We would like to be in Oz for a while, but have to get Tom through
the immigration process first - there is money to pay and oodles
of paperwork to do, including getting a statement of Tom's criminal
record (lack of!) from the Police back in Scotland, before approval
is granted. Then he will be free to join the workforce in Oz and
we may stay for a while if we can find good jobs. Sue is glad to
be home and Tom's enjoying it too.
To get to Perth, 4200km from Brisbane, we bought a twenty-year-old
camper van and drove across. The two-week trip certainly reinforced
the size of Australia in our minds as well as giving us a quick
tour. We arrived on the 23rd December, just in time for Christmas
with Sue's family - for the first time in nine years.
We moved into a rented house in mid-January (see Latest page for
details) and hope to get jobs in the next month or so.