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Hi, we are in the midst of getting quotes for our impending move back to Blighty. Quotes so far are all in the range of your company B rate! Please could you private-message us the name of the company that you used?
I wonder if you would email me the company names.....i came with a 40 ft but think we could do it with a 20 ft! It would be a hige help,,,,compny D is the name i am after! Many thanks clare
Hey all - sorry I've not replied or been active on this thread - we moved back to the UK almost exactly a year ago now and life has been busy!
To be honest I can't remember who was who of the 4 companies but the one we went with was Grace. They used Doree Bonner for the UK leg. We insure separately with Leyton Percival in Liverpool and saved a lot of money there.
Grace in Oz were fantastic, as were DB here in the UK - can't fault either.
The bloke that does the quotes etc is a pom called Phil (if he's still there) and he also introduced us to a cleaner that did an 'exit clean' that basically guaranteed we'd not lose any bond for reasons of cleanliness.
As for the move back......... We haven't regretted it. We do miss Oz from time to time (who wouldn't?) but we've found a new appreciation of the UK and all it has to offer, you just need to get out there and find it. There's good and bad in every country at the end of the day. Financially we're better off here in Blighty despite earning pretty much 2.5 times less than I was in Oz, and we didn't live large in Oz at all.
The kids LOVE being back and there's so much for them to do here. We also found that Aussie schools (at Primary level at least) weren't a patch on UK schools and we've been bowled over by how far the kids have come along since being back.
I'd never try to tell anyone which is "better", it was the adventure of a lifetime and to each their own.
Best of luck everyone.
I know this is rather an old thread now, but we have also decided to move back to UK after 8 years here. It's been an interesting experience, but my husband has had such a hard time finding any long-term work and we do miss such a lot about UK, particularly friends and family. Lots think we're mad but we did have a good life in UK, so are now very excited to be returning to it. Now for all the organisation and sorting things out!!