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welcome to PIA, good luck with the move, plenty of advice on here. Where in manchester are you from? We are from just outside near Bury:)
clare 39 clinical nurse educator, Rn/mhn, Alex 7
Yes i believe so, it's quite depressing when we go back to see family and friends.
we'll be popping back again just before we leave, but it's scary that I will be glad to see the back of it despite it having so many happy many memories of mine and Darrens early life together (got married there, eldest born there and both boys christened, plus all the various drunken episodes in my life). Any way life moves on as we did (Manchester then the Isle of Man and now Adelaide) so I just view it as another episode in our life.
Are you worried about leaving family and friends? We found it easier with each move but have kept in touch with key people in our lives and the internet makes a difference.
Any way good luck and keep in touch.
It doesn't bother me about leaving friends and family behind as I just accept it and I have thought about moving many times in the past. We both travelled a bit as kids and lived abroad so I think that helps - MIL is going to come over for at least three month a year so that's good.
I think it's different for everyone, I will miss some things but not a great deal and I am looking forward to the things we can do in Australia. We're quite active so we'll be looking for sports clubs etc for the kids and we play golf and like swimming. Ideally, we'll eventually leave near a beach as I like the view and fancy a walk every morning. But obviously, I know that it'll take us (the adults) a couple of years to get settled.
I do not intend to come back to the UK as I think we'll be too busy leading our lives in Aus and have many plans for holidays in the southern hemisphere - fiji, New Zealand and also the Solomon Islands as we have contacts there:D
I've got to say we're looking forward to doing alot of sporty things with the kids. We're also lucky in that we have my OH's sister and husband in Oz and we get on with really well so we will have alot of support during the difficult times.
Like you we are hoping once things are settled job wise we will be in a position to travel and see lots of things in the Southern Hemisphere.
Good luck with everything and hopefully we will see you when you land.
Just so you know there's a back to Birmingham barbq held down at Glenelg once a year, really nice group of people, it's held at the seawall apartments, not sure what date as yet, you may want to give them a call.
is this replying to your helllo? lost in the system...help me navigate and reply please