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  1. CityofOnkaparingaEvents

    Touch A Truck

    Tonnes of fun at Touch a Truck If your child gets excited every time they see a truck, then they’re going to love the City of Onkaparinga’s Touch a Truck event. The free event — held on Friday 26 April from 10am until 2pm at the Colonnades Shopping Centre carpark in Noarlunga — gives children and families the chance to explore all the fascinating vehicles that work around the community every day. It’s an interactive, outdoor event where children can sit in the cabins, honk horns and climb into large construction equipment. Approximately 30 trucks and vehicles will be on display including a waste truck, cat loader, cherry picker, chipper truck, excavator, grader and street sweeper. While the event is about giving kids the chance to see all these amazing trucks in one place, it’s also an opportunity to learn about how council’s City Operations team works. People can meet the men and women behind the wheels of these impressive vehicles and ask questions. There will also be face painting and jumping castles, and stalls on waste education and sustainability to name a couple. It’s set to be an exciting day for little truck enthusiasts and also those young at heart. To stay up to date visit http://bit.ly/Touch-a-Truck-event Touch a Truck When: Friday 26 April from 10am to 2pm (during school holidays) Where: Colonnades Shopping Centre car park, Noarlunga (enter off Goldsmith Drive at the Honeypot Road intersection)
  2. Gina & Alan

    10ft trampoline

    10 foor trampoline free to good home, pad around the edge i believe is not to good there is also a brand new cage for it but i think metal cushions have disintegrated but net brand new alan 0415 767 600
  3. Ladies and Gents, Who fancies meeting some new friends and having a little bit of a laugh by the beach whilst enjoying a nice lunch? We'll be having a long lunch from 12pm onwards TODAY (Sunday 12th July) in Glenelg at The Moseley Hotel. We've booked a table under the name "Karen Davies" in the downstairs restaurant. As always there is no charge (you just purchase your own food and drinks). It's always a great chance to meet new people and have a bit of a laugh. It's open to people of all ages, and you don't have to be a POM - any and all nationalities welcome. Please feel free to PM me or just turn up. I've set up an event on Facebook, the link is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1591820054403672/ **Incidentally, if you have kids and would like to bring them along, then you're very welcome: they do have a kids menu on the website, but there's no play area for the kids**
  4. Ah goodness me! It has taken us AGES to finally sit down at the computer and write up our recce to Adelaide. We got back on 17 Feb, but seem to have all had awful jet lag (very weird as we didn’t have any jet lag out there, thank the lord!) and haven’t been able to keep our eyes open long enough to do anything in the evenings! We did want to write it up, however, as we can’t contain how awesome the place, the accommodation and all the friends we met out in Adelaide are. Now not jet lagged, we are simply just depressed that we can’t come out and settle immediately (DAMN YOU, AHPRA. HURRY THE HELL UP!!!) We had an, ahem, interesting, flight via Singapore and Perth (only saw the airports, sadly) with 14 month old twins on laps and a 4 year old. Quick tips: 1. Don’t have twins. Just don’t. And if you do, don’t fly with them without a stopover to Australia when they’re 1.....(hehehe!) 2. Sky cots are, I’m sure amazing for tiny babies, but any baby over 6 months, just forget it. They’re too small to sit a decent sized little person into and placed too high to manoeuvre a sleeping baby into. If baby magically falls asleep in said cot, you have to remove them at any sign of turbulence, therefore beginning the long process of boring them to sleep again. 3. If you have a tiny baby and/or your children are a little more adaptable then ours don’t fly BA. When the sky cots are in place you can’t get the TV out of the arm of your seat and therefore miss the many fine Bruce Willis offerings, or more importantly, your 4 year old can’t watch Dora....... We did, however, arrive at Adelaide airport in one piece on a glorious sunny afternoon and immediately headed for our rental at Aldinga Beach. We had booked The Dolphin through Judi at Roo’s Rentals. Although it isn’t the most swish place on the Esplanade, it turned out to be absolutely perfect for us. The view from the house and front garden is breathtaking. Lord knows how much you would pay for a view like it in a resort. We would wake up to see families of dolphins swimming past and sit on the veranda and watch the most beautiful sunsets at night. Incredible! It has a beach house feel and is reasonably basic inside, but we soon realised that open plan Australian houses are very good for letting little ‘uns run around without falling over each other – a revelation to us, who spend most of our time in our Surrey semi treading on toes! Judi herself is awesome. She bravely put up with us firing questions at her about emigrating, whilst our little ones smeared various foodstuff about the property and was more than happy to help at the end of the phone when we managed to trip the electricity. Oop! Fantastic lady. Fantastic rental. Thank you! As far as Adelaide is concerned we found all the surrounding suburbs totally stunning. At first whilst looking at houses we were adamant that a beachside location was the way forward, until we considered the price difference! So, having met up with a lovely couple who lived in Aberfoyle Park we found that most neighbourhoods have local parks which is great if you have small children. There is no point going into boring detail about where we liked, what we did etc. Suffice to say that what made us feel at home instantly was the support and help that we received from people on this community forum. Everyone has been there, done it and got the t-shirt so were very helpful in giving us their experiences. Especially Rob and Mel and Julia down at Aldinga. We went to a bbq when we first arrived and Jason was very helpful in giving us his experience of nursing over there. So, a massive, huge, enormous thank you to all of you who helped us and we feel like we have made good friends and a base already. The trip was a cross between entertaining the kids, who love the beach and trying to look at work opps, living expenses and doing menial (but necessary) task such as opening a bank account. We did so much on the trip that we were not happy to be going home. Suffice to say the flight home was ‘ahem’ interesting and we are grateful that we have no learnt to break it up with a layover overnight somewhere. The UK upon return is still the same cold, frosty dank place it has always been and we were ever so grateful to have the National Census land on our doorstep yesterday, which apparently is illegal NOT to fill out! I love you Con-dems....and especially you David Cameron. Back to the grindstone, and awaiting interviews, processing of nursing registration and just waiting (semi) patiently until the time arrives for us to pack up and finally come. You may have gathered that I (Nigel) have taken over the writing part from Catherine halfway through this recce, and I am not as eloquent in my writing presentation or descriptive as she is, so I will sign off now. Suffice to say, the recce was a must do. We believe that it would be too much to just ‘dive in’ and we are grateful for the opportunity to do some research. Plan for the flight if you have kids, pack minimally. Speak to people over in Oz, make yourself available, take the help and also be willing to help others. It struck us that you need to speak to people and become part of things. You cannot just stay British and have a prideful stiff upper lip expecting that things will happen! Winners MAKE things happen, losers LET things. Stay open minded and enjoy the sun! A massive thank you to Judi....awesome house roos rentals rock!! Julia----like minded and supremely helpful! Rob and Mel---awesomeness!! Amanda and Jason – great BBQ.....all at the beach meet up and our Scottish friends many thanks and I will reply to your post! Xxxxx Live the dream guys! We are trying too................ :biglaugh:
  5. hi im ellie , im 14 , 15 in february and i live in cheshire. me , my mum and dad got our visa last week and we are looking at the brighton area in adelaide , we're also thinking of brighton secondry school , anyone got any advice on starting the new school ? or any info on the school and area. hope to make some new friends on here x
  6. I have seen a few posts on here of late with people wondering what to do with their kids in the School Holidays. I might just be able to help, I have recently been working on a web project that might be of interest,cooking clases for kids (and Adults) the cooking classes are mega cheap and the people who organise it are really friendly. http://www.homefreshexperience.com.au/juniors.html watch the video and you will get a really good idea of what it is about, I hope this of help
  7. Hi Everyone:cool: I'm a qualified nanny available for nanny work and babysitting. I qualified with a diploma in child care in Liverpool before moving out to Adelaide 7 years ago. I have experience with children of all ages, drivers license, first aid, police clearance, resume and references. I know how hard it can be to find a good nanny that you can trust! I am very flexible at the moment so let me know if you need a carer! Thanks! Rachel
  8. I thought I might get some interest from this forum or you may know of someone that may be interested: Lead & Assistant Coaches Little Kickers launched in Australia in May 2009 and is an International company founded in the UK with classes now operating all over the world. Our Adelaide franchise is launching classes late October 2011 in Athelstone and further classes in the Northern and Western suburbs to follow. We are looking for Lead and Assistant coaches for the above classes. Our classes teach children from 2 – 5 years old soccer in a fun, non-contact environment and therefore an ability to connect with your inner child is paramount! To be successful in this role you must have good verbal communication skills and be comfortable in front of a group. A passion for sport and an interest in soccer is also essential for these roles and a good level of physical fitness is required. Full training will be provided, however we would welcome applications from people with previous sports coaching experience or working with children including parenting. You must have a personal commitment to sustaining professional working practices in the workplace at all times including excellent time-keeping and punctuality skills. You must have the ability to work as part of a team. As we work with children a full criminal police check is required and the lead coach must have a valid first aide certificate or be willing to obtain one prior commencing work with us. Also being in possession of a drivers licence and car would be an advantage. Our classes are on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings. We are happy to receive applications from people who can work all of the days or can just do one of the days. We offer a good hourly rate and are happy to consider candidates for immediate or November/December starts. Little Kickers is an equal opportunity employer. Full job descriptions are available on our website www.littlekickers.com.au Please email your enquiries or CV with a cover letter to Lia Princi lprinci@littlekickers.com.au
  9. If your love of music involves 50's Rock'n'roll, Motown, Doo Wop, Country and more, and your kids LOVE to have a boogie, then you must come and see our live kids show ELECTRIC LUNCHBOX - LIVE ON STAGE at Gluttony - Excess Theatre, Rymill Park (next to 'The Garden'). TWO shows daily 1.30 & 3.30pm March 10,11,12. Best suits ages 1-10yrs. Fun, loud, great music... "the best thing to happen to contemporary kids music in yonks" - TimeOut Sydney. OUR SPECIAL OFFER If you and any of your children and families would like to be some of the first Adelaide people to see Electric Lunchbox- Live Onstage, we'd like to make you a special offer. Simply mention our secret codeword when you ring Fringe Tix (1300 FRINGE) to purchase your tickets, and you will receive a further $ 2 discount from the door price of $ 15. That means you get to see Australia's hottest new kids' band for only $ 13 !!! Better still, mention the codeword when buying a Family Pass ( 2 x adults, 2 x children) and you will recieve an $ 8 discount from the door price of $ 48. This means you and your family will see Electric Lunchbox for $ 40 !! So here's the secret codeword : PRAWN CRACKERS It's going to be awesome and we can't wait. We'll see you at Gluttony : The Excess Theatre on March 10, 11 & 12.
  10. Hi I just thought I would let my fellow British chums know of all the shopping malls that have very kindly hired me (SPLODGE CHILDREN'S ENTERTAINMENT) to provide crafty workshops all over Adelaide. Here is the link, its all free, hopefully we will be at a mall near you!! Debbie http://www.splodge.com.au/splodge%20holidays.pdf
  11. I would like to reply to Suzer about her blog she wrote on her webpage called: FISH OUT OF WATER - Titled: Nepotism - or something very like it! (See Below) http://h2h-fishoutofwater.blogspot.com/2009/05/nepotism-or-something-very-like-it.html#comment-form I have been coaching semi pro football and profession football since I was 18 years old, now being 40 years old and my son is a professional footballer as well, which hopefully once we have emigrated to Adelaide he can then sign up for a professional soccer club and I would like to continue coaching youths soccer. What it is for a lot of youth football/soccer managers and coaches is that they want the kids to win, so they tend to pick the well known kids who have a good reputation for having good soccer skills and attributes, but most importantly is that their parents are in the click, in other words they have money and contribute in some way to the clubs finances, i.e. they sponsor the soccer team, make donations or the family are generally well known to people. Depending on how old the children are when they are playing soccer, depends on how you choose the players to play for you. When they are under 13 years old I have always played the lads who turn up week after week and those ones who always pay their subs and on time. But it is a natural progression that lads who play football want to win and at 13 years old and above thats the only thing they care about. Hence picking those lads with a good reputation for being a good footballer/soccer player. As a soccer youth manager/coach you pick those lads who turn up for training, never miss games or paying their subs and their parents come and support team week in week out regardless of the weather conditions and then you start to lose games, because you have picked the good lads and not those lads who have the soccer skills/abilities. The best players lose heart and end up leaving to another club because that team/club always win. The good lads end up playing and getting beat week in week out and end up being laughing stocks to their soccer counterparts/friends. This situation is horrible to be in as a Youth soccer manager/coach especially when you know full well that the lad in question is a really really nice kid, you have gained great support from their family and he plays with all his might in every game. But there is a cocky young lad with all the soccer skills and attributes, who can win games just on his own performances. Depending on how old the team is you just cannot turn him down, because if the team keeps losing games the current players get disheartened and end up leaving. The best thing you lad can do is keep trying for other teams and show that original team how stupid they were to miss out on him. But must warn you later down the line if that team comes for him, your lad will forget about how he has been treated by them and just wants to play for that team, especially if they have a good soccer team reputation and his mates play for them. Sorry if this has has made you feel that I am having a go at your lad please do not think that of me. I am just trying to explain from my experiences. When your lad plays semi pro and/or professional soccer, its even worse, one bad game and it's nightmare, your lad gets dropped and it takes a lot of effort from him to get back in the team, so hard as a parent to watch your lad get treated like this and you have pick up the pieces after every disappointment. Tony from Newcastle upon Tyne (emigrating to adelaide as soon as my home is sold)
  12. Hi everyone We're new to Adelaide, only arrived last month but so far we like what we see. We've spent the last 4 weeks buying things for Christmas and driving around suburbs south of the city hunting for rental properties. Hopefully we've secured a rental in the Seacliff area, we think we've made a good choice, it's almost like sticking a pin in the map when you don't know what any of the suburbs are like. We really liked the beach at Seacliff and also the beaches further down the coast, Moana etc but we need to live reasonably near the city for work. My husband has a senior manager's job in the city but I've had to leave my job to come here so I'll be needing to find other mums to meet up with to keep me sane. My 5 & 6 yr olds will start school in Feb but my 4 year old son has another year at home. We still need to find a primary school, either a private school or highly recommended state school, so if you have any recommendations or views on the primary school south of adelaide please PM me. Are there any good clubs for kids nearby? My 6yr old son loves sports and my 5 yr old daughter loves dancing and drama. If anyone fancies meeting up during the day before the kids go back to school please send me a message. Hams
  13. I had a bomshell dropped on my lap last night, both my son aged 21 and my daughter aged 17 have decided to go back to the UK. My Son has a job, earns around $1400 every two weeks, plays semi pro soccer for $300 a game, gained some friends, plays golf with me at the weekends. I thought he was settled. But he mentioned that he wants to better himself and does not want to work in an office all his life. He wants to be a Physical Education Teacher at a Secondary School. Because of our visa we are not entitled to any financial assistance with education here in Adelaide and it is so expensive. However he can go to Edge Hill University near Liverpool and gain student loans to support himself through University. He mentioned that he needs qualifications to suceed here in Adelaide and that he has minimal educational qualifications, he would also like to join the Police or the Fire Service, but he cannot because of our 475 visa (not having PR). I am heartbroken but to some degree I totally understand. He will stay at his Grandma's when not at University, about one hour away from his University. My daughter aged 17 did not want to come to Adelaide in the first place, she did not want to leave her boyfriend, her hairdressing apprenticeship and friends. She has not met any local friends since the four months we have been here, she has had 11 hairdressing trials and not one have offered her employment (slave labour). She has stated that she wants to return to her Grandma's with her brother and then gain another hairdressing apprenticeship and get paid for it. In addition it will only take her two years to become a qualified hairdresser as here in Adelaide it is four years to become qualified. With my daughter, she has continually been pulled back to the UK by her boyfriend and her friends, but these friends and boyfriend actually live a two and half hours drive away from her Grandma's. But she does have her half sister, who is due her baby in late July and three half brothers who live near her Grandma and also two cousins her age (from her mother's side) Yet again this will break my heart but again I do understand where she is coming from. Both kids have stated that they will return but I cannot see it. I have been a single parent with these two children since they were born and it so hard to let go, but being a parent I need to support them and let them loose. We have only been here for four months I just wish they would give it longer and enjoy their first summer here in Adelaide, especially for my daughter. Finally, yesterday we also found out that this amazing four bedroom, which we currently live in, has been sold behind our backs and we have to move out on the September 1st, when our tenancy runs out. Yet again I am gutted because I am so settled, content and happy in this home. The only advantage I can think of is that it will be much easier for us to find a two bedroom home, than another four bedroom.
  14. Well our house as fallen through and we are now back to square one. All our money is tied up in the house. We have both gained jobs in Adelaide but no money to actually make the move unless we sell our home first. Nevertheless we just want to get to Adelaide and waiting for the house to sell could take ages and cutting us up inside. So we went to the bank and have arranged to go on interest only mortgage until we sell our house etc. This means that our mortgage has gone from £440 per month to £229.42 thus a saving of £210.58 per month. So we made the decision to bite the bullet today and we have now booked and paid for our flights to Adelaide for the 8th February 2010 with Cathay Pacific from Heathrow - Hong Kong - Adelaide. The full price we paid for five Adults £505.00 per person one way, totalling £2520.00. Their website is: www.economytravels.co.uk Jane the wife will start her job soon as we get their and I will start mine after we have sorted the kids out and settled a bit better. We will pay for this mortgage of £229.42 whilst in Adelaide and the leave the keys with the estate agents and let them show people around. We just thought with both of us gaining suitable employment why are we sitting here with winter arriving, when we should just go for it at least we will be earning fairly soon and its summer over in Adelaide. Plus ideal time for our 11 year old daughter to start school. Our problem is though we have no money saved up now because we have paid for our flights. We will have to save up now to send our furniture over and have set up fees for when we arrive. But we have got $5000 in a National Australian Bank Account on our arrival. I have also applied for AOA and the Meet and Greet Service, hopefully this will help us financially and settle much quicker. Financially we are worried but the suspense of just waiting and waiting and waiting for our house to be sold is torture, especially when we thought we had it sold, etc. Underneath I am also very worried that we may not have enough money, but I am still trying to be very positive, especially in front of my other family members. But still excited (weird eh)? Once we have settled we are going to try the Barbie thing, so everyone is invited, especially kids around the age of 21, 17 and 11 yrs old, so my kids can gain somemates, oh! and their parents for the wife and I lol.

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