I didn’t know it was something Claire had wanted for so long, nor did I know she had in fact been looking for one, so when she spoke to me about a property down South, in one of tiniest villages in WA, I wasn’t very keen on the project. I thought it would be, Read More

Seven o’clock. The sun is already up, and so is Brieuc. He’s his jolly usual self. Late mornings are not for him, or for us for that matter. We haven’t had a sleep-in for months, and I guess we’re not going to have one today either. Claire is up, her belly is huge, as, Read More

It’s cliche, but it’s true.  Home is where the heart is.  Ours is on Towton Street, in Redcliffe.  It was a bit of a race but it was well worth it.  October 8th, 2016, we got our residency status upgraded to “permanent”.  It’s a huge deal for all migrants to Australia, and it’s pretty, Read More

It’s finally over.  We’re tired, nay, we’re exhausted.  We’re better by the day but there’s so many hours to catch on, it will take a while.  I think we need a holiday.  It all started in 2016.  Back when Brieuc was still warm inside the womb.

I can’t remember how long I’ve been waiting for this but, let’s just say it’s been long overdue ! Last Monday, my boss got his notification that he was approved as sponsor for the “Employer Nomination Scheme”, the 186 Visa.  So naturally we both assumed it would be only hours before I got the good, Read More

Well it’s also time, energy, patience, … We got our 457 Visa back in 2013, through an immigration agent my employer recommended, so we thought it would be a great idea to use the same agent for this one, the 186 Visa which automatically grants the long awaited P.R. (for permanent residency.)  Without it, we, Read More

They’ve been coming more and more often, and they are more and more brutal each time. On average, I’d say once a week, sometimes less, often more. These migraines are just debilitating. We haven’t yet figured what caused them, I know for a fact if I slouch for too long on the sofa, it’s, Read More

It’s almost 9 AM and it’s already hot.  And I mean, real freaking hot.  It’s 34 degrees outside, at nine in the morning.  Crazy.  Last night I went to bed at around 10, and it was still 36.  We hit 47 at one point according to my phone (well it isn’t a real thermometer, Read More

So last night I went through an interesting phase. I was blind. Not completely blind, but almost. I could make out shapes, and colours but everything was blurred. Like seeing through a dirty glass bottle. I probably shouldn’t have used these drops, but they were my last resort as my migraine, once again, was, Read More

It took a lot longer than expected, and a lot more money than planned, but finally, Troopy is parked outside, home and hosed. So what happened ? Well, the guys in Thailand had one job : clean the car for quarantine inspection. Well they botched it. As a result, the first inspection was a, Read More