Well two months hve flown with all the sorting out of things to do rentals, cars medicare etc etc.... reality is now kicking in & really missing friends & family which i guess is perfectly normal & only to be expected.
Hubby started work soon after we arrived which was great having soome money coming in rather than it all going out all of the time. Work is very different here he has been moved from job to job & owed bits & pieces from each job so we never really know what is coming in so finding it hard to budget. He is now applying for his builders licience which is quite costly too.
We did a 6 week reccie around different parts of Oz to get a feel & trying to get used to shopping etc... although once u live here & are earning dollars rather than pounds it seems very different.
I haven't managed to find a part time job yet as the part time hours here seem to be 30 hours + so different to the UK. I am happy to do anything work wise & am open minded but many agencies are not even taking resumes at the moment. I t would be nice to be in a job as it helps to meet people too.
Little boy has settled really well which has surprised us how quick they can switch off but I guess with beach most weekends why shouldn't he!!!
Adelaide is just amazing & we are loving being here & feel really lucky to be able to give this a go in our lifetime. Financial pressure is just stressful when you first arrive but i'm sure that will ease in time. My recommendation to anyone coming over on a very tight budget is be very careful as I am very organised with money but to re set yourself up here is not cheap & we brought a 20ft container + 22 boxes so everything but the kitchen sink!!!!! Cars & driving liciences rego etc.... soon add up! I budgeted alot from the UK but it has cost far more than I expected.
Beaches are free & so are the lovely parks & I hope I am not coming across as a 'whinging pom' but I have read several posts of people coming over with very little money & thought this may help.
We won't be returning to the uk even though we still have our home there we are here now & have said we will give it at least two years & there are bound to be up & down days. I feel very lucky to be here & have met some lovely people.