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  1. Shipping from Brisbane

    May I ask what this cost? We plan to do the same move within the next 12 months... Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  2. Dyslexia School for teen

    Seriously, I would forget Australia an educational option for your nephew. Look at the UK there are schools that support children with specific learning difficulties needs, see the link We are looking at going back to the UK, one of the reasons being more specific support in the education system for our son. It's very hard for us as it will mean leaving my elderly parents here in Australia (who came out with us from the UK). The whole situation is breaking my heart, but the education system here is failing to support our son. He has his whole life ahead of him, no education/qualifications will not set him up for life. Hoping with the appropriate support he will make the best of his life. We will not be here forever to support him, so best get things in place now and hope he will be able to obtain a good education and life skills to ensure he can support himself. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  3. Dyslexia School for teen

    I do not recommend Australia at all regarding supporting children with additional needs in the classroom. Most private schools will be happy to take your money, promise to deliver but do nothing. As I have learnt from bitter experience. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  4. We are home!

    That's wonderful... Just doing research ourselves and trying to decide which area to move back to. Which area of the U.K have you moved back to? I am struggling to decide.. We are from the SE but property is so expensive and I am concerned about schools as our son will be going back in time to start his GCSE's.. He also has ADHD so needs guidance staying on task (is well behaved, so no issues regarding behaviour). He is at a private school here and they just don't care. In the process of considering legal action based on the disability discrimination act. According to one of his teachers who is from the UK, he would get a lot more help at home. I have done some research and i am not sure if the UK system is any better.. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  5. Tricky situation

    Perhaps it may be a good option to say you would like to go home to have your baby, then re-evaluate... This will give you much more freedom to have choices in your life. If you have your baby here and things don't go to plan (referring to your niggling doubts); you would be trapped here regardless....which would be heartbreaking.. My sister-in-law did the same and flew home to have her baby. Given your situation I understand now why she did. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  6. We are home!

    So pleased for you mission accomplished ... Sent from my SM-G920I using Tapatalk
  7. Tricky situation

    I agree with snifter.. best cut losses early. The longer you stay the harder it will be to go back. More items to sell or ship home.. assets to sell/dispose of.. .. Maybe see it as a chance to start afresh at home. At least you will have the support of your family and friends. Much more important in times like these... I also have a good (British) friend who has been fighting through the courts for the last 4 years for custody of her 7 year old son (born in Australia). Spending hundreds of thousands of dollars (borrowed from family) fighting this case. Had the latest case in March and still have no result from the judge if my friend can take her son home to the UK; the decision/judgement could take up to 2 years. In the meantime my friend is forced to live in Australia against her wishes. I know I this is the worst case scenario, but it does happen and when it does it is hell. I am hope your HB will understand at the end of the day you just want to be at home. The current situation is putting undue stress on your health at a critical time. Best be home. ISent from my SM-G920I using Tapatalk
  8. Tricky situation

    I really feel for you.... I have lived in Australia for 12 years and have always felt home sick. Unfortunately we had some complicated circumstances which prevented us from moving back.. My feelings have never changed, in fact they have just intensified over time. Home for us will always be the UK. Our experience means that we will appreciate the special things about the UK, that we perhaps took for granted before moving to Australia. Our goal now is to go home within the next 2 years - even if it means having to take a step back financially for a while. I now think of this time as preparing to go home. Getting the house ready to sell... Planning holidays to places here we would never had seen (bucket list) if we were at home. I took my husband and son to New Zealand earlier this year (I had been years before) for a trip of a lifetime. A place they may never had seen if we stayed in the UK. Try and plan some positives while you are here.. everyone is different, things may improve over time. Sending big hugs and positive thoughts..... Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. Returning to Blighty after nearly 8 years in Queensland!!

    Depends where you live.. We are hoping to move back to Sussex. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  10. Returning to Blighty after nearly 8 years in Queensland!!

    There is a trade off though... Lovely long, light and balmy evenings in the summer.. Can't wait... Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  11. What do you wish you'd done before you left?

    May i ask why? Sent from my SM-G920I using Tapatalk
  12. What do you wish you'd done before you left?

    We are in a similar situation and have been here for 12 years. Planning to go back within the next 18 months. Would be sooner but the situation is complicated.... Our wish list is to sail the Whitsunday's, maybe do a the Ghan and the top end.. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  13. What area of work are you in? Hubby was state manager for nearly 10 years and I am a management accountant/financial analyst (can only work part time at the moment which work does not exist).. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  14. Hubby was state manager for a worldwide crane company (Vic & Qld) for nearly 10 years.... Moving back timeframes are tricky as my parents live here (near us) and my mum has advanced cancer and will not move back now. So time with mum is limited .. Plus we need to get the house ready to sell.... Not a 5 minute job. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  15. Just seeking some feedback from other members who have moved back to the UK. We are planning on returning to the UK within 2 years and would ideally like to secure a job before we return. Just wondering what others have experienced and the time taken to do this. My husband has been searching for work in Qld (made redundant business closed) for over 4 months with no success. Would it be better to apply for jobs in the UK instead? Not sure what we should do and worried we will use up all our funds in the meantime then going back will be extremely difficult, if not impossible. Thank you