Can't believe we are here three weeks and I am only getting onto the forum now!
Have been so busy and every time I get onto the internet it is to look something up or check emails etc.
Well we landed on the 22nd May. We were picked up at the airport by our greeter who is excellent, we are still in touch with him and his wife and there introduced to some other couples too which was great. Anyway, the greeter was driving us round when I got a phonecall and I was offered a job and asked could I start Monday. I was delighted as it's in my line of work, the money is good and I could not believe our luck. Have to do some late shifts but I don't mind.
My OH spent the first two weeks going through the papers, driving to businesses and handing in his resume. Any agencies he contacted never came back to him, he went to a few interviews, they never called back. But then on Tuesday one of the places he dropped his resume into, called him and asked him to come in and he started yesterday, it is only ten mins from our house too. Not sure how others have found it but we think that making sure your resume is up to scratch and calling to businesses is the way to go. A lot of places told him things had slowed down and it was a bad time of year as coming up to the end of their financial year and they want to keep budgets down but we kept hoping and it only takes one person to say yes.
As for Adelaide, we really like it, the people are friendly, lots of nice areas. We went for OAA and got a unit in Oaklands Park, it is great, cheap, in a good part of the city and we are pleased with it.
I am slowing but surely getting to grips with shopping etc. Meat is a lot cheaper but packaged stuff like your biscuits, funsize bars, crisps etc are dearer. Orange squash is the worst!! LOL. But I find it balances out and is more or less the same as the UK only we can eat more meat here.
Second cars are outrageously expensive, we had to block UK prices out of our minds just bite the bullet and get something. We went for a Holden Commodore, she is LPG so fuel is only 50 cent a litre, I suppose this is the way it evens out price wise.
As for bringing stuff, duvet covers, sheets, towels etc are more expensive here so are simple things like dressing gowns, pyjamas and clothes in general. The quality is not as good in many clothes shops but sure I will just have to be canny on eBay!
We are happy so far, well settled and thanking our lucky stars that we got jobs so easily.