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Old Mar 13th 2007, 11:31 am
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As I sit and wait patiently for our visa, I'm thinking more and more about the move.

What things can we be reading about, preparing for, brushing up on to help the integration into Australian life run more smoothly?

Thinking about Dale too, any tips for tradies to help get work or integrate better? Any stories of terrible initiation ceremonies

Any recommendations would be just fab ta

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Old Mar 13th 2007, 11:58 am
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As I sit and wait patiently for our visa, I'm thinking more and more about the move.

What things can we be reading about, preparing for, brushing up on to help the integration into Australian life run more smoothly?

Thinking about Dale too, any tips for tradies to help get work or integrate better? Any stories of terrible initiation ceremonies

Any recommendations would be just fab ta

Kath x
Nice to know you are thinking about me
Sorry couldn't resist
Seriously though these are my thoughts as well
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Old Mar 13th 2007, 12:01 pm
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Nice to know you are thinking about me
Sorry couldn't resist
Seriously though these are my thoughts as well
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We're off in less than a month now and I keep thinking about what I should be doing too. There must be things I'm missing! Container is sorted, dog is sorted, tickets are sorted, accommodation is sorted.... can't get TFN til we arrive....
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Money, don't forget that! You'll be sick of shopping after a month or two! We got through $50k in the first two months and we brought all our furniture with us
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Originally Posted by Clippies View Post
As I sit and wait patiently for our visa, I'm thinking more and more about the move.

What things can we be reading about, preparing for, brushing up on to help the integration into Australian life run more smoothly?

Thinking about Dale too, any tips for tradies to help get work or integrate better? Any stories of terrible initiation ceremonies

Any recommendations would be just fab ta

Kath x
The only advice I would give is be whatever you want to be. Do not feel that you have to change to integrate. Live life here on your own terms and you will be fine.
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Originally Posted by Clippies View Post
As I sit and wait patiently for our visa, I'm thinking more and more about the move.

What things can we be reading about, preparing for, brushing up on to help the integration into Australian life run more smoothly?

Thinking about Dale too, any tips for tradies to help get work or integrate better? Any stories of terrible initiation ceremonies

Any recommendations would be just fab ta

Kath x
Errr, off the top of my head:

1) Be prepared for ribbing (especially sporting ribbing) and take it in good heart.
2) Do not go on about how things were better in the UK ... even if they were
3) Do not bore people with how much more money you could earn in the UK
4) Do join a sports team, any sports team ... my cricket team has been invaluable in helping me settle.
5) Keep an open mind and prepare to substitute things (material or otherwise) that you can't get in Oz (or are different) for other stuff.
6) Don't patronise people about how 'small scale' everything is compared to, say, London ... not 'small' territory but stuff like news coverage, etc
7) Do correct people when they ask how Australia compares to 'home' ... "This IS home!"
8) Don't (deliberately) seek Brits to socialise with or try to build a Little England.
9) Have a kid that's Australian-born ... it helps explain why you CAN support Australia on one day and not the next
10) ALWAYS, ALWAYS support England (or whoever) against Australia at sport ... the Aussies will respect you more for it, otherwise you'll just be seen as a turncoat.

Obviously 10) is a personal view but it is one that I won't budge on.

Oh, and enjoy yourself, if necessary take a holiday back to the UK after a year or so to remind yourself of why you have made the right move (probably!).

Cheers,
Matt
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Originally Posted by TraceyW View Post
Money, don't forget that! You'll be sick of shopping after a month or two! We got through $50k in the first two months and we brought all our furniture with us
OMG!

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The only advice I would give is be whatever you want to be. Do not feel that you have to change to integrate. Live life here on your own terms and you will be fine.
Thank you I hope so!
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Errr, off the top of my head:

1) Be prepared for ribbing (especially sporting ribbing) and take it in good heart.
2) Do not go on about how things were better in the UK ... even if they were
3) Do not bore people with how much more money you could earn in the UK
4) Do join a sports team, any sports team ... my cricket team has been invaluable in helping me settle.
5) Keep an open mind and prepare to substitute things (material or otherwise) that you can't get in Oz (or are different) for other stuff.
6) Don't patronise people about how 'small scale' everything is compared to, say, London ... not 'small' territory but stuff like news coverage, etc
7) Do correct people when they ask how Australia compares to 'home' ... "This IS home!"
8) Don't (deliberately) seek Brits to socialise with or try to build a Little England.
9) Have a kid that's Australian-born ... it helps explain why you CAN support Australia on one day and not the next
10) ALWAYS, ALWAYS support England (or whoever) against Australia at sport ... the Aussies will respect you more for it, otherwise you'll just be seen as a turncoat.

Obviously 10) is a personal view but it is one that I won't budge on.

Oh, and enjoy yourself, if necessary take a holiday back to the UK after a year or so to remind yourself of why you have made the right move (probably!).

Cheers,
Matt

Fantastic advice Matt thanks, k sent for that

Would be so ace to have our own born Aussie, will keep fingers crossed on that one
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Errr, off the top of my head:

1) Be prepared for ribbing (especially sporting ribbing) and take it in good heart.
2) Do not go on about how things were better in the UK ... even if they were
3) Do not bore people with how much more money you could earn in the UK
4) Do join a sports team, any sports team ... my cricket team has been invaluable in helping me settle.
5) Keep an open mind and prepare to substitute things (material or otherwise) that you can't get in Oz (or are different) for other stuff.
6) Don't patronise people about how 'small scale' everything is compared to, say, London ... not 'small' territory but stuff like news coverage, etc
7) Do correct people when they ask how Australia compares to 'home' ... "This IS home!"
8) Don't (deliberately) seek Brits to socialise with or try to build a Little England.
9) Have a kid that's Australian-born ... it helps explain why you CAN support Australia on one day and not the next10) ALWAYS, ALWAYS support England (or whoever) against Australia at sport ... the Aussies will respect you more for it, otherwise you'll just be seen as a turncoat.

Obviously 10) is a personal view but it is one that I won't budge on.

Oh, and enjoy yourself, if necessary take a holiday back to the UK after a year or so to remind yourself of why you have made the right move (probably!).

Cheers,
Matt
Hope no.9 isn't in the aussie rule book!
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Hope no.9 isn't in the aussie rule book!
Ah but you should see the look on the hard-bitten blokes face that has just been bagging you over a few beers ('can't bat, can't bowl, 5-0 ...') when you tell him that you have an Aussie daughter ...

I also occasionally wear a Socceroos jersey, which helps integration a bit!
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Originally Posted by Deadmeat View Post
Errr, off the top of my head:

1) Be prepared for ribbing (especially sporting ribbing) and take it in good heart.
2) Do not go on about how things were better in the UK ... even if they were
3) Do not bore people with how much more money you could earn in the UK
4) Do join a sports team, any sports team ... my cricket team has been invaluable in helping me settle.
5) Keep an open mind and prepare to substitute things (material or otherwise) that you can't get in Oz (or are different) for other stuff.
6) Don't patronise people about how 'small scale' everything is compared to, say, London ... not 'small' territory but stuff like news coverage, etc
7) Do correct people when they ask how Australia compares to 'home' ... "This IS home!"
8) Don't (deliberately) seek Brits to socialise with or try to build a Little England.
9) Have a kid that's Australian-born ... it helps explain why you CAN support Australia on one day and not the next
10) ALWAYS, ALWAYS support England (or whoever) against Australia at sport ... the Aussies will respect you more for it, otherwise you'll just be seen as a turncoat.

Obviously 10) is a personal view but it is one that I won't budge on.

Oh, and enjoy yourself, if necessary take a holiday back to the UK after a year or so to remind yourself of why you have made the right move (probably!).

Cheers,
Matt
Hi Matt,
great advise given there,i will remember all of that
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