Well, we arrived last Wednesday morning so have been here now just over a week. Feels like a month and an hour at the same time!!
The flights were ok... the first one was good on the airbus but the second one not so great.. Wouldn't fly with Cathay Pacific again - bad food, terribly small seats, kept all the lights off the whole way (?!) etc. but we made it!
Staying in Port Noarlunga which seemed so far away when we got picked up but now realise its not that far and such a great area to be in. So much so we have already got a rental in Christies Beach for 12 months+ which is great.
The people have been great especially those from off here which has been a god send. Don't feel like we are on our own at all! Have already met some great people. Re-acclimatising to Oz has taken a bit longer and managed to get burnt 3 days in... really stupid as we have spent a year over here before so should know better than to direspect the sun even if it is cloudy!! Luckily though we had covered Grace in factor 50!!!
So we have sorted most things driving licenses, medicare, rental, just the car to get, the nursery to sort and then the dreaded job search begins in a week or so.. But feel really confident that it will work out - I know we will do anything to keep us here!!
I don't think we realised how much we has missed this place until we came back and it just feels so right that we are here. Grace is absolutely loving it and settling in really well.
The 'natives' so far have been nothing but friendly helpful and so glad for us that we have moved over. I expect we will come across the ones that dont feel this way but for now it has been a very nice gentle welcome!
Anyway, to sum it up I am looking out over the sea with a gentle breeze coming through the open door with a tired out little one from running in the sun and life feels very good. Hope it continues!!