That is the post I have been looking for, I wanted to know the fors and againsts, the highs and lows, thanks so much.
Hi Angela, thank for taking the time to give us your thoughts on the place. It's nice to hear there is light at the end of this waiting game!!!
Good luck to you all
How wonderful that you have settled into your new life. I really needed to read this today as I've had a really emotional day, saying goodbye to my sister who lives in Holland and won't see for a while, really felt like saying I've had enough and want to stay here, why, I don't know. We sold our house on Friday and I know I should be really excited but am really upset at leaving everybody, god knows how I'm gonna cope nearer the time when we go. It gives me strength to carry on reading your thread, and how quickly you and your family have settled. I wish you all the best and hopefully we should be there about May!!
hi angela, loved reading your thread, its nice to you are all getting on well, and the kids seem settled in theie schools,hope things just keep on getting better,
That's lovely - I'm pleased your all so happy - you deserve it love x
Great news Angela,
We arrived on 14th Feb, 2008. A great day to start our new life down under.
I hope our first 6 months is as good as yours, nears to the next 6 months,
Yo Angela dude
Think you've just about summed up how we're feeling too, though slightly different in our case with the contracting around Oz, still never mind am sure permi work will come to me if I keep trying.
You're dead right about having friends that you can count on, it really does make all the difference and I think yesterday and today proved it, lots of smiling faces lots of friendly people and a great time had by all, the sort of day you can sit back and think yes, this is why we came as its not something we would have ever done in the UK.
Anyway once again a great post, maybe if I can get an internet connection up in Darwin I might do one too(off Wed for 3 1/2 weeks:().
Take care, see you when I get back and hope Ash treats you to a new cossie (please get similar style)
Stoo 49,Deb 44,James 18,Adam 16, Sam (dog) 7.TRA accepted Aug 06 SIR accepted Nov 06House sold in a week May 07Approval for visa granted May 07Visa arrived 2nd June 07 Arrived in Adelaide 19th September 07.Found full time employment with Alliance Airlines at the airport 12th June 08.Moved into our first house in Old Reynella 25th July 08 ;)
It was really uplifting to read your thoughts on the first 6 months in adelaide. The visa process is so long that reading nice messages about adelaide spurrs us on and confirms we are doing exactly the right thing by emigrating.
Thanks for sparing the time. We met up with some other 'Poms in Adelaide' users yesterday in Lincoln, and all said how kind it was for people who have now emigrated to still take the time to let us know what it's like in South Australia.
Hope the next 6 months are even better!
Thanks Angela, Ashley, great to see that things are still going well for you , it seems so long ago now that we met you at the meet....!!!! .Hope to be out there soon makes us burst with excitement reading other peoples progress reports:p, cant put into words how we feel right now, just want to be there. Cheers Gra & Jac