We've just reached our two yrs living in Adelaide and we love it, although it hasn't been an easy ride.
We arrived in Feb 2009 to a sunny Port Pirie and quickly realised we were in the middle of no-where!! My hubby's sponsored job was not what at all he expected, working in crap conditions and the company were making local lads redundant so the workplace atmosphere wasn't to good.
After five months we contacted government and explained our position and they agreed we could relocate within SA, as long as hubby is in full time emplyment.
We moved to Northern subs of adelaide and settled right in, with fab neighbours and kids settled into schools, meanwhile while we're enjoying our life here, we get some awful news that my sister inlaw in suffering terrible depression and tries to take her own life, which results in her ending up in intensive care on more than one occasion, this obviously shocks all of us, and my hubby is besides himself, considers moving us all back to UK as he feels like crap being the other side of the world and helpless.
Plus i get news that my mum has had a stroke, I know this is the news all of us dread to hear. So we make the decision to go back for a holiday and see whats happening.
On returning to Uk, I see my Mum is fine and recovering well and was nice to spend time with family.
My sister inlaw is still battling her depression and is getting specialised help, I think this is gonna be on going and I know my husband keeps thinking we've made her situation worse by emigrating, but I don't think we can be responsible for other peoples actions.
While we were visiting family it definately confirmed for me where I wanna be, and thats here in Adelaide, the way I see it, it doesn't matter where you live as long as your happy and enjoying life, and for us at this moment in time it's here!!
We still have our house in Wales and as of this week, we've put it on the market for sale and hoping to buy our own lovely home here soon.