Its been a very long time since I posted on here, this forum was instrumental to me making decisions when we decided to migrate. We will be celebrating 2 years since we arrived in Adelaide in a couple of days and I thought I should share my experience so far. We love Australia and Adelaide... don't get me wrong the first few months were quite difficult, missing family and home and then trying to find work was very very difficult, in fact it took me 11 months to find work, I was lucky enough to find work in my own field but at a very junior level to what I was back home, but I'm very grateful. Ive been 1 year at my job and love working in the city, its such a quick commute even from Port Noarlunga. We arrived as a family of 4 and now are 5! had a new baby who is now 7 months old, we would have never had another child if we didn't come to Australia, and she beat us to citizenship as well with her own Ausi passport in tow. I am also happy to say that we have started the process to build our own home as well, up in Mount Barker, yes I know, its a sea change to a tree change :-) but we love that area too and found that we could get the size of home and land we need to build on, within our budget, as unfortunately we cant afford to buy or build the same size of home in Port Noarlunga (4 bedrooms etc). We are getting our loan through home start, which is a government loan that gives us single income households a fair go. I cant believe how much I have grown to love footy, I am lucky that through my work I get to meet a lot of AFL stars, in fact I find myself watching it over cricket! unbelievable! our 2 elder kids have integrated well into primary school and are doing extremely well. We did go back home over Christmas and found ourselves referring to Australia as home when we were there, which really reinforced the fact that this was indeed the best decision we have made.
I Would like to thank all of you on here for all the support you have shown us through these 2 years! Heres to a the rest of our lives in Straya!