Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Schooling applications...

I remember the pain and suffering of completing schooling applications for moving to Qatar, and here we are again 2 years later going through the process again!

There are 3 British schools in Paphos so really need to apply to them all to hopefully get places somewhere.

The first school provided all the information and application forms etc, so they were duly filled in and submitted.

The second school is currently full and short waiting lists for next year, so no applications can be made yet. However, we have booked a viewing and entrance exams as a preliminary measure for when we go visit Cyprus at the end of March.

The 3rd school is being very quiet, no response to emails, bit strange, wonder if they are even getting our messages!

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Reccy Visit...update

Made contact with another agent and have arranged a meet for when we go over for the reccy.

He has a basic specification of what we are looking for and will give us a list to review before we go over, so see if there are any we won't bother to go and look at.

Today, booked the accommodation for the visit, so that is us ready to go!

Last week I also contacted one of the relocation companies, and today they came round to do a survey. I wanted to get an idea of things before I engaged with my employer.

It will be here before we know it!

Needless to say I have still been surfing the rental websites, telecoms websites and also car sales places. Still in information overload mode...

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Reccy visit!

The flights are booked, the car hire is booked just need to sort out accommodation!

Yes, it is time to go on a reccy visit to check out the schools and do some villa hunting. With my current rota, unfortunately the school holidays don't line up, so will need to take the kids out of school. Needs must however.

I managed to use all my accumulated air miles from the last couple of years to pay for the majority of the flights for the 4 of us, so that is a bit of a boost!

I have continued to trawl the websites of numerous agencies, but still no closer to pulling together a shortlist!

This next 5 months are absolutely going to fly by!