Finding Our Dream Home? Part 1

Finding Our Dream Home? Part 1

Hey Beautiful people, welcome back to the Jalloh family blog. Today, we take you through a tour of the Casa Del Jalloh. If you have enjoyed this family blog, click on another one and don't forget to like, leave a comment and follow us for more Jalloh family content. If you have been following us [...]

Belonging! Life is Not Always Black or White.

Belonging! Life is Not Always Black or White.

Growing up mixed race, in London in the 90's, the word 'belonging' was one that was always present... Moving to Australia with my husband and children was no different! Some people have asked me how I feel about leaving my family and moving to the other side of the world. I have different feelings each [...]

1,000 Reads, 290 Visits and 20 Posts Later!

Jallohs Number... Let us start by saying a big THANK YOU to all of YOU, who have made this possible, from ALL the Jallohs in OZ. When we toyed with the idea of starting a blog, we questioned whether it would get any traction. Are we interesting enough people for the world? Would our blog [...]

Our first week with pictures 27 February – 5 March (RJ)

We made it! We arrived safe and sound after a 23 hour flight; we are in high spirits and excited for the next chapter. Jallohs at SKY ZONE facing their fear of heights! Sun set in Acacia Ridge, Brisbane, March 2019 We were met at the airport by Ahmed's sisters, niece and cousin (I soon [...]

Packing up… (RJ)

Boxes, boxes and more boxes We started packing slowly; We decided to take it in stages. This helped us to remember bits and bobs as we went and to also think about what we did not need to take with us. Stage 1: The first stage was to sort through our belongings. Throw out anything [...]

Telling friends and family the good news (our 190 Visas had been granted)

Telling friends and family in the UK didn't go as planned. In fact, I was surprised as to how some people took the news, which broadly fell into four categories. Category one: were the people that were genuinely happy for us, this was the reaction I was expecting the most. Some friends, family and colleagues [...]

Telling Family and Friends and Informing Colleagues (AJ)

Visa GRANTED: read the email on that seemingly ordinary Tuesday after my wife had called me to deliver the news. Who do we tell first? we thought. How do we tell them? What do we say? When do we say it? When do we go? What do we take? It felt like the game 21 [...]

Finding out that our 190 Visas had been granted (RJ)

Land of new opportunities On 16 October 2018, at 08.25, we received notification from George that our visas had been granted... I knew exactly what was in the email. Titled. Subject: VISAS GRANTED! Every morning, my husband wakes up before me, around 5am and he will check our family email to see if there had [...]

Expression of Interest and visa application

Photography by Ruth Jalloh, August 2015 the Gold-coast. With the skills assessment sent off and approved by the ACWA, we had no time to waste. Diligently, we moved on to the Expression of Interest (EOI) stage with a hop, skip and a jump! The sun was peering from behind the clouds and we can see [...]