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      Amanda2010

      Smile Partner has a job, i'm coming over knowing nobody!

      Hello all,

      So, we've done it, we're coming over! Just waiting for the stamp in the passports now. The house is rented out, all my furniture is now being used by someone else (that was hard) BUT it's for a very good reason, we're moving to Adelaide... which will hopefully beat London hands down.

      I'm originally from Liverpool but now have a soft Southport type accent due to being daan Saaf too long. My fella is a Southener through and through. We have a little boy who will be 1 year old on the 27th march, and we're all looking forward to coming over.

      I'm a little nervous because I've no idea where to start on the job hunting. I am sure friends will be easy to meet, it's just the first few weeks I'm nervous about, not knowing anyone and being on the other side of the world!

      Another things I need to sort soon is where we live, has anyone got any ideas for us? We're thinking somewhere around the Marino / Flagstaff Hill areas? Any advice would be most welcome.

      Amanda, Mark and Charlie. (and Brandy our loved Spaniel if she is not too expensive to bring over!)

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      Congraulations hopefully you will love it. Won't go into too much details just yet but if you have any questions just ask we are all very helpful.
      Once you get here pop a post and people will meet you I am sure.
      We had a short term rental in Woodcroft and now in Sheidow Park and love the south of the city. Flagstaff hill is nice but best to look for yourself.

      Michelle
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      Hi Amanda

      I am also from Liverpool, we lived in Crosby up until arriving here in August. Havent been to Flagstaff but Marino is really nice, especially if you want to be near the beach.

      Hope your move goes OK and good luck with everthing.

      Sheila

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      You will be fine

      Hi Amanda

      We had no friends, family, jobs or anything. We now have some great friends (you know who you are!!) from this site. We still dont have jobs but having a great time with the kids. Just put a post on here when you get here and all the mom's will invite you to the fort, play and fun etc. We get invited and are kids are 18,15 and 11. Everyone has been in the same boat so everyone paddles with and for you. I love it here and the hugs when you need them are freely given!! No strings attached.

      So dont worry you will be fine. And whilst I'm waffling thanks again to everyone's support from off here (and you Fred). Keep it up guys.
      Love Janine and Co xx

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      Hi Amanda

      Welcome to the site, you have already made a big dent in the process by joining PIA, it's a Godsend!

      Andy
      Director - Vista Financial Services - Financial Advisor and Mortgage Advisor for Poms in Adelaide - UK Pension Transfers / Financial Advice / Mortgage Advice
      Andrew@vistafs.com.au FPA & MFAA Member, Adv Dip FP www.vistafs.com.au Ph: 08 8381 7177

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      Hi Amanda, welcome to PIA, I like yourself will be moving to Adelaide in approx two weeks knowing no one, wife will be the breadwinner, so i hope these coffee/kids get together are stretched to dads as well lol.
      Craig.

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      Hello, We to will hopefully be coming over not knowing anyone no freinds no family just the 4 of us. I see this in a way as an advantage as there is no one to tell us what to do, how things should be done, we can just find our own feet and ask questions when we want. Also not knowing anybody will make you get out and meet new people which i belive will help you settle quicker. Im sure you will be fine.

      Good luck.
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      The Dimmocks
      Hi
      We off in 4 weeks, we don't know anyone either and have never been to Australia before. Have made friends with people though PIA and hope to meet them when we arrive.

      All the best with your move.

      Michelle

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      Dan & Rach
      Hi Amanda
      Congratulations on deciding to make the move to Adelaide!!
      We will also be arriving in Adelaide in 6 weeks and will be hoping to meet people through the PIA meet ups.
      Good Luck with the move and keep us posted on your arrival date!
      Rachel and Dan

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      JoTanCalOwen

      All will be great

      Congratulations on going over, there seems to be quite a few of you landing at around the same time, the PIA peeps are going to be busy lol. My husband is a scouser and i am an 'essex girl' originally :), we live in Liverpool at present. We have been to Perth and Adelaide, the people we met were all very nice, so I do not think making firends will be hard at all, just go out there and do it with a PMA (positive mental attitude). As we are still in the UK, I research things by using google.com.au, to look at housing, and jobs sites, I have also read a lot of useful information on here.

      You will be fine

      Thank you PIA

      I am looking forward to meeting so many of you when we finally get sorted.

      Safe journey

      Tanya, John, Callum, and Owen

     

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