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May 20th 2012, 2:12 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 4,648
Posted By PoppetUK

Back 20 months and just starting to struggle.

It's been good to be back so far but I don't feel I've made many friends. I made more going to Oz. finding it hard to fit in. Feels like I'm trying to mould us all into uk ways which isn't feeling...
Forum: Australia
Dec 23rd 2011, 8:42 pm
Replies: 63
Views: 5,201
Posted By PoppetUK

Re: For all those who think UK education is better

Been back one year and if I'm honest I was disheartened with the education my children were getting in WA at state school and we couldn't get them into private. It didn't feel like they were being...
Forum: Australia
Feb 7th 2011, 8:27 pm
Replies: 95
Views: 6,876
Posted By PoppetUK

Re: What UK Items should we buy before we LEAVE !

Vacuum cleaners were also expensive if I recall along with camera's. Since the exchange rate though doing funny things I could be wrong.
Forum: Australia
Feb 7th 2011, 8:25 pm
Replies: 95
Views: 6,876
Posted By PoppetUK

Re: What UK Items should we buy before we LEAVE !

I'd head to sports direct and pick up all the Lonsdale stuff. That was in the surf shop at ridiculous prices!!!
Forum: Australia
Feb 7th 2011, 8:22 pm
Replies: 95
Views: 6,876
Posted By PoppetUK

Re: What UK Items should we buy before we LEAVE !

Washing powder again. The Oz stuff never go the stains out in my kids clothes for some reason
Forum: Australia
Feb 6th 2011, 10:18 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 3,453
Posted By PoppetUK

Re: Think before you leap

Reminds us what is important. My frustrating weekend with children just not listening is put into context. I'm sorry to hear all the sad posts.

Hugs and good memories to you all x
Forum: Australia
Feb 6th 2011, 9:12 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 3,453
Posted By PoppetUK

Re: Think before you leap

Sorry to hear about your Mum.

I lost my Dad to cancer 10 years ago. We were in Australia for the past 3 years and my mum was in UK on her own. To be honest she used to drive me crazy so I would...
Jan 28th 2011, 10:16 pm
Jan 28th 2011, 9:13 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 2,228
Posted By PoppetUK

Loving being back but glad for Aussie experience.

Just wanted to stick something out there.

We've been back since Sept.

Things are going ok. The best thing is a new relationship with my mum, an appreciation that wasn't there before. :)

I...
Jan 28th 2011, 8:58 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 5,026
Posted By PoppetUK

Re: Was meant to be flying back tonight BUT!

You poor thing. I do hope you recover quickly. Sometimes you wonder just why everything happens at these times!!

Take care
Forum: Australia
Jan 22nd 2011, 9:07 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 10,986
Posted By PoppetUK

Re: Fremantle, Rockingham or Mandurah???

Worth even phoning schools to see if they have places. We were looking at the younger years (primary) and couldn't get the kids in.
Jan 18th 2011, 7:45 pm
Replies: 143
Views: 13,750
Posted By PoppetUK

Re: Missing home!!!

Hi Weymouth,

I hope it does get better for you.

We moved to Western Australia. The first few months were tough. Kids just nearly 3 and 18 months. No friends. lonely, time difference, tv blah...
Dec 30th 2010, 8:38 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,824
Posted By PoppetUK

Re: Moving back sooner than expected. Where do we start?

Don't panic. When we finally made the decision to move we had 13 days to everything sorted :) and lived to tell the tale.

The big ones that you want gone now are car, excess furniture, shipping,...
Forum: Australia
Dec 30th 2010, 8:26 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,087
Posted By PoppetUK

Re: If you are migrating perhaps you might want to think about private schools???

Unfortunately for us we would have needed to move closer to Perth to get better schools or pay private (if we could have got them in). I would not have been happy leaving my kids where they were and...
Forum: Australia
Dec 28th 2010, 11:01 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,087
Posted By PoppetUK

If you are migrating perhaps you might want to think about private schools???

Hi I just wanted to put something out there because it is something that I was thinking about the last few days.

Had I have stayed in Australia I would have wanted to move my kids to a different...
Dec 21st 2010, 2:00 pm
Replies: 72
Views: 9,573
Posted By PoppetUK

Re: What are those of you that have moved back to UK feeling this winter???

Wow it's great to here the positive feelings. I have to say since I posted the question we've all be hit with flu which absolutely sucks so xmas is far from our minds until we feel better now...
Dec 18th 2010, 11:12 pm
Replies: 72
Views: 9,573
Posted By PoppetUK

What are those of you that have moved back to UK feeling this winter???

Just wondered what everyone is thinking about Xmas this year if you've moved back.

We moved back in September. On one had I'm really enjoying my first Xmas back and experiencing it all again but I...
Dec 1st 2010, 11:26 pm
Replies: 88
Views: 11,650
Posted By PoppetUK

Re: Gone back to UK for holiday & changed your mind about returning?

Hats off to you Beedubya. I here how hard it has been to make your decision. Best of luck.

poppet
Nov 29th 2010, 9:00 pm
Replies: 88
Views: 11,650
Posted By PoppetUK

Re: Gone back to UK for holiday & changed your mind about returning?

We visited in June this year. Decided that financially we would be better off in Perth with a young family. Hubby started a new job and 6 weeks back into Australian life I was on the edge of a break...
Nov 29th 2010, 8:50 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 4,842
Posted By PoppetUK

Re: Still happy to be back :) 2.5 months in.

Thanks for all the lovely posts. So glad to hear that I'm not just the only one enjoying the move back. I know how hard it is and how nerve shattering it can be!!!!!! Best of luck to those that have...
Nov 27th 2010, 8:42 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 4,842
Posted By PoppetUK

Re: Still happy to be back :) 2.5 months in.

:) Totally relate to putting on the weight. The food just tastes soooooo good!!!!
Nov 27th 2010, 8:16 am
Replies: 30
Views: 4,842
Posted By PoppetUK

Still happy to be back :) 2.5 months in.

Ok. So we moved back mid September and just want to say we are really pleased so far.

Yes a lot of those initial wow things have worn off but there is still so much I enjoy here.

The best...
Forum: Australia
Nov 12th 2010, 6:03 pm
Replies: 332
Views: 34,909
Posted By PoppetUK

Re: Can someone sell Perth (and Oz) to me!

Just moved back. It is a lovely place but I missed UK way too much and couldn't see myself living there forever. Plenty of my mates are there and happy as larry.

Weather just before summer and...
Nov 10th 2010, 10:16 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 4,835
Posted By PoppetUK

Re: Finally...we have a date for going home!

Awesome!!! Well done for making the decision. We moved back in September and absolutely loving being HOME! Long may it continue. Broke now but I'm in the right place for us now. I fit into my life...
Oct 28th 2010, 4:43 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,443
Posted By PoppetUK

Re: Container Arriving - any tips

Thanks y'all.

Everything here. 2 boxes weren't packed (noted down as owner packed but they were suppose to be repacked. Unfortunately buggers speakers and not sure if DVD system will work, other...
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