Guest graandjac

One week in.......

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    Guest graandjac

    Hi all , well what a mad week it has been after getting over the jet lag which took about 4 to 5 days we settled into rushing around buying a car . First tip try to have some kind of idea what you want before getting here as the market is very different to the uk........we settled for a ford Territory not full on 4x4 but will give us something to play with on the beaches . Getting your tax reference no's is easy as it can be done on the internet , activating our bank accounts at westpac was also very easy and we now have our bank cards (now jac can go shopping....ahhh) .We have managed to get a rentel in Noarlunga Downs in a brand new house on the Point development not big but good enough for the first year , we did go to a few more opens but good clean rentels are not that easy to come by but they are out there so just be patient . Land ....depending on what you are looking for there is not as much land available as you might think and it is a case of maybe getting onto a waiting list as some developers do or just wait for the next release and its first come first serve.

     

    Schools...we have been to Seaford and Moana so far and are off to Port Noarlunga today , they are all VERY different to the uk , they seem very relaxed and the children looked happy , and every schools values are towards Caring , Communication , Honesty , Respect and Co-operation.......ect its now clear why the uk is becomming like it is .... schools there dont have these basic values its all about targets.......???? .

     

    The whole area is clean , there are no groups af kids hanging around bored ,even in the city you feel safe (although iam sure there are some rough areas) ,everyone is going about there daily life at a slower pace , you will never believe how easy it is to get things done ....no fuss and a friendly face around every corner .

     

    Australia is not paradise .....but the reasons why we are all coming here, are here for sure when its sunny ( and its rained on and off for days now...ahhhh) its a great place to be the beaches are fantastic , the people are friendly , and we are 100% sure its a better place to bring up the kids .

     

    Dont think the move is easy....its a massive jump....we have lots of hard work ahead of us and there will be some tears along the way (and there has) but take on one job at a time be patient and although its early days .........we think we is going to like it here......

    Still looking forward to meeting up with some Pia members over here as so far haven't had the time

     

     

    Cheers Graham ,Jacqui ,Holly & Owen

     

    P.S Keith and Sarah we owe you forever may we stay friends for a very long time.....thankyou

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    Guest Libby1971

    Great post you two, informative, reflective and honest.

     

    I think you'll be fine, just communicate when you have the hard times so we can support you.

     

    Good luck

     

    Libby

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    Guest dale_jo@

    Hope you are settling in well guys!!!

    Hope you enjoyed the Range (Golf) last night!!

    Jo & Dale

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    Glad you guys are having such a positive time already. A bit like you we were very lucky and slipped into our new life without any real issues.

    Starting all over again is very exciting and Adelaide sure is a good place to to it!!!!!

     

    Weather outlook for the weekend is good so get out there and enjoy it.

     

    All the best,

     

    Paul & Sam

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    you are here and things are falling into place. Come and see us when you are free and we expect an invite to the first barbie!

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    Great post guys. Seems like you been a bit busy! Good news on the rental. Good to hear how your getting on and looking forward to joining you on the other side

     

    Take care

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    Guest mOZzy

    can't believe it's already been a week?!?!?!?

    but you really have been busy!

    now (if the weather allows :biglaugh:) take some time off and do some family things!!!

     

    good to hear that you've secured a rental already and that you like the schools.

    2 big worries off the list!!!

     

    keep us updated and we'll see you soon ;)

     

     

    ps: jacqui, use that card well :D

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    Guest jill wright

    Lovely to hear from you. You seem to be settling in fine hope it continues and keep us all posted. Hope the weather is good for you this weekend (you for the golf and jacqui for the shopping!!!!). Sure it will be better than here as its a bank holiday weekend its bound to rain!!!although I've heard its a good forecast shhhhh don't want to spoil it.

     

    Jill

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    Guest Django

    Well done people. A whole week??? :notworthy: and they said you'll never last out there. :biglaugh: Am I jealous???? You betcha. ;) Look forward to readin more of your adventures.

     

    Oh for the weekend... keep the ball on the fairway. You never know what kind of nasty Ozzy beastie is waiting to bite you in the rough.:wideeyed:

     

    Pete

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    Guest caoimhe

    Great poast guys thanks for taking the time to let us all know how you have settled

    Hope evything continues to go well

    Gook Luck

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    Great post - thanks very much.

     

    Really enjoyed hearing how you're all getting on. Look forward to the next instalment.

     

    Take care.

     

     

    Kim x:D

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    Congratulations on getting a rental, you can start getting out and meeting people when you're more settled. You must surely be fed up to the back teeth with Guzzler by now...???:nah:

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    What an achievement in your first week, a car, rental, well done !! You are not to far from us, feel free to pop in anytime or give us a call, you are more than welcome.

     

    See you soon

    Angela x

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    Guest Guest75

    Luvverly post.Glad you are settling in - makes up for all the stress back in Blighty;)

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    Hey,

     

    Glad to see you settling in....your right about the slow pace though!!!! Looking forward to seeing you soon.

     

    We also met the 'camp' guy from Westpac......LOL

     

    Dan and Steph

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    Guest sarahsmartiepants

    Welcome to Adelaide guys...........so how does it compare to the south caoast of Blighty then????

    Congrats on the rental

    sarah

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    Guest louiesmum

    Glad its all going well You have had a busy week. well done on getting the rental sorted, keep us all posted with your progress! Have a great week end

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    good on yeah so far!!! we have been here for weeks now and we moved into a crap motel and now we a have a 3bed house in mawson lakes our daughter is now in kindy ive got a job in a wreakers yard and we have bought our first car its a 2006 ford falcon xr6 turbo in yellow with black strips 6 speed auto and man its fast.....

     

    alex

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    Guest Guzzler&Sas
    Well done people. A whole week??? :notworthy: and they said you'll never last out there. :biglaugh:

    Pete

     

     

    Seems like a month from where I'm sitting:biglaugh:,

     

    Guzzler

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    Guest katsmajic

    Good news on the rental, good luck with the moving in...chaos but fun!

    Have you decided on a schhol? We've signed Mags into Moana, she loved it on her tour round, insisted on buying her uniform there and then...best bit of it is that its only a 5minute walk for me ;) and lil man is already at the kindy next door.

     

    Hope everything goes smoothly for you.

    Kat & tribe xxx

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