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Hi Everyone!

Its four weeks today until we fly to Melbourne :plane: eek!!

It sounds weird but its only actually just sunk in! We've moved out of our flat, sent our belongings and are in the final weeks at work. I cant actually believe that its happening. This time next month I will be in Australia - living there!

My partner and I are both starting to feel a bit nervous but we're going to try our hardest to make Melbourne become our home. We're quite lucky as my partner has family out there.

We've even started to say bye to people we wont see again before we go. Its AWFUL but the excitement of a new life kind of makes up for it.

Does anyone have any recommendations at this stage of our journey? did you have family come to the airport with you? I am worried that I am going to be in a state on the flight if i have to say bye to everyone at the airport!!

Yours nervously
LP x
 

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Hi LP,

I definitely did *not* allow anyone to come to the airport. We both cried when we said goodbye to my parents and my Dad saw us off at the coach station. I've only ever seen my Dad cry twice so this was a BIG thing. I couldn't stand the thought of being upset during the flight.

There is a long thread about this if you do a search.

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Karen
 

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check thrugh dollys" list of thngs to do befre you leave" incase you missed anything,,,,,,,,,,,
its a sticky....
what jobs do you do if you dont mind me asking? and are you going out to jobs?

regards claire
 

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Hi Claire,

As Karen said, it really is not a good idea to have friends and/or family at the airport when you are leaving. It can be traumatic enough without having upset rellies there too.

After reading peoples posts on their final run-up to flying out, I look back at our experience and think maybe the way it happened for us was best. We had about 4 years of planning/doing stuff to get our visas and 4 weeks to organise removers in/flights booked/sell stuff/chuck stuff/say our goodbyes/organize short-term rental in Oz etc. The final bits were over so quickly and we were so wrapped up in trying to get everything organised that most of the time we didn't have a second to think too much about friends/family and the enormity of exactly what we were about to do!

Will be thinking of you over the next few weeks.....some people have one big goodbye party so they can say goodbye to all their friends in one go. It does become very emotionally draining saying goodbyes individually.

Where in Melbourne are you heading?

Dolly
 

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Hi Claire,

As Karen said, it really is not a good idea to have friends and/or family at the airport when you are leaving. It can be traumatic enough without having upset rellies there too.

After reading peoples posts on their final run-up to flying out, I look back at our experience and think maybe the way it happened for us was best. We had about 4 years of planning/doing stuff to get our visas and 4 weeks to organise removers in/flights booked/sell stuff/chuck stuff/say our goodbyes/organize short-term rental in Oz etc. The final bits were over so quickly and we were so wrapped up in trying to get everything organised that most of the time we didn't have a second to think too much about friends/family and the enormity of exactly what we were about to do!

Will be thinking of you over the next few weeks.....some people have one big goodbye party so they can say goodbye to all their friends in one go. It does become very emotionally draining saying goodbyes individually.

Where in Melbourne are you heading?

Dolly
Hey Dolly

Just clearing up the confusion as i think you thought i had put that thread in and it was little peg....i just replied.(you just put wrong name);)
i WISH i was that close....not nearly lol... but one day

good luck little peg and keep us informed!:D
 

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hi LP

wish you luck with the goodbyes and the packing..
 

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check thrugh dollys" list of thngs to do befre you leave" incase you missed anything,,,,,,,,,,,
its a sticky....
what jobs do you do if you dont mind me asking? and are you going out to jobs?

regards claire
Hi Claire - my fiance is going to uni and im an it trainer/legal secretary! I am looking at either job at the moment. I have a few meetings with agencies set up for when i get there but dont have anything to go to. we're quite lucky as we dont initally need to be working straight away.

Thanks everyone for your kind words. I am going to approach the subject tonight with my fiance about people coming to the airport. His mum wants to take us which means that i would want my mum to come along too. Ideally I dont want anyone to come as you all say its too traumatic as it is!!! I just want to do all the crying the day before and be okish for the flight. I just dont see the point in dragging it out - we have to say bye at some point.

Dolly - we're staying with relatives in Flemington and looking at St Kilda area for renting a flat.

Ekk.. 24 days and counting!!!

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hi littlepeg :D

u lucky lucky peson!!! i'm sooo jealous me n my husband are on the way to gettin ova there but it'll b a long 18mths beore we do :mad:.

like u sed in ur thread sayin bye to friends and family is hard but knowin wat excitement is ahead helps u along, surely avin them come to the airport with u is a good idea then u spent every last min with the one's u love, before jettin off to the most wonderful new start in life.

i wish u all the best of luck

Zoey x x x x
 
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