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The expat dilemma

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This is about ping-ponging from Australia to France, but it will strike a chord with many UK/Australia ping-pongers I think.

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/dec/23/the-expats-dilemma-i-want-my-child-to-grow-up-in-australia-but-i-didnt-want-to-come-home

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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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I did not like the article, Marisa. I don't quite know why. Perhaps it is because I no longer "ping-pong" having been in Sydney for eleven years on this second stint without ever going back to the UK. I still like the UK, love my football despite following Tottenham Hotspur, read the Daily Mail online several times a day and also watch Sky News UK, but I no longer want to live there or care about the alleged "tyranny of distance."

Or perhaps I just did not like her writing style.

 

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