Well as the title says we have been here for just over a week so thought i would give you an update.
First on the bits everyone worrys about, costs are comparable with the UK and the log of paper work you need to get through when you get here is simple and you get help to go through it. In a week we have managed to do everything from doing all the paperwork to securing a long term rental and getting a car and in all honesty its been a simple process for everything.
This place is so friendly. From the poms we have met on the internet to the locals we have bumped into along the way there just seems to be more time for everyone to talk and everyone is more than willing to share info and knowledge.
I will admit i feel lost but i expected that. I was here before on a recce in 2009 and the place has not changed much but if i need something i dont know where to go to get it and that will take a bit of getting used to but will come. I have not started looking for work yet but i dont think it will be a problem so am not worrying about it.
What has put a smile on my face over the last few days that i have had time to start to enjoy though is seeing the looks on my 2 girls faces. They love it here from being able to go in the sea body boarding without freezing to just seeing different places and things they are and will be in there element here and i cannot put a price on that.
Next up for me is doing the sparkies wiring regs and getting a job (boooooo) but thats life. But what i can say is im glad ive started this journey. Thank you to all that have helped me along the way and to those coming over or thinking of starting the processs go for it, what have you got to loose.
You get 1 life so do what makes you happy as you dont regret what you have done, just what you have not done.
All the best,
The Bacons !!!!!