My wife and I (Lucy and Paul) are moving with our now 17 month old twin boys to Adelaide in January next year. We are touching 40 (in fact I will be 40....Oh dear!) and wanted both an adventure and an outdoor life to bring our kids up in.....So Adelaide it is!
We are coming over on a residentially visa that we recieved back in Feb this year through my wife as a coorperate manager. My wife has been working in Health and Fitness in the UK where we live in Warrington near Manchester for 20 years, from Fitness Instructor, Gym manager, Club Manager, Area Manager to National PT manager. She has gone back as a Project Manager on 3 days a week since going back after a year off with the kids and would be hopefully looking for a work in the same field when we arrive. I myself have been a housing site manager for most of my 20 years working, starting out though training and working as a joiner. I have over the last year set my own joinery company up and started working soley for a friend who has a construction company. I have supplied him with joiners as well as provided consultancy/project management on a couple of his jobs.
I can't believe I am saying this but neither of us have jobs to come over to but are taking a big risk in turning up and getting out there to find something. I'll pretty much do anything to get me us going and as I have mentioned my wife ideally would like to stay in the same industry. So to start with if anyone knows of anything for us in Jan 15 (a long shot I know) then let us know.
We are coming over blind with little knowledge of Adelaide other than research on the net and it is our intentions to get a short term let some where central for a month giving us time to look into areas for renting for a couple of years. We will be landing in Sydney to stay with friends mid December for Christmas and New Year, where we intend to pick up a cheap car to drive over to Adelaide around 4th Jan (thought it would be cheaper in the long run than hiring one). We have done some looking into holiday lets etc but if anyone has any suggestion for any or even long term lets then lets us know. I know when looking into areas to live longer term it is going to be subjective to what each person requires, wants, likes etc but again any feed back would be great. It may be a pipe dream but we would love to be either close-ish to the beach or have a pool (or both) and have 4 bedrooms. I know it all depends on how much we are willing to pay to what we are going to get but areound 400-550 a week would be a good starting point, with everything depending on if we get work soon-ish. Having the twins we would need a good nursery locally and amenties with walking distance.
We both love the outdoors and anything that comes with it from walking, running, cycling, canoeing, climbing, eating, drinking, partying or just sitting and relaxing.
Well....there's pretty much our life story. We would love to get some response to start us on our journey.