So we have been here 6 weeks today, we have sorted out:
Cars, tfn, bank, medicare, medibank, phones, internet, rental, insurance, got the cats etc hopefully all the important bits and bobs! We are still on a steep learning curve with everything but then who isn't? and probably still will be for the next few years
My OH has been working since the 2nd week and I am hoping to be in work within the next month or so once my training course has finished so if anyone has any recommendation within the aged care sector let me know which companies are good to work for, ideally home support as that is what I have experience in? Got an interview or two lined up but have to get the cert 3 before it can go any further.
I have always felt when I visit Australia that is like coming home for me I get a sense of peace from being here (however fluffy that sounds! but I have been coming here for the last 12 years) I have always been a little worried about how my OH would settle, I have to say I didn't give him enough credit (but don't tell him that) he has taken to it like a duck to water and surprised me last week by saying he felt just as at home as I did, I know he has good and bad days as he has never lived far from his parents but with the aid of Skype and Vodafone international he probably talks to them more now than he did when he was in England, I think it is the one think we all struggle a bit with.
We have stayed close to home most weekends going for walks at Port Noarlunga getting to know the local area, trying to get the bargains while we wait for our stuff etc but wondered what people would recommend for visiting, walking, wildlife etc that doesn't cost the earth as we still need to keep a close eye on the dollars for a fair while yet, especially with only one wages to cover everything, but we would like to do a bit more exploring so wondered what other people could suggest?