Originally Posted by norah battie
No irn bru for two years??! dont know how the hub will cope with that! I have been told that volunteering in a school is a good way to get an aussie reference and increase the chances of supply work. Think i might try that and see how i go...fingers crossed but you have def made me feel more positive so a big thank you to you!!
Originally Posted by Tyke
course i was rferring to norah and the infamous tan tights!! im sure the online norah battie has lovely smooth tights!!
Last edited by allie; 18-07-2009 at 12:51 AM.
Very normal. We came over from Scotland on 457 sponsored visa 2 years ago next month. And my employer is now paying for our PR which he has said will be a breeze aparentley. We were very nervous about coming over with 2 kids, then we found out we were expecting our 3rd the week before we left, so that really didn't help with all the family saying the would never see new baby. But in the end, after some teething problems we have now settled and are building a house (with slab being laid this tuesday!!! Woohoo) which has made us really feel settled. I work on oil rigs overseas 5 weeks on and 5 weeks off, and now when i refer to going home at the end of my hitch, i mean Adelaide. And wouldn't like to try to go back to Uk now with all the horror stories i hear from guys working here who live in UK.
Originally Posted by allie
where are you from and where have you been teaching in Scotland.......My husband had to go back in March when his mum died....he said he would have got back on the plane after 1 day!!!....you'll love it here
Hi, we are on a 457 visa too, sponsored for 4 years, Rich my husband is a dr has the sponsorship and i'm still to get registered with the nursing board as it t akes forever! We have been here for 6 months now and it is the best thing we have ever done!
We still have our house in the UK and miss our family, but they have/are coming out to visit and we have made more friends here than we could ever have doner in England.
We have built a new house an d move in in 2 weeks and everything is perfect. We felt exactly the same and right up to moving we wondered if it was the right thing to do.
But, our kids aboslutely love it here and everyone's social life is so much better, we spend more time outdoors enjoying what Adelaide has to offer and go to the beach most days. I'm sure that when you arrive you'll be just fine. We are in Aldingaa beach. Where are you planning to move to?Love Julia xx
We aren't due to go until next year and at present I can't wait to go but even at this point my head is starting to plan out things to do and take.
I really feel for you and sure this will be me in about 8 months time.
It's great you have work.
W're looking at this process at the minute but until visa confirmation, it's hard.
I'm sure when you get there you'll have so much to do that for the first month, you'll have that much to do that you won't be able to think about anything else.
Take care and enjoy, you'll be fine and you always have Poms In Adelaide to talk to.x
Originally Posted by norah battie
we're from glasgow :) i teach in wishaw and really cant wait to resign! i cant imagine loving anywhere like i do here but i guess il soon find out! it looks like most people who move over to adelaide love it so im hoping that we will too!
Originally Posted by churchj1
Hi julia :)
W are planning on living by the coast anywhere from hallett cove up to brighton. we want to live near the beach but still be close to flinders uni where my OH will be working :) it looks lovely! You sound like you are having a great time and it is always good to hear the positives!
Originally Posted by harper210267
Yep my head is all ovr the place at the moment! im kinda reassured now that it is totally normal for me to feel that way though...i have days where i am really xcited and then days when i wonder what on earth we are doing! Im in a better frame of mind today and it rally has helped to hear the exoerinces of people who have done it and love it!
You mentioned your house was on the rental market, so I assume that means you're not selling it?
If you're able to keep your house in UK and rent it out that's excellent because you're leaving the door open should you feel the need to move back home, as many do.
I hate to be negative too but I must tell you that emigrating is a very scary thing and it simply doesn't work for everyone. I've moved back to Britain and back to Adelaide again and since the first time I moved to Australia I've never felt settled (including when I moved back to Britain). My whole fmaily is a total mess and I can see no realistic prospect of it ever being complete again.
I have had to deal (and still am trying to deal) with these and other massive issues since I first emigrated 20 years ago at the age of 15, and frankly it's a complete nightmare to which I am now certain there is no real solution (trust me I have tried every possible avenue for the last 2 decades to find one).
For some people that's how it is.
For others though, it can be quite different. Some people settle very quickly in their new country and never feel the need to go back. Depends on lots and lots of things.
I agree that it's good that you've at least considered all the things you might miss. Nothing can quite fully prepare you for how you feel when you actually leave Britain. but having thought things through (both the positives and the negatives) you'll be as prepared as you can and that's a good thing.
If moving to Adelaide is really what you want, I wish you all the best and I genuinely hope it doesn't turn out like it has for me. As I said, it's good that you've been able to leave the door open to return.
I'm sorry if this post sounds negative and as if I'm trying to put you off moving here (which it's probably too late for now anyway) but I sincerely hope that anyone considering emigrating is not going to find themselves going through what I have gone through (and still go through). There are many good things about Adelaide, and even many good things about the experience of living in another country. It's just that for some people it results in a permanent state of feeling unsettled and can destroy families, as it has for me.
It's not just me by the way. Many others feel the same and I know this from reading their posts in the britishexpats forum (which has a massive section dedicated to people wanting to move back to Britain, as does this forum).
Anyway once again sorry to be negative. I do genuinely hope it works out for you, honestly. Just wanted to make sure you know what you're getting into, that's all.
Last edited by pushbutton; 18-07-2009 at 01:33 PM.