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I have been watching your post from the original and I am glad that you have explained your feelings as I was a little surprised as it did look like your reason for leaving was just the shopping which it never is as simple as that.
I am really sorry that it has not worked out for you - I have only been here 9weeks so can't really comment on costs really as it is all relative as we are just setting up home etc.
At the moment I am enjoying being here and exploring and the adventure and being PR visa has helped us a great deal. At the moment I am happy but I am unsure about what the future holds for us. The big deal for us will be if we can afford the type of house we want as like you say it's not cheap and neither is the mortagage.
I do wish you all the best and yes you are entitled to your opinion, I try to be constructive and helpful with my posts and you have done that by explaining your feelings better.
Merry Christmas and all the best for your new life back in the UK
Michelle, Phil, Nathan, and Libby. PR175 arrived Oct 2009
I have been here just over 2 years with my husband and two young children. Our youngest was born here. I have been reading a lot of posts as I am interested in different peoples views. It is all really a personal view and down to personal experiences. I will not criticise Adelaide as I know many on this forum love it. I have enjoyed my time here and have met some wonderful people both Ozzy and Uk but my heart is back home with my family. For me its not about the place either here or there, its about my children growing up with the people who love them most. Life is what you make it wherever you are and for me that is where your heart is. We are going back when we receive our permanency in the next few months and for the first time in a long time I feel happy again. Life is a journey not a destination.
Hi all, having lived in Adelaide & now bk in the UK, I can honestly say I do prefer the UK for food shopping, without a doubt, however I found that living in Adelaide overall was cheaper for us, I can only speak for me & my family. As much as I love my home, I know I am making the right decision to return to Adelaide, as there are many more positives for us there. There is no right or wrong answer to this dilemma only whats right for you and your family, if coming back is right for you then do so. We needed to come back to the UK and I have no regret in doing so, it has made us realise where we want to live.
To the OP I wish you lots of luck & a safe journey home, you were brave enough to give it a go, good on ya!
Its a shame Aus dont do visa swaps, if you find a family thats the same size they could do a swap policy and have visa stamp transfered. ?????.
Living In Adelaide Since Jan 2012 And Loving It
nah theres only 4 nanas
Thanks for being so honest on your post Tracy. Everyone takes a chance on coming here, hoping it is going to be the right move for them but it isn't right for everyone and I can fully appreciate after being here 6 months why people do return to the UK. You have given it a reasonable amount of time, I just hope I can do the same and if I do ever return I can say at least I gave it a go.
Good luck and I hope everything works out for you.
Just read the post from start to finish and had to comment. My reply is a general reply and not just for the original member.
I am in the UK and have lived here all my life but if everything goes well will be in Adelaide early 2011 no sooner due to commitments.
Life in the UK has changed for the worse over recent years and it is no longer the place it used to be. I am self employed in construction and my partner is a nurse so we earn reasonable money here but due to the cost of bills, shopping, fuel etc (for those interested petrol £1.10+ per litre and rising) life is expensive.
The big difference is in the quality of life. Here there is no quality of life because you work all the hours you can to survive and then when your not at work its either raining or (at the moment) snowing and so have to spend ore for entertainment. In Oz Im hoping that will change.
The worst thing of all though is that the country is in dire trouble and has lost all the things that once made it great and they will never return. The government here is powerless as we are now run by some guy in Belgium oh and the Human rights brigade where criminals have more rights than victims.
While i dont expect the streets to be paved in gold and everything to be really cheap in Oz it certainly isnt a bed of roses living in the UK. Quality of life is what Im after and am willing to make some sacrifices to get it, so Adelaide here I come. Hopefully!!!:)
I think this is the reasons why the majority of people try to emigrate, for a better quality of life. We all still have to work, pay the bills, make sacrifices but the overall quality of life improves. I like the way Aus does not care what the outside world thinks and does what it thinks is right for itself. I like the fact that it is not a part of the unjust european court of human rights which as you say gives the criminal equal rights as the victim. And it tries to protect its borders which now the UK is run by Brussels we will never be able to do again. Im very proud to be English/British, sadly im just not proud of Britain anymore.
Living In Adelaide Since Jan 2012 And Loving It