FIFO family makes new life in Gladstone
IT'S only been one month since Vicky Davis moved to Gladstone but she already loves it.
On December 3 Vicky and her son Elijah, 2, made the trip from the Gold Coast, to be with her partner of 12 years, Danny.
Danny was already up here working as a FIFO for more than a year but the pair decided to eliminate the distance between them.
"My partner has been working at Yarwun, so for the sake of Elijah we knew the move had to be done," she said.
"We're living in Kirkwood now and are really liking it so far."
Danny and Vicky were married on the Gold Coast in October last year, with Elijah participating as the pageboy.
The newlyweds said that despite not having the nightlife their Gold Coast home had, they're actually preferring life in Gladstone.
"Surprisingly I have more of a social life up here," Vicky said.
"My work colleague and I both have small kids and there are heaps of supportive mothers' groups and friends I already knew up here.
"The best part is that there's actually things to do for families."
Apart from each other, the trio doesn't have family here, with loved ones living in Australia and overseas.
"Most of our family members are either in Brisbane or New Zealand, which makes it hard," she said.
Back on the Gold Coast Vicky was in charge of memberships at World Gym and is in a similar health role at the Saloon protein and tea bar.
"I love health and fitness and being able to constantly learn more about products and the body," she said.
"It helps that at work, even though I'm new, people here are actually friendly and up for a chat all the time."