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  1. Home and Happy

    Coming home! any advice?

    Yes...be brutal. We took personal stuff only. A house load of ugly garish wooden furniture....we just held a garage sale...the whole blooming lot, sold in 2 days. Just get rid. Nobody wants that horrid heavy wooden stuff they all go crazy for out there.
  2. Home and Happy

    Dilemma whether to stay or go

    Yes it’s great back here in U.K. if you have a chance to get out of that suburb existence then go for it. There are tons of jobs all over U.K. Economy is buzzing. Finding work if you are skilled and qualified should be easy enough.
  3. Home and Happy

    2 1/2 months back

    Good you managed to get out of that place. Ping ponging not knowing what you want will use up all your savings and guaranteed you’ll end up being stuck there and wishing you were back home. Come home and give it time. It’s lovely back here. You have far more freedom here at home.
  4. You have been through the mill big time buddy. Good luck in the move home.
  5. Home and Happy

    Coming home! any advice?

    10 years home (and very happy). My advice is dont ping pong. Make a plan, stick to it and make it work. It’s not perfect here in U.K. but for us its a much better lifestyle than being stuck away out there.
  6. Home and Happy

    Grass greener?

    We hated it down there...the heat, the isolated location, culture etc the whole thing was awful for us. Been home 10 years now and loving it. U.K. is far from perfect but for us there is no better place to be. The only advice I have is ...Get a plan and go for it.
  7. Home and Happy

    Moved Back to the UK...6 Months on

    This is great advice, really. Old problems always resurface.
  8. Home and Happy

    Moved Back to the UK...6 Months on

    Ping ponging can be expensive but good luck anyway whatever you do.
  9. Home and Happy

    Stay in the UK or return to Oz?

    I think the U.K. is an amazing place. We wouldn’t ever dream of going away back out there again. There’s nothing there for us, there never was.
  10. Home and Happy

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    Newcastle is a fantastic happening vibrant place. A lot of my close relatives are from Newcastle. Perth doesn’t even touch Newcastle. I never think about weather because the relentless suffocating dry desert heat of Perth and slapping on greasy sunblock all the time is far worse than clean fresh winter air we have just now. Summer in Newcastle area is great as you have miles of lovely clean beaches to enjoy. Sure you can’t swim with the sharks like you do in Perth but it’s far far better than being stuck away out there isolated so far from the whole world. The UK economy is doing rather well these days too so it’s a good time to be coming back home to the best country on this planet.
  11. Home and Happy

    Move home? :-0

    London is not my kind of place. I used to enjoy visiting it often but not anymore. I live in a country house at the top of a village. I’m settled here now. For me it’s my idea of heaven. I go to the big town for shopping only and sometimes for meals. The Toby carvery in town does the famous all you can eat breakfasts for £3.99...on a cold winters morning, with hot cup of tea and toast... it really hits the spot. . That said it’s the peak of winter and it’s 11 degrees now.
  12. Home and Happy

    Moving Back to the UK from Australia - Positive Stories

    Dunno...suppose cos there were plenty of jobs to be had there. And then we had no internet just promotional material from the migration agents...on paper it all looked good. House prices were unbelievably low also... Wasn’t so cheap by time we bailed out. By then new migrants were coming in by the plane load and buying up all property at silly price levels. Changed days now.
  13. Home and Happy

    Move home? :-0

    You’re spot on there. I would always say to anyone who has a loving family , friends and loving parents around them, don’t throw that all away to go out there !!! Because that really is as good as life gets. Big houses and beaches are nothing....may not seem like that at first but they get old very quickly as does life as a foreigner in a soulless brick n colorbond suburb where every day is the same old same old,
  14. Home and Happy

    Move home? :-0

    Yes what you say is so true...you can own a bigger house there, but if it has no heart or soul , what’s the point. Better to be in a smaller house back in U.K with friends and family around you where you are free and can do whatever you want than be stuck away out there at the bottom of the world on your own so far away from civilisation. You can’t even travel anywhere because there’s nowhere to go to. Once you’re in Perth that’s it .....you’re stuck, it costs an arm and leg to go anywhere and let’s face it there’s nothing to see anyway. The housing there is of low quality...basically built the way we build a garage here in U.K...even my garage window has double glazing. Seriously if you’re feeling that way now, then why bother waiting. The day we got out of that place was a happy day and when we arrived home for good it was the best feeling ever.
  15. Home and Happy

    Move home? :-0

    Sydney has a much lower standard of living than we have in U.K. cramped, expensive, traffic is a nightmare, all the houses are tiny very dated tired, sad and look pretty knackered but oh my their houses are seriously expensive.. It may have some nice beaches but quality of life....no way. Perth is far better if you really must live away out there and can handle the isolation and enjoy being cut off from the rest of the world ( most Perth Aussies seem to...or seem unaware that they are isolated). UK is the best place in the world.