just thought I would share this with you all.
We arrived from Scotland to Adelaide, 1 year ago today.
What a roller coaster journey, you think the hard work is done just trying to get the visa, but it doesn't begin until you arrive.
We secured a rental before we arrived, which we are still in. We've have a bumpy ride with regards to jobs and emotions within our family....but we wouldn't change it for the world.
There are so many helpful people on PIA, who will do everything they possibly can to help you or guide you in the right direction of other people who can.
Thank you so much to everybody that I have had the pleasure to meet and looking forward to finally meet the people I haven't.
Although we have been here a year, there really isn't enough time in the day to meet everybody you want to, so many apologies to those individuals/families, but we'll get it sorted out at some point, after all we've got a life time here now.
The kids have settled in absolutely fantastic, way beyond our wildest dreams. They have many good friends now and have joined every club known to man.
We have had three lots of visitors so far, the dietician (my boss), came with her husband in November, whilst they were on a tour of Australia, it was brilliant to see her, she is so lovely.
My parents arrived at the end of November for 1 month, lovely to see them, but lovely to see them go too. We didn't realise how much we had settled and did our own thing until we had visitors. I'm not being nasty regarding this, but we have our own lives now and trying to stay with people for longer than the couple of hours visiting that you would normally do is hard. Then a week after my parents left, my husbands mum arrived for three weeks.
The most amazing part of it was how upset they were to leave, it then made them realise why we came here in the first place, it's not nice seeing them upset, but it is a comfort too, for both parties to know that we did the right thing.
Well, that's as much as my brain function will allow at the moment, I haven't had my second cup of coffee yet.
PS, can I say a huge thank you to Sarah Smartiepants, Donna T, Judi McNee, Liz Monaghan, Libby, Rachel x 2, Tyke, Lynn, Nick, bob & yvonne, Fiona, Carol Ann, Julie, Karen, Susan, Susi, Natasha, Jackie, Nicole, Lydia....... Oh god I'm going numb again.....I can't think, sorry if I've missed you out, I've just that many people, who have had an impact on my life.
These people have made our life so much better, with their friendship and in general just being such lovely people....THANK YOU X