Saturday, 20 June 2009

We made it!!

Hi everyone,

Sorry for delay in updating, but things have been fairly hectic!!

We landed as Permanent residents on the 9th June at Halifax International Airport NS. The flight went really well, after staying at the Hilton hotel Gatwick and the process through immigration was really quick and easy, with no difficult questions!

We headed from the airport straight to the house, which is great!

Jack has started school and even goes on the school bus and he has settled in really quickly, although they break up for the summer hols next week, he has already made some friends. Gracie also will be starting daycare soon, this is just down the road in the town, so really handy.

Everyone here has been so friendly and welcoming, popping by to say hi and introduce themselves, I even managed to meet the mayor of our town last week.!

The friday after we arrived I had an interview followed by another on Wed this week just gone and I was really chuffed to be offered both jobs. I have taken the 2nd one as the benefits were a lot better and the drive in is a lot easier than the other job.

We have bought a car, which we will collect next week and spent quite a lot getting things for the house, but we are settling in well, the kids are happy and the place is amazing!!

Looking forward to being able to show family and friends in due course, our own stuff arrives on Monday after we cleared it with customs in Halifax on Thursday last week so that will be great.

More blogging to follow soon, will try and update weekly ish!

Thank you everyone for all the support, good wishes and cards etc we have received they are all dotted around the house!

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Family weekend

We spent the last weekend with our lovely cousins from Essex and their little ones and Andy's Mum and Dad and Brother and Sister in law and family.

It was a scorcher of a weekend and we had a lovely BBQ courtesy of Rob and Sash on Saturday and then visited the beach early on Sunday morning.

It was a really special weekend for us to remember and the kids all had a great time aswell as us lot!!

We are now staying with Linda and John, I have finished work and Andy has a couple of shifts left, time is flying by running round with last minute things to do and I have 2 interviews set up for when I arrive, so everything x something will come off!

Thanks everyone

Link to photos here