I would say its more like 100/1.
Originally Posted by thebaddeleys
I think people are missing the point. No one is upset or angry by people posting negative comments. No one gets the hump when people say how wonderful it is either. Its not what is aid but the snide spiteful way it is said.
If I posted on here that I don't like the place and I intend going back to the UK asap I can't see this upsetting anyone. However if I posted that Woodcroft (where I live) is a dump and full off feral thickos and anyone that wants to live there is either desperate or a blind fool, then I would imagine that I would have upset quite a few posters.
Adelaide and Australia doesn't work out for everyone. We all know this. It is a gamble from the word go. No matter how much research or how many rekkies you do can possibly prepare you totally for living here or anywhere.
Again its not what is said but the way it is said. I've had enough so from now on I will delete anything that I find nasty. This doesn't mean anything negative. I'm all for negative posts as a balance must be acheived. People need to know its not 'a piece of cake' moving here. BUT watch what you post. Opinions are one thing snide nasty comments are another. And for those people that think that the moderators delete posts because we don't agree with them, think again. We delete them because they cause offence. Again not what is said but the way it is said. I will be following the forum rules by the letter from now on and not letting anything go. If this doesn't sit well with anyone then please feel free to complain to Tim.
Originally Posted by passionate pom
Your post nearly made me cry!!! Very heartfelt.
Cara, I'd be interested in how you're finding it too. We're going to be there in a 6 weeks. You could start a new post and write how you've found it and things you've found useful. It might help you realise how much you've accomplished since you've been there too.
I'll be there shortly, and would love to grab a coffee (or large glass of wine!!!) and put the world to rights!
It is a very brave thing to do.. and we are all, so very different, but this forum gives us one thing in common. It's always good to talk to people that have been in a similar situation. I know we don't necessarily want to hear all the doom and gloom posts, but at the same time I want to get a realistic view of everything. Perhaps we should make an effort to post about possitive stuff too.. I love reading about people that have found work, or quirky stories! I loved the threat about the spider!!!! I sent it to everyone at work... now they finally have something to take the mic of of me for, instead of just being jealous of us moving! It's good to have a bit of banter.
You'll feel more settled soon, and you can always go home. Just enjoy the adventure while you're there.
Originally Posted by sarahsmartiepants
I aggree somewhat with the comments so far, however after our experience of advise that is offered online, here and other sites (as i am sure we all know of and used:embarrassed:) the reality is somewhat different on occasions, but the majoritory is of advise is good value and should be used to ease your way into a new life abroad. But just because people dont use PIA some people may not even know of it, so some compassion from us is the order of the day. Happy new life to one and all in oz:D:D
Well i never expected so many replies.... Apologies for the spelling, was having a bad day, and had afew too many vinno's...LOL
Thank you for all the phone calls of support and the PM's...I said that most people on here were great people...
Blackpool is still the dump it was ayear ago, and i def don't miss it, just the people in it...
Lisa, always up for a large glass of wine, good luck with your last weeks in the Uk, and we will meet up when you get here, and help you need when you arrive, just PM me and i will try and help.
Originally Posted by happy feet
Oh My ...... How can you call Blackpool a dump, a good day at the beach watching the turdsharks, good night at rummers with all the over errrrr.... a nice rat kebab a cheep taxi home to god knows where, gos the driver never passed the english test...:)He He, heared the hounds hill is nice now.