We just thought we would post as we have made it to the one year mark.
We arrived in Adelaide after tearful goodbyes but with high hopes of creating a better future for ourselves. It didnít start well, after a long flight with no entertainment system we arrived at the residential wing at the RAH it was like cell block H but it was free! We soon found a rental in Glenelg which we love, especially how convenient it is with the lovely walks to Brighton and Henley.
Since being here we feel we have achieved a lot, Kris has passed his driving test, (thanks Dan) I have finished the extra modules in my Diploma in Childcare and Kris is studying a grad diploma in orthopaedics. However we feel the biggest achievement is making so many wonderful friends, in a relatively short space of time, many through this website!
It's not always easy, we do still get homesick, we both miss our family and friends and Kris misses his beloved Coventry City. We have been lucky that we have had quite a few visitors and have had the opportunity to explore some of what Adelaide has to offer. They now realise why we are here and will certainly be coming back for a visit.
Since moving here we have learnt to be more relaxed and things take time. If we were to give any advice it would be to take your time as there will be laughs and tears along the way. It can be very tough on your relationship as you are stressed by the move and only have each other to begin with. I would also say you have to want to come to Australia 100% and not just want to escape the Uk.
We are not quite ready to call Australia home yet but well on the way. We are both excited about the future and hope to explore more of Australia this year. Once again thanks to all are fab friends, who are now more like family (sorry guys): you have made the past year memorable. Good luck to anyone making the big jump.
Liz and Kris
PS thanks to everyone on the site for their advice over the past year.