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About Scousers1

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  1. It’s a wrap!

    Its good to hear you are so happy with your move home. I am in the same situation being early 50’s wanting to leave Melb and go home. Very scarey to think sbout but starting to feel like it has to be
  2. Merseyside area

    Hoylake has always been nice not sure about now though. I slso like Greasby
  3. Merseyside area

    Has anyone returned to the Wirral or Merseyside in recent years? Especially after being in OZ for a long time. Just wondering on how it has worked out for you?
  4. Dilemma whether to stay or go

    Thank you for all your comments. Dr has put me on medication and i will go see someone. Hopegully then i can come to some sort of decission once i feel a bit clearer.
  5. Dilemma whether to stay or go

    It really is so difficult. I am now finding in recent weeks that my daughter is going out and staying at friends more and more and i almost feel like its empty nest. But what is left behind is me as i am now feeling so depressed. It is Sunday and i am sitting on my bed all day, hubby is doing some jobs around the house but i am unable to as the feelings of lonliness and isolation have become too much. I am avoiding going out and only really visit elderly parents up the road each day. I have found once my daughter grew up there is absolutely nothing for me in Australia. I have no interests and no inclination to try now. I do however have doctors appt in an hour to discuss depression.
  6. Dilemma whether to stay or go

    Thanks for the update. Yes, for me all my family and friends are still in one town and every time i go its like nothing has changed in those 30 years. So maybe it will work out.
  7. Dilemma whether to stay or go

    Can i ask why it was a mistake and what you thought it would be like? Compared to how it is. We have been in Melbourne 30 years and i am sinking into depression with feeling so isolatd and missing those who you know would be there forever for you.
  8. Returning to UK on my own

    I still remember my NI number from all those years ago. I need to check bank account i may still have one open then again it may have been closed since then. havent made any concrete plans as hubbys best mate arrives from the uk next saturday for 3 weeks. Will think about it after then.
  9. Returning to UK on my own

    I wouldnt ask her too as we where there on holiday in November, so i think it will be too soon. But i am sure she will come in the future
  10. Returning to UK on my own

    Thank you for all that info , a few things there i have never thought about.
  11. Returning to UK on my own

    I will go back to my home town, lots of people i can stay with while i work out what is next.
  12. Returning to UK on my own

    I have booked in with someone but the strain is getting harder.
  13. Returning to UK on my own

    I am unfortunately looking at returning to UK on my own later this year after 30 years in OZ. What do i need to start thinking about? will i be able to get any assistance? also, as i will be leaving hubby and daughter 19 here. What will i need to sort here? i just cannot think right now any ides much appreciated.
  14. We never really "belong" down there

    I totally understand what you are saying. The social isolation is awful. Everyone we have ever met here have been fair weather friends they just come and go. You can never really feel like you belong if you canno establish yourself. 30 years ago when we came i just thought well you have to do everyhing to make it work and it did for a long time. But i find myself now in exactly the same place as i was 30 years ago its lonely and unsettling for many reasons but mostly lack of solid social security for want of a better word. For those who feel settled i wonder if it will all dissapearvas it did for us. I once had that many social things going on it was way too much for 20 years plus. Now just about nothing as everyone moves away. I have come to realise you cannot establish yourself here, even aussies i know go through the same.
  15. The weather 😁

    I love hot weather here dont get me wrong but i have to say the lifestyle in the UK means you spend more time walking to get to places. Since living in OZ i have put on 30kg and never ever spend time outside. I long for the UK so i can walk and actually have a garden i could enjoy. I was there in Nov and it wasnt bad at all expected far worse!