My wife actually found this site while surfing the net....it's about as close to "surfing" as we'll both get as there's MASSIVE sharks called white pointers in the sea here in SA. Watch the movie JAWS and you'll get the idea So don't say you've not been warned ;)
We both thought that this would be a good place to increase our circle of friends while helping newly arriving English folk settle into this new chapter of your lives. I arrived when I was 16 so I do have a very good understanding of just how big a step this is for some of you to make.
Anyway....I've been in Adelaide for 23 years now....ex Geordie from South Shields (Tyne and Wear) so don't let that scare you off ;) We live in the glorious Adelaide Hills in a small country town called Gumeracha which is world famous (so they say) for it's GIANT Rocking Horse (Guiness book of world records stuff) which incidently doesn't actually rock! It's about 42kms from Adelaide CBD which is where we both work. I'm currently employed as an International Student Advisor...which basically means I'm the first point of contact for current or newly arriving International Students from all corners of the globe.
My main hobbies/interests are following EVERTON FC and cycling which is considered the new "golf" for guys who's knees and backs aren't quite the same as they were 20 years ago. So please feel free to contact me if you're a keen cyclist.
** Serious voice part ** Some of you will settle in with no problems at all but some will find that it's not exactly what they'd hoped it would be. What I do know is that nearly everyone at some stage will have doubts about whether it was the right thing to do.....Both Lisa (my wife) and myself hope that we can make your intial arrival as positive an experience as possible.
Please feel free to add us to your friends list...as we'd love to be a part of your "sea change".