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noticed this thread hadn't had many repliesfrom people still in the UK, so thought i would reply on my thoughts...
When i first started looking into emigrating to Oz, i can honestly say i was wearing rose tinted glass, thinking i would be able to aford a great house, swimming pool ect...... But this site has taken off the glasses and made me think really hard about moving my family 10 thous miles away and things not being Rosey!!!!
Thank you for that because i know feel that although it is not going to be easy, i am more prepared for the reality. I think it is very important for people that our already in Adelaide to tell the truth, good or bad,so that people thinking of moving realise both sides. We are all from different walks of life, some with more money than others, with very different lives so what might be classed as worse off to one person might mean some ones riches (does this make sense???) Not sure if this is making much sense, better speakin than writting!!!
All i know is that i am desperate to give my kids a better qualilty of life, and am prepared for the stresses when moving over, however still being stuck in this country not being able to sell this house is also stressful, however if i don't follow my dream i will always live with regret!!
Thank you all for your honest opinions, for me it has certainly made me think alot harder about the move....But still coming??????
But if we dont do it soon prices may go up again, we knew this before we came out but the reality of living with $ is different than it seems back in uk. Having said that we still came and if i was asked if i wanted to go back i dont think i would, even though we arent settled x:)
clare 39 clinical nurse educator, Rn/mhn, Alex 7
Just to keep it real,
That isn't many incidents okay they are shocking, this isn't heaven, people do do wrong things.
Look at the results for Bristol or Newcastle or London, the stats are not even compairable.
I feel a lot safer here than i have ever done in the Uk.
Ive not felt comfortable in the city since ive been 25 years old and this is in the daytime.
I do feel relaxed in Adelaide city in the daytime.
I like the old adage " Dnt knock it til you try it !!! "
And tell you what we did that and we cnt knock it at all, with the exception of the work situation bein a sack of Cack everything else is all good.
I would rather be outta work here than back in the Wetlands.
Lynn we too said that if we didnt like what we saw then we would give it another shot somewhere else, but unfortunately some people dnt have that freedome as all VISAs are different.
Well we finally arrived in May 7 days before our visa ran out!! We were extremely delayed as I was diagnosed with Cancer the month after our visa was granted. My Hubby had been out of work for months and I couldn't work due to 2 major operations to remove the cancer. It hit us hard financially but the house had sold so we booked the flights the second I had the all clear. When we got here , which was on a shoestring, we stayed in the city to sort things out then moved to our chosen area in a holiday flat. Then the flipping house sale fell through!!! We have no money coming over and needed the equity to send for our shipping. Luckily hubby got work straight away and we did struggle to get a property to start with as we had no savings and hubby was being paid cash while they sorted his bank out. But we found a real estate agent that gave us a break and we now rent a lovely house and are just getting by. My daughter is doing ok at school and has made lots of friends, we have borrowed a lounge suite off newly made ozzy friends and I don't regret a thing. I would love my home comforts but it will happen in good time. All I know is having experienced the most frightening thing of my life I just appreciate waking up every morning and realising my dream And that's living here! With positive thoughts anything is possible.
Last edited by Ellie; 18-10-2010 at 04:14 AM.