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Old Jan 27th 2008, 5:42 pm   #46
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We've been back nearly 3 months and we're both very sad, unsettled and unsure what to do! Nightmare!

We found a lovely house but still don't want to but it. Every one seems to be moving to Oz lol - even the people who are selling the house are off to Brisbane.
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We've been back nearly 3 months and we're both very sad, unsettled and unsure what to do! Nightmare!

We found a lovely house but still don't want to but it. Every one seems to be moving to Oz lol - even the people who are selling the house are off to Brisbane.
So sorry to hear that you are unsettled. You are in the right place to 'talk' about you worries. If you are having doubts, it's not too late to change your mind and go back.
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We've been back nearly 3 months and we're both very sad, unsettled and unsure what to do! Nightmare!

We found a lovely house but still don't want to but it. Every one seems to be moving to Oz lol - even the people who are selling the house are off to Brisbane.

Hey, the experts are saying we are in for a good summer this year, why not wait a bit or even try the Dorset area which Is soooo nice, you can always go back if it does not work out....but dont ping pong if you can help it.
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Hi Linloo...arriving in Adelaide in February...can't wait. Hopefully we'll meet on the beach..i have two Golden Retrievers. Three weeks holiday accomodation booked..biggest worry at mo is finding a six/twelve month pet friendly rental when my holiday rental finishes. Coming alone..gulp!!! Any tips..help very very welcome
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Hi Caroline spotted your post and was wondering how it all worked out for you. Tentively wondering about taking the plunge on my own also, would love to hear how things really are. thanks x Carolyn
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Old Feb 17th 2008, 8:59 am   #50
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We've been back nearly 3 months and we're both very sad, unsettled and unsure what to do! Nightmare!

We found a lovely house but still don't want to but it. Every one seems to be moving to Oz lol - even the people who are selling the house are off to Brisbane.
I'm inclined to agree with others on this thread and suggest you try a summer before making any decisions. I remember the British winter all to well and remember how gleeful I was when it started to warm up and the sun started shining. Chin up.
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I'm inclined to agree with others on this thread and suggest you try a summer before making any decisions. I remember the British winter all to well and remember how gleeful I was when it started to warm up and the sun started shining. Chin up.
I agree, give yourself time, Great post, I always fancied Adelaide, but OH job in Brisbane (for now ) I would probably not buy a property yet until you are sure. Spring is just around the corner & I love this time of year in the UK.
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Hi Carolyn (Lancs nurse)....i fly to Adelaide tomorrow so i'll let you know how i get on. No doubts at all...looking forward to it. Hardest part of the last few days has been saying goodbye to very good friends. Disaster...can't fit everything in my two suitcases so i have to dash out and buy another one tomorrow am...dread to think how much excess luggage i'll have to pay!!!!!!!
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Hi Carolyn (Lancs nurse)....i fly to Adelaide tomorrow so i'll let you know how i get on. No doubts at all...looking forward to it. Hardest part of the last few days has been saying goodbye to very good friends. Disaster...can't fit everything in my two suitcases so i have to dash out and buy another one tomorrow am...dread to think how much excess luggage i'll have to pay!!!!!!!
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We've been back nearly 3 months and we're both very sad, unsettled and unsure what to do! Nightmare!

We found a lovely house but still don't want to but it. Every one seems to be moving to Oz lol - even the people who are selling the house are off to Brisbane.

While you're still unsure maybe it would be better to find somewhere to rent instead of buying. It would make it so much easier to go back to OZ if that's what you decide, without the bother of having to sell a house!
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Didn't we have the wettest summer since records began last year? The year before was lovely but chances of that happening again any summer soon are very slim.
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Didn't we have the wettest summer since records began last year? The year before was lovely but chances of that happening again any summer soon are very slim.

Last summer had some great weeks even though we did have a lot of rain, ok it was the worse out of the last 5 summers I have been back but hey, I enjoyed them after Oz and the oppresive heat you do appriciate our weather.

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