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Hi all,

Just thought I'd better check in and let you know we are back safe and sound. The boys were absolutely brilliant on the plane (no drugs necessary). Had a good flight apart from the obvious uncomfortableness of it. Watched a couple of films, a few meals, bought a pair of Gucci sunglasses (couldn't resist at Singapore airport, have a bit of a sunglasses fetish) and hey presto, back at Heathrow at 6am, freezing and raining!! Did we care?? NO WAY!!! So happy to be going down the M4 towards our home. We went back to my Mum and Dad's with my brother and sister in law and Mum cooked the big brekkie including Richmond sausages. Haven't had a better breakfast for 2 yrs. Got ourselves showered etc. and then I decided to go and have a look at a car I'd seen on the autotrader website whilst still in Oz. Anyway, ended up all of us traipsing over to Weybridge and buying it!! Should be getting it tomorrow. OH said "I can't believe you, we've only been back 6 hours and you've bought a bloody car!" Got to get sorted out I said, can't be doing with depending on people for lifts.
We moved into our rental yesterday, it's a 2 bed Victorian terraced house and I thought I'd notice the lack of space but to be absolutely honest, I haven't. There's enough room for Flynn to play and there's so much character! Stripped floors, fireplaces etc. Didn't stop all day with my brother and sis in laws help. Got all our clothes etc. put away and beds made then made the all important trip to Asda. I know you lot always say how cheap it is, but I spent £320!! Mind you, we did have 3 trolleys full up!! Had to get stuff like ironing board etc. so that accounted for a lot of the spend. Mind you, couldn't resist the "get 2 for a fiver" things. Got enough food for a month I reckon!! All my friends popped in, one put the cot together, another's husband brought us round a microwave and changed the plug back to a UK one (they also lived in Perth but only lasted 5 mths). He also went to the shop and got tea, coffee, sugar and 2 bottles of wine + a bag of doughnuts!!! Been this morning and booked Flynn to start nursery next week and have made appointments to register with docs and dentist. Mark got a job to start tomorrow with his brother so we are well and truly sorted!!

I feel weird because I just feel like I never left here and I think the reason for that is that I don't really have any good memories of Perth to remember so don't feel like I've even been away. I thought that I would want to go and look at the river etc etc but I don't feel the need as it's always been here and is part of everyday life. This is my home and no matter where we had moved to in the World, nowhere could take it's place. It's where my whole life has been, all my friends, family and memories. There really is no place like it.

Got to go, Mum's taking me to Next to get some new clothes for the kids. Aren't you jealous
Jo
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Hi all,

Just thought I'd better check in and let you know we are back safe and sound. The boys were absolutely brilliant on the plane (no drugs necessary). Had a good flight apart from the obvious uncomfortableness of it. Watched a couple of films, a few meals, bought a pair of Gucci sunglasses (couldn't resist at Singapore airport, have a bit of a sunglasses fetish) and hey presto, back at Heathrow at 6am, freezing and raining!! Did we care?? NO WAY!!! So happy to be going down the M4 towards our home. We went back to my Mum and Dad's with my brother and sister in law and Mum cooked the big brekkie including Richmond sausages. Haven't had a better breakfast for 2 yrs. Got ourselves showered etc. and then I decided to go and have a look at a car I'd seen on the autotrader website whilst still in Oz. Anyway, ended up all of us traipsing over to Weybridge and buying it!! Should be getting it tomorrow. OH said "I can't believe you, we've only been back 6 hours and you've bought a bloody car!" Got to get sorted out I said, can't be doing with depending on people for lifts.
We moved into our rental yesterday, it's a 2 bed Victorian terraced house and I thought I'd notice the lack of space but to be absolutely honest, I haven't. There's enough room for Flynn to play and there's so much character! Stripped floors, fireplaces etc. Didn't stop all day with my brother and sis in laws help. Got all our clothes etc. put away and beds made then made the all important trip to Asda. I know you lot always say how cheap it is, but I spent £320!! Mind you, we did have 3 trolleys full up!! Had to get stuff like ironing board etc. so that accounted for a lot of the spend. Mind you, couldn't resist the "get 2 for a fiver" things. Got enough food for a month I reckon!! All my friends popped in, one put the cot together, another's husband brought us round a microwave and changed the plug back to a UK one (they also lived in Perth but only lasted 5 mths). He also went to the shop and got tea, coffee, sugar and 2 bottles of wine + a bag of doughnuts!!! Been this morning and booked Flynn to start nursery next week and have made appointments to register with docs and dentist. Mark got a job to start tomorrow with his brother so we are well and truly sorted!!

I feel weird because I just feel like I never left here and I think the reason for that is that I don't really have any good memories of Perth to remember so don't feel like I've even been away. I thought that I would want to go and look at the river etc etc but I don't feel the need as it's always been here and is part of everyday life. This is my home and no matter where we had moved to in the World, nowhere could take it's place. It's where my whole life has been, all my friends, family and memories. There really is no place like it.

Got to go, Mum's taking me to Next to get some new clothes for the kids. Aren't you jealous :rofl
Jo
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Hi JO. OMG, now you have made me feel all wierd!!!! I was begining to think i should hang around for citizenship, but i really don't want to. Hubby managed to twist my mind again, but it will be a very tough choice. I am dangling by a thread of distruction
Anyway Jo, it's great you have arrived back safely and are well settled already. It's so hard to believe we were having coffee last week, now your hundreds of miles away in a better place.
Keep in touch won't you, i will PM you my mobile so that when we return we will catch up good and proper

Bye for now
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Glad you're settling in so quickly Jo. You don't hang about do you!!!!!
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Hi Jo,

I knew I shouldn't have come back into the MBTUK forum!!! lol

I do miss England so bloody much! Glad that you appear to have made the right choice anyway and are enjoying it again back in the UK.

Yes we are a bit jealous!!

Keep us informed!
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Did you get me return text??

Glad your all ok and arrived safetly. dont forget to e-mail me that insurance address please.

House on market. first viewing tomorrow. All you guys wanna have a look its at www.open2view.com.au id code 25020 but should be on real estate and they forgot to photo Roberts room so gotta do that tomorrow.

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Did you get me return text??

Glad your all ok and arrived safetly. dont forget to e-mail me that insurance address please.

House on market. first viewing tomorrow. All you guys wanna have a look its at www.open2view.com.au id code 25020 but should be on real estate and they forgot to photo Roberts room so gotta do that tomorrow.

Good luck to you all and keep in touch....

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Hi Kath,

This is the bloke's email address for the insurance. Just doing kid's tea so can't stop!

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Wow Jo, looks like you have settled in well already - hasn't taken you long at all has it? It's surprising just how quickly it happens when it's right hey? So pleased to hear that your journey back went so well and that you are enjoying being home again so much.

Great here isn't it
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Doesn't seem like 5 minutes ago since you where thinking about leaving Oz and now you're home. So kind of you to take the trouble to post...thank you. Good luck and don't forget to post regular updates.
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What a great post Jo! I'm so happy for you
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Hi all,

Just thought I'd better check in and let you know we are back safe and sound. The boys were absolutely brilliant on the plane (no drugs necessary). Had a good flight apart from the obvious uncomfortableness of it. Watched a couple of films, a few meals, bought a pair of Gucci sunglasses (couldn't resist at Singapore airport, have a bit of a sunglasses fetish) and hey presto, back at Heathrow at 6am, freezing and raining!! Did we care?? NO WAY!!! So happy to be going down the M4 towards our home. We went back to my Mum and Dad's with my brother and sister in law and Mum cooked the big brekkie including Richmond sausages. Haven't had a better breakfast for 2 yrs. Got ourselves showered etc. and then I decided to go and have a look at a car I'd seen on the autotrader website whilst still in Oz. Anyway, ended up all of us traipsing over to Weybridge and buying it!! Should be getting it tomorrow. OH said "I can't believe you, we've only been back 6 hours and you've bought a bloody car!" Got to get sorted out I said, can't be doing with depending on people for lifts.
We moved into our rental yesterday, it's a 2 bed Victorian terraced house and I thought I'd notice the lack of space but to be absolutely honest, I haven't. There's enough room for Flynn to play and there's so much character! Stripped floors, fireplaces etc. Didn't stop all day with my brother and sis in laws help. Got all our clothes etc. put away and beds made then made the all important trip to Asda. I know you lot always say how cheap it is, but I spent £320!! Mind you, we did have 3 trolleys full up!! Had to get stuff like ironing board etc. so that accounted for a lot of the spend. Mind you, couldn't resist the "get 2 for a fiver" things. Got enough food for a month I reckon!! All my friends popped in, one put the cot together, another's husband brought us round a microwave and changed the plug back to a UK one (they also lived in Perth but only lasted 5 mths). He also went to the shop and got tea, coffee, sugar and 2 bottles of wine + a bag of doughnuts!!! Been this morning and booked Flynn to start nursery next week and have made appointments to register with docs and dentist. Mark got a job to start tomorrow with his brother so we are well and truly sorted!!

I feel weird because I just feel like I never left here and I think the reason for that is that I don't really have any good memories of Perth to remember so don't feel like I've even been away. I thought that I would want to go and look at the river etc etc but I don't feel the need as it's always been here and is part of everyday life. This is my home and no matter where we had moved to in the World, nowhere could take it's place. It's where my whole life has been, all my friends, family and memories. There really is no place like it.

Got to go, Mum's taking me to Next to get some new clothes for the kids. Aren't you jealous
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Yep, I am jealous, you sound so very happy and thats all that counts. You enjoy every single moment of being there again and keep us informed of how its going.

Its so good to hear such positive news.


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Yep, I am jealous, you sound so very happy and thats all that counts. You enjoy every single moment of being there again and keep us informed of how its going.

Its so good to hear such positive news.


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Yep def!

Isn't it nice to near a positive outcome though!
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Yep def!

Isn't it nice to near a positive outcome though!
It certainly is...although the majority of people who go home seem to be very happy with their decision.
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