Hi, I've posted in a couple of threads about this, but thought I'd just do a quick thread of its own, in case anyone misses those and is looking for Christmas present ideas!
One of my friends here - a fellow migrant here in Adelaide - has just written and had published a book about migrating from the UK to Australia, mainly about Adelaide. It's full of hints and tips about the migration process, what to expect when you get here, and the similarities and differences to look out for between the UK and Oz.
I promise I'm not on commission, but I got to read the proof copy of the book earlier this week and was totally blown away - I reckon it should be required reading for all new migrants thinking of moving here!
It's called The Same Difference - a Sideways Look at Migrating from the UK to Australia. It's not a huge tome - just "90 pages of fun and facts" but it's a really easy, informative and fun book for anyone thinking of moving out here.
I know the author interviewed loads of people when she was putting it together so it has lots of stuff on what worked for people, and what didn't, things to look out for and be aware of. In fact, I was one of the interviewees (wahey, my first claim to fame - well reflected fame maybe!) - but there's lots of people who know a lot more than me (surely not!!) so you get a very balanced cross section of views, not my biased bigotry!!
Anyway, if anyone is interested in getting a copy it's available from 1st November - cost $21 for people in Australia and $25 for people in the UK - both prices inclusive of postage and packaging.
PM me if you'd like details of how to order one, and I'll pass on the author's details.