Hi all you ex-Brits. Sorry, but I'm going to be the archetypal whingeing pom here.
I'm Deb, on the verge of 40, looking to make contact with other women/men/families/anyone at all to stop me going stir crazy. Been in Adelaide for almost two years on 495 visa, (the pits!) and still don't have a job. Was a Primary School Teacher in UK and gave up a secure post to take this huge leap into the unknown and now I'm paying for it (!) Is there anyone out there who feels like I do, and is completely disappointed and negative about the Aussie experience? It would be lovely to meet up with other people who aren't all happy/smiley/upbeat about being here, so we could have a moan together.
I have a husband who is working and two kids at school here who are quite content with their lives, but I feel like I've sacrificed my whole life for them and am extremely resentful. In spite of all this I do try to make the best of things, enjoy each of life's little pleasures, including burying my nose in a nice glass of local vino to drown my sorrows - practically the only thing I do like about Oz.