We recieved SS from S Australia but after almost 4yrs we gave up on our application being granted and True Blue refunded our fees 6 months ago.
We have now just found out a case worker has been assigned to us and our medicals and police checks are to be requested! We have 28 days (well, 14 now!) to decide whether or not to reinstate our application through True Blue Migration.
However, we are now 40 and 44, with a 4 year old son who has already settled at school, (somehow being 36 with a child not even 1 seemed a much better time to consider migration!)
We are hearing that house prices and unemployment are rising in Adelaide and are concerned that it may not be the right thing to do. Hubby works in the automotive industry as a programme / project manager and I am a teaching assistant / office manager (depending on need!) although Paul would be the one trying to bring in the money at first.
Our parents are four years older and yes, I worry about their care as the years go by. I'd miss my Mum and Dad terribly, as would my 4 year old who now worships them, but would he adapt quicker than me?!
I've also read recent blogs where families are returning to the UK as they don't feel the Australian education system is keeiping up with the UK....is this true?
Really torn - would this move provide my son with a better life in the future than Northern England?!!
Any opinions good or otherwise would be welcome.....we've not long to decide!
Thanks so much...... I am losing sleep over this!!