11-12-2009, 08:48 AM #141
If Adelaide does not suit, is it not worth trying somewhere else in Aus?
I just struggle to see what exactly is missable with UK, but thats my experience and opinion and i am not close to family, so i appreciate others will be.
BUT it must be cheaper to move somewhere else in Aus than going back to a country you left several years or more ago.
Emmigrating is not easy, and everyone will have different experiences, it takes a lot to move, and really needs a lot of thought. Australia will not give you anything, but with a lot of effort she will help you along the way.
11-12-2009, 09:01 AM #142
Trying to get Delboy over, he is a member but daren't post!!
Originally Posted by sarahsmartiepants
21-04-2011, 01:52 PM #143
Thank you all for your posts, they were most appreciated. Reading through them, it seems most of you live by the sea or round abouts. I live in Gawler, a small town which doesn't really have alot going on. Yes i am still here. Still fed up of being in limbo. Fed up of waiting for PR to come through.Been waiting since March 09. Can't plan any thing. Don't get me wrong there are certain things i like about Adelaide, but plans which i had in my head have not happened and immigration agents making it sound great and easy to get PR have not gone as planned. I think it all depends on what visa you come on, which helps make life a bit better.
21-04-2011, 05:33 PM #144
hi, im thinking the same as the above...we are in the process of applying and have 2 young child and i find it hard to understand why a few dont like it and most love it, as far as things for the kids to do. Sometimes you have to play with the kids, kick a football around on the beach or play cricket. We cant wait to leave the UK with its negative image and unfriendly people must of the time. Isnt petrol half the price of UK and council tax is included in rental price. Just my opinion but i cant see Adelaide being worse than the UK.
21-04-2011, 06:29 PM #145
Oh dear the Uk gets such a bad negative rap at times,but....guess it depends where you come from.To the OP I am very familiar with Gawler.I always liked the town myself,nice main street and some nice pubs too,Depends what you like though.You do of course have the Barossa on your door step,which I am guessing you have visited.Unless you're into wine though,the townships are pretty quiet at the best of times.No one can wave a magic wand and you suddenly fine Australia paradise.I would of thought after 3 years you would have a good idea how you feel about the place.Have you managed to meet many locals and see where they go?The thing is with Australia,its a huge place and sometimes you have to drive a fair way to find something different.Why not try some weekends away?Moonta is a good place,or head up the river with a tent perhaps.Good this time of year too!I do wish you all the best and hope you settle.And if you don't?You always have the UK.Despite what some people say,you do find happy people,and gorgeous places.
21-04-2011, 06:42 PM #146
22-04-2011, 03:29 AM #147
I so agree with you! I too, hate hearing England bagged. Everyone will have different experiences of each country but surely you don't have to hate one to love the other?
Originally Posted by moonraker1959
We came from a pretty quiet place, crossed a river to walk across the sportsground to reach the kids play school, which was near the old castle. There were many beautiful places around, the people were friendly, there was a great community feel and we didn't need to lock our doors (although better to remember to lol!). We didn't leave cos our life was pants, we left cos we could...and what have we found? Many beautiful places, a good community, friendly people and we still don't panic if we forget to lock our doors (though I still wouldn't advise it ). We still work hard and there's still not enough money but life is good. The way it was before.
It is usually easier to give advice than make the advice given work, but I do believe that if you can focus on the positives of living wherever, you have a greater chance of happiness. Even if all you can find is something momentary such as the kids laughing at the beach or a beautiful bird flying free or a even few friendly words with the checkout chick!
And if you do go 'back'? Who cares! It shouldn't be a matter of success or failure. You don't have too stick it out to prove yourself. Life is about having fun...too short to waste etc...but maybe that's just me lol!
22-04-2011, 06:39 AM #148
Hi its interesting listening to all the different things people think about the uk and adelaide.
Everyone is different we came here in 2000 and liked it and got jobs etc etc. As our kids have got older we realise there just isnt enough to do and see long term here. In the UK we were always popping to York, Chester, Newcastle and the lakes. Or having a city break to london and see a show. My folks live in Devon so that is where we are moving back to. I dont like the lets go to peoples back garden culture here to me its like im retired or something. I want to do that when im 75 not now. That said good weather and nice beaches are here. Like i say everyone is different and we have to do whatever makes us happy. Plus weather or cheap petrol doesnt stop home being where the heart is
23-04-2011, 08:10 AM #149
You think the cost of living is high here. It's Easter long weekend and I have just filled my car up at $1.35 a litre. I have also just been on the Yorkshire Evening post website and seen that people in Leeds are paying one pount thirty five a litre, that is double what we pay. I made the right choice 17 years ago and have never looked back. The only reason I go back to the UK is to see my relatives.
23-04-2011, 08:36 AM #150