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Old Dec 2nd 2010, 8:10 pm
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Originally Posted by sallysimmons
I don't know if Jennifer is a troll, or just a person working hard to justify her decision. England is full of immigrants (which seems to be a bad thing even though she is one herself) and the US is nothing but washed up porn stars,. But Australia is a colorful paradise where everyone gets a pony!



Dude, dial back the drama! Everywhere has changed. Nothing ever stays the same. I can't tell you how much the US has changed since I arrived here (now disappointed I haven't seen the porn stars though). Australia will change too.

I've been gone 25 years and when I went back to the UK it was like nothing had changed. Well, except the immigrants that you seem to dislike so much had made the country more interesting and dramatically improved the restaurant selection.

But if you're looking for a white society, I hear Australia is as good a place as any, so you're probably better off there - just as long as they don't resent immigrants!
If Jennifer doesn't like a multi cultural society then she is in for a rude awakening!!

I don't know how London has changed in 20 years as I have only been there in recent years. But I do know how Sydney has changed and it is VERY different to when I first moved here in 1981.

It is not the almost white population it was, Australia has migrants from every country in the world and is rapidly growing. (nothing to do with me returning to the UK BTW!)

You will find Aussies to be friendly with their "G'day mate" but underneath they don't really like migrants.......and some (not all) seem to have a subtle underlying dislike for the English...........

Jennifer really should be hanging around the Australia bit of this forum especially the Barbie where she will get a better idea of where she is living.

Some people do think it is a sparkly,sunny paradise with candy floss and ponies and rainbow..........others don't..........
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Originally Posted by Beedubya
How bizarre that you have only been in Sydney since last month and yet already you are on a British expats forum, not only on the forum, but on a part of the forum called Moving back to the UK and on a thread called Want to go home to the UK.

When I emigrated here at the age of 28 I was full of gung ho and enthusiasm for my new life downunder. Even if home computers had been around I sure wouldn't have been wasting my time posting here I would have been out living my life........looking for jobs, homes, schools for the kids, furniture, etc. So what brings you here in so short a time away from the UK?

And this is only your 2nd post, I can't find post number 1.............

And oh you are in for quite the shock if you think there is no PC in Australia, it is alive and well. No nativity plays here in case it upsets the minorities too.........and as for Mosques you need to go a little further afield, you will find plenty believe me......try Lakemba, Auburn, Burwood, Bankstown...........

I know the PC parade is an inevitable factor that will increase throughout western cultures but I think London is really in advanced stages!

About the enthusiasm, I was so enthusiastic that I came here on November 6th with no job and no place to stay. By November 13th I had a job in HSBC as a PA in Town Hall and a flat in Summer Hill that I pay $320 a week for which is easy on my salary. I post here between tasks, I just have this window open to take a break from my work sometimes if you must know I'm not new to forums so just signed up and do what I do!

I was interested in Windsong's post because I wanted to hear other people's experience in what I am setting out to do myself.
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Originally Posted by Beedubya
Are you a Daily Mail reader because honestly I didnt see any of these negatives after a year in the UK, sure it wasn't perfect but where is?

And you want teenage mums pushing their prams then go to the west of Sydney try Campbelltown, Bradbury, Macquarie Fields, you can also get the odd drive by shooting there too if you are lucky. Chavs? They are there aplenty believe me, but they are usually called Bogans here......it's all here in Australia just in lesser quantities due to the lesser population.....

I think you should come back on here after 10-20 years of soul less living and post how you feel then...................
Yeah I read the daily mail website sometimes! Maybe I should stop doing that!

I think the problem is less advanced here than in London. So I'd prefer to be here for now. If I move back to the UK I will not be staying in London that's for sure.

I think it's easy to miss the negatives of any place but with London, unless you get into a routine, daily grind with the public transport the crappy weather and the miserable people you're not gonna notice I suppose.
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I know the PC parade is an inevitable factor that will increase throughout western cultures but I think London is really in advanced stages!

About the enthusiasm, I was so enthusiastic that I came here on November 6th with no job and no place to stay. By November 13th I had a job in HSBC as a PA in Town Hall and a flat in Summer Hill that I pay $320 a week for which is easy on my salary. I post here between tasks, I just have this window open to take a break from my work sometimes if you must know I'm not new to forums so just signed up and do what I do!

I was interested in Windsong's post because I wanted to hear other people's experience in what I am setting out to do myself.
I think I get that you are just starting out on your journey

I tend to kind of re-hash things in my mind also ,as I love to hear a different perspective .

I don't believe you meant any offense with reference to the immigrants in the UK , I suspect you were trying to give examples to windsong about how you felt the UK was changing ...

But ,lol I do think you posted in the wrong section of the forum ...most folk here are trying their level best to return HOME -to their beloved UK

I hope your journey and development in Australia is wonderful for you .
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Originally Posted by sallysimmons
I don't know if Jennifer is a troll, or just a person working hard to justify her decision. England is full of immigrants (which seems to be a bad thing even though she is one herself) and the US is nothing but washed up porn stars,. But Australia is a colorful paradise where everyone gets a pony!



Dude, dial back the drama! Everywhere has changed. Nothing ever stays the same. I can't tell you how much the US has changed since I arrived here (now disappointed I haven't seen the porn stars though). Australia will change too.

I've been gone 25 years and when I went back to the UK it was like nothing had changed. Well, except the immigrants that you seem to dislike so much had made the country more interesting and dramatically improved the restaurant selection.

But if you're looking for a white society, I hear Australia is as good a place as any, so you're probably better off there - just as long as they don't resent immigrants!
Wow, you're a bit grumpy aren't you!?

White society... well, that wouldn't be good for me seeing as I'm only half white.

Hey, I didn't say I minded immigrants - I said I think the government should give those coffee shop jobs etc to the benefit busters and job seekers. Why pay people to be out of work and then draft hoards of people from abroad to fill up any vacancies that those jobless people could've been put into? The government says you can't miss a sign on date or you forfeit your benefits but why can't they make the coffee shop job compulsory as a means of income for these people? I'm an immigrant in Sydney yes, and so is my mum who is from the Philippines. She came to England and has never claimed benefits, she came with a qualification and worked hard for where she is. I am totally up for that but I am also up for a government that looks after its own, putting their jobless people in jobs before immigrants. Yes it means the immigrants would have to work harder to get into work, but if it's too hard then they should be able to go back to a government that looks after their own too. It's just common sense not racism. If you can't acheive something by yourself, no need to blame the government if they are only looking after their own.

But anyway, just wanted to clarify that I have no problem with immigrants since I am one, my mum was one and most of my friends are too. In England I had almost no fully English friends. I know this is a bit pityful explaining myself but I don't wanna be labelled a racist! I've only been here for a day
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Originally Posted by Gabgoeshome
I think I get that you are just starting out on your journey

I tend to kind of re-hash things in my mind also ,as I love to hear a different perspective .

I don't believe you meant any offense with reference to the immigrants in the UK , I suspect you were trying to give examples to windsong about how you felt the UK was changing ...

But ,lol I do think you posted in the wrong section of the forum ...most folk here are trying their level best to return HOME -to their beloved UK

I hope your journey and development in Australia is wonderful for you .
Oh

I didn't realise, I just clicked on 'todays new posts' and this one caught my eye. I did write nice things about the UK though.. I wasn't slating it or anything!

It's okay, I've had the experience in other forums as well to know that it's the opinionated people that get a lot of stick. Some people get mad quite quickly, it's easy to misinterpret words typed on the screen!
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Old Dec 2nd 2010, 11:42 pm
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Oh

I didn't realise, I just clicked on 'todays new posts' and this one caught my eye. I did write nice things about the UK though.. I wasn't slating it or anything!

It's okay, I've had the experience in other forums as well to know that it's the opinionated people that get a lot of stick. Some people get mad quite quickly, it's easy to misinterpret words typed on the screen!


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Wow, you're a bit grumpy aren't you!?

White society... well, that wouldn't be good for me seeing as I'm only half white.

Hey, I didn't say I minded immigrants - I said I think the government should give those coffee shop jobs etc to the benefit busters and job seekers. Why pay people to be out of work and then draft hoards of people from abroad to fill up any vacancies that those jobless people could've been put into? The government says you can't miss a sign on date or you forfeit your benefits but why can't they make the coffee shop job compulsory as a means of income for these people? I'm an immigrant in Sydney yes, and so is my mum who is from the Philippines. She came to England and has never claimed benefits, she came with a qualification and worked hard for where she is. I am totally up for that but I am also up for a government that looks after its own, putting their jobless people in jobs before immigrants. Yes it means the immigrants would have to work harder to get into work, but if it's too hard then they should be able to go back to a government that looks after their own too. It's just common sense not racism. If you can't acheive something by yourself, no need to blame the government if they are only looking after their own.

But anyway, just wanted to clarify that I have no problem with immigrants since I am one, my mum was one and most of my friends are too. In England I had almost no fully English friends. I know this is a bit pityful explaining myself but I don't wanna be labelled a racist! I've only been here for a day
Jennifer - I agree with you about the jobs. The government should look after its own. I have a hard time with a government policy of allowing in to the country just about any immigrant and giving the jobs to them rather than the unemployed. It just doesn't seem right.
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Oh

I didn't realise, I just clicked on 'todays new posts' and this one caught my eye. I did write nice things about the UK though.. I wasn't slating it or anything!

It's okay, I've had the experience in other forums as well to know that it's the opinionated people that get a lot of stick. Some people get mad quite quickly, it's easy to misinterpret words typed on the screen!
I don't think you are a troll, Jennifer. I just think you haven't been through the experience (yet) of being away from your own country for 20-30 years and realizing how things can change. Also, you weren't very tactful with your original post by posting it in a forum where people are returning to their beloved UK
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I don't think you are a troll, Jennifer. I just think you haven't been through the experience (yet) of being away from your own country for 20-30 years and realizing how things can change. Also, you weren't very tactful with your original post by posting it in a forum where people are returning to their beloved UK
Lol!! I didn't realise what I did haha! I did write some nice things about London though! I would love to be there right now with all that snow!

When are you planning on making your move back to UK?

I don't know if I'll stay out here for just a year or maybe more.

The reason why I came on this site was to find out if any other expats to Australia can tell me where to buy cheaper groceries!
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Lol!! I didn't realise what I did haha! I did write some nice things about London though! I would love to be there right now with all that snow!

When are you planning on making your move back to UK?

I don't know if I'll stay out here for just a year or maybe more.

The reason why I came on this site was to find out if any other expats to Australia can tell me where to buy cheaper groceries!
You are so funny, Jennifer. You have made me laugh I need to laugh at the moment, too. I have been quite depresseed because I heard today I did not get the job I wanted. I am only doing temp work to pay the bills but I need a permanent job, especially to save up to go home to the UK.

Re groceries I am sure someone here has an answer to that question. There are quite a few in Australia - who are planning to return to the UK
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Lol!! I didn't realise what I did haha! I did write some nice things about London though! I would love to be there right now with all that snow!

When are you planning on making your move back to UK?

I don't know if I'll stay out here for just a year or maybe more.

The reason why I came on this site was to find out if any other expats to Australia can tell me where to buy cheaper groceries!
Why don't you try Aldi ?
Is there one near you ?
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Why don't you try Aldi ?
Is there one near you ?
About two years ago they opened an Aldi store a few miles from my home (in the USA). I stock up on some staples from there - their prices are wonderful! Some things are not as good as regular brand names but most things are.
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Lol!! I didn't realise what I did haha! I did write some nice things about London though! I would love to be there right now with all that snow!

When are you planning on making your move back to UK?

I don't know if I'll stay out here for just a year or maybe more.

The reason why I came on this site was to find out if any other expats to Australia can tell me where to buy cheaper groceries!
Jennifer - as soon as I have the money to do it. At the moment, I have zilch - not even a permanent job. I am hoping for two years but it may be longer, depending on the job market here. I just pray I am not trapped here forever.
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Originally Posted by Jennifer Fletcher
Lol!! I didn't realise what I did haha! I did write some nice things about London though! I would love to be there right now with all that snow!

When are you planning on making your move back to UK?

I don't know if I'll stay out here for just a year or maybe more.

The reason why I came on this site was to find out if any other expats to Australia can tell me where to buy cheaper groceries!
Jennifer if you want to know where to buy things in Australia or anything else about that country you would be best posting in our Australia Forums.
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