Jessica Berry

Adelaide migrants visiting the East Midlands

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    Hi

     

    My partner and I emigrated from Nottingham in March 2007 to Adelaide. We are coming to Nottingham for my brothers wedding in September/October 2008 and I have noticed on PIA that there is an East Midlands Forum that meet (is it still going?).

     

    We wondered if you would be interested in us making a ‘guest appearance’ to answer your questions about anything related to making the move, OAA and meet and greet service, jobs, housing, life in Adelaide and anything else you might want to know.

     

    We do not have any children, so will not be very good at answering any child related questions!

     

    My partner works in IT, we came on a skilled independent visa as his job was on the ‘wanted’ list and I work in administration.

     

    We feel in the past year we have been in Adelaide, we have made a good life for ourselves and view our emigration as a success and would be willing to share our experiences with you all, good and bad, if it would help.

     

    Obviously we have limited time back in the UK, so we don’t want to waste our time (or yours) if people are genuinely not interested or won’t bother turning up, but we would be happy to attend a group event if people are interested.

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    Guest SHELLEY32

    hi just seen your post. Im from Nottm also. Do you have any info on the meet? would love to go to find out some more info, my oh works in construction skilled in concrete repairs and an industrial paint sprayer having not much look trying to class his job. As your from Nottingham I'm sure you know the reasons we want OUT, can you fit us in your suitcase on your return Journey?????

     

    Shelley

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    hi just seen your post. Im from Nottm also. Do you have any info on the meet? would love to go to find out some more info, my oh works in construction skilled in concrete repairs and an industrial paint sprayer having not much look trying to class his job. As your from Nottingham I'm sure you know the reasons we want OUT, can you fit us in your suitcase on your return Journey?????

     

    Shelley

     

    I know exactly why you want to leave Nottingham, could it be the hoodies, out of control crime, school kids pushing prams to name a few!! We do not miss anything about Nottingham (perhaps M&S but I can live without it) or the UK apart from our family and friends there.

     

    I have also put this thread on the socialising and get together section and had a response from The Pottertons so look on that one as well and maybe respond so they know you are interested, to encourage others.

     

    I am not sure if the East Midlands forum still meets but I had come across references to it on PIA so thought I would email in case there is a meet planned for Sept/Oct when we are back and offer our advice and what life is really like in Adelaide from a East Midlands couple that made the move.

     

    We used Overseas Emigration migration agency and they were very good. We had spoke to Four Corners previously and they said we could not get in and then another agent said we had to wait another 2 years, so maybe worth trying Overseas Emigration to see what they think. Good luck.

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    Guest The Pottertons

    Hi Jessica, count us in- great idea. Would be fab to pick your brains! Hope you get more interest- its a great opportunity! yvonne xx

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    Guest gavnchelle

    Hi Guys

     

    We have just started the emigration process and would love to meet up for a chat. :chatterbox:

     

    We are in Oakham so Nottingham is a great location. It would be great to meet other people in the same boat too.

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    I have noticed on 'socialising and get togethers' that Django is asking about an East Midlands meet.

     

    I am not sure if he is the organiser for EM meets but perhaps something could be organised from the people on this thread and the EM meet thread to get together when we are over there, again if enough people are interested.

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