We have finally arrived!! Got here last Wednesday morning, flew with Singapore Airlines who I thought were very good. We are now staying in Port Noarlunga in Tamara's house on Irvine Street, and it is lovely. We had a manic day on Thursday getting bank account activated, tfn number medicare etc etc., then went looking for a car on Friday.
We knew the second hand cars were expensive before we got here, but it is a bit of a shocker when you see what you can get for your $$$ !!! We went with the intention of spending approx $3500-$4000 on a small run around....... came back with a Holden Commodore 3.8ltr V6 beast that cost nearer $6000!!! What can I say....the boys all ganged up on me! But it does sound nice!!
Saturday and Sunday we just chilled out and let the boys decide what to do as they had been so good while we were sorting all the boring stuff out, so we spent alot of the time by the jetty in Noarlunga which is just gorgeous. Also have driven around alot of the suburbs that we have been considering to live permanently ( well for the next couple of years at least ) and have to say we are now just looking at Port Noarlunga and Seaford areas, although Noarlunga is probably our favourite.
Monday morning Steve started looking for a job, he is a Truck Mechanic and there seems alot of jobs available but mainly in the Northern suburbs so we won't rush anything as he would prefer to work closer to here. He signed on with an agency after doing a couple of drive arounds and speaking to a few people and we are keeping fingers crossed to hear something in the next day or two.
Yesterday we took the hire car back and called back in Glenelg for a look around, beautiful beach etc and a nice place to go for a day out with the family. Then went for our first house viewing... lovely house, nice area but way too small for us, the second one this afternoon was perfect but perhaps not the perfect location..... this could take longer than I thought!!!!
Off to see Seaford school with the boys today whiel Steve is up North doing his HC course!
All in all so far so good!!!! Just need to get the boys sorted and making friends now and life will be cushty!