I've finally found the time to update everyone on our progress. It's been awhile, so I'll back track a little...
After waiting over a year for our visa, and after all the messing that went on in March, we decided to get a working holiday visa and wait it out in Oz.
We arrived in Brisbane in early May, after less than a month there we got our full 176 SA sponsored visa.
From Brissy, we flew to Auckland to validate, stayed there for 5 days as we were told it would take that long to process the visa. So we went along to the Aussie consulate, and they sorted us out straight away, waiting time 5 mins!
So, back to Oz, this time to Adelaide. While we were in New Zealand I developed a cold, so all the way through all the airports, I was afraid I was gonna get stopped and told I had swine flu!! Luckily I didn't, but did have a nasty cold - arrived in Adelaide where we had booked the cheapest hotel/motel we could find - BIG mistake!!! The place was gross, really old and grubby, shared grubby bathroom and the lock on our door had been smashed in We had planned to stay there for a week, but we swiftly changed our minds and moved into a house share, which we had arranged before we arrived. Marginally better than the motel, the house seemed fine when we arrived, but after a few days, we realised that the place was permanently damp and always cold.
So, we rented an apartment in Glenelg. One bedroom, brand new, about 10 mins from the beach. That is where we are now, happy enough, for now.
So what have we learned: Don't skimp on the hotels on arrival! Adelaide is bloomin cold in winter - bring your woolies!
Love Glenelg, but there is little chance we will be able to afford to buy around here, or most places infact. The northern suburbs seem to be the only area we can afford, and though I haven't been up there I've not heard great things about them.
Jobs - Hubby found a job easily, and there is quite afew more advertised (A/c & Refrigeration). I haven't found anything, yet. In fact, most of my applications have recieved no responce at all.
Thats all I can think of right now!!
Wow, thats a long post, thanks for reading!!