thanks for that i will keep it in mind.
no probs alan thats what we are all here for to help each other let me know wish i had a spare room would help the wife out no problem unfortunately for me 6 kids and 4 bedrooms leave no space !!!
I myself came over in Nov with my 2 kids on a permanent visa, but I am seriously considering returning home as I miss everyone in the u.k so much. I am a single parent and although I knew this would be a challenge I didn't anticipate how lonely one can be and how much you need that support network around you to stay happy and sane. I managed to find work straight away, but my job is less than satisfying and I feel I am doing things for the sake of it at present. Many friends know of my dillemas at the moment, and keep saying things will get better, but I really don't feel strong enough to continue (mentally/emotionally). I felt relieved to hear you say try it and see what happens. I feel that others may criticise my hasty return and not fully appreciate my personal circumstances, at least I can say I tried.
hi woz u must have been brave to come out here in the first place as a single parent. we have found it hard as a couple !!! if u do go back hold your head up high,if some people say anything dont worry ,those r the people who more or likley have done nothing with there liv. at least u gave it a go nobody can take that away from you.good luck in what ever decision u make
hello Alan very interesting post hope it all works out for you,we`ve been here since jan this year and we`re thinking of going home because of work i havn`t worked since iv been here and i dont think the prospects look good and im on a career break from work in England so iv got ajob to go back to and we`ve still got the house back home.Our son is 13 and its a big year for him next year school wise he has to pick his gcse options.We think we`ve been unlucky in timing what with the world recession and there was nothing we could`ve done about that.Good luck for your future mate.
hope it all goes well for you alan, we have been here coming up 2 years and ,(I), have made up my mind that we are just here for a working holiday and we will go back to the uk in the future, it may be in a year or two as we want to get citizenship,( something to aim for). we are going to uk in sept for a holiday and my wife wants to have a look first and see how we feel about the place, i do agree but i feel it in my heart that oz is not for us, its ok and some aspetcs of life are better for us, we both work and have done since we arrived , we have a nice home and a good social life.....but....but, we really miss our friends and family a lot and we were never really uk haters, ( well sometimes i was !), but i made up my mind that if we didnt get out here and we stayed in the uk that i would mentally block out all the negatives i felt for the uk, ( ie stop reading the tabloids!).it has made us realise what we had in the uk in the form of relationships with people, so we will go back eventually. we have both enjoyed it as a life experience and i have learnt a lot about myself, not all of it nice.
so best of luck alan, we will be going that way as well soon...thats if the aussie way of 'safe' working doesnt get me killed at work first, unsafe b##tards!!!!....but thats another story.
Thanks for sharing your experience and as everyone has stated you gave it your best shot and at the end of the day you have failed at nothing but gain a whole new life experience something not everyone gets the chance to. I wish you all the very best and a safe journey good luck
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