I joined this forum on the recommendation of a friend of mine.
I have been out here since March 09, and loved it - I settled in really quickly, made friends, met an Aussie partner etc and was happy. I felt I had really made a life for myself in a beautiful city.
The last couple of years things have not been great, due to lots of illness and death in my partner's family, which in turn has ruined our relationship to the point I am now looking for somewhere to live. I also feel that my Aussie friends have bailed as if they were only there for the fun times, not when the chips are down, which I know my friends and family back at home would not have done.
Long story short, I want to get out there and start living again, and meet some new people and enjoy the good things the city has to offer.
If anyone out there wants to chat, or catch up, please let me know.
Thank you for reading, Ali :)