Hi to you all,
Everyone sounds so excited about coming over here. I've lived here for the last 39 years originally from Birmingham. Only been back once in that time in 2006 for a holiday. You are all arriving in a good month, the weather should just be getting warm then. Where ever you are staying, I'm sure you will find it nice. And everyone with kids make sure you all go to our Christmas pageant this is something that can't be missed. It the official arrival of Father Christmas into the city of Adelaide. It's a big parade through the streets of Adelaide, with bands and floats of all different kinds, but make sure you get there early for a good spot, thousands of people get there. It's usually around early November, but well advertised so you won't miss it. Also the people who are going to Singapore make sure you go over to Sentosa Island,you can get there by cable car or mono-rail, and stay for the lazer light show, to good to miss. The zoo is another excellent place to visit, one of the best in the world. The oragatangs are free in the trees, so be careful where you are walking. Singapore Airport is excellent for doing any duty free shopping, an amazing airport.
Well good luck to you all and I'm sure you are all making the best move of your lives. I know my parents did all those years ago. Just hope you all survive our 40C in the summer.
We are a family of 4 arriving on 25 August from Buxton in Derbyshire. So much to do and so little time! Very excited though hope everybody's moves go well.
Hi, we are moving to Adelaide in September as well. Unfortunately it will be Sept 2010. It seems a popular month though. Hopefully we will meet up with some fellow expats as well.
Incidently, how many of you are using the "Meet and Greet" service??
Originally Posted by covfan71
We have registered for the Meet & Greet Service. But apparently they do not let you know whether you have got this until 3 weeks before departure. From posts I have read, this is invaluable.
Good luck with your preparations.
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We are flying out with Singapore Airlines 29th August 7 of us with 5 kids 2 boys 17 and 11 and 3 girls age 13, 8 and 8. We are staying with roo rentals for 2 weeks and hope to secure a rental. I quite like the idea of Hallett Cove but it will all depend where hubby gets a job.
Does anyone know if there is much work for sparkies in this area, or wher is the best place to look.
We are heading out in Sept too. Probably the 16th but yet to book the flights. We are staying over in Singapore. We are 45 and 44. Our kids are girl 17, boy 13, girl 3. It would be great to make some friends for them. We have no idea where we want to live and as yet have no jobs lined up - I think we may just be crazy ?! We live in York and would love to meet up with anyone not too far away. We have family in Chorley,Lancs so could meet there too. We only got our grant on 1/7 and haven't stopped smiling...so now we look crazy too - lol.
Just thought I'd drop you a quick note to say you'll be glad that you shipped your furniture early. We arrived early June and are waiting for ours to arrive and in hindsight we wished we'd shipped earlier because it was easier to live with not very much in the UK. Not complaining but thought it might keep you going.
Good luck with the move & everything.
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oh yessss after a very very long time it's finally our turn too
september or october we'll head over to adelaide!!! and we so can't wait!!!
we are just about to agree on a completion day and then we can finally look into flights!
we also have kids (surprise ) of 5 and 3 years!
can't wait to meet you all!
Hi, we are a family of 5 booked out flights for 6th September flying from Heathrow with Singapore Airlines. We booked the meet and greet and accommodation, but reading this post and how many are goiing in September think i'd better look for alternatives lol!! Its stressful time but very exiting.