Two years in Aussie

Important milestone this week: we’re in Aussie for two years now. And that means we can finally apply for permanency. The last couple weeks we’ve been snowed under in paperwork and bureaucracy to get everything completed. First Nora needed her own passport, before we could apply for a temporary visa like ours. Only when that was granted, could we lodge the real thing. But that’s done now, so from here on it’s up to our friends of Aussie Immigrations.

So what’s the ‘state of nation’ after two years?
We feel we have built up a life here. The social network has been growing steadily over the last period, especially now with Nora. South Aussie is very family oriented, and it’s easy to make contact to other young parents. In terms of work Jan increasingly enjoys his double role as project manager and account manager for Eclipse’s clients in SA. And although Mikaela is on maternity leave, she is looking forward to join Details handbags again after Christmas. Also there is still plenty to discover in this enormous country, so we are more than happy to stay.

The only big thing left on the agenda is buying a house. We’re looking forward to having a place of our own, with a little garden for Nora to run around in. We realize it will be a project to find a nice place that meets our wishes. But we still have a little time: first Immigrations needs to grant us our permanency. And from experience we know that this could take a while ….


Anna W said…
Hej gumman!

Jag håller tummarna för er! Hoppas du, Jan och eran lilla prinsessa mår bra.

Många kramar Anna
Anonymous said…
Hallo lieverds,

Wat fijn te lezen dat alles zo goed gaat met jullie en de kleine!

Het geeft me een happy feeling!

dikke knuffel

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