Jump to content

You're currently viewing the forum as a Guest
register-now-button_orig.png
and join in with discussions   
ask migration questions
message other members

..and much much more!

Home and Happy

Members
  • Content Count

    278
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    1

Home and Happy last won the day on March 2 2018

Home and Happy had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

220 Excellent

About Home and Happy

  • Rank
    Member

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. Home and Happy

    How to make the decision to stay or go

    Bonnie Scotland is the prettiest place in UK. A standard of living and way of life way beyond anything they have away out there. Scenery and endless miles of pristine unspoilt clean deserted beaches to die for. Highly recommended.
  2. Home and Happy

    Moving back but lost

    Same here, no problems at all. It all went well, we had kept our old bank accounts open and somehow sort of just picked up where we left off like we had never even left the U.K.
  3. Home and Happy

    How to make the decision to stay or go

    Yes it’s that tug, once it starts it just gets stronger. Sorry to the two of you broke up, but glad you are now here settled and happy. The UK really is a great place to be.
  4. Home and Happy

    How to make the decision to stay or go

    Hi, the move was fairly easy, lodged with family for a bit, then bought a house ....we are very settled and felt settled the day we came home, jobs were fairly easy to get. Hope you get your place sold and don’t take any financial hit. Your happiness really is what counts first.
  5. Home and Happy

    How to make the decision to stay or go

    You are 100% correct if you are feeling so unhappy. We only stayed mainly because the house prices rises meant it was financially the best thing for us to wait and see where it all went and plan a good exit. We could cope with it only for that reason and we had good enough jobs to pay our way and get by well enough. If the housing market had been flat we would have bailed in the first few years..who knows probably less, as neither one of us really liked it that much. Luckily we have no kids, just sell the house, pack up and go. Flogged the house contents in a garage sale and gave the junk away, binned most of our clothes. Shipped a small amount of personal stuff only
  6. Home and Happy

    Aussie moving to UK permanently with British husband

    By and large once you emigrate and taken permanent residence in a foreign country, you’ve put yourself in an awkward situation for coming back once you step out of the system, Government are really clamping down on benefits and NHS now. If you plan on coming home it’s best not left too late.
  7. Home and Happy

    Aussie moving to UK permanently with British husband

    The U.K. gov website has a lot of info on pension credits. Yes it highly means tested, and if you’ve over £10 k in savings it affects your application. If you own property and have any equity in that property you won’t get a bean off them. If as you say you are penniless then there are top ups in certain circumstances but they will look at everything, your home, savings, pension savings, investments and go through it with a fine tooth comb. Most people do have a reasonable amount of money in one or more of these forms and you will be forced to cash in those chips somehow or other, otherwise getting such a handout as a freebie is not going to be made easy. Plus returning as a non resident from a foreign country such as australia, you are not allowed NHS treatment or any benefits for 6 months.
  8. Home and Happy

    How to make the decision to stay or go

    I think it’s exactly as you described it, the feeling gets so strong like a seed is planted. Once that happens, it’s just the matter of time before you come home. You sort of feel it in the pit of your stomach that it’s time to go. Family are everything especially when you have children. Having family around you is something that will help you and your partner no end. Also, I would think that when kids get older the UK just has so much more happening for them socially. Honestly if I was a teen out there I think it could be a bit dull, compared to the teen years we got to enjoy. Coming back home in many cases takes time to adjust to, but our families were over the moon we came home, and really helped us settle in very quickly. Take the positive attitude with you that you will make the best of it no matter what. In our case we didn’t like it much at the start but we had no home to go back to and just sort of got on with it somehow. We are well settled and happy in UK now. If you have that gut feeling to go and be with your loved ones, just do it. Don’t miss years that you can never get back. One of our regrets was that some elderly relatives died when we were away and we were not with them in their last years. Aunties and uncles who watched over us as kids gave us so much love and helped shape our minds and lives. Feel so bad about that to this day.
  9. Home and Happy

    Been in Oz 8 months and struggling - advice please!

    London and south of England is going down the pan, best avoided. Too crowded and pretty low quality of life.
  10. Home and Happy

    Aussie moving to UK permanently with British husband

    Yes correct there is such a benefit, but aren’t benefits are means tested. ? If you have a stash of cash or own property or have any equity, I can’t see how you would get any handouts.
  11. Home and Happy

    Aussie moving to UK permanently with British husband

    Sorry, I might be wrong then, just my understanding. I’ve still 13 years to work, hadn’t looked closely at it but I will now.
  12. Home and Happy

    Aussie moving to UK permanently with British husband

    That’s what we would all hope for in an ideal world certainly, but sadly there isn’t any such payment and there never has been. You need minimum of 10 years NI to even get basic state pension which currently stands at just over £40 per week. I don’t even think you qualify for benefits such as Jobseeker’s Allowance after retirement age. Just make sure when you’re out there to keep paying your NI in case you want to come back. There’s no point coming back here without a state pension unless of course you are covered in other ways.
  13. Home and Happy

    Been in Oz 8 months and struggling - advice please!

    Bottom line is, the U.K. is a brilliant country to live in and I will give encouragement to any citizen thinking about coming home and say a welcome home to those who managed to get out of that place.
  14. Home and Happy

    Been in Oz 8 months and struggling - advice please!

    It’s something you get used to, I still go there for work sometimes, it’s much easier to adapt to than dry baking heat of Perth.
  15. Home and Happy

    Been in Oz 8 months and struggling - advice please!

    Much better lifestyle, much much higher and a lot cheaper, no Muslim laws, more free ...ie you can party and drink openly, hold hands and kiss your partner openly, go to gigs, date and marry local women, get permanent residence and citizenship. Local women can wear skinny tops and mini skirts, bikinis on the beach, snog their boyfriends in front of the cops etc....Singapore is a happening buzzing up to the minute vibrant and free country. Dubai is depressing and too many laws.
×