:)Just wanted to say that its great to see that things are turning around for your family and that maybe others not yet here should take note of this. There are some who dont give it enough time here as in my oponion it takes ages to settle , we love it here but nearly 6 months in were not 100% settled, well the brats and Jac are but i still need to find the right job with the right wages.
There are stories of people booking return flights in the first week....madness it takes time , yes some people just dont like it as believe me there is a culture shock and its not all about the sunshine but it makes a HUGE difference.......this weekend saturday was about 26ish so we had our first trip to Southport beach next to Port Noarlunga the parking at the beach is free, picure this:daydreaming: .....there was surfers.....body boarders...skimmers.....kite surfing ......fishing.....kids playing.......and everyone enjoying the beach and sea in harmony........fanbloodytastic, thats why we came here, life is not all about work, money ,rain and moaning about everything, for us it working hard which you do have to do here, and then having quality time with the kids and some great new friends, its work hard and play hard but you seem to have the energy to do it... so after fishing down the beach 5.30am.... back down the beach for a walk with ours and some friends kids......then back home to get the body boards and back to the beach for 2 hours , then a relaxing BBQ watching the sunset....total cost $20.00 did i mention i like the beach....way of track now....
Anyway give it time ...........and Laura its great to see you are turning the corner and i hope it works out for you, we all owe it to ourselvses after all the stress of the TRA...meds and waiting for that sticker...to give it a 100% and more when you get here through thick and thin, because in my mind its a good place to be.
P.s just off for a walk amoungst the roos in the Onkaparinga River reserve 5 mins from our door.................because i LOVE it