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Never said that Australia is same as London, read it again that is not what I wrote. If you read it I said the difference between England and Australia is same as comparing black country to London. Where on earth have I said Australia is like a buzzing London.

I questioned how you can say the difference between London and the Black Country is like the difference between England and Australia...try and keep up mate.

 

 

 

I visited London on Tuesday enjoyed it. Went to the sights fed nuts to the many squirrels in st James park. Completely different world to the black country region. Almost as big as the difference between England and Australia. There are good places to live in England it's just affording it.

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If it was England of the late 90s then yeah it was good in the uk. Only went to Australia because I was sick of redundancies 1% pay rises and getting undercut by eastern Europeans taking our old jobs under different job titles at lower pay. Exploitation of cheap workers. Things have gone well in oz so far. Only by a lot of luck over there and support from some other expats I made friends with by chance. Only miss family really when I am in oz and the football. England I can take it or leave it there's a few things I miss but I have discovered things I enjoy about oz too. Met some great people there mostly expats of some 20 30 years. Not sure if I will be in oz forever. But it does look like I will make my Money in oz and come back to uk in later years unless things change. We have citizenship in oz so got security there. Thing is I know a few ping pong poms and one couple that ping ponged 3 times. There stories scare me. Wait and see approach I think. In uk at moment for 2 more weeks. Some good things some sad. Having to spend time visiting my dad in hospital so not really a holiday for me that's why I came over for a visit. I like aspects of both oz and England thou it's a pity they are so far apart.

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If it was England of the late 90s then yeah it was good in the uk. Only went to Australia because I was sick of redundancies 1% pay rises and getting undercut by eastern Europeans taking our old jobs under different job titles at lower pay. Exploitation of cheap workers. Things have gone well in oz so far. Only by a lot of luck over there and support from some other expats I made friends with by chance. Only miss family really when I am in oz and the football. England I can take it or leave it there's a few things I miss but I have discovered things I enjoy about oz too. Met some great people there mostly expats of some 20 30 years. Not sure if I will be in oz forever. But it does look like I will make my Money in oz and come back to uk in later years unless things change. We have citizenship in oz so got security there. Thing is I know a few ping pong poms and one couple that ping ponged 3 times. There stories scare me. Wait and see approach I think. In uk at moment for 2 more weeks. Some good things some sad. Having to spend time visiting my dad in hospital so not really a holiday for me that's why I came over for a visit. I like aspects of both oz and England thou it's a pity they are so far apart.

Good post, I liked Australia but for me their is so much more to do in the UKUK, I was honestly as a young bloke going mental in Perth as I found it in all honest really boring but that's me and we are all different, the UK is going through a blip yes but it has gone through many before and come out the other side, the Brits are a special people IMO with a great sense of humour and fun and I think this is what I missed the most, might try oz or even Canada next if I do not get into the fire service but wherever I go my heart will remain in the green green grass of home.


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Your right there, mostly because I have worked at firms struggling and shutting down so the government was always a target during chatter. In oz they do knock certain politicians but not as bad as I heard in England. I am in England at moment it does not seem to be as bad now. More of an acceptance of where Britain is and acceptance of hardtimes. Attitudes seem to of changed certainly in the black country. Things have been tough in the black country so long now it's the norm.

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Your right there, mostly because I have worked at firms struggling and shutting down so the government was always a target during chatter. In oz they do knock certain politicians but not as bad as I heard in England. I am in England at moment it does not seem to be as bad now. More of an acceptance of where Britain is and acceptance of hardtimes. Attitudes seem to of changed certainly in the black country. Things have been tough in the black country so long now it's the norm.

I like yam yams and found them always cheerful and up for a laff, bonks,s mild is a great session ale.


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I said it because that's how it is. The black country and London are totally different. As different as england is too Australia. Or do you disagree and think London is same as the black country. Unless the underground has closed down Oxford street is half boarded up and full of cash converters pound shops and bargain jumble shops then I am right.

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Agreed with that comment. Not sure if banks do mild these days.

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Agreed with that comment. Not sure if banks do mild these days.

What??????? Of course banks does mild...are you mad?

 

Banks's Mild - Fast Facts

 

 

3.5% abv, Banks's Mild is a beautifully balanced beer, smooth and full bodied with a malty, warming and slightly fruity taste.

Banks’s Mild is served in the on-trade in cask and keg.

Banks's Mild is also available in can so you can enjoy your Banks's moment at home too.

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Sorry don't wish to sound sarcastic but where did you read that I moved oz for the weather?

 

We had a very comfortable live in the uk, we moved to oz for an experience....not to say its better.....but to give living in a different place a go!! We were at a place in our life where we wanted a change......and to be honest you think I would spend all the time and money moving to oz just for the weather....you'd have to be an idiot to do that!!

 

Erm you were the one that first mentioned the climate and weather.......you said "As for the climate, I'd wait until you've had 4/5 years of rubbish summers before commenting on that!"

 

Any why you have to be an idiot to move to Oz just for the weather..........isn't that the attraction for the majority of people, not sure these particular people would like to be called idiots!

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Erm you were the one that first mentioned the climate and weather.......you said "As for the climate, I'd wait until you've had 4/5 years of rubbish summers before commenting on that!"

 

Any why would people be idiots moving to Oz just for the weather..........isn't that the attraction for the majority ot people?

agreed Brisbane has crap summer also.

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I said it because that's how it is. The black country and London are totally different. As different as england is too Australia. Or do you disagree and think London is same as the black country. Unless the underground has closed down Oxford street is half boarded up and full of cash converters pound shops and bargain jumble shops then I am right.

 

What you said came over sounding like, England was like the black country, down and out as you describe it being and London was Australia, everything hunky dory. You can't generalise like that. There's good and bad in both countries and you make the best of where you choose to be or if that's not enough, try and change it as you have done. Comparing countries all the time is not really a good thing once you have made the move. It's a bit like looking over your shoulder all the time.

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What you said came over sounding like, England was like the black country, down and out as you describe it being and London was Australia, everything hunky dory. You can't generalise like that. There's good and bad in both countries and you make the best of where you choose to be or if that's not enough, try and change it as you have done. Comparing countries all the time is not really a good thing once you have made the move. It's a bit like looking over your shoulder all the time.

Thanks...that's how I seen his post,


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I said it because that's how it is. The black country and London are totally different. As different as england is too Australia. Or do you disagree and think London is same as the black country. Unless the underground has closed down Oxford street is half boarded up and full of cash converters pound shops and bargain jumble shops then I am right.

 

Thats Oxford street, it will always be buzzing,theres plenty of places in London that are as bad if not worse than you describe Dudley


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Erm you were the one that first mentioned the climate and weather.......you said "As for the climate, I'd wait until you've had 4/5 years of rubbish summers before commenting on that!"

 

Any why you have to be an idiot to move to Oz just for the weather..........isn't that the attraction for the majority of people, not sure these particular people would like to be called idiots!

 

No didn't write anything about moving to oz for the weather. Mentioned the uk weather.

 

As for idiots.....in my opinion you are crazy if you move to oz without considering everything else....cost of living etc. How many people do you see arriving in oz and then are posting how expensive this or that is and then say they can't afford to live!

 

I just don't understand how people can get themselves into this position, with all the info that's out there. We planned our move for over two years and tried to prepare ourselves as much as possible.

 

To move across the world ill prepared and then be amazed you can't afford to live, then go back to the uk and slag oz (not you personally) off seems a tad harsh to me.

 

As I said in my first post, the two sides are never going to agree.


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Thanks...that's how I seen his post,

 

I don't see how anyone could see it any other way really?

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Thats Oxford street, it will always be buzzing,theres plenty of places in London that are as bad if not worse than you describe Dudley

I have had a drink in Dudley and the Black Country, and the pubs are are like the people ...honest and down to earth, love the people and the area industrial Britain at its best.

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No didn't write anything about moving to oz for the weather. Mentioned the uk weather.

 

As for idiots.....in my opinion you are crazy if you move to oz without considering everything else....cost of living etc. How many people do you see arriving in oz and then are posting how expensive this or that is and then say they can't afford to live!

 

I just don't understand how people can get themselves into this position, with all the info that's out there. We planned our move for over two years and tried to prepare ourselves as much as possible.

 

To move across the world ill prepared and then be amazed you can't afford to live, then go back to the uk and slag oz (not you personally) off seems a tad harsh to me.

 

As I said in my first post, the two sides are never going to agree.

 

But people don't take everything into consideration when they move, they think there is an abundance of jobs and moving with $20k in the bank will last them for months......and because the sun is shining everything will be ok (I actually did read this in another post somewhere else). People seem blinkered and weather is a big factor to them, for me I couldn't give a toss about the weather, my family and happiness are more important which is why we are moving back to UK.....and when you tell people in the UK they can't understand why you would leave all this sunshine behind. You are right the two sides will never agree.

 

As for Oz, well it has been good to me its just not for me.

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I don't see how anyone could see it any other way really?

 

It was quite clear to me what he meant on the first reading: that England and Australia are very different countries and, at the moment, life in London and the Black Country is so different that they seem to be in very different countries also.

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I have had a drink in Dudley and the Black Country, and the pubs are are like the people ...honest and down to earth, love the people and the area industrial Britain at its best.

 

You were lucky to find a pub still open here. Industrial Britain? All the industry I knew here as a kid is now housing estates.

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I visited London on Tuesday enjoyed it. Went to the sights fed nuts to the many squirrels in st James park. Completely different world to the black country region. Almost as big as the difference between England and Australia. There are good places to live in England it's just affording it.

 

 

I think this sounds exactly the way it was meant to sound and not the way some people have taken it at all. He was comparing two areas of England and highlighting the fact that, although in the same country, these two places are very different and offer different life styles. He then compared the diff between these two places to the difference between England and Australia, which lets face it are very different. Can't understand how anyone could have taken it differently.

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Good to hear that family trying to scary me off coming home but Feb the date I leave this nightmare of a country after this year any where better thn Brisbane and Aus looking forward to coming home just hoping my divorce comes through before i leave be a second bonus and a great start to the new year

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One cranky pom right enough!!!

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Good Luck with everything Cranky,

Sorry it didnt work out for you,at least you will never wonder what if and you have had an amazing adventure en route,lol

 

Cal x


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Yeah Good Luck Cranky, I know how hard it has been for you over the last fews years and your decision to return has been a very hard one to make, I hope you feel so much happier on your return and everything works out for you, Be Happy

 

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You were lucky to find a pub still open here. Industrial Britain? All the industry I knew here as a kid is now housing estates.

Lucky to find a pub open? Are you kidding, the reason some are closing is e cause there was to any to begin with, the culture these days I'd to socialise at home whereas years ago it was the pub, Stratford where I live pubs on every street lads of them and all doing a roaring trade as far as I can see.


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