Good evening everyone, trust you are all good :)
I would love myself and my family to emigrate to Adelaide. I visited Henley beach around 12 years ago when visiting my parents who I sent over to Austrailia for 3 months for their 40th wedding anniversary. They always wanted to visit so I made that a reality for them, we thought it was a cousin we had in Henley beach, turns out a close friend of the family! Fast forward a few years, married, 2 lovely daughters and now moving house in 40 days!
I saw an expo of Austrailian futures online and happened to be in Edinburgh so I took my husband along. I was pleased that a lot of it was about south austrailia.
I am ex army mechanic, though in the army eyes I am qualified, though I dont have my other parts of City & Guilds. I havent been on the spanners for about 10 years though thought of maybe doing a refresher course to assist with that. Currently speaking with the local college. I have ran my own business since 2003 as a Reiki therapist/Teacher and Reflexologist. I work part time for the police. A diverse range of skills! My predicament is looking at the SOL, then I look at the SA sol, through the SA government age isnt an issue is what I understand, I am 41 so retraining obviously takes time and regarding the points side of things may not be enough. Being realistic here.
My husband is a bus driver and he has been in the job for over 10 years. We have been chatting about things, he is younger than me, for him to go to university and get his degree with honours as a network engineer is possibly a plan and he will still be in the lower age category of 33 to 39. My husband is thinking about it as its a huge commitment and he hasnt studied in a long time.
I am also looking at massage therapist to do along with the therapies I already have, though reading between the lines, depending on where you train and what the equivalent qualification are over in Austrailia.
I am at a point where I wish to do better for myself, hubby and our children and give them a better quality of life and more opportunities. Also Scotland is just so cold from October to March and we get a lot of rain. It is the little things that matter. I enjoy cycling though the dont like going out in gale force winds and rain! Deep down I feel I have always thought about moving to Adelaide, though on some level I thought I was tied to the UK in certain circumstances, I need to try and see what happens.
I have read a lot online, gathering information, I have travelled around the world and visited lots of lovely places, though Adelaide has left an impression on me.
I am being true to myself and with my determination and sheer will, it is the 5 to 6 year plan. Any advice on anything emigrating etc would be very much appreciated. Thank you for taking the time to read my post.