has anyone been on a rekki?
There are some really interesting threads in this forum, but I was wondering if anyone had done a rekki of Adelaide, what their thoughts are and if you have any pictures?
A lot to ask but it may help others (but most of all me!) ;)
we've been out here for three weeks tomorrow, you're welcome to have a look at our photos/thoughts (but its not a reccie as such)....
HI Bex & Nic,
Yes thanks just found your thread, I have saved the pictures on our fav so Lee can have a look later.( Hope you don't mind?)
How are you gettin on? it does look lovely. Are you finding people as freindly as you thought?
Anyway could ask so many questions but sure you have loads to do!
Not doing a reccie going with suitcases and an open mind TBH;)
We did not do a reccie and just opted to come straight out.
There are some pics here that you can see from round Adelaide -
Bit of an Adelaide fix for you
Thanks for the links very nice, problem is really I just want to get out there however havent even sent off TRA yet still getting all the references together.
We are umming and Rrrring about doing a rekki ourselves issue as always is funds we won't have loads after paying everything off and want to keep it for Aus.
why have you not been on a rekki?
We are doing a reccie, my mum n dad are having the kids for 2 weeks while we tour the suburbs in a camper van. Cant wait.
Weve all on getting 1 nights babysitting , and i never returned to workafter having the kids as we had new born twins and a 23 month old toddler!! so couldnt afford child care at the time.
Are we looking forward to it??
Just a bit.
2 weeks without the kids!!
Personally even if mum n dad couldnt have the kids i'd have to do a holiday there at least.
I know this usually starts off a debate , well it does on the yellow screen!!, but PERSONALLY i couldnt uproot us from what we have here without at least a visit .
What if you hate the place??
Once weve done the reccie( September) ,if we find that Adelaide doesnt tick all the boxes then at least we havnt uprooted everyone.Or commited financial suicide!!
2 weeks isnt along time to decide if its for you , i know , but without the kids we should be able to get a lot more done. Ralph will be going on site with some freinds we have made who are in the building trade , to see how things work, im going to go to a few schools , and we are both going to drive around the suburbs which we like on paper and internet!!
By the time we get back we will probably have the visa.
If we love Adelaide fine, the house will go up for sale and all systems go.
If not we will have to validate, which we would do in Brisbane, as thats our 2nd choice !! We would have to take the kids then , so it would be our holiday for the year,
then we would have 5 years to decide if emigrating is what we really want to do.
We have done loads of reasurch , we have chosen Adelaide , Ralph is able to go any where with the visa he is applying for (136), we hope it ticks all the boxes for us , but neither of us wears rose tinted spectacles so , when we come back , we will have to do a post of our impressions.
It may help a few folk, and i promise i will be honest but not brutal!!
Thanks for that,
In an ideal world we will aim to do a rekki but I think the thought is we are going anyway.
Our boys are a lot older 7,10 and 13 so we feel that if we were going to do a rekki to look at schools houses area's etc then we would have to include the boys as its a big thing for them also! Therefore we would be looking at at least in the region of £7000 which we think would cover rent for a fdew weeks once we get out there! But you never know we may find that we have a bit more money that we thought and i personally would feel better if we did have a rekki first. Lee was in the army so these things don't seem to worry him, used to living where he is told i suppose.
This isn't the yellow screen so no worries there.;) Everyone is different and have their own agendas. Why they have to throw custard at each other over there is beyond me.
Originally Posted by ralph n bev
Same here, but the world isn't ideal and like you Nikki, we couldn't afford to make the trip twice. Much better to have the extra dollars in the pocket so to speak on arrival. If we gat there and hate the place we will move on to somewhere else. Don't worrry about not being able to 'look before you try'. You aren't the first and you certainly won't be the last to do so.
Originally Posted by nikkiandlee
Originally Posted by nikkiandlee
;) if we get a visa we will be going without one, selling everything and just arriving with our suitcases. We are able to go on one, but we would much rather have all the money possible to start our new life. We are only going to start a new life on the other side of the planet, whats the worst that could happen?:p