Was waiting for your first post from the other side. Say hi to the Ashton's for us. Glad to hear Australia is living up to expectations and that you are settling in ok.:)
Have you found work yet or have you not had time to look.
Take care and good luck.
Jane and Andi
Just Thought I Would Drop U A Line To See If You Have Remembered Where You Saw The Pg Tips Yet As Im Dying Without Mine, My Mum Posted Me A Big Box Along With Some Alpen And Some Proper Chocolate But I Cant Keep Expecting Her To Send Them As It Makes For An Expensive Cuppa, But I Have Found One That Is Nearly As Good And That Is Liptons The Strong Ones, If You Do Remember Let Me Know. Cheers
Thanks for your kind words...
I KNOW I saw PGtips in the Lolly shop - there is one in Glenelg along Jetty Road and another one in Christies Beach on Beach Road. But I am sure I found some in a supermarket, possibly Coles although I think not or maybe Woolworths. I haven't been to either in a while or maybe Iga. I know I am going bonkers...I am going out shopping tomorrow. I am 36 and I AM going to have a decent cuppa on my birthday with the biggest slice of cake I can get!
On another note, my husband gave me my birthday present today...a 9 week old puppy I have named Alfie. He is a groodle (Golden Retriever x Poodle) and is quite the daftest thing I have ever seen! I have never had a puppy before so I am rather happy.
We are both teachers and the process for registering is slow...we went to an agency for cleaners which we thought would at least pay us something in the short term but were told off for having a short term outlook as we were not committed to the position of 'domestic assistant'. So that died a death. We have been looking for work and there is plenty of stuff around. Mining and engineering seem occupations with vacancies as does building. Judging from our house (we only have 1 section of carpet), carpet fitters would be welcomed. We are hoping to be working next week or the week after as cover teachers/ relief teachers but we will see. We brought enough money to live on for a while and I am sending some CVs off to some of the agencies listed in the yellow pages.
Now that the kids are settled, I feel I can concentrate on the job hunting. Before that I felt it wasn't worth it...I wouldn't have been able to concentrate on the job if they weren't sorted.
Glad to hear your settling in o.k. and all the good things about Adelaide outway the bad we have been here for nearly 3 months now and are enjoying it a lot. All the things we came out here for, more time with the family, Robert has ajob he finishes around 4p.m and is home for 4.30p.m. thats about 3 hours earlier than in the U.K.Billie is in school and getting settled she is making new BEST friends a new one every day thats girls for you.We are living in Greenwith as Roberts job is up here it made more sense to live near work.We bought bikes when we first arrived something we never did in the U.K. and enjoy cycling around all the local reserves at the weekend, bought tennis rackets etc making the most of the outdoor life.its great:D:D:D Hope to hear from you soon Jane Robert Billie
I am glad you found the posting helpful.
We are renting in Sheidow Park, which, if you look at a map, is just east of Hallett Cove and slightly north of Reynella. I do like Reynella (nothing to do with the 4 vineyards which I am planning a visit to). I am busy trying to find a place to live there although to be honest, I am pretty happy anywhere in the southern suburbs...
We met a lady at a migrant arrival session who advised us to offer to pay a couple of months rental up front in order to secure the property as having no credit record would count against us. We offered to pay four months rent up front and did that. We had seen some truly dire properties...my personal favourite was the one where the garage had a rumpus room at the back that had been used as a tattoo parlour. All around the garden where chicken runs that still had chicken scented straw adn droppings. The piece de resistance was a fish tank that ahd been built into the lounge wall but which could also be seen when you opened the wardrobe of the master bedroom!!!!! So when we found this place, we were pleased. I admit, it isn't the sort of place I want long term but it is decent and a damn site better than what we were in. And for the budget we had I am very pleased.
Glad to see so many are offering me tea bags...I can be bribed! Drop me a line before you come and I guarantee to provide food if you provide the tea bags!!!!!!!!!! Seriously though, we are making a big move and for a lot of us, leaving friends and family far behind. I think it helps to have a few friendly faces around..if you fancy meeting a new one, please let me know.
Could'nt agree more Libby this is the biggest move many of us are ever going to make or have made so any friendly or understanding faces must be a great help:)hope all is going well
Graham & Jacqui
Nice to see you are settling and not that far from us. Now we both have homes and settled will give you a call ;)
I have seen pgtips but can't remember which supermarket it was in - will pick you a box up if I see them again. We have a breadmaker so you will have to come round for a sarnie :o along with a glass of wine of course :D