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Also people get jaded by the country they live in no matter what. Some aspects, some things will wear them down but they live the same day to day lives as you do, only in the UK. To them it seems like you are in an exotic place, warmer, sunnier and perceived better by many (Neighbours and Home & Away have a lot to answer for) who don't actually live there. The appalling weather hasn't helped peoples long term views of the UK. Nor has the current news of child murders and a soldier being killed in broad daylight on a London street. There is tension, perhaps more so in certain cities and areas but there is, its simmering and while many don't want any part of it, groups of people are making it their business to stir and cause unrest.
Often for people who migrate and find they don't settle, are homesick or don't feel happy after the massive move and adjusting (or failing to adjust, adapt and settle) they return to the UK only to find that what they thought they were missing or looking for isn't there after all. Or that what they were homesick for, the people, their family, they realise they can live the other side of the world after all. Or they realise when returned that actually, they did like it, do miss it and want to go back. Its often not an entire family are unhappy or don't settle, it can be just one person, but if that one person is miserable or not liking where they live, usually it sees the entire family going. Sometimes its an entire family but often not. Also quite a lot of people move around within Aus. So if Adelaide or SA isn't for them, they go elsewhere in Aus to find a place that is.
I know of another member from this forum who ping ponged and they are really happy back in Aus. But it took a move back to help them realise this.
www.pomsinoz.com but there is a current posting about a family that has returned from Perth and they are not sure if they have done the right thing, you might find it helpful to read...
We have ping ponged ourselves, came to WA in 2007 when it was very easy for us and only stayed 6 months. Now the exchange rate and our ages our against us for visa we are coming back! Been tough and I know it won't be easy but we are really looking forward to it this time.