Just wanted to say that we arrived here on 6th Feb, 2009 and certainly hit the ground running. We're on a sponsored visa which has seriously crippled us financially due to tax and no childcare benefits etc, so to all of you offered this visa, think long and hard about it and work out any possible alternatives. It's been really hard but enjoyable too. I think I've been sucked into managing problems etc so much I lost track of the reasons why we came here, until I handed in my permanent residency visa application forms (which will help my financial situation), and suddenly remembered why we came here! I suddenly felt excited again as I had done when I'd posted the other visa off. This came as a great surprise that I hadn't really thought of the P.R. visa in this way, more of a means to an end. Anyway, enough of the rambling, but I've only been here 4 months and had very quickly lost track of my goals/ambitions of living here in australia. SAD EH?
Hopefully the next four months will be easier, and I plan to enjoy them more than the last four months.