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Anyone else jealous about not being in the UK at the moment?

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I know politically things are all over the place at home at the moment,  but the amazing weather, world cup,  Wimbledon, country shows etc it would be an awesome time to be home,  I hope everyone back home is making the most of the amazing weather cause when the weather is good there is no better place on earth! 

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To most of us that live in Australia, this is home not the UK.

We have all those things here so not really missing much. I usually go to the Australian Open also, so we are not missing out on anything.

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Yes, it would be lovely to be visiting with some beautiful summer weather. I tend to visit May/June and it's often very wet at least for a few days.

I love the smells of an English summer ?

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Yup. Scotland had lots of snow this year and now lots of sunshine... love that 'type' of year but alas doesn't happen very often.

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It seems to have been a great atmosphere with the world cup 


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

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Not really.  My wife is there at the moment.  It was a business trip but she has tacked on a holiday visiting some of her family and old friends.


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No.  I'm happy it's been a good summer.  Bit hot for me by the sound of it.

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Nope, Melbourne is home to me now. I'm glad my UK family are enjoying a good summer tho! 


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4 hours ago, Red Rose said:

I know politically things are all over the place at home at the moment,  but the amazing weather, world cup,  Wimbledon, country shows etc it would be an awesome time to be home,  I hope everyone back home is making the most of the amazing weather cause when the weather is good there is no better place on earth! 

Just returned after a 3 week trip home and absolutely loved it. The summer weather was lovely - low to mid 20's, so perfect for us compared to the much hotter Melbourne summers, and the countryside looked stunning. As you say, politically things are very volatile right now, which makes life interesting if nothing else! People just get on with it though and everyone was enjoying the unexpected progress made by the England team in the football, as well as the tournament as a whole. There was a real buzz about the place and the dry British sense of humour was very much in evidence. 

Now saving up for next year's trip!

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We are going tomorrow for our sons graduation. He is already there, having flown out early (he is now living in Australia). 

Lovely occaision but as we travel up and down the country to see family and friends not really a holiday.  Hope weather is still good for us but not too hot as few places have aircon!

Hopefully when oh retires soon we can go for longer and spend time in Spain and Greece in our favourite haunts too.

 

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So many wineries ......so little time :yes:

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Just back from a month in UK - very lucky with weather indeed - countryside looks fabulous- even got sunshine on Dartmoor! Managed a few swims in the sea off Hove - bracing! Great to see so many enjoying the great British summer - although I did hear a few moans about it being too hot. To be fair, beautiful weather in Brisbane at this time of year too but loved daylight till 9pm. Always a fabulous time to go & saving up for another trip but next time want to go to Shetland so not sure it will be quite as sunny...

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No. I’m to busy enjoying my life in oz.

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13 hours ago, Parley said:

To most of us that live in Australia, this is home not the UK.

We have all those things here so not really missing much. I usually go to the Australian Open also, so we are not missing out on anything.

 

13 hours ago, Red Rose said:

I know politically things are all over the place at home at the moment,  but the amazing weather, world cup,  Wimbledon, country shows etc it would be an awesome time to be home,  I hope everyone back home is making the most of the amazing weather cause when the weather is good there is no better place on earth! 

always something going on ....good and bad ...its never boring .

my wife loves the seasons ,especially the winter ,and Xmas ...not for me ....milder the better

you are only ever 4 hours max away from the sun ...snow ,mountains and some serious history and architecture....

big fan of living in Europe


BUT I DONT FEEL AFRAID

AS LONG AS I GAZE AT

WATERLOO SUNSET

IAM IN PARADISE

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9 hours ago, Saurer Pfirsich said:

Just returned after a 3 week trip home and absolutely loved it. The summer weather was lovely - low to mid 20's, so perfect for us compared to the much hotter Melbourne summers, and the countryside looked stunning. As you say, politically things are very volatile right now, which makes life interesting if nothing else! People just get on with it though and everyone was enjoying the unexpected progress made by the England team in the football, as well as the tournament as a whole. There was a real buzz about the place and the dry British sense of humour was very much in evidence. 

Now saving up for next year's trip!

buzz is the right word ...

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BUT I DONT FEEL AFRAID

AS LONG AS I GAZE AT

WATERLOO SUNSET

IAM IN PARADISE

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20 hours ago, Red Rose said:

I know politically things are all over the place at home at the moment,  but the amazing weather, world cup,  Wimbledon, country shows etc it would be an awesome time to be home,  I hope everyone back home is making the most of the amazing weather cause when the weather is good there is no better place on earth! 

Totally, I'd have killed to have been there this last month.

We are moving back Apr/May next year. Knowing my luck, I'll have to wait another 42 years for a great summer ? (wow, that's 2060).

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16 hours ago, Chortlepuss said:

Just back from a month in UK - very lucky with weather indeed - countryside looks fabulous- even got sunshine on Dartmoor! Managed a few swims in the sea off Hove - bracing! Great to see so many enjoying the great British summer - although I did hear a few moans about it being too hot. To be fair, beautiful weather in Brisbane at this time of year too but loved daylight till 9pm. Always a fabulous time to go & saving up for another trip but next time want to go to Shetland so not sure it will be quite as sunny...

My sister-in-law who was born in Australia (though has lived in the UK since she was a young child) never stops telling me how hot it is  and she doesn't like it at all.  She lives in Hertford.  My sister and another sister-in-law live a lot further north are really enjoying it.  Mind you SIL lived in Thailand for a couple of decades and my sister lived in lots of hot countries too so are used to the heat. 

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1 hour ago, s713 said:

Totally, I'd have killed to have been there this last month.

We are moving back Apr/May next year. Knowing my luck, I'll have to wait another 42 years for a great summer ? (wow, that's 2060).

Maybe not    ...........................  the weather/climate seems to be changing.  Those warmer summers may be the norm.

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I love my life here right now, but do miss my family in the UK and am hoping to go and visit them in the next month or two.

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5 hours ago, Toots said:

My sister-in-law who was born in Australia (though has lived in the UK since she was a young child) never stops telling me how hot it is  and she doesn't like it at all.  She lives in Hertford.  My sister and another sister-in-law live a lot further north are really enjoying it.  Mind you SIL lived in Thailand for a couple of decades and my sister lived in lots of hot countries too so are used to the heat. 

Ha, all my old friends moaned all winter about how horrible and cold it was, and now they're moaning about the heat!  Can't win...

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Yes it sure does sound like it is a nice place to be at the moment with the weather and everything going on. I too have heard a few people complaining about the heat though. When we talk to friends and family and we hear that, it does make us laugh. Try 40 during the day and 30 at night with no aircon Love the UK summer nights, nice and warm and light until late. Combine that with a nice beer garden in the country and you have a winning combination.

 

In short yes we do wish we were there now enjoying it.Bottom of Form

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Family of five now with our one son living in the UK

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On 16/07/2018 at 09:18, s713 said:

Totally, I'd have killed to have been there this last month.

We are moving back Apr/May next year. Knowing my luck, I'll have to wait another 42 years for a great summer ? (wow, that's 2060).

We are planning a trip back the end of next month, so we may just of missed it. Shame, but the weather will still be nice. Wife and kids will stay in our house and I will return for a bit to finish wrapping things up. Then I will return before Xmas


Family of five now with our one son living in the UK

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On Monday, July 16, 2018 at 00:37, bunbury61 said:

 

always something going on ....good and bad ...its never boring .

my wife loves the seasons ,especially the winter ,and Xmas ...not for me ....milder the better

you are only ever 4 hours max away from the sun ...snow ,mountains and some serious history and architecture....

big fan of living in Europe

Great as long as you have the money and time off work.

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On ‎17‎/‎07‎/‎2018 at 04:45, Paul1Perth said:

Great as long as you have the money and time off work.

not really Paul ...weekends away to many European cities are very affordable ....flight and hotel ....loads of people do it now

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BUT I DONT FEEL AFRAID

AS LONG AS I GAZE AT

WATERLOO SUNSET

IAM IN PARADISE

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When we lived in the UK last, fair to say we'd gotten into a rut and stopped doing as much as we could have. Certainly, living in Perth improved our get-up-and-go, at least for the time that we could actually find new things to do anyway.

One of the things I did to help smooth our impending return to the UK with the Mrs was map out places that we either routinely drive to now or don't think of as that far; places like the Hills, Swan Valley, Mandurah, Busselton etc. I plotted them on a UK map to show her what sort of similar area we'd be able to cover for days/weekends out etc. and the extent of what you can do/where you can go is absolutely staggering.

Even the distance covered from our home here (NOR) to Perth CBD, the choice in the UK of things to do/places to go is unreal; there's not really anything of equivalence here (apart from Hillarys, which I refuse to go anymore, been 1000+ times).

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