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Nov 20th 2020, 8:51 am
Replies: 31
Views: 3,329
Posted By brits1

Re: 13 months in - struggling

Mainland Scotland is lovely and we have also visited the west coast Islands but we would never live there as the weather is to up and down for us (that's said by someone who lives in the peak...
Nov 20th 2020, 8:42 am
Replies: 14
Views: 873
Posted By brits1

Re: Moving back and shipping our dog 6 months later?

Hi, where are you moving from? we found rentals allowing pets to be very accommodating here in the UK, we have had 4 rentals (long story lol) and all excepted our pet (dog), my friend liked at home...
Forum: Back Home
Nov 18th 2020, 9:29 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 4,495
Posted By brits1

Re: One month.

We never had any problems after being over seas for 14years, we bought a car, phones and a secured rental property within 3 weeks of returning and my DH was still working in Australia. Try and start...
Nov 18th 2020, 9:01 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 873
Posted By brits1

Re: Moving back and shipping our dog 6 months later?

We moved back to the UK in 2010 so the rules may of changed but we left our very much loved dog at the Kennels where she was boarding for 6 weeks, (they also arranged flights and paper work for our...
Forum: Australia
Nov 4th 2020, 11:57 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,067
Posted By brits1

Re: Moving from New Zealand to Perth

It seems that WA mainly relies on its natural resources which are a massive bonus to have but when that falters ( whicj it had just before we migrated and also just after we left Australia) it does...
Forum: The Barbie
Nov 3rd 2020, 10:53 am
Replies: 206
Views: 10,079
Posted By brits1

Re: Melbourne Metro restrictions

Most people I have known to chase "more' has not made them any happier.....in fact quite the opposite.....
Forum: Australia
Nov 3rd 2020, 10:49 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,067
Posted By brits1

Re: Moving from New Zealand to Perth

​​​​​​Most people eventually adapt to weather either by wrapping up or dressing down, my memories of summer in Perth were mainly spent indoors during the heat of the day and the flies...a real pain...
Forum: The Barbie
Oct 23rd 2020, 9:16 am
Replies: 11
Views: 771
Posted By brits1

Re: Flying back to UK

You should self isolate for 14 days, it inform you of this on the government website, in certain locations they have certain tier systems which you must comply with as well. It's all well and good...
Forum: Australia
Oct 23rd 2020, 8:58 am
Replies: 44
Views: 4,202
Posted By brits1

Re: Moving to Aus advice

The majority of people who know we lived in Australia then returned home day "oh you must miss that lifestyle hugely" I ask if they have been (because they seem to know the lifestyle) and they say no...
Oct 20th 2020, 2:56 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,258
Posted By brits1

Re: Education system in the UK

Check with naric for your daughter's Canadian certificates they will be able to let you know the UK equivalent. Your daughter could study for her GCSEs (if she does need them) whilst at college (our...
Oct 19th 2020, 9:09 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,258
Posted By brits1

Re: Education system in the UK

Hi, Your daughter could start in September at an adult 6th form college....there are tons of choices in courses for careers to pathways to university, our son left Australia with no formal...
Forum: The Barbie
Oct 6th 2020, 10:13 am
Replies: 11
Views: 857
Posted By brits1

Re: BE - being woke - what triggers us?

I think people are scared to debate on this subject, one of the reasons may be that if your thoughts are not the same as the current way of thinking then you might be labelled as not a nice person...
Forum: The Barbie
Oct 1st 2020, 8:28 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,518
Posted By brits1

Re: Australian accents

Watching a couple of old American movies the other day...a lot of the actors sounded nowhere near as American as they do today.....same with the older Aussie soaps....
Forum: The Barbie
Oct 1st 2020, 8:17 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,518
Posted By brits1

Re: Australian accents

Our two sons were bright up in Australia (3 and 6.5 when they arrived) but they never really developed an Aussie accent.... when they started though to put 'like' at the start of their sentences...
Sep 29th 2020, 8:55 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,278
Posted By brits1

Re: Moving Back to UK From Germany

Depends ....transport in and around London is no different from other modern European cities and Birmingham is very excessible to London, maybe it's not the same for some people living further North...
Sep 16th 2020, 10:46 am
Replies: 6
Views: 763
Posted By brits1

Re: Topping up UK National Insurance before returning

I was told when I returned to the UK that I had a gap of so many years (whilst I had lived overseas) I asked for a costing on how much I would need to pay for each year I had missed (each year was...
Sep 16th 2020, 10:45 am
Replies: 6
Views: 763
Posted By brits1

Re: Topping up UK National Insurance before returning

I was told when I returned to the UK that I had a gap of so many years (whilst I had lived overseas) I asked for a costing on how much I would need to pay for each year I had missed (each year was...
Sep 14th 2020, 5:07 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,014
Posted By brits1

Re: Returning home during COVID

we spent a few days in northumberand ljust before the lockdown and it's just so lovely you lucky things. Hope all goes well with your plans
Sep 14th 2020, 4:03 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,014
Posted By brits1

Re: Returning home during COVID

We sold and then rented in aus for 12 months which gave us time to go through our belongings, sort out uni for our sons and pet transport , we are in the peak District at the moment as we knew we did...
Sep 13th 2020, 3:20 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,014
Posted By brits1

Re: Returning home during COVID

​​​​​​Hi Andy , everyone's story is different in here our story was that after over 12 years in Australia we just wanted to return home, we'd made a good life in Australia but it just did not feel...
Sep 11th 2020, 11:20 am
Replies: 2
Views: 588
Posted By brits1

Re: Budget to move back from Australia.

Hi, When we moved back I either sold it gave away certain items or beds, dinning table two settees and also a lot of kitchen ware....we did this as we were not sure if we would need so much furniture...
Forum: The Barbie
Sep 2nd 2020, 12:13 pm
Replies: 56
Views: 4,497
Posted By brits1

Re: Pilbara

It really is true "beauty is in the eye of the beholder"
Aug 26th 2020, 9:53 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,230
Posted By brits1

Re: UK - 2021

Hi, hope your well and good? In some ways your luckier than most who are returning ie no desperate need fincially wise to find a job, you can buy a home and not worry about a mortgage...sometimes...
Forum: The Barbie
Aug 24th 2020, 2:01 pm
Replies: 56
Views: 4,497
Posted By brits1

Re: Pilbara

You'll be lucky to land a job on HS2 plenty of qualified guys here and some already have worked or working on the London train system which has been ongoing for years so they have the advantage of...
Aug 18th 2020, 3:30 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,230
Posted By brits1

Re: UK - 2021

Hi, You can always apply on indeed and see what comes up , Family and friends I knoeaknow are all very busy with work (various types of trades) and I do not know of anyone who has been made redundant...
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