’s do…. You know.. Turning the TV on, writing emails, all that kinda good stuff. ;) …

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IELTS – An Overview of the International English Language Testing System

IELTS or the International English Language Testing System measures a persons ability to communicate in English across all four language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking – a key requirement for folks who intend to study, work and generally live in Australia. Since the announcement to the changes in the General Skilled Migration Program …

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Found the screws

Remember the screws that I lost when I was putting the cot together? The screws, that because they were sadly lacking meant that I couldn’t put the cot that we brought from the UK back together again resulting  in us having to go out and buy a new cot for the pending birth of junior …

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Going to the footie

Well, I had to get my first AFL footie match in at some point and today is the day. I’ve been invited by a supplier to attend an AFL match between a team called the West Coast Eagles and Richmond at the Subiaco Oval which is one of the larger stadiums here in Perth. ‘The …

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