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Old Jan 2nd 2015, 12:22 am
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Default Re: Australia is too bloody far away....from everything

Originally Posted by Bix
I thought the weather was the reason everyone came to Australia. What other reason could there be?




.....and I had Chianti with my BBQ
Surely weather alone can't be the reason. If people wanted more sunshine, they could have gone to other places in Europe. If they really wanted it hot, they could have also invested in an outdoor fireplace.
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Old Jan 2nd 2015, 1:00 am
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Default Re: Australia is too bloody far away....from everything

Originally Posted by Molly Coddle


Good luck Steel, btw when are thinking of coming out here?
Looking at flights for March (mid to late). I'm back at work Monday, I need a few good paydays and I should be alright.

Got a few quid to last me a month or so. That would give me time to find some work I would imagine. The girlfriend has told me I cant house share with a lass.

I'll stop where is financially viable flower
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Default Re: Australia is too bloody far away....from everything

Originally Posted by Moses2013
Surely weather alone can't be the reason. If people wanted more sunshine, they could have gone to other places in Europe. If they really wanted it hot, they could have also invested in an outdoor fireplace.
The weather and the money.

The kebabs too.
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Default Re: Australia is too bloody far away....from everything

Originally Posted by Beoz
The weather and the money.

The kebabs too.
The weather, the money, the experience and being 10000 miles away from the mil.

(Did I really just type that?)
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I just got back to SA after a lovely Christmas in England, to be confronted with 40 + temperatures and an out of control bushfire burning north east of the city. Welcome home from Adelaide .

So I suppose I am having one of those 'Oh God, what I am doing here moments' right now.
However, when Autumn arrives, I'll be happy to be here again
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Default Re: Australia is too bloody far away....from everything

Originally Posted by Dreamy
being 10000 miles away from the mil.

(Did I really just type that?)
I did the same but it wasn't my MiL, it was the husband's.
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Originally Posted by moneypenny20
I did the same but it wasn't my MiL, it was the husband's.
I am equally happy to be that far away from my DIL, so it works both ways!!!
In 12 years she has never come on Skype ever, be it Christmas, special birthdays, her BIL getting engaged.
We laugh because all we see occasionally are her feet passing the room in the hall.
She has always been like this, even well before we moved here.
Luckily my other DIL who lives close, enjoys being part of our family, talk about chalk and cheese.
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Old Jan 2nd 2015, 7:27 pm
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Default Re: Australia is too bloody far away....from everything

Originally Posted by SteelCityBrickie
Looking at flights for March (mid to late). I'm back at work Monday, I need a few good paydays and I should be alright.

Got a few quid to last me a month or so. That would give me time to find some work I would imagine. The girlfriend has told me I cant house share with a lass.

I'll stop where is financially viable flower
Sounds like a plan.
Are you not bringing your GF with you? If not, she supplies wise words.


Have you got any contacts here? Work or otherwise ?
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Default Re: Australia is too bloody far away....from everything

Originally Posted by jad n rich
I still love/hate it all in the same day, everyday!!

Wake up, beautiful lush green acerage, as natural as it was 100 years ago, wallabies, echidnas, lizards, tiny tropical birds.

Day gets hotter, start to wilt, idiotic politicians, or media, or bogans, insular annoying, start to hate it.

Nightime, watch a thousand stars from the bedroom windows, silence except the owls, the frogs in the forest, you wonder how lucky you can be.

Much to love, much to hate, but I think once you have travelled, that will be the case anywhere, always something somewhere else you miss.

Yep, I think the same, once you've travelled about you find yourself continually comparing, it's natural I suppose.

Originally Posted by Bix
I thought the weather was the reason everyone came to Australia. What other reason could there be?:
Hot men in Speedos perhaps?







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Default Re: Australia is too bloody far away....from everything

Originally Posted by Molly Coddle
Yep, I think the same, once you've travelled about you find yourself continually comparing, it's natural I suppose.



Hot men in Speedos perhaps?







you don't mean this idiot I hope?

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Old Jan 2nd 2015, 7:59 pm
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Originally Posted by Blackey_Oz
Good Lord Blackey, I'll be having bloody nightmares now!
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Originally Posted by Molly Coddle
Good Lord Blackey, I'll be having bloody nightmares now!
LOL, it was your UK crew that sent him here ha ha.

Just found this floating around the net too, we may be up for an election soon IF this is legit,
seems old boney tony may not have been an Australian citizen prior to being elected.
Again, IF this is legit(fingers crossed)


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Default Re: Australia is too bloody far away....from everything

Originally Posted by Molly Coddle
Sounds like a plan.
Are you not bringing your GF with you? If not, she supplies wise words.


Have you got any contacts here? Work or otherwise ?
She won't go. "It's too far away and what if summat happens to my family?" Tough luck if it does. One of them things. Plus, she can't just jack her job in. I'm self-employed so I can.

As for contacts, I'm slowly beginning to add more and more people who know people kinda thing. Overheard someone the other day talking about their niece being in Darwin (from Sheffield as well) so I had a quick chat with him about it. It's hardly concrete but it's handy I suppose.
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Originally Posted by Blackey_Oz
LOL, it was your UK crew that sent him here ha ha.

Just found this floating around the net too, we may be up for an election soon IF this is legit,
seems old boney tony may not have been an Australian citizen prior to being elected.
Again, IF this is legit(fingers crossed)

https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.n...1e9a02e4370eb7
Oi don't blame the UK! Anway, let's be fair, he isn't half as bad as that female we sent you.


I reckon that's someone's product of wishful thinking. Surely if it was legit it would've been found by now?
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Default Re: Australia is too bloody far away....from everything

Originally Posted by SteelCityBrickie
She won't go. "It's too far away and what if summat happens to my family?" Tough luck if it does. One of them things. Plus, she can't just jack her job in. I'm self-employed so I can.

As for contacts, I'm slowly beginning to add more and more people who know people kinda thing. Overheard someone the other day talking about their niece being in Darwin (from Sheffield as well) so I had a quick chat with him about it. It's hardly concrete but it's handy I suppose.

So, you just thought 'stuff you', I'm going without ya!' I'm sure that'll work! Lol



Yep it's all about networking, if you're on Facebook maybe join some groups now that are based in the area you are looking at.

Also sometimes there are meet ups in the UK for perspective migrants, it's worth having a look on all forums see what you can come up with.

I take it you're planning on being a builder out here?
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