Hi all...well been here nearly ten years now and only just found this site..shame would have made life a lot easier.
Well originally came to Australia on my own when I was 26 on a working holiday visa and never returned...apart from a few Christmas visits.
After a multitude of visas (and a great deal of expense may I add) including temporary 457 working visas, de-facto visas and spouse visa's I finally got my citizenship last year.
I still get homesick from time to time but find the best remedy is to go for a walk on the beach or do something that you would 1) not had the time for or 2) just not had the weather for in the UK.
Main things I miss about the UK is family and football but you have to make the best of what you have and I am pretty sure my family would prefer me to be here and happy than in the UK and miserable.
If anyone needs any advice on anything to do with visa's, Adelaide in general etc. feel free to ask as I have pretty much been there and done it in my time here (including diving with Great Whites in Port Lincoln which is a must).
If anybody also needs advice on football (soccer) over here then also please let me know also worked in air conditioning and managed my own small business so advice advice i can give would be happy to ...