Hi, I'm Jax and I live in Bristol UK with my bloke and our 17yr old son.
I 'm a NSW born australian and spent my first 11yrs in Adelaide and then my Mum moved to uk :o( I just want to come home! My son plays xbox live and his best online friends are ozzies and he's just got me thinking about it again...I realised a big part of me had been slowly dying (or shrinking 'cos of the rain) from living here in the uk and I didn't even notice it happening.
So now I've been looking obsessively through domain.au for ideas on where we're going to live! Reading the forums on
pia, looking for prices with removal companies and trying to work out if it's worth bringing our motorbikes and car. The
utilities and tax and other taxes and more taxes etc...
My son is all for moving within a couple of years...my husband on the other hand, is a grumpy old bastard who won't look
at anything unless I drag him to the computer! We live in a 3 bed terraced house with a small garden and I can't stand it any longer...my 3 cat's btw, are in complete agreement with me that Adelaide is the place to live ;o)
I'm sure I can't be the only one with an OH who is resistant to living a better life? He has understandable worries of
finding a job in IT, he's 49 but very skilled at programing...and he also has android and apple experience...so he's got
some good skills. The job market doesn't look good in Adelaide at the mo. When we sell our house in uk, we can buy a
house outright and have some money left over after shipping expenses.
I have suggested that we go over for a 4 week holiday in November this year...just so he can get a feel for the place and maybe/hopefully fall in love with Adelaide, an outdoor life and good people. He's a bit more open to the idea and it's a great place to start! I've got a lot of diving stuff and clothes etc to sell on ebay so he'll be able to see I'm serious about it all. I'm just not very good at slowly, slowly, catchi monkey thing!
Well, nice to chat to ya all :o)