I'm a lurker on here but figured I should finally post!
Bit of history:
I was born in Singapore, went to the British School, lived there 7 years. Moved to Australia. Been here 13 years. Mother is British - she left the UK after Uni and Dad is from New Zealand who left NZ after school. Parents have split up and now Mum, brother and I are stuck here: no family at all, no good family friends, etc. Mum is close to her mum and brother who live 15 minutes apart in South of England. Also quite a few family friends, old school friends and other family in the region. I feel really lonely and out of place.
I personally, have always wanted to live in UK, I have felt like I don't belong in Australia but I also don't really belong in UK. Except thankfully, we visit the UK and my grandparents and cousins twice a year! And thus it wouldn't really be a culture shock as we know what to expect.
I would like Mum to retire to South of England, and I could hopefully work in London. I'm just scared that Mum will regret it, and my brother won't want to come, and we will live far from my dad etc.
I just always feel like we are missing out on so much living near grandparents etc. And worried we are running out of time to spend with them.
2 dogs, brother about to start University next year, me 2 years of degree to go, quality of life in South of England.
Advice? Thoughts? Similar experiences?