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Old Mar 22nd 2010, 8:53 am
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Thanks Grayling, I've had a look.
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Originally Posted by Grayling View Post
Perhaps you ought to check the sunset times in various parts of Australia if light evenings are important to you.

Much of the year it will be dark when you finish work and dark not much later than 8.30 pm in the summer (6.30 ish in Queensland).

http://members.iinet.net.au/~jacob/risesetmelb.html
Yes, we find the 845-9pm - remember figures may show sunset and not take into account civil or astronomical twilight - for Melbourne and the longer winter days compared to the UK quite adequate for summer fun.

I can forgo another hour!
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I'm not from Cornwall but lived there for 3 years prior to Perth WA. I would vote Cornwall because as per previous post its horrible working here in the heat. Also, its not that easy to get into teaching as you have to earn points working in remote rural areas or doing supply in the city before you can apply for jobs!!

Oz is not as fantastic as people make out and I would suggest you do a reccy first out here before commiting yourself. As for Melbourne?, its a massive place and ideal if you're from a big city but otherwise you might want to consider more rural if after VIC.
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I would vote Cornwall too, always wanted to live there but no way could I have afforded it
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cornwall if you can put up with the natives. never found a decent one yet but be prepared for trouble. arson when they find out where you live (happened in wales in the 80s) language issues... they want their own language like the welsh, politics... they want to be a separate state and of course they dont like outsiders or tourists even tho without them there would be no economy down there.

not much different in oz but at least in cornwall you can tell them to wind their necks in a put up with being part of england.

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Originally Posted by teepee View Post
cornwall if you can put up with the natives. never found a decent one yet but be prepared for trouble. arson when they find out where you live (happened in wales in the 80s) language issues... they want their own language like the welsh, politics... they want to be a separate state and of course they dont like outsiders or tourists even tho without them there would be no economy down there.

not much different in oz but at least in cornwall you can tell them to wind their necks in a put up with being part of england.

ho hum... (lighting blue touch paper and standing well back!!!)
It was probably something to do with your attitude.
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I'm not from Cornwall but lived there for 3 years prior to Perth WA. I would vote Cornwall because as per previous post its horrible working here in the heat. Also, its not that easy to get into teaching as you have to earn points working in remote rural areas or doing supply in the city before you can apply for jobs!!

Oz is not as fantastic as people make out and I would suggest you do a reccy first out here before commiting yourself. As for Melbourne?, its a massive place and ideal if you're from a big city but otherwise you might want to consider more rural if after VIC.
Can't imagine it thats great working in the cold and rain , that is much of the weather in Cornwall !
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Cornwall's probably one of the warmest places in the UK due to the gulf-stream.
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Cornwall's probably one of the warmest places in the UK due to the gulf-stream.
True.

Not as cold in winter but equally not as hot in summer.

Although the clinging damp and wind of winter makes it feel just as cold. Get's right to your bones.
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Hi folks,

I know the title to these kind of threads is usually 'Sydney or Melbourne, Perth or Melbourne etc. But I'm looking for opinions of the wise here......

I'm Irish, doing my first teaching year in the Midlands, UK. Currently in a secondary school, but am planning to switch to primary teaching at the end of the academic year. I have decided and reconsidered and decided and reconsidered moving to Oz around 1000 times....

My main reasons for wanting to move are lifestyle & weather. OH is just completing a HDip in Sports Mgmt, currently working 2 pt jobs, my job has long hours - as far as teaching jobs go (8-5.30) not including what gets brought home. When I'm coming in the door, he's leaving for his evening job, and he works weekends!So basically, while we are ok financially, quality of life is s*it at the moment.

We do not have kids/mortgage(serious stuff), I do however, have student loans to be repaid at home-€400 max. per month. I have been in contact with agencies in Mel, and they seemed fairly confident they could get me supply in primary if/when I go - ideally September, as I have read that term is best for relief work. I would be going over with limited funds, so would be on the job-hunt from day 1. If I cannot secure relief teaching, I will do any other job, no problem at all-I've got lots of bar/restaurant & retail work experience, and am a grafter.

So, my question is this...Do we take a leap of faith, so to speak, or would I be better of taking the 'safer' option and head to Cornwall? I've been looking at jobs there and doing my research, and while I have no doubt that quality of life could be improved there, and the Summer will be nice. It aint exactly Oz, is it?!

Also, any ideas how my OH would be fixed-work wise? His main area is football, but like me is not too fussy,if it pay's he'll do it. He was looking into fruit picking! Oh yeah, we will be on a WHV.

Sorry for the essay, any comment - however blunt/realistic will be appreciated
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Old Mar 23rd 2010, 4:29 am
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Originally Posted by teepee View Post
cornwall if you can put up with the natives. never found a decent one yet but be prepared for trouble. arson when they find out where you live (happened in wales in the 80s) language issues... they want their own language like the welsh, politics... they want to be a separate state and of course they dont like outsiders or tourists even tho without them there would be no economy down there.

Language is really not an issue given that less than half a percent of the population speak the Cornish language. There's probably a higher percentage of Albanian, Polish and Rumanian spoken now.

What upsets the Cornish is:
pissed holidaymakers littering and destroying property and countryside.
having to pay the highest water rates in the country to accomodate that holiday industry.
majority of the money raised by the holiday industry not used or staying in the Cornish economy.
vast amounts of real estate bought up as holiday homes meaning locals cannot afford property.
very high cost of living and very low wages.
government taking taxes but only giving back population overspill from inner city slums.

It's a lose:lose for the Cornish which may explain a bit about the attitude you perceive.
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.... It's a lose:lose for the Cornish which may explain a bit about the attitude you perceive.
And there was me thinking it was a misplaced superiority complex.
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vast amounts of real estate bought up as holiday homes meaning locals cannot afford property.

It's a lose:lose for the Cornish which may explain a bit about the attitude you perceive.
But in the majority of cases surely it was the Cornish who sold these homes, probably at vastly inflated prices, to the "townies" in the first place? They can't have it both ways ...
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And there was me thinking it was a misplaced superiority complex.
Oh, Like the one some Engish people have towards Irish people?
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Oh, Like the one some Engish people have towards Irish people?
That's the one, although I don't think it's reserved only for the Irish.
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