Shifting to Melbourne

When we shifted to Melbourne our 5 daughters were under the age of 12 so that meant all of them were going to the same school. We not only had to find a suitable house for a family of 7 but also a school where we knew all 5 of the girls would be happy.

Graham and I were married in December 1991 and he went straight back to Melbourne for work so I flew over a couple of days later to spend the rest of the week there house-hunting and interviewing Principals at schools so we could find the right place. Graham and I poured over newspapers daily and planned the strategy for searching each day before he went off to work. We had a hired car so I would drop him off and then go exploring for the day. By the second last day I had found both a house and a school in Beaumaris, which is the southeast of Melbourne and very close to the beach.

Throughout 1992 we took the kids on trips on weekends and holidays to see the Melbourne Zoo, the Botanical Gardens, go to the beach, go up to the Dandenong Mountains and visit the different tourist places there and just generally explore this beautiful state of Victoria.

Life got busy in 1993 and by 1994 I had begun my business. The girls were starting to get older and not always wanting to come on family trips with us but Graham and I have spent time exploring areas when he’s been mountain bike riding or when we’ve had weekends away.

I plan to use this blog to show you some of the things in Melbourne we’ve experienced and enjoyed.