The penny has just dropped!!!! You are the ONES!! We watch wanted down under hoping to see Adelaide as we are beginning our migration journey now. We watch the show with the knowledge that it will be edited to make it a 'tv show'. The differences we noticed while watching was how much more relaxed you all were at the re-visit, especially Libby and eldest daughter (?Emily). Our reason to move is for improved lifestyle. I (Mary) have visited Adelaide in 2005 for a few weeks and believe that our family will settle well but have a 14 year old daughter who wants to go but is worried about leaving friends. It was positive to see that teenagers can settle in Adelaide. Watching you all pre and post emigration was great as you can see the positive changes (reduced working hours, bigger home, appear happier).
We are hoping to be out to Adelaide between July and December, all depends on house sale in UK really. Maybe see you all then.
I watched this mornings 'revisited' at dentists - son having dental work done before we move over...
It was great to watch. I can only imagine the 'missing friends/family' feelings at the moment but its great to see that you are all settling well.
Good Luck, and hopefully we'll see you when we get there!!!
you came across just fine!!!
and finally a positive show - woheyyy!
and about adelaide - woheyyyy!!
and i agree so interesting to see the before - after!
and your family really seemed so happy :)
i do hope you get the feeling of being home soon too!!!!!!
i am sure now you are a tv star ;) you'll get invitations from everyone over there!!
Just watched your episode of 'wanted down under'.
You and your family came across really well. I'm pleased to see that you are all settled apart from missing friends and family. That must be really hard and the only part I am dreading.
Thanks for a good honest show, hope to meet up with you when we arrive in August.
Sue & John
Just wanted to say the revist was great. Very honest and your eldest daughter came across very well. She is credit to you both. Its very hard been away from home with or without family but hang in there. Like you said its for a better life your kids came across well rounded and wise beyond their years.
So when did you film that show. Do you have any updates for us.
Last edited by Kiki; 26-01-2008 at 09:20 PM.
i agree, really good to watch, very honest and very endearing. I find i always want to forward past the bit where people talk about what they are leaving/have left behind, but its so important to see that after a year that can affect people differently to how you assume from the UK.
Thanks Libby and family, and hope you continue to settle and enjoy your new life.
ps am very jealous of your house- I want that view!!!
Does anyone know who the family they will be showing is on Monday? If I know its going to be a positive one I will tie my wife down and make her watch it!!
Originally Posted by Dallas
Mondays programme is the Bristow family. They went to Victor Harbor on their week last series - they were a really nice family and I'm hoping tomorrows programme will be a positive one, Im looking forward to seeing how theyve got on (assuming they did actually move !)
Well, you can understand the homesickness... they were definately positive towards the lifestyle there which was nice to see - also how quickly they seemed to make friends. I know i'm going to be quite homesick but I dont think thats something that would ever go - maybe just get easier over time to deal with. Like Libby said (great show by the way!!) you have to not lose sight of the reason we are doing this to begin with, and hopefully that will help through the difficult times.