Couldn't remember where to place this post, apologies,
Just a small update, been here since last August and loving it generally life really is heaps good, kids are settled,made friends and they have achieved more in the last 8 months than they did when in the uk, more opportunities and more daylight,better weather and a positive atmosphere has helped too.
We have made excellent friends and some really good friends who are like family now so thanks to you, I have had more opportunities here also, got fitter, learnt to drive, got my license well Ps anyway,how to swim freestyle and now thinking on getting a permanent career that I wouldn't have considered before, also going to learn to surf too,
Got a job very quickly as a chef at a local hotel,plenty of jobs and had to turn work away, the position is casual work in the summer is great plenty of hours and the money is ok too,can. Get away working around 34 hrs and getting through Christmas season was great too,funny having Christmas in the sun and having shorts on most of the time too.
The only thing that has a small damper for me ,is being a chefs who are on casual work basis ,like any casual worker is that when the work drops off,like for tradies etc.. . I know we are going to be ok it :)
It's just a small shocker when the hours for work are not there, I was told this would happen when I got the job, and full time work for chefs is hard to come by, (rose tints on)reality check for me, I guess take the good with the not so good:),
On the plus side while it has been quieter than I am used to, Its given us more time to think ,contemplate about what I can do to change this situation,and how to make the most of the time including when not at work we have had lots of really good together as a family and have done things I wouldn't have been able to do with my children if I had been working 6 days a week like I used to do in the uk, things like bike rides,
Walks,training, swimming in the sea all priceless
Feels like home, as it is home for us in Adelaide,I forget sometimes we have only been here since August 2011,
And the future is still very new,
Cheers here to the future in SA,and to the plans we haven't yet made