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Old Jun 25th 2007, 8:59 am
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Originally Posted by dreamcatcher
Hallo everyone,just popped in on your thread, feel really sad for you.I dont live in either place, so dont know what your going through. So Im hoping you all get to your dreams.At least you have all tryed,which is a darn sight more than most people.Hope you didnt mind me popping in. Warm wishes to you all.You ought to all get together and have a party.
Hello, and you are most welcome to pop in anytime!
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Old Jun 25th 2007, 9:04 am
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Originally Posted by NotQuiteSure
Totally agree, on a low today also (well for a while now), God it's just so boring here (Perth) in the winter, it's fairly dull in the Summer but at least you can get out and about a bit more in the Summer. What is there to do in the winter here when it's pi**ing down with rain and you've got no family to call on ? You can't even go shopping. Sorry just fed up and can't wait to be home !

I have to agree with you, it's boring when the sun's shining, so when it's rainy it's doubly boring!!

Have you decided to go home now or is it all still a bit up in the air?
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Originally Posted by TraceyW
It is well and truly unleashed in me today I can tell you!!

About 6 months ago a new family moved into our road from Newcastle. Nice kids, about 8 & 10, never spoken to the Mum and Dad though.

Well, this morning when I was taking the kids to school what should I see outside their house? A bloody 20ft container and all of their furniture GOING ON to it. The stuff is wrapped up all snug, just like our stuff was when we moved out here, so they're deffinitely heading back.

All I wanted to do was stop the car, hug the woman and say "You lucky, lucky bugger!" Then tell her just how jealous I was!

I dont know about perth, but over here, loads of the ones returning are from north of england, it always puzzles me, you know how its written about on the other fourm, doom and gloom would never go back there, but its nearly always the northerners going back. Other than that its tradesmen, but then we know plenty of the, but its always the money and working conditions, back to Uk within a year.

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Old Jun 25th 2007, 9:29 am
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I dont know about perth, but over here, loads of the ones returning are from north of england, it always puzzles me, you know how its written about on the other fourm, doom and gloom would never go back there, but its nearly always the northerners going back. Other than that its tradesmen, but then we know plenty of the, but its always the money and working conditions, back to Uk within a year.
I was thinking of giving Perth a go a few years back. After reading about it on here im glad I didn't. Sounds like hell.
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Old Jun 25th 2007, 9:43 am
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Originally Posted by mingusdynasty
I was thinking of giving Perth a go a few years back. After reading about it on here im glad I didn't. Sounds like hell.
You had a lucky escape.
I havent been but alot of people always sung its praises.
Having been on BE, I've been educated.
Never appealed to me really, too isolated even by oz standards.
Really feel for everyone there & not wanting to be, poor things havent anywhere else to escape to.
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Well if it's any consolation it's pi**ing down with rain here on the NOT so sunny south coast of England today!!

And guys, come on, how can you say Perth is boring when you have the eighth wonder of the world 'wave rock' on your doorstep!!

I'll never forget our day out there - it took God knows how long to get there, and all I've got to show for it is a photo of me and the kids looking at it with complete disinterest!!
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Originally Posted by pommybird
Well if it's any consolation it's pi**ing down with rain here on the NOT so sunny south coast of England today!!

And guys, come on, how can you say Perth is boring when you have the eighth wonder of the world 'wave rock' on your doorstep!!

I'll never forget our day out there - it took God knows how long to get there, and all I've got to show for it is a photo of me and the kids looking at it with complete disinterest!!
Awww yeah...forgot that. Oooh and we've got the Pinnacles too. Don't forget the Pinnacles!!
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Originally Posted by mingusdynasty
I was thinking of giving Perth a go a few years back. After reading about it on here im glad I didn't. Sounds like hell.
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Old Jun 25th 2007, 1:22 pm
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Default Re: Cor...green eyed monsters out!!!

Originally Posted by pommybird
Well if it's any consolation it's pi**ing down with rain here on the NOT so sunny south coast of England today!!

And guys, come on, how can you say Perth is boring when you have the eighth wonder of the world 'wave rock' on your doorstep!!

I'll never forget our day out there - it took God knows how long to get there, and all I've got to show for it is a photo of me and the kids looking at it with complete disinterest!!
It never ceased to amaze me just how easily pleased the Aussies were. We too travelled ages or paid a fortune for things that were advertised as "world famous" or the "best in Australia", yet when we got there - being dissapointed is a complete understatement

We travelled hours to Ballarat to the "Best Sound and Light Show in Australia" at Sovreign Hill - my goodness talk about crap, boring rubbish!!

We went to Circus Oz which I took my parents to when they visited - We thought it would be a bit like an Aussie version of Cirque de Soleil - what a shock we got. We sat the whole way through the performance listening to Aussies screaming and shouting and banging their feet at how wonderful the show was - we just sat and cringed - a primary school performance would have been more professional.

I must say though, the one thing I was totally impressed with was the Twelve Apolstles on the Great Ocean Road - absolutely stunning
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Old Jun 25th 2007, 1:48 pm
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Originally Posted by LouiseD
It never ceased to amaze me just how easily pleased the Aussies were. We too travelled ages or paid a fortune for things that were advertised as "world famous" or the "best in Australia", yet when we got there - being dissapointed is a complete understatement

We travelled hours to Ballarat to the "Best Sound and Light Show in Australia" at Sovreign Hill - my goodness talk about crap, boring rubbish!!

We went to Circus Oz which I took my parents to when they visited - We thought it would be a bit like an Aussie version of Cirque de Soleil - what a shock we got. We sat the whole way through the performance listening to Aussies screaming and shouting and banging their feet at how wonderful the show was - we just sat and cringed - a primary school performance would have been more professional.

I must say though, the one thing I was totally impressed with was the Twelve Apolstles on the Great Ocean Road - absolutely stunning
Must say I agree with you Louise. We travelled around a fair bit of Oz when we 1st got here on a tour, some lovely places for sure but alot of places left me thinking, and?
Richard E grant was being interviewed the other eve, he made some comment & when it was greeted with huge laughter, he looked a bit suprised & said 'they're easily pleased"....now that was funny.
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I was watching American Chopper today...they were on holiday in OZ...I have to ask...how much of OZ is bothered with flies...they were wearing nets on their faces..and flies were all over them...it was to be honest nasty...I'm sure it can't be like that in the cities and towns..
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Originally Posted by krizzy
I was watching American Chopper today...they were on holiday in OZ...I have to ask...how much of OZ is bothered with flies...they were wearing nets on their faces..and flies were all over them...it was to be honest nasty...I'm sure it can't be like that in the cities and towns..


flies generally a nuisance for me, not bad enough to wear nets over face!! well most off the time, BUT there were many days when i would be walking to school to meet the girls and the flies would be everywhere! and you know when you try and waft them away, well they dunna go! and im not talking one or two! i live by the bay.......

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Originally Posted by birdynumnum
You had a lucky escape.
I havent been but alot of people always sung its praises.
Having been on BE, I've been educated.
Never appealed to me really, too isolated even by oz standards.
Really feel for everyone there & not wanting to be, poor things havent anywhere else to escape to.
I agree with everything in this statement, I too base my relocation decisions on facts I have learnt from BE and consider myself educated, Perth IS the pits (all of it) and once you are there if you don't like it then it is physically impossible to leave, it's almost like being repressed in a dictatorship while your family is being mentally tortured.
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I agree with everything in this statement, I too base my relocation decisions on facts I have learnt from BE and consider myself educated, Perth IS the pits (all of it) and once you are there if you don't like it then it is physically impossible to leave, it's almost like being repressed in a dictatorship while your family is being mentally tortured.
I retract my offer of a tin hat - you're gonna need more than that.
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Old Jun 26th 2007, 4:52 am
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Originally Posted by Geordie George
I retract my offer of a tin hat - you're gonna need more than that.
I have heard it all now, at one point I would have tried to argue but you know what the sooner everyone in Perth that hates it f**ks off the better it will be around here.
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