Just a quick note to say 'hello' and sorry that I have been so quiet. We have been in Oz for over 5 months now and all is well. I'm missing my friends and family back home but am not missing South Africa itself at all (yet).
We've had one trip to Perth so far which included a trip to Princess Margaret as bub was ill. We were most impressed by the treatment she received there.
It actually does get chilly here in the desert much to my delight. Some days you feel you need up to three layers outside but that isn't often.
I'm keeping very busy trying to run our home, look after bub, get going with a home business (not exactly successfully at this stage) and doing a bit of writing. It is hard establishing new friendships over here. I guess we are all so busy with our own little lives that we don't reach out much ... that's the way I feel right now ... too busy to make much of an effort. Things seem to get going and then they fizzle out. Right now I'm not too bothered by the locals and enjoy my online craft related socialising more!
Our PR application is supposed to start getting underway but we haven't heard from the immigration solicitor yet. Other South Africans over here, who arrived here about a year ago on the same deal with the same company, had their PR come through a few weeks ago. That was very encouraging to learn and hopefully we too will have our PR in less than a year.
I hope all of you are doing just fine. Will have to scout around your blogs and see how you are doing!