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You're right Suze, he is a fantastic Carpenter.I can't tell you how many people he contacted during this whole period. He had a really good contact and made about 50 calls one day. He had 1 reply. He is working but for a locksmith company and earning half the money he thought he would earn. It certainly wasn't for the want of trying that's for sure! Financially we are better off in the UK. I will say, we have a house on the beach in the Isle of Wight, free education, free healthcare and a much better salary. We are disappointed in the sense that we thought we could have afforded a better lifestyle here. We know now that we are all better off in the UK. Not the outcome we thought but at least now we can get on with our lives which has been on hold for at least 2 years.
US -> UK -> NZ -> OZ
We could have waited it out but I think we are a few years too late in terms of house prices and the exchange rate. For us personally, there were other factors in our decision to return home and we feel that for us as a family, financially and otherwise, we are better off in the UK.
Libby, if you're not interested, why bother posting. You seem to have a very disagreeable attitude towards anything you are not interested in.[/quote]
Nice one Suzer.....and spot on. It's like when people sit there watching TV and complain about everything.....well DON"T WATCH IT THEN!!!!
As someone who will be over there in a few weeks time, I find it disheartening when I read people are coming back. It sends me into a blind panic and I stop reading the threads as I really try and remain upbeat about it all. The threads seem to get posted when I am waivering.
However, I understand it is not for everyone and I will only see when I come out if it is for us.
I voted against a section to be added but on second thoughts - I won't be reading it from this end but there is obviously people there who will and if it helps them settle back here then so be it.
I can see this thread becoming yet another slanging match, which is sad - I rely on PIA for help, advice and a pick me up. Its been said before - Forums are open to all opinions and I think people should not take things to heart as much.
Gawds - hate to see us all in the same place at the same time - be like a wedding at the Queen Vic
What a great idea Suzer,
Many people make this life changing move. Some it works for and some it doesn't and for those that are heading back for what ever reason then need all the help and advise they can get just the same as migrating to Adelaide in the first place.
Val and I have received so much help and guidance through this web site and its many many members and if we were to return to the UK I'm sure we would have some equally important questions to ask. What better place could there be to find the answers than on here.
Australia works for us but it won't for everybody so what ever your decisions are in the future we will say "Good luck, Good health and Happiness and well done for giving it a go"
Martin and Val
Don't worry Lisado you will be fine. It is really down to how you approach the whole emigrating thing. From day one I wanted to be Australian. OK I'm not (I realise that I will be a pom until I die!!) but I have tried to fit in, not hunt the streets for English lolly shops and bisto etc, not complain about the beer, and to be honest I even go for the aussies in more sports than I support the poms (soccer being the one exception!) Just my opinion on how I think people should approach it!! Anyway, good luck with your emigrating experience.
I don't know what to say about the attacks from SA GREAT, Sue and Suzer. I wasn't being personal, nor have I accused anyone of being disagreeable.