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Tappers2oz last won the day on September 29 2018

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  1. Tappers2oz

    Is it the right thing?

    I think that’s pretty much where I’m at, we love our life in Cornwall (just wish we had better paid jobs and a house of our own!) but the thought of not trying is what keeps me clinging on.
  2. Tappers2oz

    Is it the right thing?

    But that’s not for you to judge what others do. Since posting this and being on a bit more again a lot of your posts seem to be quite negative, condescending and judgemental. Being an ‘old school’ forum member (and actually being a member longer then you) I have seen this behaviour from many people and it doesn’t stop me posting. If I was new to the forum and has posts practically demanding my financial history/status I think I’d have left to find another forum. The majority of people here are adults. Quite a few are starting out on the journey (not me) and are looking for advice. You don’t seem to give advice, you seem to question and judge. I’ve seen what you think of parents wanting to emigrate and I think that’s why I’m getting your questioning, judgement and vitriol. Because YOU think it’s not the right thing for MY family. I’m not sure how you would have any idea what’s best for my family but apparently you know what’s best for everyone given most of your replies to people. If you’re so unhappy in Australia/with Australia, change your own life. Thats the only theory I can come up with for why you post like this. Your quote from another thread about families. “If you're single or a couple with no ties, that's absolutely the best attitude. However, once you're married with two or three kids, you can't afford to be so gung-ho. Do you realise that for a famliy, the visa application fees alone are about $9,000? And they can easily spend twice that again for air fares, shipping, buying and selling homes, cars etc etc. That might not matter if you're rich, but some families have to use their life savings to finance the move. You don't throw away your life savings on an adventure, you make damn sure you've researched the pro's and con's of what you're planning to do. Or you do if you're a responsible parent.”
  3. Tappers2oz

    Is it the right thing?

    I’m trying!
  4. Tappers2oz

    Is it the right thing?

    Thank you. We aren’t quite that close yet (unfortunately) but I’m aware the woofer will need his rabies jab. I think he’s out of date from his last one (we do the ‘usual’ vaccinations but haven’t worried to much about the rabies one) but would need to check his vaccination record to be sure. Don't think the schooling distance learning. It’s not something I’ve asked but I suspect the answer would be a no. Worth thinking about though.
  5. Tappers2oz

    Is it the right thing?

    Actually, I have a lot of options I’m thinking about at the moment. The point of my post wasn’t asking opinions on which visa I could go for (I’ve done a lot of homework and have spoken to 2 agents already) or indeed my financial situation. Which quite frankly is none of your business or concern. It was asking about if the feelings of the ‘right or wrong’ reason changes/goes away etc. So I’d prefer you not to make assumptions or judgements when you can’t even seem to read the original post properly.
  6. Tappers2oz

    Social Media - Pack Mentality

    I like FB for being able to keep in touch with friends. It’s been great for uni as we have a fb group where we can all chat and ask questions and I don’t ‘have’ to add 80 odd people to get info about sudden class changes etc. But I hate it for people sharing so much crap, fake/spamy posts. Missing people (who were found within half an hour of going missing but no one checked the comments), all the posts like you mentioned PQ about ‘this person has done this awful thing’ and then the mob mentality starts. I also spend far too much time on it and wish I didn’t.
  7. Tappers2oz

    Is it the right thing?

    I didn’t realise you’d never been back! We know so many who have gone over without visiting, the ones we personally know (not necessarily from the forum) have all stayed and have all told us they wouldn’t come back to live. Not even if they were paid.
  8. Tappers2oz

    Is it the right thing?

    None and none.
  9. Tappers2oz

    Is it the right thing?

    It’s complicated, and stuff I’m not going to disclose here. But this isn’t on a whim and has been a long time in the planning. Believe me I know how expensive it’s going to be.
  10. Tappers2oz

    Is it the right thing?

    Paramedic is on the short term list still. Nursing is on the medium/long term list. Believe me I’ve researched costs to death. And it IS a worry that it’s a lot of money down the drain if we go and can’t stay. Plus we have pets so that’s another added expense (and worry).
  11. Tappers2oz

    Is it the right thing?

    Thanks Duke that’s brilliant.
  12. Tappers2oz

    Is it the right thing?

    Ah, I’d not though about the percentage thing. Black and white/incomings and outgoings I’ve worked out but I like the percentage idea! Lol at the coin toss, I think I already know the answer to that without doing it so maybe that’s my answer. He’s currently in Yr 10, due to start his GCSE’s in September (starts Yr 11) so my plan/wish would be to go over between Aug and Oct/Novish to check out schools ready to start again next year. But I think this is a ‘bit’ of an ask. Thank you, yes that’s what I’ve been toying with. Do we try it and see what happens, or not ‘risk’ anything. We’ve spoken to a couple of agents today and got the answers we were kinda expecting (that it’s not going to be easy) but we still have options open even if we wait until I qualify next year.
  13. Tappers2oz

    Is it the right thing?

    Yeah he would have to do his final year over there (if we got over this year). It’s not the end of the world but not ideal when he’s spent 4 years studying for one type of qualification and I assume the Aussie exams will be very different. Plus the kids have to stay on in education now and do a Yr 12 (or equivalent in college) so he would still be a dependent. Hahaha, I certainly feel old when I think how long this has all been going on. Would prefer WA or Queensland but to be honest would go to anywhere that showed an interest.
  14. Tappers2oz

    Is it the right thing?

    No, I’ve got a few years before I lose points for age. But as I only qualify next year (July/August), then have to wait 3 months working full time for skills assessment, I’ll be 38 (or close to it) when I can then apply for the Eoi. Given how long it’s taking to get visa invites it doesn’t give me a lot of time to gain experience before doing the skills assessment. If I complete/redo some of my course of in Australia, I will get extra points for having an Australian qualification. See, lots of idea but none that brilliant.
  15. Tappers2oz

    Is it the right thing?

    I’ve done a lot or research on wages, house prices, general utilities/food/health insurance etc. I know it’s not exact but my workings out have been ‘backed up’ by people already living in Australia who’s circumstances are similar to mine.