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She is in Melbourne shopping, not back until tomorrow
Cannot believe my luck, four days of being a normal male
Paper plates, plastic cutlery, and best of all, the rubbish bins go out tomorrow before she gets back so all the evidence is gone
Be careful with LC,she will reel you in and then you find out what a she devil she is!!!!!
I found out after the incident with the pink budgie smugglers!!!
We have been here 2 and a half years and love it. We would never go back to the UK...mind you before we came we said if we didn't like Oz we'd just go somewhere else as despite living in beautiful safe York we could see the UK didn't have a good future for our kids.
Our youngest 4 at the time settled no prob...although she missed our dog which with hindsight I'd have brought. Our 13 year old son struggled ...he missed his wide circle of friends but after about 7 months started to settle and now at 16 is really settled..goes to parties, is in sports clubs etc and is loving having his Ls . He went back for a visit on his own this Jan which seemed to help him settle more...despite him being a celebrity back in our home town and having a total ball over there.Our eldest daughter came to validate her visa then went back to live with her boyfriend and had a baby. A hard time to be away from her but we've survived it and have a really strong relationship. We've paid for them all to come out every year and now they have decided they want to come and live here too. So we are about to apply for visas for her baby and partner. Our agent says they should get them and could be here with 6 months :)
We set up the monthly 1st Sunday of the month meetups so we could meet people when we arrived as we'd never been to Oz before. The first 2 months no one turned up but after 5 months 54 people turned up. We have made some great friends though these. We have kept them going..not really for us but to help other new arrivals make friends etc. Long lasting friendships are made at these all the time.
We found a house, bought and moved in within 4 weeks of landing....someone was obviously looking out for us as our furniture also arrived on the day we got the keys...which also just happened to be our wedding anniversary. We live in Hallett Cove which we love as its so easy to get to most places and ...but are now thinking we'd like an acreage.
We love the long summer and hot weather. We love the friendly south australian people. We love the outdoors lifestyle, the beaches, the barbies. We love having family stay in our house living with us for weeks/months...feels so much different than it would in the UK. We are settled. After 2.5 years I am just about at the point where I no longer call UK home. Wish we could take citizenship now !
My wife and I arrived in 2007 and came across on a 457 visa we are now permanent residents and would not live anywhere else.
We both have great jobs and love everything about South Australia even the winters hahaha as there is still loads to do ie camping outback in the flinders ranges and sitting around a campfire with friends and a glass of south aussie red of course.
It is difficult when you first arrive and have no friends or family but we joined groups teams anything that would introduce us to new people and it helped.
We haven't been back to the UK as our family come down here in summer to escape the winter and not sure I would waste the money travelling up there anymore, we spend our time travelling to northern queensland and places like that really.
Our advice would be to grab hold of this brilliant country with both hands, get yourself outdoors and meet new people and if you ever want a chat give me a shout.