07 February 2017 | 2 minutes read

Dr Susanne, WA

I finally started my GP job for real yesterday after a couple of days training on the Australian medical system. It felt so good to work again after almost a month of settling in.

We have found the most beautiful house to live in. Perfect for us! Not too big or too small – only two years old, we are installing a fence around the garden as our two dogs arrive from Sydney next week. Cannot wait to see them after a month in quarantine!

The kids have started school now and are happy, especially our son who finds he is a little ahead of his class and is happily showing off his knowledge.

The weather here despite being late autumn is so lovely. Everybody complains how cold it is and I am thinking: What are they moaning about? In Northern Ireland, we would be happy to have only one day a year like that! During the day temperatures are around 20 degrees plus minus 2 or 3 degrees. Only in the morning and evening, it gets a bit nippy but we are used to that and just layer on the clothes and switch on the gas heater.

I have to say, every day is like a dream here and sometimes I have to pinch myself to wake up in it again. It has not really sunken in that we are going to stay here for a long time but I am sure it will eventually.

Thank you soo much again. Without you, we never would have ended up here. It is definitely the right place to be for us although I do miss my family but the pros by far outweigh the cons so again, from the bottom of my heart: Thank you!!

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