hello to everyone, my name is philippa and im 28 & mum to three boys, i live in solihull with my partner sean flynn, we have just submitted part one of our skilled trade visa to come and live in adelaide, sean is a plasterer,
We hope to be there in the next 12-18 months if eveyrthing goes to plan!:o,
Ive joined this forum to hopefully make some friends and maybe get some help /advice on things such as schooling and the ten zillion other things i have to worry about!
It all seems a very daunting process, so here seemed like maybe a good place to start!
Hope to get some replies, in the meantime ill go and have a proper look round the site
welcome to the site, glad to see another midlander making the leap to better climate, there will be no-one left in the midlands at this rate.
There are plenty of helpfull people on this site who will guide you through this process alternatively we have had a couple of midlands meet & greets so they are also very helpful for information plus meeting really nice people, so keep and eye open for the next one.
Tina & Mark
TRA sent 04-12-06, app 30-01-07
sponsorship sent 07-02-07, app 05-04-07
visa received in adelaide 24-04-07
acknowledgement : 22-06-07
awaiting request to go for meds.
Welcome to PIA :D Good luck with the skills and visa :o
Everyone on here has been through or going through the same thing so shout out any questions we can help with :D. We have been here a couple f months now and can say it is definitely worth all the paperwork and waiting!
Welcome to PIA.
As Tina said come along to the next West Midlands meet up. We went to our first one on Saturday and really enjoyed it. It's nice to put a face to the names you have been seeing on here.
It's also really good to chat to people who understand what you are talking about and are as excited as you about emigrating.
I think the people I work with are getting a bit bored with my constant talk about Australia!
Good luck with your application.
Welcome to PIA and will the last person to leave the Midlands turn the light off please ;)
for all youre welcoming messages! we would love to come to the next meet,
is it usually child friendly?
I know what you mean wbout going on and on about australia to people, im a barmaid and i keep rudely interuppting other peoples conversations whenever i hear the word oz
would be lovely to meet some like minded people!
Hi and welcome to the site - ask whatever you need to as someone has an answer to most things.
It takes ages for everything to go through - you will be skilled in the waiting game if nothing else!;)
Only 1 person took their child as they couldn't get a babysitter. Apparently others took them to a previous meet but they were bored as there was nothing for them to do. You will have to ask everyone when we arrange the next date cos it might be Ok if there are others the same ages as yours. Mine definately won't be there as they are a lot older (20 & 16) and aren't even coming to OZ with me.
thats ok, we can always get a babysitter if there is plenty of notice, they're three boys aged 5,7 &9 so would probably get bored if there was nothing to do!
Hello Philippa, I did not go to the midlands meet but from what ive read your children would have to be very heavy drinkers to fit in.;) Im hoping to make the next one, i think Kent is midlands.