Sometimes the grass will appear greener on the other side because it has been fertilised by bull****
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It makes sense to buy local products and support the local economy. I think it is terrible how multinationals in food and toiletries (for example) are taking over the world, support your local producer! I won't buy Heinz tomato sauce anymore after they closed down their Australian factory and moved production to New Zealand. A thriving local economy has knock-on effects on everything, it is so sad when a small family run business closes down after 50 or 100 years because Nestle or Kraft have muscled in, selling the same products you can buy everywhere from the UK to Asia to the USA. It the differences that make life interesting!
When we lived in the UK we always bought Australian wine, although when we knew we were moving back we stopped and only drank French, Chilean, Spanish etc, knowing that non-Aussie wines are generally expensive or unobtainable in Australia. Vegemite is sold in Tescos, so don't waste money sending it to the UK. Even Tim Tams used to be available sometimes, although they are so revolting (way too sugary) so not worth buying imo. Waitrose sometimes even had Coopers beer!
Backpacked round Australia 1992. Married Australian husband in Adelaide 1994. Lived in Adelaide 1994-1997. Moved back to UK & lived in Essex/Herts 1997-2009. Returned to Adelaide November 2009. 2 kids dual nationality.
I feel Australian.
This is my home,
I now have enough of a history here to know what, or whom, people are talking about. I get the jokes, pronounce many of the words in a suitably SA-fashion, love love love AFL, I work, vote and play here. I love my surroundings and my friends.
I feel lucky, proud and grateful that South Australia accepted us as immigrants and I totally barrack for SA and Australia.
Oh, and I absolutely support buying local. As Anne says, it's supporting our community and local economy.
PS. I am now so moved I shall have to sing the first verse of 'Advance Australia Fair' into the fridge - it dulls the sound so the dogs will hopefully not join in.
I feel half and half!Tbh I hold no attachement as such to either country.Having lived pretty much equally in both the UK and Australia,I tend to support both local economies as much as possible.
Be Happy!Its one way of being wise!