13-01-2009, 04:32 AM #211
Definately Nope from me too. With the UK in recession would there be any work to go back to ???
13-01-2009, 04:40 AM #212
I wouldnt go back, but id like to turn back time a lil bit xxx
13-01-2009, 05:04 AM #213
13-01-2009, 05:08 AM #214
AH Kat - hope things are getting a little better babes.
Originally Posted by katsmajic
One day at a time....
13-01-2009, 05:27 AM #215
I wouldn't go back at this stage, but i wish my family (grandparents, brothers, isters etc) could come and live here with us. I think I'd be a lot more settled if they were here, but I guess I can't have my cake and eat it!!!!
My parents come out here in mid February, not sure if this will make me more homesick seeing them knowing they are going to have to go back to the UK.
22-01-2009, 03:06 PM #216
Crikey, what a long post. I have read most of the comments on this post and it has really made me think about our move.
We are planning to move in about 18 months time (hopefully sooner). I am currently in the Navy and will be retiring next year on a full pension. We will be coming over with £160,000 hopefully and a monthly income from my military pension of £700. I really wanted to save £150,000 of our funds to buy a house and live off the remaining £10k renting for 4-6 months whilst trying to find our feet and an area to settle etc. I will have a temp 475 visa and 2 kids so no benefits.
We also plan to bring as much furniture with us as possible as it seems this is the best thing to do.
I haven't got a job yet and was just going to get something sorted when i arrived.
One thing i have noticed about this webste is that everyone seems very friendly and helpful which is enlighting.
With so many of you posting on this topic do you think we will be ok with this plan or will we struggle?
22-01-2009, 04:21 PM #217
I have just got a £340 electricty bill in for a small flat for 14 weeks!! That's $700 isnt it? It'd never be that over there I don't think. Sorry, just annoyed that I CONSTANTLY get huge bills, and I'm at work for 5 days of the week and shower at the gym! This country is so expensive bill-wise! :( Water is like £70 a quarter too!
Although I have heard it is getting expensive in Aus too... :( xxxxxxxxxxx
22-01-2009, 09:44 PM #218
You'll be fine Mark
Originally Posted by covfan71
With those sorts of figures you'll be comfortable and have a good start here.
That pension will be a great financial buffer here.
I did check and the numbers are in UK Pounds???
22-01-2009, 10:33 PM #219
Wow being a newbie on here it's took me ages (much to my kids disgust) to read this & everyones opinions are different which is great gives you an in-sight i am so glad my wonderful driving instructor gave me the site details,we have varied opinions love adelaide love the lifestyle agree with all the points on spending family time on the beach etc,we are lucky hubby found work after a week our rentals great & financially we are ok at the moment the only big drawback for me is the lonliness after 3 months of not having family around the corner & no babysitters aaarrrggghhh!!! also missing friends & the social life we had in UK i will admit to somedays sitting in my pj's & crying but i am positive this will get better & as time goes on we will start too meet new people & settle here it's a huge rollercoaster & at the mo im sticking too it & thanking everyone for there opinions they are sometimes annoying,sometimes sad,sometimes inspirational but always worth reading a real eye opener (gotta go watch spiderman for the 100th time now!!!) have fun x
22-01-2009, 11:28 PM #220
Originally Posted by Bakers
Just interested to know, hand on heart, what does your gut feeling tell you, do you think you will stay here FOREVER?
The reason I ask you is like me you have kiddies who will no doubt be missing their grandparents etc, I know my two are, and this for me is a huge dilemma, I don't want them to miss out on being a big part of thier grandparents lives... x x x