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 left Belgium in February 2008. Eight years ago. Since then I lived in Queensland, Victoria, New Caledonia and Western Australia. Since then, much has changed back home too. And I have a new life, we have a new life. At last then, visit from the family ! The last one was in Melbourne,, 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

When we first drank the homebrew, back in July, it was, let’s be honest, bloody awful. The colour was good, a light amber ale, slightly cloudy, nothing wrong there. But that’s just it, it lacked everything else. No body, no head, no nothing, and if you drank the whole 23 bottles you’d still be, Read More

It’s been a while, I know, since I updated this blog. Though a lot has happened, there wasn’t one particular event worth mentioning. I look back and see myself a year ago, I had just started this journey, Claire has just flown to Broome, we had only started the Tanami Track, there were months, Read More

At last, we have our own place. Not that we were sick from Jenni and the girls, far from it actually. They’ve been nothing but awesome. We’ve actually grown pretty close to the whole family, even Ronnice the mum, Caz the sister, and the friends, and of course Shiobby and Katie. But yeah as, Read More

So it finally came through. We’ve received the good news yesterday morning : I am pleased to advise that Brice Gery Jean Servais has been granted a Temporary Business Entry (Class UC) Work (Skilled) (Subclass 457) visa. This visa allows you to travel to, enter and remain in Australia and is valid until the, Read More

The past week certainly tested my patience. You’d expect when you’re wiring money from one account to another, even from overseas, that it shouldn’t take more than 48h. Realistically, it’s kinda like copying a file onto a USB stick, right ? Wrong. Banks will debit your first account on the day you initiate the, Read More

It’s not that Claire’s Hyundai Excel is bad or anything. But, a) it’s hers, b) she needs it to go to work (waitress at the moment, but sooner or later, geologist) and c) it’s not very reliable as it overheats in traffic and if we can avoid a blown head gasket, that kinda works, Read More