This is our first post (we've only just stumbled across this website). We were granted our SIR 495 visas 10 December and we're still on cloud 9. It's something we've talked about for many years and now that its all come together it feels a little unreal to be honest.
For various reasons we don't plan to move until September 2008 (we have to enter Oz before 5 October) but the excitement is already mounting tempered by the realisation of what we still have to do. At least we've already managed to sell our house and move into rented accomodation next week.
Our first choice had been Sydney but we fell short on the points so we took the SIR route and I must admit we did think it might be a case of putting up with Adelaide until we got permanent residency.....that is until we spent a month in Adelaide last Christmas and fell in love with the place. Now we very much see our long-term future there and cannot wait to get back.
We have a 4 year old daughter and she is the main reason we're moving away from the UK. Any tips on good primary schools would be appreciated. One area we have our eye on is Blackwood; again any opinions on this or other areas would be great.
Anyway, we shall be logging on a lot over the coming months and who knows maybe see some of you in sunny Adelaide in future.
Greg, Karen & Ella