Well.....we made it!!!!! arrived Weds 26/5/10.
As per previous posts very emotional last few weeks in Uk, which we really werent expecting at all.
Heathrow was awful.......took all my strength to walk through through the departure gates.........really sobbing at this point, so much so that the guys doing the security screens asked if i was ok!!!
Journey was great....Singapore Airlines...FAB!
Singapore Airport is amazing, no time for a transit room, went swimming, watched movies, had a massage, used the internet and then onwards to Adelaide!!!
Met at airport by Meet and Greet and taken to OAA....basic and a bit of a shock after the looong journey but is Ok and has all you need really. Got taken into Adelaide...not the best really when shattered! but managed to collect our bank cards from NAB.
Ok, most people say its all good etc etc but really the dominate feeling was of being scared, what the hell had we done?????
All quite teary, could put some of that down to jet lag bt we are not like that usually so again took us by surprise.
On Thurs we viewed 2 rentals and put in an application for the 2nd one, not too hopeful as we have a dog inquarantine, but we signed the lease today!!!! WOHOO....tip...really helps to bring at least one reference from UK, we got one from the agents that are letting our house in UK.
Had to go into work on the Fri and this was the morning that both boys absolutely sobbed with the youngest wanting to just get on a plane back to the UK....not great!
So whilst they dropped me at work, after getting lost a few times Mark took the boys into Adelaide and on the trams, when they picked me up they were buzzing!
We have made sure to include them in all the decisions even choosing the car!
So spent afternoon looking at some cars and now had satnav that they had bought in Adelaide....godsend apart from it doesnt know which times and directions the expressway is running!!!
Also bought a digibox and indoor areial as we packed one of boys tvs in suitcase, works great. Got Aussie sim cards and a new dongle as uk one doesnt work here!
Saturday we viewed 2 more houses and some cars.
Sunday was rainy so we went swimming at Adelaide Aquatic Centre.....still feeling low at times especially when reading emails/facebook!!
Monday decided on a car and got bankers draft. Found out our bank cards hadnt been activated but NAB at Marion shopping centre were great and sorted it all out with no dramas! Registered for medicare also atMarion shopping centre. Explored Glenelg in the afternoon.
Tuesday we went to Cudlee Creek with a friend we met on forum last year and her 2 boys and had a really nice day cuddling koalas, feeding kangaroos, wallabies etc...on way home heard we had got the rental we had applied for!!!!
Tues evening we drove to collect our new car..which is 'awesome' according to the boys, thanks to Bob & Yvonne for their hospitality, advise and guidance, much appreciated!!!!!!
Weds...today....we signed the lease for our new house but wont move in for 3 weeks as our container is due around then......we signed Zack up for school...he is going to Seaview high-really nice people and took loads of time to answer our questions. Very relaxed. We just turned up without any appointment and they were fine.
Aaron is going to enrol at Secliff Primary on Friday and cant wait, we visited on the Thursday and he made his mind up then that he wanted to go there, big change as not a school person at all in UK!
Returned rental car this afternoon and spent afternoon on the beach...not bad for 2nd day of Winter! Actually felt ok today and feel it will be OK.
Managed to speak to Mum and Mark's Mum, my brother and friends on skype today and no tears!!!!
Sooo...although we only arrived a week ago we feel like we have been here for a couple of months!
Thanks to everyone for their support on our journey to get here. Looking forward to our new future...................................:)
Sorry its a long post but guess we really packed a lot in!!!
To all those on your way take the time to say proper goodbyes and set them all up with skype and emails! Loads of luck to you all.:v_SPIN: