We have been viewing this website for several months now whilst deciding the best way of emigrating. All of your comments have been really useful and as we have now decided on our plans, and with the news that decent bands are performing in Adelaide (yes I am a Durannie!! but will not be there in time sadly...) I thought it was about time we introduced ourselves.
We are Nick and Jo and our daughter Lucy is nearly 9, we're based near Bristol. We decided to take the plunge after visiting Adelaide last May/June to see Nick's many relatives over there, all descending from one uncle who emigrated in 1922 (we met 47 in 3 weeks!) It is me, Jo who is applying under a student visa to do a degree in accountancy, so we'll only be on a temporary visa for the next 3 years.
We are just waiting for confirmation of dates for my TAFE diploma which starts in July, then after completing that, I will be on an intensive 18-month course to complete the degree. (I know, I must be mad...)
So yes we are anxiously waiting for offers on the house and researching places to live, schools for Lucy, and trying to decide do we take furniture or buy out there? And getting nervous about leaving family etc.!!
Anyway I hope we can get to know a few of you over the next few months and if there are any more concerts of a similar nature in Adelaide I will definately be there (the eighties were always the best decade of music after all, although Nick would disagree), also your ladies days sound fab too.
Bye for now!
Jo and Nick
P.S. Hope this thread works, have never used a site like this before!