Better career prospects/change of career direction
To get away from the UK
To be with family/friends already here
For an adventure, or just because you could/can
SA the only place offering Australian visa for your skills
Better future for your children
Other (please post reason in the thread)
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Oz appears to have far more to offer for kids than the UK - I lived in Oz for a year in 99/00 and can't wait to return. I also don't see a good future for any of us in the UK - young or old, things are getting worse by the day....
The weather helps too.
Just hope that my OH agrees when we come to visit Adelaide in the Mar/Apr - I would buy a one-way ticket, but he is not so sure.
Skills Assess, IELTS etc passed
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Meds & Police checks requested Oct 09
Police Checks Sent Nov 09
Meds are still in Sydney.......waiting......and hoping.
I have to admit a better future for our kids didn't have any bearing on our decision - although now we are here and they are both into an excellent school, I certainly feel that's what we've got.
For us it was the weather - I get Raynauds which meant I spent at least six months of the year with blue cold ulcerated fingers in the UK, plus up to a point the fact that we could - I and the kids have dual nationality so it made Australia the natural choice, and OH worked in automotive engineering for 25 years in the UK so it was a choice of Melbourne or Adelaide for us.
Sometimes the grass will appear greener on the other side because it has been fertilised by bull****
Just fancied doing something different/crazy for a while - if it's forever then great. I love the UK so it's nice to always have both options! Especially I guess once you have citizenship here - then your kids have a much wider scope to do whatever it is they want to do once they are older.
40 for me too. It's a good age to do something dramatic.
We are not thoroughbred 'poms', having lived mostly in South Africa and New Zealand so the politics don't enter into it for us.
other reasons where health - needed to be somewhere dry and hot
And weather. oh yes the weather. loving it.
we had to leave the UK to let the rest fall into place, the kids where the next priority, then the weather due to health issue's (being in the Yuk for 6 or more dark months is not good for you). The adventure was a huge part for me, i love not knowing whats next while travelling around, but the lady isn't to keen on that sort of life.
If we had not have settled in SA we would have moved around Oz before giving America and the Carribean a go.
Hi Diane. For us it was a job offer for my other half, the excitement of a new start, great weather and the adventure. Being in textiles, the "future" in the late eighties/early nineties was virtually non-existant.
We had no idea where we were coming too. We came with the attitude that as long as we had enough money in the bank for a one-way ticket back then we had nothing to lose. We knew the day we landed that we had hit on something pretty special. We still feel like we are living on a permanent holiday and have never once thought of going back. My brother has recently joined us in Adelaide after 8 years in NZ.
Just curious to know why the discussion with your father on this subject was "heated". Is he not happy for you being here. My mother loves coming over and, who knows, she may possibly move here one day too.