Joanne (43), Ged (41) & Bella the cat (8).....and now Brian the dog; the only Aussie in the house. Arrived 8/1/09 from Oldham, Gtr Manchester.
Rented in Findon, SA for 22 months built own house & so now moved to Seaford Meadows. Became citizens 9/12/13. Life doesn't get much better
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Where is this lush coffee? it certaintly wasnt at coffee club or hudsons
I know what emmigration means and I will tell you from both research and experience: one year is not enough to settle. It's at least two years.
Those who love it after a month, six or even a year will probably still have doubts every now and then. But after two years you should simply KNOW what's best for you.
I'm not surprised other visa applicants are not happy queuing for years for their visas and seing dozens of threads by Poms who give up Australia after 6 months (usually for same reasons: to hot, no pubs, family&friends too far - was it difficult to predict?)and then find out that actually UK is not paradise. It's obvious - if you miss your country, you tend to idealise. And emmigration is a serious decision. No matter what, your native country is always in your heart, it's only making your current life happy or miserable in the new place.
What I want to say is - guys, have patience and try (really try! with positive attitude!) to live those two years so that you have enough knowledge and feel of Australia to decide on your own, without asking the others.
Last edited by Guest8609; 29-08-2011 at 02:46 PM.
After getting our visa 3 years ago and watching our two houses fall in value of over 60 grand and STILL wanting to come to Aus, I cannot even comprehend WHY some-one with the opportunity to live in the beautiful city of Adelaide would want to come back to the UK.
It's mid summer and it's bl**dy FREEZING! We have had our log burner roaring all day. There is nowhere to go unless we want to spend a fortune, the people are miserable (I've lived in the same town virtually all of my life and I made more 'mates' and chatted to more friendly people in Adelaide in three weeks than I have in 45 years in the UK).
My OH and myself have worked since we left school and have lost 4 jobs between us in the last 3 years. The absolute humiliation of trying to claim benefit for the first time was horrendous!!!!!!! The first time in 20 years we asked for help from our bank and were told to go bankrupt!!!!!!!!!!
'BRING ON AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP' Is what I say and my advice if your thinking of coming back to this hole of a UK is STAY IN OZZ!!!
I Thank You xx
[QUOTE=loopylisa;197534]Where is this lush coffee? it certaintly wasnt at coffee club or hudsons[/QUOTE
Grange jetty .. the best coffee ... and views ... Jo, you know what I mean .... ha ha
Will check it out? Is that the name of the store of as in the jetty area in grange?