Why so much negaitivity?
Just got back from a 131/2 hour shift, and logged in for my daily dose of PIA... So many negaitive comments.... I understand we all have different idea's and views onlife in Oz, but i certainly wouldn't be doing this if i didn't think it was worth it. Life has got to be better, and days off, quality of life must be better for the kids and family. So Come On, lets all be happy, an don't let life get you down.....:)
Don't worry... Be Happy...
cara i know what do mean, ave switched on tonite and its really p****d me off and am having really BIG second thoughts
my hubby is really trying hard to get me to take no notice (he dosent read these threads) but you carnt help picking up negative vibes.
hes really s******G his self
alls i can say is follow your dream, give it a go as hes telling me lets give it 2 years a least and if its not for us we will come back, and up till now thats what i think is right
all very true its such a big step you gotta make sure ,my wife not 100% yet so everything got to be right. saying that i do believe tis the right move to make as in uk we dont spend time together as working all the time just to make ends meet.so i do get my dark days but threads like yours do lift me again keep up the good work
Know exactly what you mean have also been on brits in Adelaide and that was much worse.Must say as put me and hubby on a downer!! Won't put us off though let's hope its a better life and you don't know till you've tried it
All I can say on the matter is 'regret the things you do rather than regret the things you don't do'.
I would much prefer giving it a go, finding out its not for us, coming back than thinking in years to come......what if????????????
That said, I cannot see for one moment that it won't be right for us as a family. You guys will be in the same boat or you wouldn't even be considering it. My advice is give it a good go. Don't listen to others. Just because it doesn't work out for everyone doesn't mean it will not work for you.
Keep the faith
it's morning here now, last night about 7pm my wife daughter and i took a 8 minute drive to west beach with some fresh fruit to eat and somthing to drink, the sun was low but still 30 degrees, we left the beach at 9.30 1 1/2 hours after it got dark, swimming in the sea, splashing in the surf and drying off in the warm breeze with a bright moon and clear sky lots of stars.
what did you do last night after work, I no I have only been here a couple of weeks but so far its worth it, stay positive !!!! going back to the UK won't be the worst thing that can happen, not coming to Aus may always be a regret though.
Your quite right pete you have to give things ago because you are a long time dead, and this country is falling apart around us, if its right what i have seen on the net about Adelaide that it is just about to go through a mining boom then this is just the right time to make the move ,my brother has lived in perth for over 25 years and in the last 5 years his house has gone up by about 4 times the price a lot of it due to the mining boom which WA has just gone through and he would never come back to the uk, so i say go for it i know as long as we get our visa we will be.good luck to you all.:)
Originally Posted by Django
Valid comments about staying positive. But I am a bit irked by this
For me, I think it is important to be positive but also to stay realistic. Life is hard is some areas.
This site isn't very old and quite a few people who joined when it was in its infancy have now either arrived or been here a while - like Donna T, Angela, Monaghans, muppetbro, roo1 and us. Tyke is a different matter in that he has been here quite a few years. Sarahsmartiepants has also been here a while as has Lazy Cow, well longer than us.
We aren't trying to out you off, but the aim of this forum is to say it as we find it. Yes, if anyone can find a way to support others, great but no-one is going to lie to make the forum a more positive one in comparison to others. That doesn't help anyone. And besides, if we are all saying the same thing, doesn't that mean we have a point? We don't argue, fight or bicker on this forum and I like that.
Django (pete) says don't listen to others. Quite right. This is your decision, just as it was ours. Yes we asked questions but we made the move and dragged our kids with us. Now our kids are more settled than we hoped for. Great. But if you don't want to hear the answer, don't ask the question. Jobs are not abundant in some areas and some people may find it hard - would you rather we lied and told you everything is perfect? We are just saying be prepared.
Sorry to be negative. We do find some areas of our life great - going down the beach, having a laugh with friends, not having to both work full time to make ends meet and we are lucky (the pay transferred well) but I can't get a job anyway so we have to make do on one wage.
We wanted to do this. For us, we know now that if it all goes wrong, we tried. There is nothing worse than being a miserable ole s*d sat in a chair, saying "if only" having passed up a chance.
Hi, not sure where all the negativity is coming from but life here and in the Uk to be fair is what you make of it.
Negative things here are, getting expensive, higher than expected levels of poverty, missing family, missing friends, christmas isn't the same, and the winters feel cold without central heated radiators especially in the bathroom.
The positives are whatever you want, for eg, this week on saturday i saw 2 fringe shows (Chopper Reed, you'll know of him when you come out) in the city, followed by lots of pubs and beer, ended up in a pub watching the Man Utd Portsmouth game untill the early hours, sunday went for a curry then a few drinks with friends at the BoHo Bar in unley (there is nothing like this bar in Brum), monday at the beach body boarding, tuesday clare went out with her friends, wednesday was clare's birthday and went to a bar at Holdfast shores called Fizz on the beach and had a meal watching the sun set before paddling in the dark, then last night went out to watch Rove's fringe show (you'll know him too), Didn't go to clipsal but wanted too, the AFL season starts soon and everyone at work goes into Footie tipping (came 3rd in my first season), and West Brom are in the FA Cup semi finals, if we make the final i have to find the money to go back to watch it.... LIFE IS GOOD.
I suppose all i'm trying to say is life can be better here, but you may have to work at what suits you the most, there are a lot of options and opportunities, well it seems more than sleepy lichfield.
I know it's an expensive process but all i know is in the short to medium term your house here is likely to rise quicker than a house in the UK, so if after the (golden 2 year rule, don't tell me i'm the only one) you don't like it here, the chances are you can go back with more money in your pocket than you came out with.
well put Libby, yes things are a bit REALISTIC on here and Adbrits at the moment, but I suppose those of us here are just trying to help by detailing our actual experiences, involving day to day living, but hey ho, sorry if it is annoying all of those still in the UK - is this better :) -
"Yep, come over, life is easier here, the UK is crap, you will have tons more money, there is no crime here, it is easy to get a job, houses are dirt cheap, there are none of the problems that exist in the UK and your pound will go a long, long way."