It's 10 years today since we arrived permanently in Adelaide :)
This is the last update as I've not really much to report ,probably as we are so settled and this place is home.
I do feel that the UK has passed us by now,we have had several visits back.Mrs Tyke goes back annually to see family. I don't have much family and just feel it is expensive and a long way now.I'd rather be discovering new places here in Oz and surrounds!
We don't have many regrets just "learning experiences"
We never came here to make a fortune and we haven't ,just managed to make a living and preserve what we had from the UK.
We did give up a very good business to move here but it was monotonous with no quality of life.
Here we have far less money coming in but a much richer quality of life.
We feel so lucky to have been able to do this.
We've had some amazing experiences,some free,some scenic and some on the ocean ( most of you know our boating hobby ;))
Today I've been out harvesting the olive grove in lovely sunshine with an Aussie mate.
A tiring and not very profitable exercise but satisfying.
The economics have changed over the years and I realise it is a lot harder to get here now.
Still people have the Oz dream and need to sate the infatuation.
Not just from the UK either, we have guests in our rentals from the States / Russia and Belgium.
It seems to be an international dream.
Our sincerest best wishes to all of you on the road here, for a lot it is very worth it.
Do lots of research and give it time,South Australia reveals her charms slowly:)
To all those making the move or thinking about it have a look at the thread link below,it is full of interesting and heartening tales................