Get ready for the rant.........
We left England because we wanted to. We were both in very successful jobs and had a comfortable life financially, but we felt that there was something more on offer here for us all as a family.
I hate to blame immigration as a massive part of Britains decline being an immigrant here in Oz myself, but I have to admit that I felt intimidated and frightened by the large groups of Eastern European and muslim gangs of men that drifted around the town centre, almost always shouting threats and obscenities when you walked past. I felt like an outsider in my own country, afraid to have the freedom of speech in case anyone from an ethnic or diverse background was offended, well sorry, but I was offended by the constant abuse from muslim men spitting and slurring at women in the streets in Wakefield and by the fact that churches were not allowed to fly the St George flag in case it offended other groups. It bacame an issue at work when we had to conduct visits in pairs to certain communities as it was deemed too dangerous for HV's to conduct mum and baby health checks independently!
The massive bonuses for us apart from the obvious weather and scenery are that our children are happier and healthier than they have ever been and we have a wondeful lifestyle that could not even come close to being replicated in the UK.
Would we ever go back? Never say never as sometimes personal circumstances change, but for now and the long term plan......we are home in Australia!!!!!!