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Krisneale

Harrisdale poms

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Hi all,

myself and my wife who are in our late thirties with two kids, 7 and 6 would love to meet some people south of the river, around Harrisdale/canning vale areas.

if you’re local please reach out, we’d love to hear from you!

we are looking for some real, long term friends! We are easy going, like a laugh (and a drink!) and really looking for people

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You might want to have a look at our sister site perthpoms.com which is entirely dedicated to Perth / WA

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Thanks, have been trying on there for ages and was advised to try here...

not sure what I’m doing wrong or why all the SOR people are so quiet?

thanks for your message though, appreciate it !

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8 hours ago, Krisneale said:

Thanks, have been trying on there for ages and was advised to try here...

not sure what I’m doing wrong or why all the SOR people are so quiet?

thanks for your message though, appreciate it !

These forums are mainly for people planning to come to Australia.  Most of those people arrive, get settled, and never visit these forums again.   The other main group are people who arrived, didn't like it or missed their family too much,and are heading home  - they're not interested in making friends in Australia, for obvious reasons.  There's a small group of us who stick around because we enjoy hanging around to help other people. 

It's never easy making deep friendships in a new country, but you're not likely to find them on forums - and sticking around with other Brits is often a recipe to guarantee you'll never feel "at home" in Australia. It's hard work and will likely take you a couple of years to make connections.

 

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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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Wouldn't go into it looking for deep long term friendships, you're probably going to be disappointed so throw yourself into your local community regardless of where they originated and see what sticks. If you go into it expecting nothing then you won't be disappointed. I've found the best friendships I've had have been formed at times of developmental angst or significant stress so you might find some mates if you volunteer for things like the bush fire brigade or Lifeline, nothing like throwing yourself into stressful situations to see who has got your back and who will laugh with you. Personally, over 3 decades in Australia I never made the kind of friendships that I've found here in UK over the past 8 years but lots of other folk say they've made lots of friends - what friendships I had were generally situational and rarely stood  the test of situation change. 

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7 hours ago, Marisawright said:

These forums are mainly for people planning to come to Australia.  Most of those people arrive, get settled, and never visit these forums again.   The other main group are people who arrived, didn't like it or missed their family too much,and are heading home  - they're not interested in making friends in Australia, for obvious reasons.  There's a small group of us who stick around because we enjoy hanging around to help other people. 

It's never easy making deep friendships in a new country, but you're not likely to find them on forums - and sticking around with other Brits is often a recipe to guarantee you'll never feel "at home" in Australia. It's hard work and will likely take you a couple of years to make connections.

 

I made very good long time friends at work.  Most of my co-workers were really nice friendly people but it took a couple of years to eventually meet two or three with the same interests as myself and then to end up close friends with.  One of them has moved to Tassie with her husband and another is moving here soon which I am very happy about.  🙂

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Thanks all for your replies, just to note. I have made friends with Australians, but I’d also like to connect with people from England, I don’t think it’s a recipe to never feel at home, but often a great fundamental connection that’s shared to start a friendship.

many thanks again and as this is a main source for poms living in Australia, I’d still like to make my offer stand, would love to connect with anyone who’s not too far away:-)

cheers 

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