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Not trying hard enough ...????

Old Jan 15th 2008, 4:08 pm
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C'mon, who emigrated, realised they'd made a huge mistake and then tried to cover up for their error by blaming some aspect of their soon-to-be-unadopted country?

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Old Jan 15th 2008, 4:26 pm
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Originally Posted by Vim Fuego
C'mon, who emigrated, realised they'd made a huge mistake and then tried to cover up for their error by blaming some aspect of their soon-to-be-unadopted country?


Probably me...hated Melbourne, Australians, work ethic, size of cities, cost, beer, attitude etc. Then realised I was the problem, stuck foot up own arse (not easy to do) and feel more equipped to enjoy this different life.
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Old Jan 15th 2008, 7:59 pm
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C'mon, who emigrated, realised they'd made a huge mistake and then tried to cover up for their error by blaming some aspect of their soon-to-be-unadopted country?

sarcasm. The lowest form of wit

.....and highest form of intelligence
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C'mon, who emigrated, realised they'd made a huge mistake and then tried to cover up for their error by blaming some aspect of their soon-to-be-unadopted country?

C'mon who emigrated, realise they in fact now have no life so try to gain one by trolling around BE site every day ?
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Old Jan 15th 2008, 8:12 pm
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C'mon who emigrated, realise they in fact now have no life so try to gain one by trolling around BE site every day ?
Oh, oh, hold on, I know that one
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Oh, oh, hold on, I know that one
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C'mon, who emigrated, realised they'd made a huge mistake and then tried to cover up for their error by blaming some aspect of their soon-to-be-unadopted country?

I blame...ME...i'm a flooking stupid dastarb
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Originally Posted by busterboy
Probably me...hated Melbourne, Australians, work ethic, size of cities, cost, beer, attitude etc. Then realised I was the problem, stuck foot up own arse (not easy to do) and feel more equipped to enjoy this different life.
I'm with you totally on that one! After two years of absolutely hating everything and wanting to go back, I realised it had a lot to do with my attitude, changed that and am actually enjoying it more everyday...
It's so weird how one can change gears in one's head by 360 degrees!! I surprised myself and made my husband VERY grateful..
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Originally Posted by Vim Fuego
C'mon, who emigrated, realised they'd made a huge mistake and then tried to cover up for their error by blaming some aspect of their soon-to-be-unadopted country?



Me.. watched all the "Home in the sun" TV shows, thought it would be great, realised it was just like everywhere else (and worse for me) and tried to blame the Country instead of myself for not doing my homework

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Me.. watched all the "Home in the sun" TV shows, thought it would be great, realised it was just like everywhere else (and worse for me) and tried to blame the Country instead of myself for not doing my homework


Still, it's all an adventure innit?

Better than sitting at home smoking crack
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Still, it's all an adventure innit?

Better than sitting at home smoking crack


ermmmmmm. tough choice
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Originally Posted by Vim Fuego


Still, it's all an adventure innit?

Better than sitting at home smoking crack
I didn't have a habit until I came here
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I didn't have a habit until I came here
Are you a nun then?
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Old Jan 24th 2008, 5:29 pm
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Nope, familiarity has bred contempt in my case. When I had been here as long as most of you now have, I would have said that things were going swimmingly. Now I am older I see the place for what it is.
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Old Jan 24th 2008, 7:36 pm
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Originally Posted by quoll
Nope, familiarity has bred contempt in my case. When I had been here as long as most of you now have, I would have said that things were going swimmingly. Now I am older I see the place for what it is.
Before I had scrolled down to your post I was about to write the very same thing!!!
For the first 3yrs or so I loved it, but an increasing sense of disatisfaction kept growing inside. I felt I never wanted to leave initially.
I dont feel any of it has anything to do with not trying hard enough or there being something wrong with me perse. I have just moved on and got older and consequently my priorities in life have changed. I just dont feel Aus has anything to offer me long term. Add to that the fact I am now a granny who cant be with the new members of my family because of the distance and it's a complete no brainer to stay here.

Australia is not a horrendous place, it just bores the @arse off me and I want to experience a lot more new things before I die. My recent return to UK confirmed how bored I am here. Even with my exciting new job things are lacking for me. I just wish I had this same opportunity in London (hopefully I may still get it)
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