Hope you can make it ,why not talk to someone here maybe they can help,there is a wealth of information on this site and every one is only too happy to help.
Good luck to you
You wanna be careful guys ,if tony blair reads how many people are wanting out of the UK ,he will no doubt introduce an ''escaping the uk tax'' and youll all get screwed one last time!!!!
Nice one Cal! You can imagine it can't you!!!! Lucky we've already jumped ship hey!
Have to ditto what you have all said, especially Jamie. We have two young daughters, 11 and 9 who are lovely, but if we're not careful, could be influenced very easily by the attitude and disrespectfulness of how many of our nation and its share of immigrants act and behave, and how nothing is done to correct it...or is it too late?!!
Consequently, we feel the need to leave this beautifull country, having not seen as much as we would have liked, but hope that the benefits will be our two daugthers growing up in a much more sociable, caring, respectful country with likeminded people, feeling safe when we ALL go out and not being afraid to let them enjoy playing outside with their friends, constantly worrying about who might be about.
We too are not expecting to earn a fortune, but as long as we can pay the bills, eat, and run a car, the thought of spending more time together, having time to listen to each other, enjoying the weather and meeting new people will be a dream come true.
Better to regret what you have done, than what you didn't do..you can always move on!
Hi Windsor, I guess in the end your life will be as good as you make it, lets just say on a negative note it is hard to get a job here (still having troubles) and it does pull at the heart strings,i guess everyones situation is different - i myself having one daughter here in oz and 2 daughters in the uk. I agree the uk is now full of crime and can be a awful place and seems to be sliding further down the pan day by day - but that dosent mean that oz dosent have its fair share of troubles,crime and bad goings on too. I myself have only been here since August 06 and i know i still have to give it time and it could be a few years before im really settled if i ever am. All you can do is give it a try and see what happens and how you all feel when you get here, your son is young enough not to be affected by all this at such a young age and yes it will effect your life it will seem that you are in a different world !!! There are lots of plus sides to being in Oz - and i remind myself of these every day, but if the truth be known i would go home tomorrow if i could.
Think wisely and weigh up all the pros & cons and if it dosent work out theres allways a way home.
Good luck to you
Listen! the way i see it is its got to be all about quality of life,when you decide to re-locate to another country especially australia its without doubt the biggest decision you will ever make in your life.But you owe it to yourself and your kids to make life as good as you can,and that is the same reason thousands of people are coming to england,to make better life for themselves and their familys, they are coming from all sorts of god forsaken places to make life better for them...good luck to them i cant blame them.We think we have got it hard here cos we work hard and don't see our kids as much as we would like,but when you do come home from work ,creep upstairs and give your kids a kiss as they are asleep in their warm,cosy comfortable beds.Just imagine what life is like for these people who cant even feed their kids,let alone school them ,clothe them and keep
Having said that i resent having to sacrifice my home life,spending time with MY kids working all the hours,paying fortunes in legitimate taxes,stealth taxes to pay for all of this.
I resent the fact that we as the indigenious population have to bend over backwards to accomodate these people and change our ways instead of these people changing to fit in with our ways.We will hopefully before too long be living in australia were we will abide by their laws and way of life(ok i prob wont eat vegemite but thats another story).
Yeah its a big big thing to,but as i said its all about quality of life,so you have to think what is your greatest fear,mozzies,snakes,spiders,humidity or the fact that your children are going to grow up in a lawless society,ever increasing violence,held back at school,cant enjoy the character building freedom that we enjoyed and should they make it through their teens whithout being stabbed,shot,only to get sucked into a system that will bleed them dry and leave them with no quality of life,dont forget if they dont know any different they will go along with it.So show them something different show them how to enjoy their lives and spend some quality time wih them then when they are of an age its up to them.
We were told by our agent 4 days ago that we can go to australia on my wifes skill's and it will take maybe 9 to 12 months and ive been depressed ever since,its one thing to look at houses on the web and research about this and that but when you are told you can go you think oh s..t it's on us .
My wife and i are 50 years of age,not as young as i would like but wtf we are going for it ,we have a 13 year old boy who will settle in well,our older daughters who cried at our "good news" wish us well and between you and me will probably end up in oz i am quite sure .
Anyway for all you young family's out there who are unsure i just wanna say think hard ,weigh up the pro's &con's and do the best for you and your family.
Good luck ....its all about quality of life!!!!!!
Great post Jamie. Especially as it was at 3.30 in the morning!
Everything you've written here is totally applicable to the majority of people on here.
Good luck to you and your family mate.
So, I went to start the ball rolling only to find that the points system had changed (unlike the in UK, the Oz government realised they didn't need people like me any more so changed the points system - fair enough). So, I spent days trying to find a way around but there wasn't one. At this point my wife realised that she had let the oportunity slip through her fingers and was really kicking herself. Having spent all that time thinking about it, it was hard to take that the course we had planned for our lives wasn't available for us any more.
Anyway, a year later, the points system changed again, and I was able to squeeze enough points to get in. My wife is now 100% behind the idea - she can't wait to go. So, my message to your husband is that he HAS to do it and he has to do it now. 1 day it will be too late and he will have it hanging over him for the rest of his life.
Thanks mate, yeah it was 3.30 am i had just got in from work, ive just got out of the shower and am going again for another 14 hours, havent seen the wife or kids only the dog.......bring on oz!!!!!!
Good luck to you and yours