Just thought I'd drop some lines in a thread here to introduce ourselves to you lovely guys.
My name is Jamie and my OH is Carrie, aged 32 and 31 respectively (why do I sound like I am applying for something? :p )
We are users of britishexpats and found that site a huge help and the people lovely also. I think there are a few users from there on here also, I'm sure.
But since we have finally arrived in Adelaide (Dec 3rd), I think it's high time to join this great community also! Already met a few welcoming people already who have added us as friends on facebook and also invited us to a meet up this week. ScooterDan and Suzer...I thank you!
We're currently hostelling at the moment..a fantastic hostel near the south terrace and have been here all the while. As much as we want to move out to our own dwellings, it's more financially viable for us to stay here until I have secured work on a permanent basis.
Carrie is currently working as a nurse in a private hospital which she loves already. And I am still looking. With the holiday season just gone it 'was' pretty hard to find something of any real value however I have an iron in the fire and fingers crossed I can make it good and come out the other side with employment. I have to say that I have had so many jobs in the past and it STILL doesn't get any easier when applying, going for interviews. My stomach is churning right now at the prospect!!!!!
We're only temp residents but are hoping to turn that into perm residents very soon!
I think Australia will be a great place to bring up a family and we love the laid back lifestyle and warmer climate.
So to conclude...
A BIG HELLO to all you PIA'ers..hope to meet more of you soon to share a tale or two!