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What does UK have that Oz doesn't?

Old Feb 17th 2007, 12:28 am
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Hey all,

Still over in UK at present, currently doing TRA so a long way to go but its great finding out about Oz on this forum, reading about peoples experiences.

Started this thread cos I am interested in finding out what the UK has that Oz doesn't......yet.

Keen to find out what products, food, businesses, shops etc people miss out in Oz, be interesting to find out. So far people have said that they miss the cheap clothing and british telly (minority though, LOL), anything else?
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Old Feb 17th 2007, 12:32 am
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Originally Posted by tonynhayley View Post
Hey all,

Still over in UK at present, currently doing TRA so a long way to go but its great finding out about Oz on this forum, reading about peoples experiences.

Started this thread cos I am interested in finding out what the UK has that Oz doesn't......yet.

Keen to find out what products, food, businesses, shops etc people miss out in Oz, be interesting to find out. So far people have said that they miss the cheap clothing and british telly (minority though, LOL), anything else?
Everyone is different and will miss different things. For most of the folk that are unhappy with their lives in Australia it is just not HOME and England is.
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Old Feb 17th 2007, 12:32 am
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The occasional visit to a proper country pub (max 1 slot machine) complete with traditional garden would be nice.

But it ain't a deal-breaker.
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Old Feb 17th 2007, 12:45 am
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For most it has to be leaving family behind.

I keep reading so many threads and stories about people who are misrable in Oz and wish they were back in UK, is it mainly because of family or what? I also hear from people that making new friends in Oz can be difficult dispite aussies being friendly (apparantly) which in turn makes them become very isolated making them miss everyone back home. Do many of you brits meet up with other brits or do you make good friendships with aussies?


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For most it has to be leaving family behind.

I keep reading so many threads and stories about people who are misrable in Oz and wish they were back in UK, is it mainly because of family or what? I also hear from people that making new friends in Oz can be difficult dispite aussies being friendly (apparantly) which in turn makes them become very isolated making them miss everyone back home. Do many of you brits meet up with other brits or do you make good friendships with aussies?


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I came here to marry and bring up my (Australian) daughter so that offsets the fact I have left some family and friends in the UK. I also came here with very few preconceptions or expectations of it being a utopia, which also helps. More laid back lifestyle than the UK? True to a point but it can only get so peachy when you have a 2 year old daughter and new wife to consider, plus work and buying houses, etc.

One of the first things I did was to join a cricket team, this has helped enormously with the social life.

I work mostly with Aussies and I think we get on pretty well, a sense of humour helps especially the ability to laugh at yourself (and your cricket team).

I don't feel the need to seek out other Brits.
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unsmoked bacon, cheap chocolate, decent internet connection without shaping. I cant list all the things i dont miss, it would crash the site
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My Sister ,and Mum.But they are coming out to visit at Easter.
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Old Feb 17th 2007, 1:39 am
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Dont find i miss anything never spent much time in pubs too busy working bit every day here i find somethinng new even if its a new type of lizzard ,animal whatever, On the other hand my eldest daughter is missing her social life back home in the city with her freinds but every has a different perspection of life
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good chocolate and bisto gravy

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When you get to the point of being here more than two years or so you stop comparing what Oz has/hasn't and adapt to the environment. When I first came here I craved Walkers crisps and Salad cream. Now I have my Aussie favourite chips, foods and hardly watch TV anymore.

Now when I go back to the UK for a visit I feel lost. At the supermarket I just stand there and wait and wonder why the checkout chick isn't packing my bags and then suddenly it dawns yeah! you have to pack your own bags here. Oops and apologise to the queue behind me
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Originally Posted by tonynhayley View Post
Hey all,

Still over in UK at present, currently doing TRA so a long way to go but its great finding out about Oz on this forum, reading about peoples experiences.

Started this thread cos I am interested in finding out what the UK has that Oz doesn't......yet.

Keen to find out what products, food, businesses, shops etc people miss out in Oz, be interesting to find out. So far people have said that they miss the cheap clothing and british telly (minority though, LOL), anything else?
E14 Australia does not have as many "Becktons"
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Chavs, cold weather, dreadful beaches and a crap cricket team.
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E14 Australia does not have as many "Becktons"
Back in 1999 I was told to buy there.
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good chocolate and bisto gravy

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Originally Posted by tonynhayley View Post
Hey all,

Still over in UK at present, currently doing TRA so a long way to go but its great finding out about Oz on this forum, reading about peoples experiences.

Started this thread cos I am interested in finding out what the UK has that Oz doesn't......yet.

Keen to find out what products, food, businesses, shops etc people miss out in Oz, be interesting to find out. So far people have said that they miss the cheap clothing and british telly (minority though, LOL), anything else?
a good take away( chinkys and indian)they are all shite over hear.
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