HI, IM NEW TO THIS, WELL A FEW WEEKS, I WANT TO LEAVE THE UK COS THE WEATHER, IVE JUST GOT A 2YR CONTRACT IN ADELAIDE IVE BEEN B4 ITS LOVELY,
Originally Posted by soggy
I WILL B WORKING IN THE COMMUNITY ALL OVER THE MET SO ANY IDEAS OF WHERE TO LIVE????
LOOKING F/WARD TO THE RELAXING NATURE OF 0Z WORLD!!!!!
Hi Ice and welcome to PIA ;)
As mentioned by Liz , I was in Adelaide before for a few days and like elsewhere in Oz really enjoyed my time there . The reason I did not stay too long in Adelaide was that I was hoping to spend Xmas and New Year in Sydney and had only a couple of weeks in which to see so many things ,ie Great Ocean Road and Melbourne etc.
The really positive thing that made me always want to live or at least return to Oz again for a holiday was the general cleanliness in and around the cities , the positive /friendly attitude of the Australians , and the feeling that everyone was concerned and caring of their environment , and proud to be a part of it .
Obviously there will be areas around when we get there that will prove that not everything was as it seemed , but in the main I don't think I was too far wrong ,
So all things considered , for us , our new Ozzie lives will be safer , healthier and one that will offer our children the best start in lives .
Good Luck all Rich .
Originally Posted by The Monaghans
last year we spent 8 weeks in aus and did a week in every city.....a lot of travling....we only went as a holiday not to veiw it to live ect. we both loved australia that much when we got back to the uk we put the house up for sale and started the visa prosess. we land in adelaide 2nd sept with 136modl visa. i think we are lucky to have this chance to live in another country ie:- aus,canada new zealand because 90% of people here in the uk wouldnt stand a chance of getting in.
This is a good thread because everyone i have told about Oz the first question is usually why? followed by have you been before?.I used to give a full detailed account but now simply say "You only live once".It seems to work.Like someone mentioned before,if its not all you hoped and dreamed you can come back if thats what you want.We're going out with the attitude that theres no going back.I really want to give it a good shot.I've heard loads of stories recently about people who have moved to Oz,got homesick within a year,moved back to the Uk and guess what?They realised what a huge mistake they made and are selling their houses for the second time and going back to Oz.I cant wait. December seems sooooo far away.
;)hi nicky getting out before the uk sinks naver been to adelaide or oz must be as mad as the thousands all at it hi to pia great bunch here;) cheers graham
We are going so that our children have a better future to look forward to. We live in a small 2 bed with 3 children and the only way to move would be to max the mortgage which would mean Andy working more hours and him seeing less of the family. We believe we could get a better balance between home and work in Adelaide.
Andy and Wendy
Hiya. we feel that we are constantly trying to justify our reasons for moving thousands of miles around the world. We dont have it bad here at all (UK). Equity in the house, good jobs, kids on track for local grammar schools, good family relationships, happy lives.
I love my life but why should that hold me back from wanting to move on? Surley we can have a happy life in Australia. Its a massive decision and BECAUSE of the strength in our our relationship it should help on our journey yeah? We have two kids (10 and 8) and it easier to say its for them that we are going. IT'S NOT. It is for all of us. We live in south london, much murder, stabbings, etc all not good. P***ed off paying my taxes to pay for people too lazy to work, and who can blame them for it when it's all handed to them on a plate! Kids are in classes of 34!!(many not speaking English) I work for the NHS and get seriously peeved asking hard working honest people, many in their 80's+, to pay for their treatment, when i am often confronted by young, fit, healthy people with no reason NOT to work, who dont have to pay for anything because they are "on benefit"
Sorry got carried away there.
Just asked Hubbie his main resaons for wanting to go to Aus (there are many) and he said "because we can,we have the oppurtunity to, and for the adventure"
That, I think, is a great resaon. I can think of no better
Long answer i know, but you did ask .ToothFairy xxx
If anyone can give us more reasons not to go than we can give them reasons why to go then we won't go. No one can so...........;)
Thanks for your great replies, very positive (as expected). I think in future I will not try to justify my reasons for going to Australia, I will keep it short, I especially like the reply "because I can!" (well I hope we can if we get the visa) That should shut them up!
Nikki & Gang