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4 weeks in on the Gold Coast with Kirsty
4 weeks in…
It’s full on from the second you land. We had house viewings that same day (bare in mind we had been travelling so no jet lag).
We did attempt to find a property before we came but in all honesty I just needed to see if for my self so we held off as I found it was important to understand the market ourselves.
We stayed in a holiday lodge on arrival. After finding our property we were able to enrol our little one into school. Hubby had started work and life was to now become our everyday.
My job was getting organised to move into our longer term home. We found furniture shops that had in stock items, we bought cars. This has been a very easy journey and the dealer gave us a rental until our cars were ready.
Everyone has been so friendly, here on the Gold Coast there is a very relaxed feel.
I have met some amazing people already who will be friends for life, people are so willing to help.
Our son is the happiest he has ever been in school.
We now do things after school whether going out for tea, a trip to the beach or an evening walk around the lakes.
There is so much to see and do and we will never do it all but just knowing we will not have to be mundane is a great feeling.
It’s can be tough when you get here, just keep high spirits and take the time to enjoy where you are, even if it is on the way to the furniture shops.
Trip before we settle in Tasmania with Amy
Christmas Concerts in QLD
Hi we are the Fell Family..Tanya (Wife and Mummy or should I say instigator to our move to Australia) Craig (Husband, Daddy and Electrician) Harry (the baby boy of our family, aged six.)
We started our process with the DUC back in 2017 after attending an Australian expo in Birmingham, where we got chatting to Wes and his team there, so that is really where it all began for us and 16 months after completing our full visa process, we landed in Brisbane QLD July 2019. WE HAVEN’T LOOKED BACK SINCE!
We started our Australian life with a couple of days in Brisbane city before we moved into out little apartment on the gold coast for a month and had a chance to explore before we then set up home in the Redlands South East of Brisbane, where we have been since.
We both love our work; Craig works for an electrical firm that cover’s Brisbane area down to the gold coast. And myself where I work in the Brisbane children’s hospital in the allied health team.
Harry is loving life in school and is doing so well in all areas and enjoying all the extracurricular activities and outdoor sports activities he has to do.We have a perfect work and life balance and enjoy our outdoor time as a family, meeting new friends and exploring all that Australia has to offer.
Australia is home for us now and has given us everything and more we need and wanted as a family.
Wes chats to the Fell’s
Hi my name is Claire and me and my family moved to Bundaberg in 2021, we came out here on holiday in 2018 and fell in love it with it. I am a psychiatric nurse and got a job over here, my husband is a builder and has gone self employed, the kids have settled in so well and as you can see loves interacting with the wild life!
Hi I am Kristen! My family, husband and 2 boys moved over to North Queensland just before covid hit! What a life changing experience this is! We do so much more than we would ever do in the Uk. The boys have learnt so many new sports and have become pros at surfing! Our outdoor life is just amazing! I’m slowly getting used to the wildlife here!
8 weeks in…
8 weeks in, and what’s it like now we’ve been through this intense period of time?
That layer is happiness.
This will be our fourth Christmas in Australia, and although still learning, feel more educated about what to expect this year.