Hi, thought I should post sommit and let you all know how it's going. The flight was as expected..knackering..and it takes at least a week for the body to recover to be honest, jet lag is sooooooooo hard.
We had a lovely apartment in the city and really enjoyed the city life for 10 days over xmas and new year. We were luckily invited to friends of friends for xmas dinner in Flagstaff Hill and they made us so welcome. I'm so grateful to them for this as xmas would not have been the same with just the four of us. We've since done all the medicare, driving licence, tax file numbers..blah blah..all the boring stuff. We've been applying for jobs like maddies but not getting on that well. Jobs I think I'm more than qualified for yet they say I'm not matching up, finding this quite frustrating really. Searching for rentals is difficult too..and stressful in that we don't really know where we want to be as we don't have jobs. I don't want to have to travel for over an hour to get back and forward to and from work. I guess it might come to this but I hope not. My husband has found that as we're not permanent residents there are some jobs he can't go for, which is crazy, they want you to work for at least 12 months and then say you can't go for certain jobs. Defies logic.
I'm scared witless in case we can't get decent enough jobs to "live" here but only time will tell with that one I guess. I'd work for myself if I could but the visa doesn't permit it...althouuuuuuugh..if hubby got work..maybe I could ;)
That's the negatives but on the plus side the weather has been fantastic since we got here and the people are so friendly. We go to the beach most every day. We're definitely doing more as a family than we ever did back home. We've had some really great days and some fab memories already. We met up with some PIA's today and that was great to finally put some faces to the names. Thanks for inviting us.
I don't think I'm still in holiday mode as I feel we do a lot of running around looking at rentals etc so I don't think I have my rose tinted on. I long for the day when I have the rental, a job, container is here and I can sit down and think...finally..all sorted!
It's a long process and I take my hat off to everyone who's gone through it, it's blooming hard work and can be stressful. We drove all the way (from Seaford Rise) to west lakes tonight to look at a rental and were 5 minutes late and sure enough no-one was there to let us in...what a waste of time. I had even phoned to say we were going to be late but the woman said "she'll not wait as she'll have another rental to open up"..and that was that...ach well....lesson learned...leave with plenty of time to spare, we left at 15.55 to get there for 16.45 - 17.00 and didn't get there till 17.05...the traffic was slow plus it didn't help we took two wrong turnings.
Dunno...feelin a bit low about it all...especially the jobs I'm being knocked back for that I seriously feel I can do. I've done the "can you tell me why as the feedback will be constructive" etc..but no-one ever replies.
Oh my I think I definitely need to get out more and tomorrow and Victoria bar sounds great!:D and now that I've got all this off my chest I'll be in happy mode.
Will post when I hear about jobs and I'm in a more positive mood...oh my..just reread that...I'm not as low as it reads really. Gosh I've only been here 2 weeks!..lol...I'm sure it'll happen...I just want it all NOW ...lol.
TTFN... Carol Ann