Welcome to the forum Sally. :D
If you manage to make it down in August we can discuss this at length. My view is we are all in the same boat so to speak so it would be advantageous (big word for me:D) for us all to help each other out. Child care should not be a problem if we all muck in. Also I'm not going out with a trade so to speak as I would have to re qualify if I wanted to continue doing what I do. I'm gonna use this migration as a total new way of life. I have a few ideas regarding an income. Tracey, being the one with the wanted skill, will provide the main income to begin with though.
As others have said, with a bit of hard work and help from each other there is no reason why we can't all make a good go of it.
Last edited by Django; 09-06-2007 at 02:03 PM.
just do it! Take a DEEP LONG BREATH & JUMP FOR YOUR LIFE!
We came here with bearly a sausage, I had only had brain surgery 7 months prev. I think you know when somethng is right & Like the big tick you just do it.. Go with your heart....& your mind will follow:)We only have one chance @ this life & its not gona last too long...we gave heaps of stuff away, its only material. Our daughter, from the day we landed (shes 2 1/2 ) when asked if she wanted to go back to see nanny & grandad? NO was always the answer... wanna go back to england? NO is the reply, even if the adults are feeling that they want to...NO...Aus>>tra...lia!!!!!!
Still having a case of the wobbles unfortunately. And my Dear Husband is feeling a little like this, so its bad timing, as we cant convince the other that its the right thing. Only time will tell.
Im afraid I cant really do that much research, as you only know a place once your there. And going on a rekkie, well Im not sure whether that will solve it, as we will be in Holiday mode.
Jobs is one of the issues, and whether we would get fixed up. Steve especially as he hasnt got a trade, and Metal Polishing. Well how many of them are needed.
Also childminding. Were lucky that we have great parents here, who help out all the time. Over there, Molly will only be in Kindy and we will have to use a childminder. Firstly they cost, and secondly would we trust. I would happily stay at home, but financially ??? who knows.
Well Ive said enough. Will watch with interest.xx[/quote]
Greg is also a Metal Polisher and we have secured a unit and just in the process of getting ready to open as his machines get delivered this week. While we have been researching it a bit over here there is demand for the trade - one company has even just expanded its metal polishing side of things but we have not been looking for vacancies so cannot reply on that one.
Originally Posted by happy-jools
Watch this space and we can let you know how work goes :)
Don't worry - when you are over there and making all your new friends and the children are settled you'll be fine.
Better to regret doing something than regret not doing it!!
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With regards to our "cosy little website", great is'nt it..:) we all have concerns some big some small ,some have more money than others, but one thing in common, so when we go to the other side of the world, without knowing anybody for most of us, we pull together and help each other out. Some of us might become new life long friends some we might never want to see again, but for now we are happy to take all advice and support from our new buddies we can get so thanks to PIA however cosy and small we might be:p and lisa any surf sounds good to me and if it is full of kids what a wondefull sight happy kids playing in the sea . Cheers Gra and Jac
Good post Graham. I couldn't have put it better myself. This forum is a great little community. Other forums have threads that just turn into slanging matches. I can't be doing with it tbh.
We all know its not going to be plain sailing and there will be tough times ahead but it will be well worth it I'm sure.
pete idea do you play the guitar, if so swop golf lessons for guitar, ??
I do yes. Played in a few pub bands in and around the London area. Haven't played much recently but its like riding a bike so to speak. Great idea. Something else to look forward to.:)
Well thats great news Pete. My hubby Steve also plays the guitar -but like Status Quo - he is still searching for the fourth chord!!!!
Maybe you could teach him a trick or two.:p:p
Cheers Graham & Jac great post - sorry forgot to mention.