I wasn't sure if I should post this up or not ,but here goes,
On Saturday we were at our local haven park and spotted a family there ,with one of them wearing a top with an Adelaide local club name on it ,so as its the thing thats on our minds 24/7 ,Vicky asked if they had been there on holiday ,but it turned out they had lived there for a few years ,both worked there and bought a house as well ,but had returned to england about 18 months ago,so as you do we asked the Why,this is what they told us,
They had moved out about 4 years ago lock stock and barrel ,as most do ,spent the first few months staying in taperoo ,I think with freinds ,then bought a 4 bedroom house somewhere else and moved in (I can't remember were the house was, only that it began with a p ,sorry but this was a lot to take in ,in half an hour).
The husband was a joiner and had a maintenance job at a school and his wife was a nurse and used to travel to peoples houses collecting bloods .they had 2 children and a 3rd was born while in Oz.
Now the why's
The said they had found that there was a lot of alcohol and drug abuse,,which they weren't expecting and they felt was the cause of a higher than normal amount of mental health issuse's.While out working as a nurse so found the ozzy's abusive and had a total dislike of the english and other new migrants.
They also found it impossable to mix with the locals and said if you went to a beach 99% of people there would be expats, as the Ozzy's wouldn't go out it the sun and thought anyone who did was stupid.(which could be a good point)
Anyway what they said was nothing would get them back to Oz.
This has knocked us a bit ,as I think it would anyone as we have 2 young sons and the couple were also negative about the schools and the way their children had been treated .Sorry about this but I couldn't keep this in any longer and we need some positives to get us back on track ,I know its only 1 familys view but there's no smoke without fire,
So please cheer us up