Iíve sourced a huge amount of invaluable help from this forum so thought itís about time I introduced myself!
Iím Penny, 38, and my other half is David, 40 and we donít have any children (yet). We currently live in Manchester, UK, and we fly out to Adelaide on 2nd April. Canít believe itís actually happening, the days are just flying by now. So much to think about and do in preparation - I find myself drifting off to sleep every night with images of me cleaning our vacuum pipes and scrubbing shoes with Milton!!
With the exception of the visa application, everything else weíve done throughout this process would have been so much more difficult without the folk on PIA. Shipping, flights, transit hotel, car hire, rental accommodation, suburbs Ė youíve helped with the lot!
Weíve never been to Australia and have no family or friends there Ė weíve talked about wanting to emigrate for about 4 years and finally did something about it when we realised David was about to hit 40. It was the kick up the @$$ we needed and we began the process Mid Jan 2012 and had the PR visa sticker in our passports by the end of June 2012. Then we sold our house within 3 weeks! It was all a bit of a blur but we feel so lucky that everything went through so quickly and smoothly. We thought it was a sign that weíre doing the right thing......
Things we enjoy:
Movies (canít WAIT to go to the Opel Moonlight Cinema)
A tipple (or ten)
Dinner Parties / Board Games
Canít wait to start our new life and to meet up with some of the terrific people on POI. We begin our journey in Largs Bay from 7th April for 1 month short term rental, during this time weíll be checking out the suburbs deciding where to move next.
If anyone fancies meeting up, please get in touch
Well now that my introductory post is done, I look forward to contributing to others and chucking out plenty of questions!
Penny & David