new on here.....
Im making the move over to Adelaide in April, with hubby & 4 kids, 16,15,9,&4...
Was recommended to pop on here by 'Vince' - Hi Vince..
Looking forward to making friends - here and when we get there... xxx:v_SPIN:
Good Luck!I am moving over probably August with my hubby and 4 kids aged 3,7,8 and 10
Originally Posted by katsmajic
Whereabouts are hoping to settle?Do you have any family or friends out there?
Are the kids excited moving to the other side of the world?
Are you leaving a lot of family behind here and do they support you with your move?
You will get plenty of other replies later as they all surface from their weekend lie ins!
lie ins?!?! - guess they are all the ones with bigger or no kids then!!!
hello and welcome on pia
it's a great site if adelaide is your destination!!!
we hope to make the move sometimes this summer (around june!??!?!?)
Hi, We have friends out there, my brother is moving to Perth later in the year, and im hoping my mum will follow us, shes coming out on holidays etc to see how she likes it then hopefully, after the 2 year mark she will be ok to move over herself.
So far our family & friends have been really supportive - but its getting 'stickier' the closer it gets.
I broke my leg last year - delaying our move and im sure a few people thought we'd give up then, but were determined to get over and give it a try!
We were bringing our cats - but keep having 2nd thoughts about it, theyre so happy here, theyre both 6, and weve had so many offers to rehome them - Ozzies are not as cat friendly, for obvious reasons regarding the wildlife etc, and our boys - although slobs will happily go out and bring home a bird or mouse as their family offering!!!
Cant bring our dogs - 1 -old lady - due to age/illnees and our boy dog hates the heat - quite passionately - so he's being rehomed..
Its been a rough old journey to get this far 136visa's and we know its going to get rougher! But as my oh says 'lifes a rollercoaster'.
Originally Posted by katsmajic
I,ve already re homed my beloved Lhasa Apso Dog much to the heartbreak of my children who think i am the worst mother for doing it.My aunt fell in love with her though when minding her for a wekend and begged me to let her have her when we went to oz.I thought ideal situ better to do it now rather than delay things and hopefully give the kids a chance to get over her going!But i miss her myself so much.Not easy!I've also rehomed a few guinea pigs and will be looking for a nice home for 2 adorable house friendly rabbits!You are so lucky having family out there and even luckier that your mum will be able to come out to visit if not to relocate with you!My parents are too ill and elderly to ever make the journey and have no interest in oz!They can't see what all the fuss is about and that we should be happy with the life we have here in the UK!Dreading the time when it will be goodbye(possibly for good)i feel so guilty leaving them "but" do i stay for them or go in search of a better life for us as a family and a better future for my 4 kids!Some of my friends are giving me such a hard time as they would never consider being so cruel and leaving their parents and taking their grandchildren away from them.Makes me feel even more guilty!
Originally Posted by cunnah10
My dogs are Lhasa Apso's too.
Thats sad about your parents - but at the end of the day - it is your life, you are doing the best for your family, its a shame your friends and family dont see that. There is very little in the UK for our childrens future - maybe in about 20years once it has come through this 'period' it might be attractive to English working class people again - right now there is no possible way my oldest son will go on into further eduction and own a property/progress etc.
My kids are apprehensive, as are we, but i'd rather die trying than not try at all
Know how ya feel.
I have had to get my eclectus (australian ) parrot re-homed because he is classed as vermin in Oz.
Broke mine and the missud hearts as we have had him for 8 years.
Still taking the dogs though; got 2 westies.
All our friends and familys are saying "Yes we will miss u but bugger off ; we want somewhere to go on holiday".
We moving to Adelaide in march, have three boys 17, 14 and 19, not sure what area we're going to yet, still doing my homework on that one! I'm getting really scared now, as we've never ever been to Oz before, so not sure what to expect, the kids are excited though, and if they're happy! Good luck anyway and keep in touch.
What u meen you didnt even do a recci !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Well go with a very very open mind and leave the rose tinted glasses back in the UK.
Oh my god, I feel even more scared now. I hope I'm doing the right thing leaving Essex for Oz I know it aint gonna be perfect over there, but I feel like England hasn't got much to offer myself and my children anymore, and am hoping that Oz has.