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Has the Australian dream lost its sparkle................anyone???

Old Dec 7th 2010, 10:50 am
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Question Has the Australian dream lost its sparkle................anyone???

Hello
Just wondered if the Australian dream that most of us have been clinging to over the years has somewhat lost its sparkle due to a number of factors (e.g. exchange rates, cost of living, house prices, harder to get jobs, etc,etc,etc.....)
I will point out that I am not trying to be negative here but looking at the realistic picture how many of us might be a lot worse off than when we first started on this migration journey.
Yes we are still in Scotland at the moment (and yes I have cold feet as its was blinking frosty here again last night.....lol)
If there are any people who have migrated within the last year or so then I would really like to know how you feel first hand?
Let it rip...
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Old Dec 7th 2010, 11:19 am
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Originally Posted by NomandNat View Post
Hello
Just wondered if the Australian dream that most of us have been clinging to over the years has somewhat lost its sparkle due to a number of factors (e.g. exchange rates, cost of living, house prices, harder to get jobs, etc,etc,etc.....)
I will point out that I am not trying to be negative here but looking at the realistic picture how many of us might be a lot worse off than when we first started on this migration journey.
Yes we are still in Scotland at the moment (and yes I have cold feet as its was blinking frosty here again last night.....lol)
If there are any people who have migrated within the last year or so then I would really like to know how you feel first hand?
Let it rip...
Cheers
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No not lost its sparkle & I am doing well in uk so just waiting till the time is right if that ever happens.
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Old Dec 7th 2010, 11:28 am
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Default Re: Has the Australian dream lost its sparkle................anyone???

We are still in the UK, not sold up yet. It has not lost its sparkle, but I am more concerned about starting out over there due to the exchange rate, house prices and feedback from people on the forum.
We are still desperate to go.
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Old Dec 7th 2010, 11:31 am
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Default Re: Has the Australian dream lost its sparkle................anyone???

The property situation and related economic issues are a bit of a problem but Australia is still a great country with great people. Even if it is raining a little more than I would like so far this summer. Even for people struggling, would you rather be struggling in the Aussie sunshine or in the northern European rain?
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Old Dec 7th 2010, 11:43 am
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[QUOTE= Even for people struggling, would you rather be struggling in the Aussie sunshine or in the northern European rain?[/QUOTE]

That is our thoughts on the situation exactly
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Old Dec 7th 2010, 11:49 am
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Off all Racism is the major factor.


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Originally Posted by Steve2009 View Post
Even for people struggling, would you rather be struggling in the Aussie sunshine or in the northern European rain?
Some people can't cope with the sunshine. As for me, show me the bloody sunshine and I'll be a happy bunny. My webbed feet are turning rusty.

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Off all Racism is the major factor.


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Default Re: Has the Australian dream lost its sparkle................anyone???

Originally Posted by NomandNat View Post
Hello
Just wondered if the Australian dream that most of us have been clinging to over the years has somewhat lost its sparkle due to a number of factors (e.g. exchange rates, cost of living, house prices, harder to get jobs, etc,etc,etc.....)
I will point out that I am not trying to be negative here but looking at the realistic picture how many of us might be a lot worse off than when we first started on this migration journey.
Yes we are still in Scotland at the moment (and yes I have cold feet as its was blinking frosty here again last night.....lol)
If there are any people who have migrated within the last year or so then I would really like to know how you feel first hand?
Let it rip...
Cheers
Nom
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Didn't dream, didn't have much expectation, six years on life is still good, no job at moment but don't care, attitude over circumstance every time ... it aint the cards, it's how you play them ... <drifts off>
You know, I find myself agreeing with you more and more every day.

Australian dream? What Australian dream? Emigrating is a major lifechanging event. There should be no dreaming about it at all. It's a huge reality.
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You know, I find myself agreeing with you more and more every day.
This is cause for concern on both sides
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An Aussie I knew who I was heading back home after a number of years in the UK had an optimistic view ...

"You may find yourself driving to some boring job in a clapped out old car ... but doing it under blue skies it somehow doesn't feel half as bad"
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This is cause for concern on both sides
Yeah, I've booked myself a check up at the local electroconvulsive therapy centre for later in the week.
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I'm dubious about moving over, slightly worried about finding as good a job as I've got here in the UK...but I can't wait and going to take everything in my stride...one step at a time. I don't think it will ever be an Australian dream but it's going to be the start of better memories!
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Originally Posted by Dorothy View Post

Australian dream? What Australian dream? Emigrating is a major lifechanging event. There should be no dreaming about it at all. It's a huge reality.
Says it all really.
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