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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by fenners, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. fenners

    fenners Guest

    hi to everyone. my wife amanda, sons oli and guy have been living in sa for 2+ yrs. although we are all fairly happy, we feel something is a miss [​IMG]!! we are thinking of moving up to the sunshine coast would love to hear from anybody who as done this ?

    thanks fenners

  2. cal

    cal Super Moderator

    Hi guys ,i know of a few familys who have relocated this way and settled well ,some from Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide ,im sure theres also some members who post on here relocated from other parts of Oz , if you can try a short break up here first , test the water so to speak,,could save you lots of money in the long run.
    Cal x
  3. fenners

    fenners Guest

    cheers for that, we are flying up on the 19th jan for a week or so .
  4. Cymru

    Cymru New Member

    Hi fenners

    we moved from adelaide (after spending 2 1/2 years there) and have been in brisbane since May. We intended to go up the sunshine coast but the jobs werent up there so we are 12kms on the southside of brisbane. For 5 months we thought about returning to adelaide but can say we have settled now, although we miss the wide social circle that we had built up in adelaide and find it much more difficult to meet people in brisbane. it may have been because we lived in a big british area in adelaide but it was easy to make friends at the school etc and not sure if it is because brisbane is much more multicultural but it seems to be a lot harder to make those connections. We do know people but unless they live in the same suburb as you the distances are so big you dont get to meet up with the regularly.

    It is so different from adelaide and i dont think we appreciated how easy adelaide is compared to the other cities in just getting around. everything seems to be a huge distance here.

    when we moved here in may we thought the weather was perfect during june, july and august. in the spring i suffered a bit but now summer has hit with a vengence i just seem to spend my time indoors avoiding the heat, which is a horrible sweaty heat. its over an hour drive to our nearest beach, i miss being able to pop down to seacliff or brighton after a day at work.

    The kids who are 8 and 14 have settled into school and wouldnt want to move back to adelaide. I just think we have a really soft spot for adelaide as we have loads of friends there.

    If there is anything particular we could help you with dont hesitate to pm us. (by the way i think we did meet once, i think when you first went to adelaide, if i am right you were very friendly with Lucy - is that right).

  5. fenners

    fenners Guest

    thanks for the reply have sent you a pm
  6. Hi

    Just do it, the Sunshine Coast is the best. Been there 5 years and just love it - know you will too

  7. Mark and Jo

    Mark and Jo The MadHatters

    Do some research and look at what you want from your move, what you need from your move and areas taht you would like to live.

    I disagree with the "just do it" approach. It is a big move to make and when families involved you have to make sure that everything is right!

    Good Luck
  8. fenners

    fenners Guest

    thanks i as i say will be for a holiday in jan, then hopefully get pr approved. so will be making a few trips over there in the next 6-8 months. as you say it needs to be right this time.
  9. cal

    cal Super Moderator

    Good luck guys , at least that way you can check out everything brisbane,Gold Coast and sunny coast has to offer. Keep us informed
    Cal x

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