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    Still On The Road Towards The 820/801 Partner Visa

    A Weekend In Paris, France

    There are times in my life when I wonder if I would be a different person if I hadn’t had to experience the bureaucratic depths of the 820/801 partner visa. Times when I wonder what kind of carefree and easy-living person I would have been if I hadn’t had this hanging over me all this time. Nope, Dean still hasn’t been granted his 801 Permanent Residency visa. In fact, we haven’t even applied yet. But Friday is out eligibility date for the…

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    The Art Of Birthday Cake

    I’m the last person to consider myself a food blogger, but that doesn’t mean I’m not a food lover. About half the time I make a serious effort to making food…

  • Personal

    So, We Got Engaged!

    It’s the last day of January, 2013. In a small town on the coast of Queensland, a storm has just blown through. The roads are flooded, and rain threatens on the…

  • Personal

    Moving Again… To Melbourne!

    Dean and I have never been dedicated to a single place. We’ve moved so much since we’ve been together, and so much in the years before we met, that our rental…

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    That Walk-Up Life

    In April of last year Dean and I moved from a ground floor place into a three-storey walk-up. It wasn’t a move we thought we’d be making. We knew for sure…

  • NSW South Coast, Australia
    Australia Travel

    Weekends On NSW South Coast

    We spent last weekend enjoying a change of scene, attending my cousins wedding on the NSW South Coast. The wedding was inland a little, but we based ourselves in Gerroa, just…

  • Sydney City
    Australia Travel

    A Sunny Day In Sydney City

    Dean and I were in Sydney last week en route to my cousin’s wedding on the NSW South Coast. Living in Darwin, we don’t get much opportunity to travel down south.…

  • The Geocache Challenge
    England Travel

    The Geocache Challenge… FAILED

    It’s the best laid plans that often go astray, and our 100 Geocache Challenge was certainly one of them. I started this post as a draft the day I announced the…