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Ok...how's this, specially for you, Jennet, cos you were so good about my last post :)
I am positive life is good here.
i am positive that a can-do attitude will only help success.
i am positive research can help, butbonly to a point.
I am positive that keeping a sense of humour, a sense of proportion and an open mind helps assimilation to your new country.
i could go on but I am positive it'll get boring, if it isn't already lol!
It makes me positive knowing you're so positive ;););)
Well we lasted 8 months in Qld, before returning to the UK in June 2010, my hubby lost his job, at the same time we were having loads of problems with our house back in the uk, the tennats werent paying us rent, so decided to head back home, I didnt want to leave Aus, hubby did want to head back, his old boss was offering him his job back, with a pay rise, also paying for our container & flights etc, I hated every minute of the day returning, I so craved to go back, however nearly 2 years later we are heading back, hubby has suddenly decided the uk is going down the pan quick, so selling our house this time, we have been to Adelaide for a look round, we were hesitant as we have been before and wondering if it would be not as good but it is more beautiful than the 1st time, hope this helps, I think everybody has individual reasins for leaving & returning. Hope this helps.
I've returned quickly for family matters in spain in 2008...but on the train from heathrow to romford (used to live there) i didn't feel england was home for me anymore my home is australia.
I could see why i left uk,everything looked dark and dirty,too many people and everything is just over crowded.with only a suitcase with me i couldn't wait to leave uk and return home. i know i will return again to see parents one day,but i will be in the same position again but it will have the up sides.
But the long run is i won't live in uk again just love the open space and life style here in Adelaide
Last edited by duncan-clan; 30-04-2012 at 08:29 AM.
I spent two years living in Adelaide and like Mini 2005 had no intentions to return and did my research, I had been twice before one holiday and a reccie. I had family there and knew what to expect. It didn't go wrong for us, in fact we had good jobs on high salaries and a lovely house with a pool which is what we dreamed of. Despite all this something never felt right. I don't know what it was, I didn't miss the UK as such but I did miss having family around my kids as they grew up, I missed the hustle and bustle of the UK and felt Adelaide was a bit too laid back and quiet, I also missed the seasons, but none of these thing were enough to make us return. I just always thought I could never live there forever. Last year my husband got a good job offer in the UK, quite unexpectedly, we had to make a quick decision, we decided to go for it and take the offer. The family we had in Adelaide had previously returned and we felt we did want our children to have some family around them growing up. After selling our house and moving back the the UK the job offer fell through and it all went a bit pear shaped. My husband has found another job and I am returning to uni and spending some time at home at the moment, but it wasn't what we thought we were returning to. People often ask me what didn't you like about Australia and it is hard to explain but there wasn't much I didn't like, some days I loved it and other days I didn't. We found it easy to take the opportunity to return home as we just were not sure about our future in the place and I think there are a lot of people like this. Things didn't turn out quite like we expected but there are so many positives about being home. Yes I do miss Oz, but I have learnt not to regret any decision I make now. I am missing it today (which is why I am on this forum), but today my children are getting picked up from school by their grandparents which they could never have in Oz, so when I start to doubt our decision to return I remember things like this.
I am sure you will love Adelaide and settle as most do, it is good to find out about why people return though, it does help.