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reevo39

UK couple moved to Sydney

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Hi there, recently arrived in Sydney 8 weeks ago staying in Ashfield at sister in laws. Just wondering if anyone is in the Same boat, don't know many people. Would be good to meet someone who's in same position as us. Maybe to meet for drinks or socialising.

 

John and Michelle

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We're back in the UK now, and we have kids so not really in the same boat as you, but have a look to see if there are any local Facebook groups you could join.  We were members of a local group when we were there, and there were always people arranging drinks and evenings out and things.  Also fitness groups (also arranged via Facebook local groups) might be worthwhile joining.

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The only risk with looking for other Brits to socialise with, is that you can end up focussing on what you miss about the UK.  It can prevent you settling and feeling like part of your new country. 

You're living in Australia now, and you'll settle in much better if you get out and make friends with a range of people based on your interests rather than where you came from.  If you need help and advice and a shoulder to cry on when you're feeling homesick or frustrated, that's what PomsinOz is for!

Look on Meetup.com for groups with your interests, you don't need to have a hobby per se because there are groups that are purely for socialising too.

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Scot by birth, emigrated 1985 | Aussie husband applied UK spouse visa Jan 2015, granted March 2015, moved to UK May 2015 | Returned to Oz June 2016

"The stranger who comes home does not make himself at home but makes home itself strange." -- Rainer Maria Rilke

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Marisa makes a lot of sense re socialising with Brits. Don’t confine yourself to just them if you can help it. Often doing so can see the friendships split as migrants may move elsewhere or back to the UK and you are left there minus your friends. Or they may be unhappy and you not but their unhappiness or homesickness can impact you. Also it may mean you move to Australia only to be in mini England situation the other side of the world.  

Try to make friends based on your interests, not on where someone is from. It’s good to have a few friends from the same country as you, but don’t rely on those or invest in them at the exclusion of others. 

 

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Thanks for the advice. We are staying with my sister in law in inner west. We have friends from back home in Melbourne and some on Perth. However using Sydney as a base. The friends / people (some UK some Aussie) we've met so far are my sister in laws friends and we done wanna feel like being "baby sat" if that makes sense.

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Hi there, we are in Ashfield inner west near to new town. What about u guys

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Cool, we love Manly!! Where u guys from? We're doing ok as knew a couple people from back home and my sister in law is here so we've been out with her friends...how about you two?

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We’re from Manchester (well 15 miles from Manchester) it’s been tough tbh as we don’t really know anyone and find it difficult to meet others.. my aunt lives here at least. We’re 28/29 we’ll have to meet up for a drink or something 👍🏻

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Sounds good mate, were 33 a my fiancee is Michelle, my number is REMOVED have you both found work?

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Phone number removed.

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Weird shouldn't of said that. Michelle is 32. Happy to meet mate

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Hi [mention=266927]reevo39[/mention], I've removed your phone number.  [mention=267945]CraigandHan18[/mention] Can contact you via a PM.
Thanks. Was advised to that's all.

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All good.  Hope you get to meet up soon!

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On 14/01/2018 at 09:11, Marisawright said:

The only risk with looking for other Brits to socialise with, is that you can end up focussing on what you miss about the UK.  It can prevent you settling and feeling like part of your new country. 

You're living in Australia now, and you'll settle in much better if you get out and make friends with a range of people based on your interests rather than where you came from.  If you need help and advice and a shoulder to cry on when you're feeling homesick or frustrated, that's what PomsinOz is for!

Look on Meetup.com for groups with your interests, you don't need to have a hobby per se because there are groups that are purely for socialising too.

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