Moving to Australia & Finding Our Dream Home? Part 1

Moving to Australia & Finding Our Dream Home? Part 1

Just keep viewing... Just keep viewing... Just keep viewing, viewing, viewing! Oh, hey beautiful people, welcome back to the Jalloh family blog. Take a pew and stay a while, we have some things to tell you. Today, we take you through a tour of the Casa Del Jalloh. If you have enjoyed this family blog, [...]

What Does it Mean to Belong? Life is Not Always Black & White.

What Does it Mean to Belong? Life is Not Always Black & 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 in Australia in 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. We were met at the airport by Ahmed's sisters, niece and cousin (I soon came to find out from Ahmed that their mums are friends and in his culture, this makes [...]

Last Days in London – Packing for Australia in 16 Boxes and 30 Bin Bags (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 think about what we did not need to take with us. Packing Stage 1: The first stage was to sort through our belongings. Throw out anything [...]

Ruth: Telling friends and family the good news (S190 Visa 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: People that were genuinely happy for us. This was the reaction I was expecting the most. Some friends, family and colleagues were happy [...]

Ahmed: 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 [...]

We’re off – Finding out our Australian Permanent Residency (S190) Visas are 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 [...]

Moving to Australia? 🇦🇺 Our Experience of the 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 [...]