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      Considering giving it up?

      Hi All,

      Me and the missus are really considering giving up the Oz way of life. I've been here for 3.5 years. I like the place, but really miss home. What concerns me is I have a great job here, well paid, great benefits, etc...and have just bought a place off plan! Due for completion in December. I will also qualify for citizenship in Jan! Really not sure what to do as it is obvious the missus is massively homesick.

      I really don't want to go back to England, so wouldn't mind somewhere a bit closer to home. Anyone got any suggestions for in and around Europe where it is an easy going way of life, has a reasonable IT market? Or should we just go home!

      Cheers


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      Hi, Totally understand! Where are you guys in Oz and where are you from in L'pool?

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      We live in Sydney both are 29. We have a lot of English friends here. From Aintree and Crosby

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      We are from Wallasey been here 22 years this December, in Melbourne for all of that time. It is really hard when you miss home. I missed it for the first 2 years and now for the last 2 years, in between was fine. What do you miss the most? You are lucky to have English friends around which should help, but i know there is nothing like home. I was over there last Aug and when i look across to the Liverbirds i always end up in tears, its home and nothing can change that.
      I would however try to get your citizenship, its not too much longer and then no matter what, you have it for life. Do you have any family here at all? But if its not just family thats making you homesick , have you thought of a holiday to see how you feel?

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      I feel for you guys. From what you wrote, the smart move might be to wait out the last few months, get citizenship and then think about doing a few years back around the EU. After that, you could make an informed choice about where to live and be free to move back to Australia if you wanted to?

      I hate using cliches, but hope for the best whilst planning for the worst. That way if you keep your options open, you'll maybe have fewer regrets in the long-run.

      Really hope it works out for you.

      Cheers,

      //Mach

      PS Scandinavia is quite relaxed and you can a good IT position despite not being super good at the local languages. The weather is terrible though.

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      Joy,

      We are going back soon for a three week holiday. We are also heading back around xmas time for a similar holiday.
      I think I will see it out and get my passport sorted. I have my ups and downs, no doubt tomorrow I will want to stay! It's more of a family thing for me. I miss them quite a bit, also my friends. I have them here, but it's not the same. We are at the age were we are considering a family, etc and I can't see us doing that without the family being around? I love Oz, weather, etc....just find it hard sometimes. I am worried about a job if I was to head home, also the place I have just bought I have to live in for six months before I can consider selling it. I guess we will just have to weigh up all our options over the next six months or so.

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      See how you feel after the holiday, but i am guessing if you are like me you will want to stay there.
      Try to remember home is always there, even if its hard try to get through so you have your citizenship. I understand about the job, the Echo is not like the papers over here with job ads, but if you really want work you will find it. I think you will also be much more confident than before you made this big move to OZ. The experience alone is priceless.
      In regards to having kids, we have a 11 year old daughter, who tells us she is a aussie and not English, which of course is true. If i had thought about it back then i would not have had her born here, as its a divide i would rather not have. I am so aware of taking away oportunities from her if we do ever go back, and of course the things that make me feel like "wow i'm home" are all foreign to her, very difficult! So you need to work out what is the most important to you, that is what i am trying to do now! Also, i keep telling myself there are very successful people in the Merseyside area also, its not all doom and gloom! So if you do decide to go back you have not failed in anyway.
      The decision also does not have to be made in a hurry, take your time so you feel right about it.

      Good Luck

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      Quote Originally Posted by OzScouser View Post
      Hi All,

      Me and the missus are really considering giving up the Oz way of life. I've been here for 3.5 years. I like the place, but really miss home. What concerns me is I have a great job here, well paid, great benefits, etc...and have just bought a place off plan! Due for completion in December. I will also qualify for citizenship in Jan! Really not sure what to do as it is obvious the missus is massively homesick.

      I really don't want to go back to England, so wouldn't mind somewhere a bit closer to home. Anyone got any suggestions for in and around Europe where it is an easy going way of life, has a reasonable IT market? Or should we just go home!

      Cheers
      GET YOUR CITIZENSHIP FIRST, you will close the door on yourselves and any future generations .....ENGLAND WILL STILL BE HERE
      I would move to somewhere else in the u.k .....probably Devon .....but thats me .
      If i had the balls or inclination to move again ,outside of the uk it would be France ....deffo

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      Quote Originally Posted by OzScouser View Post
      Hi All,

      Me and the missus are really considering giving up the Oz way of life. I've been here for 3.5 years. I like the place, but really miss home. What concerns me is I have a great job here, well paid, great benefits, etc...and have just bought a place off plan! Due for completion in December. I will also qualify for citizenship in Jan! Really not sure what to do as it is obvious the missus is massively homesick.

      I really don't want to go back to England, so wouldn't mind somewhere a bit closer to home. Anyone got any suggestions for in and around Europe where it is an easy going way of life, has a reasonable IT market? Or should we just go home!

      Cheers
      Definitely try to stick it out for citizenship!

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      Quote Originally Posted by OzScouser View Post
      Hi All,

      Me and the missus are really considering giving up the Oz way of life. I've been here for 3.5 years. I like the place, but really miss home. What concerns me is I have a great job here, well paid, great benefits, etc...and have just bought a place off plan! Due for completion in December. I will also qualify for citizenship in Jan! Really not sure what to do as it is obvious the missus is massively homesick.

      I really don't want to go back to England, so wouldn't mind somewhere a bit closer to home. Anyone got any suggestions for in and around Europe where it is an easy going way of life, has a reasonable IT market? Or should we just go home!

      Cheers
      Hi

      We have been here for a year and are also from Crosby. I am homesick and would like to return at some point. My husband is also in IT and would want to go only when he knew the IT job market was OK again, still seems to be a bit slow in the UK at the moment.

      If I was as close as you are to citizenship I would hold out, it is good to have it. I know what you mean about being close to family when you start your own. I have two really young children and it is hard being out here without the network of support.

      (If you do return to Liverpool , please let us know what the job market is like! )

      Good luck
      Arrived Adelaide 2009, returned to UK 2011

     

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