Our first day in Adelaide
Where do I start ? We arrived today and we feel overwhelmed with it all really. We were met at the airport and transported to our short term rental in Reynella. If we stop and think about the things we need to sort out and the what we have done ( Transported our girls to the other side of the world away from their loved ones, friends and dog)...well, I just don't know.
We are unpacking, the girls are asleep and the missus is fighting back the tears ! I thought i'd get on here and say......we have landed and are now officially "poms in adelaide"
We are all looking forward to hopefully meeting some new friends
Congratulations and welcome to Adelaide!! You must be knackered, but hey, well done you have made it!! It is a massively overwhelming experience that will stay with you forever, but rest assured it is a great decision you have all made!!
Enjoy your first evening in Aus, hope you had energy to stop off at the bottle set a bottle of wine. Your next few weeks will pass by in a blur while you get everything sorted, but if you need a hand give me a shout, I have everything you need if you want to borrow pots or pans or a kettle etc til you get sorted, Iknowhow impossible everything must ssem just now!!!
We have girls of similar ages, so if you fancy a get together for a brew or beer pm me and i'll give you my mobile number.
Anyway, for now......relax, put your feet up, wrap up warm and enjoy being home!
All the best
Just wanted to say welcome and tell you that you will feel much better about things in the morning. Try to get a good nights sleep, tomorrow is to be another beautiful day, I wouldn't worry about anything more tomorrow than getting some shopping in. It can all wait until Monday and there is plenty of time. Hope you love your new life here, it does take a bit of time to settle in but there are lots of great people on here who will happily help you with anything they can.
Welcome to Adealide, dont worry about all the things youve got to do, most things will fall into place when you get to know your way round. Hope you settle in soon.
I felt exactly the same on the day we arrived. After all the excitement and build up of planning for the move it is a very strange feeling to be in a strange place, so far away - so overwhelming!!!!!
As Nikki says tomorrow is another day, the sun is going to shine and you can start exploring - maybe go down to the beach - you are not far from Christies Beach and let the kids run around.
I am really lucky that the first night was my only wobble in the 2 1/2 years we have been here.
People are so friendly both on here and Aussies - we were given so many contact details from people we got chatting to - even when waiting to do driving licences etc
Enjoy the adventure and Good Luck!!!!!
Hey welcome to Adelaide.
The emotions run riot for the next few days, just as someone said, get a little shopping, have a walk down the beach, take things easy.
You've probably arrived on the best day, it gives you two days of rest before anywhere is open for things you need to do, so chill relax and get over that terrible jetlag.
The weather forcast is pants for next week, but it doesn't mean it will be bad all day so enjoy the cooler weather.
Have fun looking around and remember to take your time
Congratulations, you made it, greet each day with a smile, youhave come this far and wanted it too, it will be soooo worth it. We are watching from the other side, keep us updated.
We've been here two months now and were in exactly the same situation as you. We have a boy 8 and girl turned 5 a couple of weeks ago. You make friends really quickly over here and you'll soon feel at home. You will spend the next week or so in shock but it does get better! We are just down the road in Port Noarlunga (by the beach) if you wanna meet up. it's an emotional roller coaster but keep things as normal as you can ie go fishing, pub etc and you will settle in quickly.
WELCOME TO ADELAIDE
We've all been where you are at the mo - so call on us if you need any help
What you are feeling is natural - it will pass.
Be prepared for lots of highs along the way..but also a few lows.
Good luck, it has all been said.
If you get bored come and give me a hand painting the house, Jet lag will come and go but you will all settle and work out the move was the right one, hopefully.