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The Rough Guide to Australia Australia (Lonely Planet Country Guides) DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Australia
The Rough Guide to Australia Australia (Lonely Planet Country Guides) DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Australia
Explore Australia 2011 Frommer’s Australia 2011 Perth and West Coast Australia: Regional Guide (Lonely Planet)
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Frommer’s Sydney Day by Day Melbourne and Victoria: Regional Guide (Lonely Planet) Adelaide and South Australia (Lonely Planet)
Frommer\'s Sydney Day by Day (Frommer\'s Day by Day - Pocket) Melbourne and Victoria: Regional Guide (Lonely Planet Country & Regional Guides) Adelaide and South Australia (Lonely Planet Regional Guides)

Next week…Books to help children (and parents) cope with moving house.

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Veg please!

When we planned our move to Australia, I had a notion in my head that we’d be healthier down under than we were in the UK. Because of the better climate, I imaged we’d be more active. Hand in hand with this, I saw us enjoying loads of fresh fruit and vegetables, perhaps accompanied with lean meat cooked on the BBQ.

The reality, for our family, is that we are no healthier than we were in the UK … Read more

Living and Working in Australia: A Survival Handbook Live & Work in Australia: The Most Accurate, Practical and Comprehensive Guide to Living and Working in Australia Getting into Australia: The Complete Immigration Guide to Gaining a Short or Long-term Visa
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Buying a Home in Australia: A Survival Handbook Sydney for Kids The Sydney Morning Herald Good Suburbs Guide
Buying a Home in Australia: A Survival Handbook Sydney for Kids The Sydney Morning Herald Good Suburbs Guide
Sydney Complete Residents’ Guide Top 100 Suburbs 2008-09: A Guide to Australia’s Top Suburbs for Property Investors and Homebuyers Job Hunting for
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Love Mum

February 2011 has been a month of firsts for Family Mum’s gone 2 Aus. Our eldest son had his first full week at school. Our youngest son did his first full day at day care, and Mum had her first day to herself since moving to Oz. Hallelujah!

Hopefully regular readers will be able to see Mum’s new lease of life, through the added productivity on the site. Mum should also be sounding more energised and cheerful…that’s … Read more

Redback #1

Last week we found three Redback spiders at our home in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. That brings the total found since moving into this property nearly a year ago, to seven.

The recent discoveries started when I was hanging out the washing; fortunately the children were indoors. To walk to the washing line, I cross a section of paving and step up to a second section. I’d been walking up and down this step for a tub of washing … Read more

Baby flight

Flying with a baby can feel daunting, particularly the first time. Around this time of year many parents will be planning flights with their little ones. Whether you’re relocating or visiting on holiday the flights to and from Australia are the trickiest. Here are some useful tips, and responses to common questions parents have when travelling with small children.

Should you travel with a pushchair?

A while ago some friends in the UK asked whether they should take … Read more

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Mum recently met Lesley Snell from Northern Beaches Know-How. Our online paths crossed due to our common aim of wanting to help people who are moving to Australia.

Lesley’s business offers relocation consultancy for those considering the move to Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Lesley offers advice and guidance in choosing the right place to live, as well as the best schools for your children. She provides tours of the Northern Beaches suburbs, and will tell you all about the … Read more