where in Brum are you from?
where in Brum are you from?
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sorry for delay in replying haven't been on the 'puter for a few days......
we used to live in sheldon, moved back to my parents house near halesowen for a few weeks until we fly on the 30th march!!:)
I am from Stourbridge! Small world Eh!!
We currently live in Golden Grove which must be ten minutes from Elizabeth (our property is currently up for rental on realestate.com as my OH is having to transfer areas with work) but i must say I have really enjoyed living here it is so convenient....shops, schools, short drive to the hills, 30 mins to the city and 30 mins to the beach where i spend alot of time trying to wear the kids out!!! I can sit in my back garden when the kids are finally in bed looking at the hills as the sun sets!!
We arrived in Sep 08 and also didn't bring much with us so i spent the first couple of months on Gumtree.com.au and got myself some bargins... sofas, dining tables etc....We also went to Good guys to buy everything electrical and got a good deal!!! oh but we got a new bed from Le Cornu...cheap but new!!
We also said we wanted to live on the coast before we arrived but OH worked Golden grove/Elizabeth and he said it would be too much of a pain for him to do the travelling when working shifts....but i have enjoyed it here and when im in my garden it is so peaceful compared to where i lived in the uk!!
Good luck with the flights !!
what area you moving to now, is it still in adelaide?,
we have 1 week and 1 day till we fly !!:D, oh my!! am panicking that we haven't done everything, wonder when i'll be able to relax! lol
thanks for all the tips on where to get furniture cheap-ish, would be nice if we could get some furniture in the rental place however our main issue is for the house to allow 2 dogs!, would be happy to sit on garden furniture as long as our furry friends can live with us, after all it will have cost us almost $4000 to get them over there!! lol
we are moving further south near Hallett Cove....as from the 1st April!
Not long until your flights now.....im sure you will find a place that takes pets....im not sure if ours does although looking on the ad on realestate it doesn't say no pets like alot of them do, and it's big enough as think OH would have got one if Id have given in!!!... It maybe an idea to email some agents in areas you will be looking at, as we have friends that came at the same time and they really struggled to find a place that was pet friendly...they ended up paying over the odds really for a house alot smaller that ours.... but that may have just been bad luck at the time they were looking for a rental....have you got holiday accomodation when you arrive so the preasure is for a bit?
We bought a cheap tv and sat watching it on garden furniture for a week until our shipping arrived.....it was fine although i was pleased to get a sofa in the end!!!
Well to throw a spanner in the works we live in Greenwith which is 10 mins from the hospital you are talking about and personally I wouldnt live in Semaphore and commute to Elizabeth everyday! Not sure how so many do it in 30 mins I would of said it was longer than that, but i dont do it daily! We head to Semaphore at the weekends to walk the dog, and it is a fairly clear drive as others have said but I think its a long one to do daily and especially on shifts!
There are so many really nice areas alot closer to Elizabeth to look at, BUT at the end of the day its you that has to do the drive and make the decision!
Rental wise think as others have said the Australians are a very dog friendly society when it suits them but when it comes to rentals think you will have to play the they will be outside card!!
Good luck with what ever you decide, those telling you to calm down is so much easier said than done when you are sitting in your position, having come through to the other side it all looks so much easier!
Not sure if you'll be reading this having just arrived, but if you do, have a look at the Socialising section and perhaps you can come along and join some of us for a drink this side of town on 15th April? Hope you've arrived safe and well!
Sometimes the grass will appear greener on the other side because it has been fertilised by bull****
what is the name of the hospital your going to be working at? Not to sure where there is best to live in & around Elizabeth but I would recomend somewhere near Gawler, its a nice place and not to far to travel for work plus house prices are fairly cheap there as its not close to the city. As to the furniture the is an IKEA near the airport which is always cheap plus we've brought some stuff from a place call Adelaide Furniture and Electrical which is on Port Rd in Mile End (http://www.adelaide-furniture-electrical.com.au/) who do new and second hand stuff and even deliver on Sundays!
I hope that helps & if you get a spare minute & you want to maybe we can get a coffee sometime
Louise & Scott