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Amber Snowball last won the day on April 30 2022

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  1. Amber Snowball

    189/190 visa

    Is it an actual diagnosis or has someone just mentioned it? That’s young for a proper diagnosis by a paediatrician. Are you in the UK?
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    Definitely sure. I have so much pain (not covid/vaccine related) I always say if I wake up without pain I’ll think I am dead. Just got up, still in pain, ergo still alive! my perception is my own reality etc
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    Just can't settle here

    Not that I’ve seen. Hopefully that’s a good sign….
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    I had the new omicron covid mutant jab today. I’ll let you know how I get on. Currently not dead.
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    Just can't settle here

    Yes definitely speak to @bug family he is a paramedic and got a job prior to moving. I don’t think you’ll have problems getting work! I’m in Frodsham and work in North Wales! I work in the community. If you are looking at Saltney don’t discount going just over the border as prices for property seem to drop, or they did, just for stepping over an invisible line I am an Australian citizen. Was there 13 years so my super is still there, still growing as I stopped all insurances, it’s not a bad amount. Hoping to use it to retire early in 10 years! Good luck and keep us updated, good, bad or indifferent.
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    Just can't settle here

    Hi! I moved to Cheshire in 2018. Not from here originally. I’ve settled really well and quickly I think as I look back. It’s got just about everything you need. I work in the nhs so got a job prior to returning. Moved the cat with me. Happy days! Where in Cheshire are you looking at? There’s a few of us in this area. Look up my posts, @bug family like @Wa7 said. Also, @Antipodista and @s713 not sure if @LincolnH has moved yet. That’s a few of us off the top of of my head. I made a list of everything I needed to do in both countries and for some time it got longer even though I was ticking things off! But ticking that last thing off is cathartic. You need to establish residency quickly to get registered with a GP etc, so will you be staying with family or friends?
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    Health visitors?

    Absolutely thrilled for you. 🥳 Is that in child and family health?
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    How to change our address with NHS after moving Down under?

    They wouldn’t. I was thinking more of telling them you have left the country so you free up a space on a GP list and as mentioned above, so no sensitive letters get sent to your old uk address.
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    How to change our address with NHS after moving Down under?

    One place I worked didn’t even have access to the spine.
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    How to change our address with NHS after moving Down under?

    Yes just tell your GP so they can remove you from their list.
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    Things you miss about Oz?

    Rego in Australia is called road tax here.
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    I know no one will care but...........

    My favourite bit was kygrios saying “she’s the one that looks like she’s had 700 drinks” about a woman in the crowd. Prince George learned some new words for school tomorrow!
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    Decided I need a change

    I genuinely feel for you. I did my nurse training purely because it meant, at that time, I could work almost anywhere. It was my ticket out of my shitty life. Moving to Australia was an extreme path to take but I couldn’t really fathom another way. I just wanted out. Australia was good to me and I was there for 13 years, now back in the uk. Now that said, it doesn’t matter where you are, your issues, worries, personality flaws will still be there, so don’t think it’s a silver bullet! All your “junk” moves with you! I think you need to do some more research and saving. Nothing will change unless you make it! Find out about other countries, what qualifications and experience you need. Do they still do emigration fairs? I went to a few back in 2005 when I was planning to move. Gather lots of info. A registered migration agent could help maybe with a strategy, if there is one, for a small fee. There are a few who post regularly on here. Good luck. Keep plugging away and try not to let it grind you down. I can still remember the absolute desperation I felt back then, like staring into a bottomless black hole. If emigration isn’t a realistic option, then if the working holiday visa becomes an option then do it, embrace the adventure and experience, who knows what will happen. Try and find the light in the darkness. Sending lots of positive vibes to you!
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    Logistical issues with moving from Canada to Victoria

    Just being nosey now, but where are you building? I have a soft spot for Geelong.