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Old Feb 7th 2007, 3:51 am
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[F]We made it..yeh.. And we're here...yeh.. and loving it...yeh...

Our last week in the UK was a mad rush around, starting from Yorkshire, gradually going through Lincolnshire, on to Leicestershire, down to Poole, over to Cardiff (Oohh most beautiful Wales) on to Porthcawl, a step to the right to Bath (Pensilvania to be exact), meander over to Swindon and on to Uxbridge before creeping in at Heathrow.. Wanted to visit so many more people but we ran out of time, cash and energy. We had a gorgeous hire car that we didn't actually want to hand back, it felt like home after all the hours we had spent in it. We had a two night stay at the Premier Lodge Heathrow, very nice and Gen's sister was able to spend some last minute quality time with us. We had a fantastic day at Camden Town. Recommend the markets to anyone. Then the day of the flight, and all the promises to not shed a tear went out of the window. And we boarded the plane for the last time as UK residence...

We landed in Adelaide, 6th Dec 2006 to a glorious sunny morning, stepped off the plane to our new lives... We were met by relatives and the drive back to their house was strange just knowing that this is it, we are here, new life, new surroundings, new everything. It was then that it dawned on us exactly how bigger step we have taken...and what a bloody fantastic step it was too...no looking back now...

The first week we spent adjusting to our new environment, not in holiday mode, but a relaxed pace. We 100 point identified ourselves with Westpac bank who we had set up an account with before leaving the UK. We organised our Tax file numbers and got enroled with employment agencies. The following couple of weeks saw us buying cars, registering the youngest into high school and still seeking employment as well as our own accommodation. That was an exhausting episode, all the open days, there is a shortage of rental accommodation but perseverance prevailed. We moved into our rental on the 19th Dec 2006, put a borrowed Christmas tree up, took delivery of some furniture that we had bought the week before and Dave excepted a job offer, Gen still looking...

Christmas was great, we had relatives over from the UK too , New Year was great, but surreal as we witnessed people in bathers on the beach on News Years Eve in the evening, that is something we have never seen before..

Relies went home on the 13th Jan 2007, another weird experience, to be the one left standing in Australia.. ..not the one going all that way to England.

This last couple of weeks has seen us celebrating AUSTRALIA DAY, our eldest got a job, Gen got a job and the youngest loves school ...life couldn't be better, Ah, well...maybe a little better, our stuff from the UK landed in Adelaide on 22nd Jan and Pickfords are delivering it TOMORROW, 8th Feb. Whey Hey, PARTY TIME... We so need to see our stuff, it will be like Christmas all over again.. BRING IT ON...
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Great stuff Dave - sounds like it's going really well
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Nice to hear from you Dave and that you're enjoying Adelaide. Good luck with the job.

Take care,

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Lovely to hear your update Dave! glad you are all enjoying yourselves.
Can't wait for the next installment!

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It's great to hear you are getting on so well. Everything seems to be just fitting into place for you. Look forward to hearing more updates from you.

All the best, Nicky x
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Hey all you redbacks

So great to hear everything is falling into place for you all!!

Hey we've missed your songs on here Dave but i'm sure you're all singing some new tunes now.

All the best for a continuing fantastic life

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DAVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Boy you've been missed on here mate. Great reading where you're up to and hope to get together soon with you guys. Will be doing my initial update soonish as we got broadband today.

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[F]We made it..yeh.. And we're here...yeh.. and loving it...yeh...

Our last week in the UK was a mad rush around, starting from Yorkshire, gradually going through Lincolnshire, on to Leicestershire, down to Poole, over to Cardiff (Oohh most beautiful Wales) on to Porthcawl, a step to the right to Bath (Pensilvania to be exact), meander over to Swindon and on to Uxbridge before creeping in at Heathrow.. Wanted to visit so many more people but we ran out of time, cash and energy. We had a gorgeous hire car that we didn't actually want to hand back, it felt like home after all the hours we had spent in it. We had a two night stay at the Premier Lodge Heathrow, very nice and Gen's sister was able to spend some last minute quality time with us. We had a fantastic day at Camden Town. Recommend the markets to anyone. Then the day of the flight, and all the promises to not shed a tear went out of the window. And we boarded the plane for the last time as UK residence...

We landed in Adelaide, 6th Dec 2006 to a glorious sunny morning, stepped off the plane to our new lives... We were met by relatives and the drive back to their house was strange just knowing that this is it, we are here, new life, new surroundings, new everything. It was then that it dawned on us exactly how bigger step we have taken...and what a bloody fantastic step it was too...no looking back now...

The first week we spent adjusting to our new environment, not in holiday mode, but a relaxed pace. We 100 point identified ourselves with Westpac bank who we had set up an account with before leaving the UK. We organised our Tax file numbers and got enroled with employment agencies. The following couple of weeks saw us buying cars, registering the youngest into high school and still seeking employment as well as our own accommodation. That was an exhausting episode, all the open days, there is a shortage of rental accommodation but perseverance prevailed. We moved into our rental on the 19th Dec 2006, put a borrowed Christmas tree up, took delivery of some furniture that we had bought the week before and Dave excepted a job offer, Gen still looking...

Christmas was great, we had relatives over from the UK too , New Year was great, but surreal as we witnessed people in bathers on the beach on News Years Eve in the evening, that is something we have never seen before..

Relies went home on the 13th Jan 2007, another weird experience, to be the one left standing in Australia.. ..not the one going all that way to England.

This last couple of weeks has seen us celebrating AUSTRALIA DAY, our eldest got a job, Gen got a job and the youngest loves school ...life couldn't be better, Ah, well...maybe a little better, our stuff from the UK landed in Adelaide on 22nd Jan and Pickfords are delivering it TOMORROW, 8th Feb. Whey Hey, PARTY TIME... We so need to see our stuff, it will be like Christmas all over again.. BRING IT ON...
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Great post its great when the whole familyis settled isnt it and so quickly it makes life that much easier all the best in your new life
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Welcome to beautiful Adelaide the Redbacks
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Great to hear from you!!!

Sounds like it's all falling into place

Keep enjoying it

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Great to hear from you!!!

Sounds like it's all falling into place

Keep enjoying it

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Great post mate, wishing you all the more fun and enjoyment out there.

Should be there later on this year.

Nice.

Keep us updated.
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Great post mate, wishing you all the more fun and enjoyment out there.

Should be there later on this year.

Nice.

Keep us updated.
Great post. keep the updates coming. Hope it is good unpacking all your treasures today.
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Marvellous news ! well done, glad ure "lovin it".

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So glad you have settled well

Hope its all you wished it could be

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Excellent post. Thanks for sharing.
Glad you have settled and are enjoying your new life.
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