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Australia what do you like best about living here?

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For me its very hard to explain in words as I was so happy in the UK

 

But for me I feel like my life as been fulfilled by moving here like it was my destiny?

 

Might sound strange but my Dad was born in Australia so I always had an urge to go to Australia and now living here as made my life complete

 

I have so many great memories of the UK

 

I have so few of living in Australia for only 3 years

 

But I'm sure things will change and I'm looking forward to having many more years here

 

I know so many have gone back to the UK but lets try and keep this thread for those who are still living in Australia and their views on how they feel

 

Good and bad as Australia is not perfect


...IS My Life a Dream? - If It Is I Don't Want to Wake Up...

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It's a pretty ordinary place really.....bearable but ordinary

 

I guess the haters got to this thread first. :wubclub:

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Weather, job, Ozzies!

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I guess the haters got to this thread first. :wubclub:

Who's a hater?......or is that just your prejudice talking?

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I enjoy the weather, open spaces and how most things are very child friendly and family orientated.

 

Cal x


If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place...

If you get a chance,take it, If it changes your life,let it. Nobody said it would be easy they just said it would be worth it...

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I guess the haters got to this thread first. :wubclub:

 

I did ask

Good and bad as Australia is not perfect

...IS My Life a Dream? - If It Is I Don't Want to Wake Up...

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The fact I can hang washing outside and it dries. Some days it even dries in a couple of hours.

That you can use the school grounds outside of school hours.

Being able to buy a block of land and build a house to have a layout that I want straight away, rather than buying one and altering it.

Being near my OH's family.

Being able to wear summer dresses in summer without needing a cardigan (has to be 25C plus for me to even consider a summer dress without a cardigan.)

Outdoor pools.

Free BBQs in the parks.

Being able to see the sea from parts of the area I live in, despite being a 45 minute drive away (probably specific to Adelaide, and certain areas of Adelaide, that one).


Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.

Dale Carnegie – 1888-1955, Author and Lecturer

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I know I'm not from the UK but I'm going to answer anyway.

 

Beautiful beaches and the fact I can find ones all to myself when I want to

The smell of the bush on really hot days or just after it rains

Diversity of wildlife

The fresh sun kissed way my skin smells after a day at the beach

The wide open spaces and diversity of landscapes

Weather - especially in the temperate zones

The people who come from all over the world and live here in relative harmony

The opportunities still available to anyone willing to chase their dream

Perhaps most of all I feel safe here - and I have lived in a country where I didn't

 

I could go on but I won't


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Well, I commented in the UK version of this post, so it's only fair I comment here.

 

I have been in Oz since I was a little fella, around 40 years now. Most things I love about Oz, I really don't get to see, do or enjoy anymore. I've either grown up, the novelty has worn off, or things that were once affordable no longer are. When I was in the UK I missed stupid things really.. the landscape of the country, the sound of the birds in the morning and at dusk, my genuine mates here in Oz that I have grown up with. That's really about it. After 40 years in Oz, everything is just the same old same old, but getting more expensive to buy or enjoy. I do love it though in Oz, it's looked after me well. I just don't enjoy the things I used to because I just don't have time any more, or don't have the inclination. Not hating, I love both the UK and Oz for different reasons.

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Weather, food courts, friendlines, being with OH's family, beer o'clock at work. Oh and easy access to sports facilities.

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Sunshine (sometimes), balmy evenings, ocean swimming, outdoor pools, lorrikeets, kangaroos, little creatures ( the beer), friendliness, scuba diving, plastic money, cycle lanes, eucalyptus, Fraser island, squeeky sand, camping, tree frogs, starry nights, wilderness, prawns, Sydney...........

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I know I'm not from the UK but I'm going to answer anyway.

 

Beautiful beaches and the fact I can find ones all to myself when I want to

The smell of the bush on really hot days or just after it rains

Diversity of wildlife

The fresh sun kissed way my skin smells after a day at the beach

The wide open spaces and diversity of landscapes

Weather - especially in the temperate zones

The people who come from all over the world and live here in relative harmony

The opportunities still available to anyone willing to chase their dream

Perhaps most of all I feel safe here - and I have lived in a country where I didn't

 

I could go on but I won't

 

I need some of this! Will be arriving in October this year, cannot wait.

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I need some of this! Will be arriving in October this year, cannot wait.

I'm sure you'll love it

 

So many of us do

 

But on the other hand so many don't

 

You'll see both sides here for sure

 

Just see how you find it and you'll be fine

 

That's what we did

 

Howard


...IS My Life a Dream? - If It Is I Don't Want to Wake Up...

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I know I'm not from the UK but I'm going to answer anyway.

 

Beautiful beaches and the fact I can find ones all to myself when I want to

The smell of the bush on really hot days or just after it rains

Diversity of wildlife

The fresh sun kissed way my skin smells after a day at the beach

The wide open spaces and diversity of landscapes

Weather - especially in the temperate zones

The people who come from all over the world and live here in relative harmony

The opportunities still available to anyone willing to chase their dream

Perhaps most of all I feel safe here - and I have lived in a country where I didn't

I could go on but I won't

 

 

You summed it pretty succinctly Freckle... my bolding...I visit quite a few places around the world where I think "I don't think I would walk down the street late at night" (I know there are places here in Australia which are the same but not to the same extent). A few weeks ago I went on a work "tour" for 6 days......when I returned home I realised that I had not locked my front door.....my unit had not been burgled,everything was intact.......maybe we have lazy thieves ??? :wink:


Never argue with an idiot........he will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.

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The fact I am so far away from my toxic family and amongst a fantastic group of laid back Australian friends who accept me for me, not what I can bring to the party.

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I like the predictability of the weather. You know when you need a jacket when you leave the house.

 

I like the smell of the ocean as autumn approaches.

 

Twilight is a special time.

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From the first day I arrived in Australia in 1963 I was 'adventure bound'. That still applies 50 years later.

 

All countries are just 'a lump of rock and soil', it really is how one goes about life that counts. An extract from Bob's Beaut Book Of Philosophy.:wink:

 

To, Sir Les...Did that twice, went on hols to WA, came back and the door was wide open. Next, we went to NSW and again, had left the door wide open. Nothing taken, but a mate left a small side cupboard for Jo.:laugh:

 

Cheers, Bobj.

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I love the sense of contentment we have here.

My daughter tells me she's glad to have had her teenage years here in Aus

I love the 'isolation' of Perth

and I love the fact that we wanted a change and made it happen.


I just want PIO to be a happy place where people are nice to each other and unicorns poop rainbows

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Being close to a beach and a City,

Feeling of space,

Being able to sit in the back garden at night and feel warm,

Blue skies,

Sea that looks and is clean,

Long swims in the sea,

Availability and cheapness of lots of sporting activities,

weather that lets you do them all year round,

Friends with same interests,

Outdoor pools a plenty and not expensive to use,

No "sessions" in the pools, stay as long as you like,

The feeling you can plan a trip say 500Km and know it's going to take about 5 Hrs,

Not feeling the need to get away on holiday for a fix of sun and sand,

How clean, tidy and modern Perth looks and the spectacular views of it when driving in on the freeway or from the hills.

 

There are places in both countries where this applies and not.

 

We don't have a garage here and often leave the cars unlocked. Leave stuff out the front and no-one touches it (bikes, surfboards, tools, whatever). We see houses with boats out the front, surf skis, paddles.

 

Where we lived in the UK my wife had 2 cars stolen in the space of 6 months. One from outside the house, one form work (in Moss Side) both weeks old, never heard anything about them again. The first one that got stolen had the wheels and babies pram stolen from it 2 weeks before the whole car went. Must have cost the insurance a fortune.

 

There was no way we would have left anything laying around where we lived in the UK. I can think of places that would be safe though.

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Great beaches

Lovely weather

Clean sea

BBQ's (whenever we want one)

Public BBQ's

Clear roads (outside the city)

Friendliness

Sydney

Loads of local mountain bike trails

Coffee shops

Laid back lifestyle

Outdoor lifestyle

No yobbo's

Low crime rate

Seeing how happy my wife and daughters are to be here

And most of all the feeling that hits you every now and again and gives you an amazing warm feeling inside of "Wow, I live here"

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