Boxertony

Do you require genuine friends & have a great social life, then be our friend........

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    Hi Newly Immigrants

     

    My name is Tony, aged 44 and I am from Burnley, Lancashire originally but lived in Newcastle upon Tyne for 13 years. I work as a Rehabilitation Consultant but hoping to go back to Teaching/Training. My wife is Jane aged 42, originally from Leicester and she is a Cancer Nurse. We having living with us is our daughter Shannon aged 20 and she works a Café Worker (she like to party) also another daughter Charlotte aged 15 and attends Henley Beach High School (Fantastic School). We have Son called Nathan aged 24 who use to live with us in Adelaide but now lives in the Gold Coast with his son - our Grandson aged 19 months.

     

    We have lived in Adelaide for nearly four years now and have been through many ups and downs from constantly moving rental properties every six months, I have had six jobs in three years, two shoulder surgeries and one back surgery and possibly another two back surgeries to undertake sometime in the near future. Nathan and Shannon hated Adelaide and wanted to go back to Newcastle upon Tyne during the first 20 months of being here (Worst time of my life) and there have been so many other issues we have been through.

     

    Nevertheless we have made some great genuine loving friends, who have now become our family and we have become their family. In fact we have gained so many good friends it absolutely brilliant having friends, we are constantly socialising, either by going out for drinks, attending BBQ's, having meals in and out, attending concerts and sporting events, etc., and you know what? Friends over here make more of an effort to remain in contact with you than your good friends back in the UK, they ring you everyday asking how you are, you are always being invited round to their homes and so on.....

     

    The purpose of this message is that we would like to offer our genuine friendship. We enjoy meeting new people, regardless what race, ethnicity, gender, single male or female, age, etc... We enjoy socialising and we completely understand where newly immigrants to Adelaide are going through. I promise you that once you have met good genuine friends, life in Adelaide becomes amazing and you become more content. We understand that we may not be the type of family you would become friends with, but at least you have made the effort to socialise and to meet new friends. If you do not get along with us - fair enough that's life, however, we may have introduced you to one of our many other friends who may become good friends with.

     

    We live in Fulham Gardens (Western Suburbs) very near Grange, Henley Beach, Seaton, West Lakes, Glenelg and Brighton. Shannon is willing to show young adults the Adelaide nightlife, Charlotte is willing to introduce her teenage friends to other teenagers, (male or female). Jane and I are not bothered if you have young children, the young children can enjoy our large swimming pool, seen as we never get the chance to watch young kids have fun in the swimming pool.

     

    Please don't be shy! Get in touch with us and we can go from there. By the way we completely understand that if you tell your teenage kids or your young adult children that you are trying to gain friends with us and they have kids of the same age, it will be a NO - NO for them. So my advise is don't tell them and we will trick them into meeting each other on the day. LOL. Been there done that. All my kids friends are via me arranging meeting with their parents and who are still my fantastic friends, I even got a Grandson out of it.....

     

    You can respond to me on here or via Personal Message or leave you phone number via PM and I will give you a phone call.

     

    I hope to here from you soon.

     

    Tony and Family

    Edited by Blossom

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    What a lovely post Tony and family. I so understand where you are coming from. Mark my husband said our friends we left in the UK forgot about us the moment we got into the taxi to leave for the airport!

     

    I have posted once on this site to meet up with new friends - and had a meeting with Paul & Kerry not so long ago, meeting up again over the christmas period. And just had another reply to my post just recently.

     

    Once i replyed to a post from Janet and Chris who posted on here 3 years ago looking for new friends, and we are such good friends now.

     

    Yes, you just have to make an effort. We dont have children so i think that is harder to meet new people also. I suppose when mums meet up at school it goes from there.

     

    Great post, thanks...Louise & Mark

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    So nice to see an update from you - I have often wondered how things are going for you and yours, and great to hear you are all now so settled. Merry Christmas to you all - your post is in the true Christmas spirit and is what the forum is - or should be - all about!

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    Guest jorose
    great post Tony, we my meet up wih you for a drink when we come over a week today.

    Another Oldhamer escaping :smile:

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    it will be weird not living in Oldham anymore! Its got it's issues but its always been home. I keep thinking about things I'll not see again, I was driving down Huddersfield Rd yesterday and saw Army Joe (for non-yonners a local eccentric who has spent decades wandering the street of Oldham) shuffling up the street and realised I'll even miss him! The Inspiral Carpets even made a song about him!

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    Guest jorose
    it will be weird not living in Oldham anymore! Its got it's issues but its always been home. I keep thinking about things I'll not see again, I was driving down Huddersfield Rd yesterday and saw Army Joe (for non-yonners a local eccentric who has spent decades wandering the street of Oldham) shuffling up the street and realised I'll even miss him! The Inspiral Carpets even made a song about him!

    Aw, he's still around then. He always hung around there on a bench. I'll be honest...I miss nowt. Not been back and don't pine for it. Prob go back in 2015 after 6 years. Husband went back in May but I didn't; didn't want to. Love it here. Good luck with the move.

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    He's still going! now has had to swap his rucksack for a carrier bag, he must be 80 if he's a day! I don't envisage missing much apart from mates and family, its great that you've settled so well, I suppose you don't find out what you'll miss until you get out there and that's the gamble!

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    Hey my good friends Jo and Ged (jorose) I have already warned Tony D about your Ged lol via a private message - only joking. Tony D wait till you hear Ged play his guitar, it will feel like home from home, he brings the Oldham to Adelaide. I would just remain friends with Jo, she is lovely lol, even though we are still waiting for an invite to test your Jacuzzi lol.

     

    Jo and Ged, probably see ya at Tom and Gail's in January for Tom's birthday = oh and come to our BBQ a week later for Jane's birthday BBQ. We will keep the Oldhamers in the corner lol

     

    See ya soon

     

    Tony D

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    Hey my good friends Jo and Ged (jorose) I have already warned Tony D about your Ged lol via a private message - only joking. Tony D wait till you hear Ged play his guitar, it will feel like home from home, he brings the Oldham to Adelaide. I would just remain friends with Jo, she is lovely lol, even though we are still waiting for an invite to test your Jacuzzi lol.

     

    Jo and Ged, probably see ya at Tom and Gail's in January for Tom's birthday = oh and come to our BBQ a week later for Jane's birthday BBQ. We will keep the Oldhamers in the corner lol

     

    See ya soon

     

    Tony D

     

    Hello Tony,

     

    Thanks for such a genuine and friendly post! I notice you lived in Newcastle Upon Tyne for some years - my husband and I (and our first baby due in 2 months!!) are due to emigrate to Adelaide in the autumn next year. I'm 40 and my husband (a fine Geordie man!) is 39. May well drop you a message when we've arrived and settled - share stories of the Toon! ;-)

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    This is a Great post and so true lot's of up's and downs in this brave journey that we have all done.. !!

     

    We have also been through what you have said in your post and to bring teenagers over is the hardest thing ever so I hear you on that one

     

    We did not come from your way in the Uk but we are very happy indeed to go to meet up's and make new friends in and around the area .

     

    We are living down south and would love to meet up with some new ppl to ....to enjoy gatherings and get together's that;s what we came here for too..

     

    So just send us a PM and that would be fab to meet up with people just drop us a line too ....

     

    Hope thing's remain on the up for you guys :xmas4::xmas1::xmas14: Merry Christmas

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    Hey my good friends Jo and Ged (jorose) I have already warned Tony D about your Ged lol via a private message - only joking. Tony D wait till you hear Ged play his guitar, it will feel like home from home, he brings the Oldham to Adelaide. I would just remain friends with Jo, she is lovely lol, even though we are still waiting for an invite to test your Jacuzzi lol.

     

    Jo and Ged, probably see ya at Tom and Gail's in January for Tom's birthday = oh and come to our BBQ a week later for Jane's birthday BBQ. We will keep the Oldhamers in the corner lol

     

    See ya soon

     

    Tony D

     

    Ha ha ha....funny man Mr Smith. Didn't think you Western Suburbs folk stepped further "Sarf" than Glenelg:biglaugh:. We'll invite you in the New Year so get ya trunks ironed. Have a good un Burnley lad.

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    Sorry Mr and Mrs Allman its too late yet again for our company we have been booked up. We are special guests of Richard and Jo's on new Years Eve in the nice area of Brighton and by the way I do not do trunks - I do designer Speedo's lol

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    Sorry Mr and Mrs Allman its too late yet again for our company we have been booked up. We are special guests of Richard and Jo's on new Years Eve in the nice area of Brighton and by the way I do not do trunks - I do designer Speedo's lol

     

    I mean in the New Year not at New Year. We are booked up too. We shall integrate with you Westerners at some point in the New Year. :jiggy:

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    Guest Lisa Foster

    what a lovely message very welcoming to us brits!! also a burnley fella! we used to live near blackburn ...... not far eh.. hope too meet people like yourselves very soon.. best wishes for xmas :jiggy:x

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    Guest jorose
    He's still going! now has had to swap his rucksack for a carrier bag, he must be 80 if he's a day! I don't envisage missing much apart from mates and family, its great that you've settled so well, I suppose you don't find out what you'll miss until you get out there and that's the gamble!

    Yeah, we reckon he would be a great age too. Although he could probably be one of those guys who has always looked a lot older than he is due to his circumstances. If we weren't able to get Paxo here then I'd miss that with my turkey. The Aussie stuff is biz. Good luck with your journey over and we're always here to help.

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    Guest jorose
    We've talked about what we'll miss food-wise.......got to be Warburtons bread!

    Bisto gravy too. The gravy granules here are not that good. You have to put almost a full tin of them in to get flavour and consistency. Glad we can get those too, although I'm sure we'd survive without. :biglaugh:

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    Have to say on the Warbies bread front Daughter reckoned when in Uk a while back definitely wasnt as tasty as it used to be,was pretty disappointed.Loves her bisto though.

     

    Sue

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