I've dabbled about this site for a few days and thought..how rude..I've not even introduced myself..tsk tsk :-)
I'm Carol Ann (42) married to Andrew (44) with two lovely boys, Michael (15) and Kieran (10). We live in Wemyss Bay in Scotland. Some of my immediate family happier to go than others...sigh.
I've hankered on and off to move to Australia for years but as the cut off is fast approaching (or am I having a midlife crisis..eeek)..I just thought..what the hell, lifes for living and all that.
We're going based on my degree and my job based as "systems designer"..very loosely classed and it worries me yet..but my agent assures me my work at IBM definitely covers aspects of that role. So I'm putty in her hands I'm afraid. So I'm a SIR visa (but just call me ma'am) but I don't need to actually do this type of work when I get there. Very odd I thought. But I do need to live in SA for 2 years and work for at least 12 months of this.
I'd love to do the sign off thing the way you guys do..but I don't know what half of it means..lol..TRA etc. But I'm sure as I keep watching I'll learn an awful lot.
Looking forward to chatting to you all as the year progresses.
Ta ta for now or TTFN as I like to say.
PS.. my mum just told me they're repeating "wanted down under"..but at silly times like 2.10 am on BBC1 and that there's one on tomorrow morning.