Just really wondered what everyones perceptions are for what makes a good migrant to Oz... In the office we've put together some questions to see your answers, or does non of it really matter ?
1: Would you buy a treat (some monster munch, or a cadbury whole nut bar) from a British Shop website, Like british corner shop or a British Lolly shop ? I did buy frazzels once from Victor but they were a bit soft. Our daughter treated us from the glenelg one and I got black jacks
2 : The big one, would you buy something from a British Store on the Net eg M&S ? What about if it was for a Australian Soccer Shirt and it's half the price of any local store ? No unless it was cheaper than buying here! I will put up with my holey knickers!
3 : Do you or a member of your family still wears an home country national shirt ? (England, Scotland, NI, Wales, Eire,) for any sport and is it ok to ? What about a local team like Man Utd or London Irish Rugby ?No I never have, bought the kids england shirts once but they didnt seem interested in wearing them other thn for the world cup. Hubs never has either.
4 : What do you consider is important to integrate and be part of Aussie Life ? BBQ's, The Beach, Festivals in the City, Fishing, AFL ? or non of these ?I dont consider doing any of these would make me intergrate more. Have been to afl once and enjoyed it, and have plenty of BBQs. Drink lots of wine does that help???
5 : How many times have you spoken to someone and compared something to Britain ? How long is it acceptable to do that ?All the time! and still do its not a bad thing, it doesnt mena I am running down the country.
6 : Do you drive a Australian made car ? If not why not ? We have 3 holdens and a Mitsi
7 : Do you slip slap slop, or glow in the sun ? Yes, but not as often as I should, I have been a sun worshipper all my life and if there is damage it was done many years ago!
8 : Have you gone barefoot to the shops yet ? or thought about growing a beard or rats tail ?No I am not feral enough YET!
9 : Do you still read a british paper ? either on line or one of the weekly's ? Newspaper reading is boring. But I do look through the messenger and have to look for spelling and grammer mistakes in the tiser on a saturday!
10 : Do you think british tv programs are still the best ? Some are. but I loved Packed to the rafters and all saints. Dont like much of the ameriacn stuff. but on the whole I like OZ tv.
Thanks Michelle for the tip on how to do it.