Well time has flown and we have made it to the 6 months mark! time has gone so fast.
We have had many ups and downs along the way and it has been much harder than I ever imagined especially trying to find a job and still working in a childcare centre when I really want to work in a school. Any advice I would give people thinking of moving over is that to be prepared to have to do something different and be patient I am still waiting for the right job to come along and its hard.
Kris has been lucky enough to fall into work life quite well and is enjoying working at the Royal Adelaide. There is already more opportunity for him to progress which is much better than the uk.
We have made some lovely friends and our weekends are always busy, much more than in the uk. We never seem to have a quiet weekend. People seem really relaxed here and we both feel that we are both less stressed even with homesickness.
We really enjoy living in Glenelg and being near the beach is a massive bonus, its one of the reasons why we came to oz, and we are making the most of the lifestyle we were always after.
Since being here Kris has passed his driving test and we bought a car, so this has helped us get about more. Although second hand cars are expensive compared to uk.
So far Adelaide seems a lovely place for all ages especially families. We always said we would give it the 2 years to get our perm visa and then make the decision whether to stay, I think for me it will take the 2 years plus a trip back to the uk to appreciate why we left.
I still feel we have made the right decision and although it can be tough sometimes it really helps having people around you that have done the same thing and that is why this forum has been great!
Good luck to all those just starting out!