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Forum: Australia
May 8th 2013, 5:54 am
Replies: 86
Views: 8,903
Posted By bluekipper

Re: Have not been back to Uk for 10 years has it changed?

I was back at Xmas time, stopped over in Dubai for a few days which is an amazing place, I highly recommend people go see. I would say the UK has a great vibe to it, we had a brilliant time and...
Forum: Australia
Apr 8th 2013, 4:41 am
Replies: 18
Views: 12,595
Posted By bluekipper

Re: Taking a pillow on an Emirates flight

My daughter is a flight attendant with Emirates, I would not hesitate to take a pillow you will be fine, not sure about a feather one though, buy a synthetic one to be on the safe side. The baggage...
Forum: Australia
Mar 27th 2013, 11:31 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 3,281
Posted By bluekipper

Re: Visiting Australia before emigrating?

If you can afford it, you should try to visit first I reckon, thats way you will at least have some sense of what it may be like living here.
Mar 27th 2013, 5:31 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,143
Posted By bluekipper

Re: ADVICE ON RRV NEEDED URGENTLY! HELP!

It`s very easy to do the RRV online, and you get it usually approved within 24 hrs, its $300 per person
Forum: Australia
Mar 25th 2013, 3:54 am
Replies: 22
Views: 3,041
Posted By bluekipper

Re: Home sickness, I can offer advice if you need help

No it definatley aint just you I can promise you that! it must be so hard being away from your kids, but if you want to overcome/deal with homesickness it takes a lot of inner work, no one can make...
Forum: Australia
Mar 24th 2013, 10:54 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 3,041
Posted By bluekipper

Re: Home sickness, I can offer advice if you need help

I agree Quoll, life is way too short to force yourself to `love` living somewhere you know you deep down dont like. However the process to getting to a place of acceptance is a real joy in and of...
Forum: Australia
Mar 21st 2013, 10:47 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 3,041
Posted By bluekipper

Re: Home sickness, I can offer advice if you need help

It`s hard when one of you want to return and the other doesnt, settling in any country is about creating a state of being/happiness inside you, maybe find out what you think you are missing exactly...
Forum: Australia
Mar 20th 2013, 2:10 am
Replies: 22
Views: 3,041
Posted By bluekipper

Re: Home sickness, I can offer advice if you need help

Thank you Jan

I just hope this becomes useful for those heading over here and those like me who just needed some real life tips and strategies, I leanrt one very big lesson that I passed onto my...
Forum: The Barbie
Mar 20th 2013, 12:28 am
Replies: 57
Views: 5,807
Posted By bluekipper

Re: Thank You Australia!

Congratulations, can I ask what line of work you are in?

Good Luck, I would love to try USA next.
Forum: Australia
Mar 19th 2013, 10:54 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 3,041
Posted By bluekipper

Re: Home sickness, I can offer advice if you need help

Yes Kapri it is on some level, the work is very internal when overcoming home sickness, actually overcoming it is the wrong term, you have to more step back and watch yourself , how you respond, how...
Forum: Australia
Mar 19th 2013, 4:58 am
Replies: 22
Views: 3,041
Posted By bluekipper

Re: Home sickness, I can offer advice if you need help

I had to return for the same reason, felt like unfinished business to me too

I dont believe that 2 yrs to settle rubbish, sorry to offend anyone who has advised people of that, how long is a...
Forum: Australia
Mar 19th 2013, 4:56 am
Replies: 22
Views: 3,041
Posted By bluekipper

Re: Home sickness, I can offer advice if you need help

Hi Guys

thought I would give something to others thats I needed myself for a long time, but had to learn myself the hard way.

I would say there are many aspects to settling once you have...
Forum: Australia
Mar 17th 2013, 10:07 am
Replies: 22
Views: 3,041
Posted By bluekipper

Home sickness, I can offer advice if you need help

Hi
Dont know if this has ever been offered before but I`ve never come across it, sorry if I`ve put it in the wrong place?

I have been living in OZ since 2006, moved back (due to severe...
Feb 5th 2013, 9:03 am
Replies: 2
Views: 426
Posted By bluekipper

Australia to Canada

Hi everyone

We're currently living in Australia, been back almost three years and although I'm quite settled now my husband and youngest daughter (18yrs old) fancy a new move, yep I know, crazy...
Forum: Australia
Jun 30th 2010, 5:02 am
Replies: 70
Views: 7,363
Posted By bluekipper

Re: Anyone still struggling to find work in Oz due to job scarcity?

Not easy to find what you want in Adelaide,, must be true what they say `its who you know, not what you know`. I have 8yrs experience in my profession and didnt get 2 jobs I applied for !!!! going...
Forum: Australia
Jun 15th 2010, 10:23 am
Replies: 33
Views: 2,740
Posted By bluekipper

Re: Setting up your own business

Hi Steve, no I havent spoken to anyone about it really, its a dream I have, as the service here in SA is a joke, I want to bring it to the community, but although I can deliver the sevice, even train...
Forum: Australia
Jun 14th 2010, 8:53 am
Replies: 33
Views: 2,740
Posted By bluekipper

Re: Setting up your own business

I to have been contemplating setting up my own business,, a not for profit one though because it would be to help people quit smoking, the stop smoking sevice here is terrible,, no drop in...
Forum: Australia
May 24th 2010, 12:05 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,669
Posted By bluekipper

Re: REACHING THE TENDER AGE OF 45?

Me homesick,,MIL passed away, lots of diff reasons,,Dont regret coming bk, but regret buying a house in UK again!!! anyhow who knows if its forever, im not thinking like that anymore, i go one day at...
Forum: Australia
May 22nd 2010, 11:30 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,669
Posted By bluekipper

Re: REACHING THE TENDER AGE OF 45?

Good on ya,, good luck and im sure it will be perfect,, we are not regretting it so far,, we are a month in,, still finding it tough but not homesick !!!

Bluekipper
Forum: Australia
May 21st 2010, 11:34 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,669
Posted By bluekipper

Re: REACHING THE TENDER AGE OF 45?

Yes it is good to know that some over 40`s and over 50`s are heading off to OZ for their new lives. My hubby is 50 this year and we`ve just returned to Adelaide for a 2nd shot at staying here.
...
Forum: Australia
May 6th 2010, 4:25 am
Replies: 110
Views: 16,464
Posted By bluekipper

Re: Our Australian adventure is over…. And so early!!

Hi I totally agree with this post,, I went back to the UK vowing never to return to this rotten country,,haha well you guessed it,,im back 3 yrs after returning to the UK,,best thing ive ever done,,...
Apr 12th 2010, 10:08 am
Replies: 40
Views: 10,285
Posted By bluekipper

Re: 3rd Time around!!

Good advice (burn passports) think I should do that haha. Getting nearer to going now only 2 more days in the UK left,,,,

Bluekipper
Forum: Australia
Apr 10th 2010, 5:36 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 5,400
Posted By bluekipper

Re: What happens to your Super Annuation contributions if you leave Aus for good

It was just under 3 yrs ago,, no my visa has not ran out,,we were only in OZ one year,, I believe if you get citizenship you dont get your super back!

Bluekipper
Apr 10th 2010, 1:08 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 9,250
Posted By bluekipper

Re: To the ones who are feeling restless and homesick.

Totally agree,, ppl say to me `arrhh you gutted you came back the UK and bought a house again`? I always say no, because I have had 3 yrs back whereby I got more qualifications thru my job, my...
Forum: Australia
Apr 9th 2010, 1:54 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 5,400
Posted By bluekipper

Re: What happens to your Super Annuation contributions if you leave Aus for good

Hi I was on a permanent visa and came back the UK, I got mine back.

Bluekipper
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