Hi Diane, see u live over the road from us, do you ever go to the Cove pub in Hallett Cove, if you do go maybe we could all meet up for a drink one nite.
Originally Posted by soccer65
Not been yet ,do they let children in? We'll have to sort something out, maybe come to ours one weekend. OH has been working past couple of weekends but he's free after this one!
Yes they do allow children in, even have a few gamin machines for them to play on, will give you a pm with our numbers so we can arrange something.
You need to PM ChrisK8 he deals with all the returnies to the UK, he works for a removals company here in Adelaide!! :GEEK:
cheers 4 that imformation
Hi We got back to the UK last week still waiting for our container to arrive back. We used Grace removals in Adelaide. We had quotes from Pickfords international and from Crown Removers. Most were very similar, we shopped around for insurance and Allanz were the cheapest with the best cover. Lots of people told us not to insure things however when we came out with Kent and some of our most precious heirlooms were smashed to bits.
Total costs with insurance are around $16,000 for a forty foot container with a packing service.
Hi we used Kent removals when we came back the UK from Adelaide, got about 3 quotes and they beat the other 2 by loads. How long have you been over there, kids adapt eventually, mine were 16 and 11 when we came home, youngest was the one that didnt settle, however on the week before we were flying back to the UK, she says to me `I could stay a yr or 2` typical, she was the one who moaned constantly about missing home , this influences the parents to want to do whats best for them, but its not right to listen to them too much because they are having fun especially in the summer hols, down the beach with mates all the time etc, my eldest had the time of her life, hence why we want to come back , so think hard because its very expensive this ping ponging you know!!!
but good luck with it all, Ive been where you are mentally, its exhausting isnt it, pm me if you would like any advice or anything
Hi we arrived back in the UK March 12th this year after arriving in Adelaide beginning of October last year....so i totally understand all the emotions you are going through!Like Mayess has said it is not easy being a ping ponger....take it from someone who has also done it!
Next April is a long way off AND maybe you will feel different as the months go by!
But Adelaide is not for everybody!
Sometime it takes coming back to the UK
computer playing up...sorry!! Meant to finish off by saying that it takes coming back to the UK for some people to appreciate Adelaide more than they did whilst they were there!There are pros & cons for living in the UK & Adelaide AND it is sooo hard trying to make the right decision as to what is best for you as a family!some people get it right first time BUT others take a few attempts before it works out for them!So good luck with whatever you decide!
Originally Posted by cunnah10
We used GRACE REMOVALS back to the UK and they were really good.
For a 40' container with packing you're looking at $12-15k. Insurance for c$120k of effects will take $2500-5000k. Exact amount varies with the policy details - new for old, pairs/sets, antiques etc.
Good companies include Crown, Allied-Pickfords & Grace.
My advice would be to get half-a-dozen to come round & give you a quote & make sure you know what each includes. See if your wife's company has corporate relations with any particular firm as that could make a huge difference to the price.