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  1. markandtraceyessex

    another boomerang / ping pong family

    ok, i kow this has been discussed on numerous occasions but i felt the need to share our storey; we gained our visa early last year (2008), sold our house and car, pack up work and moved to nsw in september, we know of 2 families in oz and 1 of them live in nsw and laid on a stretch limo to collect us from sydney. i had a job and after a rocky start we found good schools for our 2 daughters. i honestly thought all was going well and to plan, i was loving every day. i would often stand outside the front of where i worked (on an industrial estate) and look at the clear sky, rows of palm trees and gums, exotic birds all round and think to myself "this is the life". (sadly, i even recorded a drive home from work as it was so breath taking!) slowly tracey became more down and sad, escalating to a "worst christmas day of our lives!". After millions of conversations throughout that christmas break we decided to call it a day and return to uk. as a husband & father my duty laid with the wellbeing of my family. i handed in my notice at work, we reloaded up our belongings into yet another 20ft container and flew home on 26th jan 09. colleagues at work suggested i send tracey and girls back to UK for a short holiday, my boss even kindly offered to pay for the flight! i got my old job back, taking advantage of the current market we bought a lovely house. after an exausting campaign we managed to get the girls back into their old school and rejoined after school clubs etc. last month (july) tracey informs me that she wishes to return to nsw!!! now its not all tracey's fault, she said had she of returned for a holiday to the uk it would not have been long enough as it has taken her 5 months to realise she should have stayed in oz and stuck it out! plus circumstances and various pressures in oz all played a part to leaving. migrating is a HUGE step and not be be taken lightly, it drains all your energies and emotions not to mention your expences! as i said before i loved every day but i torn between my heart shouting out "YES" i going back and dispair at reliving the whole process giving fresh heartache to 2 sets of grandparents etc. if will go back it will be next summer as we intend to let our eldest finish school next may and go to her prom. our visa expires in 2013 phew,hope that all makes sense. i suppose what im looking for by writing this thread is; have people been in the same situation?, did they go back? did it work or not? thanks for reading, hope it doesn't all sound like gobbledegook. mark.
  2. Guest

    Want to share your story?

    Hello, Have you moved from Australia back to the UK? Or are you thinking or doing so? If so, I would be so grateful to anyone who would share their story. For my final year university project I'm reaearching "Ping Pong Poms" and would love to hear from people who have yo-yoed between the two countries. If you can help please get in touch by replying to this, messaging or e-mailing. Contact via PM. Thank you for reading and I hope to hear from you soon.
  3. Guest

    boomerang poms

    Hello all, My Husband and I and our 3 children (7,12,16!) lived in Australia for 10 years and we have recently returned to the uk permanentley due to my husband having caught skin cancer.We also returned as we have lost everything we own due to the slumping climate of building houses and getting caught up in the 'bigger you get the bigger you fall' syndrome!We love Australia and are very unhappy at returning to the uk. I would say though things arent always better on the other side,we lived on the sunshine coast,queenland and it was very expensive for eg it cost us $15 for a kilo of bananas this is due to floods and cyclones ect, so its not the cheap country it used to be 10 years ago.We bought a half acre block of land for $90,000 and built a house on it for $140,000,we sold it for $525,000 and due to a big build going wrong we lost everything the same house now is on the market for $850,000!! So please be aware its not cheap.Schooling has to be payed for.My husband had to pay $8,000 for a operation to remove cancer or wait 2 months on the health service.....all in all though love the country but we cannot afford to go back..I could go on and on but i wont ..good luck
  4. Guest

    Calling all Boomerang POMS

    Ignore the post, I have found loads.
  5. Guest

    Boomerang poms

    HI EVERYONE ITS BEEN A WHILE SINCE I'VE POSTED A THREAD ON HERE, AS WE HAVE ONLY JUST MANAGED TO GET THE NET... YUP ITS BEEN FLIPPIN FRUSTRATING...SO A BIG HELLO TO YOU ALL AGAIN:hug: AND ITS GOOD TO BE BACK.:biglaugh: WELL I HAVE A QUESTION...AFTER A RECENT CONVERSATION WITH MY BROTHER IN THE UK, HE MENTIONED WE ARE NOW KNOWN AS THE BOOMERANG POMS, SO I ASK THIS QUESTION, ARE YOU A BOOMERANG POM? WHAT I MEAN IS... ARE YOU ONE OF THESE FOLKS THAT CAME OUT TO OZ FOR THAT BETTER LIFE, ONLY TO REALIZE ITS NOT WHAT YOU THOUGHT, THEN PACKED UP AND WENT BACK HOME AGAIN, ONLY TO BE BITTERLY DISAPPOINTED WITH WHAT YOUR FACED WITH, THEN EVENTUALLY PACKED UP AGAIN, AND COME BACK OUT HERE TO OZ. (IF THIS IS THE CASE) YOUR NOW KNOWN AS THE BOOMERANG POM.
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