and liking it so far:)
so its been 2 weeks since we arrived in adelaide and it feels so much longer - in a good way -.
the flights were good but long, my kids did us proud. singapore airport was lovely but the weather was so humid.
we had a family convoy to say goodbye which was actually okay but i think it was more down to the fact that the kids kept my mind occupied and so had to be strong and not full on cry although a few tears were shed.
we arranged the meet and greet service and were taken to our 3 week holiday home in morpett vale. the house is lovely and is seems a good location to get too and from to explore.
Liz who owns the house we are renting also was our meet and greet and took us to a cheerful little car hire place to get us a cheap rental to get us around for a week, which it did in fairness, although there were a few extra sqeeks than you could
be happy with but for £75 for the week it did us proud.LOLx
would reccommend liz and nick who own kp rentals as any smallest thing we
have needed to know they have helped us with nothing is too much trouble - thankyou xx
The first couple of days were a bit of a blur as I was waking up at 5/6am and needing to go back to bed by 5pm I was shatterd G and the kids seemed to be better.
We mooched around the local shopping centre and got a few bits on the saturday and started the rental search on the sunday where, still with jet lag, were greeted with a very 'unhappy because we are english immigrants trying to rent a house'realater from Happy Vally who wouldnt give us the time of day and we were advised by him that we
will not find it easy to get a longer term rental as all the people before us have not done us any favours as they have broken leases etc - this damped our exciting new journey for that day:( but thankfully he has been the only sullen person we have met.
Everyone seems so much friendlier which makes you smile.
Cant remember what day but we drove down to victor harbour to have a look what was where.Victor Harbour is a lovely place and it didnt take much time to get there at all and found an activity park that we will return too when its a little warmer down there.
driving back we went via Mclaren Vale and from first looking my reaction was 'I want to buy here'. it looks a nice towny place but less busy even compared to morpettvale,reynella and woodcroft areas which i was origionally researching as longer term rental areas.
on tuesday we went back to Mclaren Vale real estate agents to get their rental lists and the lady at one offered us her rental house if we liked it. we drove to look at it and agreed to rent it and are at present living between two houses and our shipped stuff
is arriving on monday.YAY!
we will be living in moana so been doing quite a bit of driving round.Drove form moana to holiday rental with no sat nav tonight!!and its sooo dark kids started moana primary last monday and seem to enjoy it so thats one thing sorted now. need to get them into a football/soccor training and was advised by the lady at bunnings they do it at seaford rec centre??most stuff bought now and lots of monies spent but we should be set up for the next 10 years.
we Would highly reccommend Kia on south road too for buying a car.Liz reccommeded to go there and from our experience and comparing it to another we bought the second car from and lots of car sale places, they have the best with customer service and are the friendliest sales staff no hard sell tatics but brews and a chat about everything but lol x the other car sales place (in the city) wasnt half as proffessional and came with us for test drive! and now have noticed that the brakes kinda squeek although the history say that they were fully changed only 8 months ago? another monday job!also booking it in with kia for a valet as there is still what seems like dog hair in it runs okay apart form that and its a manual.
We went to Cleland wildlife park last sunday before the kids started school as they have been a bit bored with all the shopping and they needed to be cheered up. there is only so much looking at beds and fridges a small child can take.They loved it.Feeding the kangaroos and holding the koala.they were fascinated, especially connor, with the snakes as it was feeding time on the sunday so he intently watched as they pounced and devowered the rather large mice.got the year pass as they are keen to go back.
got the boring mandatory medicare & family assist forms done, driving licences changed, internet set up and p.o box bought for now.The days seemed to have
run away from us and am enjoying adelaide so so far so good. just need to get jobs now and make some friends :)
sorry to have waffled, .