I moved to Adelaide 10 years ago from South Wales, UK (dont hold that against me and no I do not speak welsh lol). There is just myself and my 18 yr old daughter and I am still homesick for my UK friends. It has been very difficult to meet people to socialise with and to form new friendships. This is mainly due to working for a local small company since my arrival and I am the only woman.
Whilst I am still young at heart, I am in my 40s and am not comfortable going out to social places alone. I am an outgoing friendly person who enjoys socializing, having a good laugh etc. I love dining out, bbqs, going to the movies or just chatting over coffee. Things I have'nt been able to do for such a long time and now with my daughter being older, I am able to go out when I want with no worries.
I came across this website and after reading some of the threads, I find there are many new arrivals and even people that have been here a while who are wanting to make new acquaintances. I think this is important as it certainly helps to settle into a new country which is so very far away from home. When I read threads about people being homesick, my heart really does go out to them because I have experienced this myself.
So I thought "this is it" a great way for me to meet new people and having been here for a decade, I could even be able to give some help and advice if needed.
If anyone would be interested in meeting up please feel free to contact me.