Surburban Adventures

Surburban Adventures
  • Expat Mum, Expat Woman, Serial Expat
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This blog is about my family's life in Noumea, New Caledonia. Before we moved to Noumea I found very little information in English about life in Noumea, so I am doing my best to help fill the void. We moved to Noumea with a baby, a toddler and a preschooler, only Mr Husband spoke French. The transition has been tough but we love life in the Pacific! Drop by and say hello :)

Latest posts on Surburban Adventures

  • Remember me? Oh, and a tsunami warning!

    Hi! It's been awhile... I haven't forgotten this little space. I've been thinking about what to do with it. Ages and ages ago I wrote ...

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  • A day on the water

    Mr 4 is good friends with a lovely boy who lives on a catamaran. They have a firm friendship (their name tags are always together on the board; the ...

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  • What a day!

    Today was a very special day and I want to say a big thanks to our lovely hosts. They are very warm and welcoming people (with charming teenagers). ...

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  • Getting my Aussie on in Nouméa

    Right up front I'm going to admit that I'm a Collingwood fan (apologies if you have no idea what I'm talking about). Anyone still ...

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3 years ago

Hi there i am searching for some contacts in NC , have lived in NZ for 3.5 years, right now in germany. I am a multiskilled person with a own distribution company and want to live and work in NC. Hope you can help me with regards Peter

4 years ago

This is soo cool. Great to get to know Kurt this much better. Hahah this is so funny to hear this after We made our fun coallb videos! So awesome! Kurt is a great guy. I thought of him when I got lost this week in the hills surrounding the Fushima Inari shrine. I was almost in tears but the adventures of Softy kept me going. Vloggin kept me going and made for some good personal moments of truths. I just might publish it. Lol!

4 years ago

Hi Laurence, I don't work as we have three young children, the youngest of whom is at home with me full time. My husband got a job before we moved here. It can be difficult to find employment here. Do you speak fluent French? I know that there are often jobs for English speakers related to the cruise ships (tour guides on the buses, etc) but I don't know if it would be enough money as a sole income. There are also some jobs teaching English. If you are a French speaker then it will be much easier to find employment. Don't forget that the cost of living is very high in New Caledonia as most things are imported. Accomodation is also expensive. Everyone I know has secured a job before they arrived here, but I am sure there would be some people who have moved here and then found work :) I would also go and ask on the Francophone Nouvelle Caledonie forum :) Best of luck to you!

4 years ago

Hello, I have a question for you,...Did you find a job easelly in Nouméa?? Our your husband get the job before moving to new Caledonia?? I need some help, I plan to move in one year if possible.. KR. Laurence

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