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OMG and cake! Life without cake or fresh crusty bread is unthinkable!! And what a skill. I made some bread once and it was as heavy as a rock and the dog wasn't even impressed so I won't be rushing into that. In fact I have had to promise never to make it again. God bless your OH!!
this web site pi55es me off....I just typed a big reply then when I pressed submit it said I wasnt logged on cant be bothered now
Carole and Andrew
Agent appointed Sept 06, changed agent July 08, visa granted 7.3.08
House not sold... decided to rent
Left UK 15.10.08, Arrived Adelaide 26.10.08
Now in Seacliff
Deb, the tutoring I am doing is through even start - the one you saw advertised in the paper. It gave details in the advert of how to register (as usual quite a long drawn out process, but nowhere near as bad as the whole TRB saga!) When you are registered schools can approach you from getting your details off the website, which they have access to.
It is easy to be disheartened by the massive obstacles to teaching here, but as people have said the alternatives back in England are far outweighed by what is on offer here. I have now found that a bit of perseverance and a positive attitude can help a lot, as well as lots of wine!
Constantly feel very sorry for those in difficult circumstances in the UK. There is very little help for those who try to help themselves and that's the irony. As someone said recently on here though, perhaps it's easier for those of us who've come with less money to survive on a budget as it's what we are used to. It certainly is possible and your eye has to be on the future - a better place to bring up the kids, financial security (love the fact that companies have to pay your pension for you on top of your salary) and bigger spaces in which to work and live. Oh and of course beautiful uncrowded beaches.
I'm going to have to try and re-register with them Beanbear...when I saw the ad I was having severe (and expensive to fix) technical problems with my PC so couldn't send them an e-mail to register. Instead I gave my contact details in at my son's school but surprise, surprise, nobody has ever contacted me...I'll try again, sigh.
This is a great post! for deb
if people come onto sites like this and only post the positives then we would all be doing a disservice to those still in the uk. There are great things about Oz and there are not so great things about Oz. A balanced picture of life is far more useful :)
You took the words right out of my mouth, the only thing I would say different is that I wouldn't have said it on here, because I know how excited people are to start there new lives as i once was.
But seeing as you have said it I will have to agree with you.
My Husband is a hairdresser and a very good one, we had a great Hair salon business in England and thought it would be easy to get a good job here.
We weren't wrong YES you can get a job easy but $17 Dollars an hour to raise a family is a joke, we have 3 children two are under kindy age.
If anyone has any ideas about a job that would be better paid please offer your advise.
I do like Adelaide, but the struggle here is a lot more difficult than we anticipated.
good luck with everyone's dreams.