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Taken from our drive

Can you see it? In the middle of the pic with a green slopey roof.

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Ute, Ute and more Ute.

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Moving out of the city at last.

Visited Eddie again today, he seemed full of beans and healthy as anything. Leaving Perth tomorrow after switching hire car for Ute (pick-up) and doing some house shopping. Ikea is going to be and handy spot to be at for the next few months while we get set up again. Found out today that the house (farm cottage) that we are moving to is being re-painted and spruced up before we move in which is cool but its rather empty so need to get quite a few bits and bobs, you know important stuff like a hammock for the veranda and a beer fridge etc. I will post some pics of Ute and house later. Keep in touch all.

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First snake sighting!!!

We had a trip out of the city to the hills about an hour away and as well climbed out the car we met a cute little Browny. Yes they are very poisonous!!!!!

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Bush walking

After giving snake a wide birth we walked along a track and had views like the picture shows.

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Sunset from city park

Went for an evening walk a few nights ago. Took this pic looking across one of the city’s parks.

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City and River

Some views across Swan River from the south bank.

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Visiting New Arrival!

G’day all. We had a trip out of the city this afternoon to pay a visit to young Eddie who landed in Perth last night along with 3 other pommy dogs. He seemed in good heath (thanks partly to Matt sending him off at Heathrow on Monday in good condition) and quite happy and enjoyed 30mins with us in one of the excercise pens. We brought along with us a bone and a squeeky toy!! Hope to pay him another visit next week before we start work.


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A ride around


Georgie at Trigg Beach


View from DNA Tower in Kings Park Perth

 

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Arriving in WA

Perth Skyline at night by John

Here we are. WA, Perth. Our new life has begun and after getting over the jetlag we set about doing all the serious stuff. Visiting the employer agents, getting our visas put in our passports, opening a bank account, buying a car and all this kind of thing. The first week here was fairly cool for the time of year never getting past 22’c. Apart from a few showers it has been bright and better than the UK in any case. Friday was and interesting day, we learnt that our dog (Eddie) has been given the all clear to fly over next week and we spent over 800kms on the road in order to go to two interviews at farms. Its now the following Monday and we have this morning been offered the preferable choice. We start in a just under two weeks but head up there next weekend to move in. The farm is in a really nice area about 2.5hrs north of Perth and 30mins North west of a town called Moora. Its also only 40mins drive to the nearest beach which is cool. The farm is about 7000 acres and run by a really nice couple with 3 young boys. Its a mix of sheep and cropping land. I’m looking forward to getting there and getting settled again. All this moving about and living out of suitcases is starting to take its tole. I have already found a job that I would like to apply for although John, the farmer that John (husband) will be working for, has said that there is plenty of work to go around on the farm. The job I am planning to apply for is an administration post at the local college based in Moora. Its 2.5 days a week so leaves me plenty of time for some varriation by doing some hours on the farm. We pick up our car this weekend and will then drive up to the farm but may also call in on some friends up there, Emma and Shane who live on the south east side of Moora about an hour away from the farm we will be on. Shane and Emma also farm and have 3 kids, 2 boys and a girl, its nice to know there are people not too far away who will be familiar faces amongst all the strangers but I’m sure we will make new friends soon. Emma says that the community in the area is very good and there is a good mix of people to get to know. Its also quite a horsy area so I might get the chance to do a bit of teaching and riding hopefully. So all in all everythings going really well for us up to now and all thats needed now is for a slight improvement in the temp’ and life will be almost perfect.