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Old Jan 4th 2010, 10:06 am   #91
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Day off for me today so sat and watched it too!

Cried through the family bits - typical of me! Especially funny as it is probably my clan that has contributed to my desperation to race to the furthest place away.

I was also well miffed that the BBC chose where they went to - was hoping they would go for the country as it was somewhere that had been recommended to us!

Have to say I loved the two boys - such typical teenagers. Overall a good episode I thought. Makes me ever more excited to go too!
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I must say, I thought that the family did really well and came across as very normal. Remember that poor woman a few years ago who said that her horses came first, then the dogs, then the kids and then her husband. LOL. She was crucified by the shows editing!
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I must say, I thought that the family did really well and came across as very normal. Remember that poor woman a few years ago who said that her horses came first, then the dogs, then the kids and then her husband. LOL. She was crucified by the shows editing!
Could they not afford to all go over in one go?
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Could they not afford to all go over in one go?

Haha. Sha meant who was most important to her. Who came first with her priorities!
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Haha. Sha meant who was most important to her. Who came first with her priorities!
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How are you watching it tonight Alfresco? Did you record it? I looked at iplayer last night but it only seemed to have evening shows on there. (I don't use iplayer very often )
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How are you watching it tonight Alfresco? Did you record it? I looked at iplayer last night but it only seemed to have evening shows on there. (I don't use iplayer very often )
Yeah I have Sky+ and it's programmed to record the whole series. I'll have a look and see if I can find it on iPlayer for you.

This episode:-

Says it will be on iPlayer soon.

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Families sample Australian life. When the Hannah family from Glasgow test out life in Brisbane for a week, it is an emotional roller-coaster as they sample jobs and leisure.

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Yeah I have Sky+ and it's programmed to record the whole series. I'll have a look and see if I can find it on iPlayer for you.

This episode:-

Says it will be on iPlayer soon.

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Families sample Australian life. When the Hannah family from Glasgow test out life in Brisbane for a week, it is an emotional roller-coaster as they sample jobs and leisure.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode...ries_4_Hannah/
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I'm a few mins behind cos I paused the sky + to battle with hoovering the floor lamp, don't ask! I like her dress and prefer her to Natalie Sowalia (spelling?!)...

Sorry Lady whatever your name is presenter on the show but I prefer Nadia - find this one really irritating wanted to push her in the sea

It's not been getting my full attention as I've been pottering about....so I didn't realise the BBC chose between the three locations...bad BBC!
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Damn! I always forget NOT to read BE until the day after airing as I only get to see them in the evening after work. Tragic as it is I don't want to know in advance whether they vote for Oz or the UK

Typically there'll be one episode in Sydney and all the rest will be out in the boonies outside the major cities. Some of us actually WANT to move to Sydney, y'know, on purpose!

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Damn! I always forget NOT to read BE until the day after airing as I only get to see them in the evening after work. Tragic as it is I don't want to know in advance whether they vote for Oz or the UK

Typically there'll be one episode in Sydney and all the rest will be out in the boonies outside the major cities. Some of us actually WANT to move to Sydney, y'know, on purpose!

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I mean I can't understand why ppl want to move to Darwin but hey ho each to their own LOL
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Love this programme and eagerly await watching each one, regardless of where they are headed. Today's was especially interesting as we have 2 teenagers who we will be dragging along with us!!

The messages from back home get me every single time though; I know that's what they are intended for and I think its great to point out how most, if not all, of us who intent to emigrate will feel about leaving those we cherish behind but its that sadistic part to the progamme that I love to hate!!

Does anyone know if they are intending to visit Melbourne at all over the next 4 weeks? The BBC website only seems to have the listings for the next week. Typically they are showing Perth a couple of times now that we have decided against going there

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Love this programme and eagerly await watching each one, regardless of where they are headed. Today's was especially interesting as we have 2 teenagers who we will be dragging along with us!!

The messages from back home get me every single time though; I know that's what they are intended for and I think its great to point out how most, if not all, of us who intent to emigrate will feel about leaving those we cherish behind but its that sadistic part to the progamme that I love to hate!!

Does anyone know if they are intending to visit Melbourne at all over the next 4 weeks? The BBC website only seems to have the listings for the next week. Typically they are showing Perth a couple of times now that we have decided against going there

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Monday 4th January 2010
When the Hannah family from Glasgow test out life in Brisbane for a week, it is an emotional roller-coaster as they sample jobs and leisure. Will they decide to make the momentous move for good, or will the pressure divide the family?

Tuesday 5th January 2010
The Roberts from Wigan sample life in Darwin for a week. Kiera Roberts is expecting her first child; she and husband Andy are hoping Australia will be a great place to bring up a young family, but have they underestimated the pull of family thousands of miles away back in the UK?

Wednesday 6th January 2010
The Fosters from Derby test out life in Perth, Western Australia for a week. Husband Wayne wants to know how well they will be accepted as a mixed-race family, while Lois faces a momentous decision - if she moves to Australia for the sake of her younger children, it will mean leaving her fourteen-year-old daughter Amy in the UK.

Thursday 7th January 2010
The Guiles from Berkshire test out life in Auckland for a week. Busy pub landlord Simon and wife Claire want to find out if New Zealand will enable them to give their daughters a better life. Simon wants to retrain as a wine-maker, but will he achieve the work-life balance his daughter Izzy longs for him to have? Ultimately, can they bring themselves to leave family and friends behind in the UK?

Friday 8th January 2010
The Mills family from Eastbourne test out life in Australia for a week. Jem and Sally Mills run a successful psychotherapy business in Sussex, and want to see if they could do the same in the surfers' paradise of Byron Bay. Will the harsh employment realities, and the cost of living down under, put an end to their dream?

Monday 11th January 2010
The Saunders family from South London experience life in Brisbane for a week. It doesn't go smoothly. The family try out camping in the bush, but it ends in tears. Robin Saunders is a specialist shoe-maker - he's been with the same company all his working life. When he samples a similar job in Queensland, his loyalties are torn.

Tuesday 12th January 2010
Series in which British families are given the chance to sample life on the other side of the world. The Boyd family from Ayrshire try out life in Darwin. House-husband James has been trying to persuade wife Naomi to make the move to Australia to give their young children a better life. Finally she agrees, but when they get out there, he's in for a bumpy ride.

Wednesday 13th January 2010
The Wilson family from Liverpool want more space and better weather to enjoy an outdoor life. They try out life in Perth, Western Australia, for a week. John Wilson finds a potential job as an artisan baker. But, the family hadn't bargained on the emotions they experience at the prospect of leaving friends and family back on in the UK.

Thursday 14th January 2010
The Campbell's live near Falkirk with their three energetic children. They're fed up with the cold and rain of northern Britain, and want their family to flourish in the sun so they sample life in Cairns for a week. They love the heat and lifestyle of Northern Queensland, but elder daughter Kirsty doesn't want to leave her friends back in their Scottish village.

Friday 15th January 2010
Sharon Cole lives with her two teenage sons in Yorkshire. She's separated from their father, and wants to find a new life in New Zealand, leaving sad memories behind. She and her boys try out life in Auckland for a week. They get a glimpse of an optimistic future, but crossing the world to get away from the past isn't that easy.
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Jeez! The one on the 6th January will have me a blubbering mess on the floor (well, more so than normal anyhoo ) - what a decision to have to make
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 I must say, I thought that the family did really well and came across as very normal. Remember that poor woman a few years ago who said that her horses came first, then the dogs, then the kids and then her husband. LOL. She was crucified by the shows editing!
Well she's back this year!!!!!!
Lyx In context the question relating to the order was directed at who got fed in the house first
First response Horses 4am, dogs 4.30, Kids lunches 5.30 and Husband last as could fend for himself but usually had cooked breakfast and pack up done before he left at 6. What they didn't explain either was that they were her business and not just a hobby. However the power of editing and the need to repeat the answer in 10 different styles. You live and learn.

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