Wow, thank you all for replying :) The info about the different suburbs is really useful as we are basing our decisionpurely on location - we have no idea what each area is like! I think we will def suss out Marino and the areas surrounding Flinders too. There is soooo much to take in so i bet i will have a million questions before we actually get there!
Thank you again - nice to meet you all!
Hi and welcome to PIA!
We came out on a RSMS sponsored visa with Andrews job and once we had meds and police checks done it didnt take long at all. This website is a fantastic place to ask any questions at all...even silly ones will be answered...lol!
We have been here a matter of weeks and love it already. We came to Glenelg for a look around and fell in love with the place. The beach is beautiful and jetty rd offers everything you need grocers,butchers,newsagents,takeaways,bars etc...Brighton which is not too far also offers the beach and jetty rd atmosphere but Glenelg as the tram line direct to it which was ideal for us as i dont drive.
Yes compared to other areas it is expensive but we thought we would rent a place here for a while and if it proves to pricey we will move...i think its worth it just for the beach and lifestyle Glenelg offers :D
We are renting a gorgeous place literally 30 seconds from the beach and i think the price reflects that but back in the uk a property as nice as this would be double....
Good luck with it all xxxxxxxx
Welcome Allie.......congrats on the decision to move. I love the areas you've mentioned...they are all amazing. But they are pricey. But saying that if i didnt have children i would definitely rent in one of these areas for a while just to live the dream!!!!!!!! Then move on when it became too much financially! Thats the beauty of renting i guess! Hope you're journey goes well and good luck with the paperwork!!! Yvonne x
Originally Posted by Andrew&Ren
Wow your house sounds great! We def want to rent in Glenelg at some point - it just looks so lovely! We are just at the beginning stages of planning at the mo...getting all our documents and im starting the teaching reg process. It just seems to be dragging on and on :D oh well im sure the time will fly by once the paperwork starts to go through!
Thanks for replying :D
Originally Posted by The Pottertons
Thank you for your post...everyone is sooo friendly and helpful on here! Glenelg is our preferred area at the mo but there seems to be so many nice areas that i dont think we will be bothered where we end up! So long as i get some sand i will be happy :)
I'm so jealous, you should get there quite quickly...... I am also a primary teacher and we are waiting to see if we get the visa... The paperwork was so difficult even though we had an agent do it for us. I'm not planning to work much but I may need to do a bit of supply work. Good luck
hi from some fellow Shepherd's (i wonder if we're related somehow?? lol)
what part of scotland are u from? hubby's dad was from Montrose
welcome to the site and welcome to adelaide when u get here!
Hi more shepherds :)
We are moving from an area near Glasgow. Montrose is really lovely so your father in law came froma pretty place! Im sure adelaide will be even nicer :)
Thanks for your welcome....I hope we arrive there fairly soon!
[quote=allie;84912]Hi more shepherds :)
(We are moving from an area near Glasgow).........
glasgow's a nice city (i'm biased now i'm here but adelaide is nicer!! lol), my mom came from hamilton which if i remember correctly isn't too far from glasgow (and even my mom will admit most places are nicer than hamilton!!;)
have u an estimated date of flights etc..?, start ur goodbyes now cos u may think u have plenty of time to fit everyone in but we found that we unfortunately missed people out, oops!
good luck, ange x
Originally Posted by allie
No way! I live in Wishaw which is right next to Hamilton! I will agree that it wouldnt be difficult to find somewhere nicer than here tho!
Not got a confirmed date yet (damned visa red tape) but hopefully things will start moving soon. At the mo we are just doing everything we can to prepare - documents all ready and signed, house sorted out, cars, etc the list is endless! Then hopefully we will be out for my OH to start in Sept. It sems quite a long time away but hopefully it will fly by :)
Good advice about the goodbyes...any excuse for a few more nights out before im completely friendless on the other side of the world!!!