dont worry about feeling rude saying that, she is a self confessed lazy cow & proud & you should hear what she calls me
Originally Posted by Weez
alot of people i have spoke to dont ask why are you going, they say i dont blame you for wanting to go if i could i would, or others have said they had the chance & wish they`d took it (main reason is dont want to be one of them) but some do think we are mad when you say you`ve never been. Well they say life is for living, i could stay here coz lifes not to bad sometimes i worry about giving up my lovely house we`ve worked so hard on, but i want to give it a go, give the kids an experience, both our families thought about leaving in the 70`s neither did because they couldnt leave family etc, i think it takes someone brave (or daft) to break from the norm. hopefully it will work out for us but if it does go t*ts up at least we tried.
We have had exactly the same senario, some would you believe have led to quite an argument. It is scary and maybe a little crazy, but life is too short and we definately need a better way of life and a new adventure. We also live in Bromley ( and have a fat cat, but it's black and white). We will be leaving for Adelaide on the 19th August, so if you fancy a coffee or a beer, wine...etc,etc. you can be honest and say all the things you want to about the UK without offending us!!!
Lorraine & Bob
Why do we want to go to Adelaide?
A good question!We've never been to Australia,but having chatted to Ozzie nurses I've worked with and friends who have moved there,they've never looked back.Living in Jersey for 5 years has made people question why we want to leave here,as compared to South London and the NHS as an employer,it's lovely,but everywhere has it's problems-here a 3 bed house costs £350-380k to buy(so no chance there!)Rents are high £1-1.5k per month and general cost of living is expensive-although we love it and are near the beach,we're limited in options of work etc.Going back to the UK isn't an option and as we quite like flying by the seat of our pants-I think giving us and the kids opportunity to experience life in a different country will be a fantastic experience even if after a few years we decide to come home.However even 12-18 months before we get there I 've had great feedback with regards to work and offers of help with anything we need to make our move easier from a friend's family living in Adelaide-it's just so refreshing for people to want to genuinely-sadly even in Jersey,people like to live in their own little shells.
Oh and finally-BECAUSE WE CAN AND WHY NOT!!
Hope to see you all out there!
Hannah and Family
We are from the Bromley area too (must be something in the water) and left in March this year. We always gave reasons such as 'better for the children' but that is so difficult to explain or qualify.
Having been her for just 4 months, I know it has been the right decision. Here we are inthe middle of winter and the kids have just come back from an organised treasure hunt in Glenelg that cost us $5.00 (about £2.00) and took us into 10 shops all of whom were delighted to give the kids sweets or lollipops or a book and seemed happy to have them in their shops. The sun was out and the sky was blue (it was very windy but hey ho it IS winter), they had a great time and walked on the beach looking at the waves afterwards. I just can't imagin them doing something like that in the Glades - it would have been mayhem with all the 17 year old shopkeepers moaning about the children everywhere.
Just one example of better here for the kids.:)
Why do we want to move to Australia?
Most people have said they don't blame us and will come over for a holiday, but if people really want to know we tell them that, the quality of life is better, future prospects for our children are greater and quite frankly we are not happy with the way the UK is heading, we work so hard with little back for it. All in all how often do you hear people moaning about the Uk and they will still be here 20 years down the line moaning! I say if your not happy stop moaning and do something about it, so we are!!!!!;)
PS we have never been there either!
MY PARENTS HAD THE SAME OUTLOOK 40 YEARS AGO, LUCKY US THEY GAVE US THE OPPORTUNITY THAT THEY DIDN`T THINK WE COULD HAVE STAYING! THEY LOVE IT HERE BUT MISS ENGLAND ALSO, ALL OUR FAMILY ARE HERE NOW EXCEPT MY DADS SIDE SO I CAN`T REALLY COMMENT ON WHAT LIFE IS LIKE OVER YONDER!!!
Originally Posted by nikkiandlee
FUNNILY ENOUGH I MARRIED A POM-MANCHESTER BOY THRU AND THRU!!!!!!!!!!!!!
GOOD LUCK AND FOLOW YOU DREAMS YOU DON`T WANT TO DIE WONDERING!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yep, that was our response as well........"Why not?"
My husband and I have always had the same ideas about life and the fact that you do ..."only live once", seems to give us the push we need to do stuff only over people have dreamed about.
we've been asked this question sooooo many times i'm fed up of answering it! what future is there here? an nhs that cant afford to treat the people that have paid into it for years and that wants to police smokers and the obese and the drinkers with regard to their treatment! a housing system with no affordable housing for the youngsters! an edeucation system that doesnt educate and a legal system that works in the criminals favour!!!!! sorry but i cant understand why people ask the question when to those of us who are doing it the answers are glaringly obvious.
sorry !!!! i'll get off my soapbox now. oh and to top it all IT RAINED AGAIN TODAY. and this is summer
Good on you for your honesty!!!!!!!!!
I had more conformation of why I want to leave just last night . Our LEA is busy transforming learning communitys ie trying to save more money!!!!!!!!!!
but you would still think they would be looking at messing with the poor schools not the good ones my older 2 go to a small freindly well performing faith school that we chose because 1.it is cofe 2.it is small ie only 6 classes in the whole school biggest class 25 3.its whole freindly ethos 4.good SATs It is oversubscribed and a very vibrant school that many of the childrens great grandparents attended so there is also a lot of history within its walls. nearby their is a new very rough school large class sizes low sats ect when I went to look round a fight brke out in the play ground and most of all it is not a faith school this is very important to us and im sure some of the parents at the other school will say it is alao very important to them and that they made a concious decision to send thir children to a non relegious baised school!!!!. So how are they going to transform our learning environment that is alrady so good. they are going to close the poor school and then move the good school into their buildings and turn it from a small (just over 100 pupils) to a very large (over 300 plus 52 in nursary) cofe school. in the poor schools buildings. They cant even tell the truth!!!!! or do they just think we are to thick to see that what they are really doing is changing the schools name closing our school and sending our kid thier with the teachers and kids who are allready their ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH