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Oct 7th 2005, 2:05 pm
Jul 9th 2005, 10:22 am
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Posted By Kath

Re: The final gesture...

Keep posting Arkon, your posts are very funny and accurate. I'm back in the UK after 2.5 years in Perth, just getting used to the pace of life back here (didn't realise how much I'd slowed up!),...
Jun 22nd 2005, 3:43 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 846
Posted By Kath

Re: Schools

I do sympathise, when I first started looking at schools I used league tables for senior schools eg. percentage of pupils achieving grade A-C pass at GSCE, I would then look at the feeder schools...
Jun 21st 2005, 4:12 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,125
Posted By Kath

Re: Violence

Completely agree with above, we live 30 minutes from Poole and I'm shocked at this violence - an unprovoked attack on a light sunny evening by a bunch of feral yobs, it disgusts me. This wasn't a...
Jun 12th 2005, 4:12 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,486
Posted By Kath

Re: No choice in moving back

I think most estate agents would like to see more realistic prices it's just convincing the sellers! You can spot houses that are on for too much money as they're still for sale 6 months on, buyers...
Jun 10th 2005, 1:59 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,486
Posted By Kath

Re: No choice in moving back

Hi there, we used to live near Poole but found the traffic / congestion had got so much worse over the 2-3 years we were away, we decided to move out.

House prices can be expensive out in the...
Jun 8th 2005, 10:06 am
Replies: 20
Views: 2,486
Posted By Kath

Re: No choice in moving back

Hi Vicki

I had to renew my passport soon after arriving in Perth, I couldn't get anyone to endorse the photo who had known me for any length of time, I called the British Embassy, they were fine...
Jun 7th 2005, 12:35 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,939
Posted By Kath

Re: Adjusting to life back here!!

Whoops, meant to say $6500 not £ !! You can see I've settled back here well!
Jun 7th 2005, 12:23 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,939
Posted By Kath

Re: Adjusting to life back here!!

Happy2

We used Chess removals from Perth to UK, a 20ft container cost approx £6500 including insurance. Good service, packers etc. no problems. Good luck!
May 24th 2005, 10:19 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,123
Posted By Kath

Re: Prepare yourselves

I agree, the property situation here is a nightmare. We had to pay 6 months rent up front :scared: even though we could prove my husband had full time, permanent work!! It's because we'd been out...
May 22nd 2005, 12:02 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,712
Posted By Kath

Re: Why was it a “harder” decision to go home than to emigrate? Or was it easier?

I think all our decisions were hard, from UK to Aus and back. I can understand why people say it's a harder decision to move back.

After a few years we got settled into our Australian way of life...
May 22nd 2005, 11:31 am
Replies: 111
Views: 8,004
Posted By Kath

Re: So whats the truth then??

We lived in rural England before moving to Perth and were very happy with our lifestyle, we were one of those families moving for the adventure (looking back I think we could have got the adventure...
May 17th 2005, 11:51 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,428
Posted By Kath

Re: shipping back.

We used Chess from Perth back to UK, very pleased with their service, packing etc. Hope all works out for you.
Apr 22nd 2005, 10:56 am
Replies: 25
Views: 1,497
Posted By Kath

Re: Letting go again

I really, really sympathise with all those feeling so homesick, I am thinking of you all!

After 2 years in Perth I'm now back in UK and that feeling has finally left, I'm back to normal (well...
Apr 20th 2005, 10:48 am
Replies: 65
Views: 3,889
Posted By Kath

Re: Help!!!

I was sad to leave Perth, we lived in a beautiful part of the Hills and I made some lovely friends there, so when we left it was a bit like leaving the UK but in reverse. A big part of me really...
Apr 16th 2005, 9:15 am
Replies: 65
Views: 3,889
Posted By Kath

Re: Help!!!

Not sure how I managed to stay 2 years without a trip back to England!! I used to phone airlines and get prices for flights back, sort out dates etc. but then when I worked out the cost we decided...
Apr 12th 2005, 4:37 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 3,889
Posted By Kath

Re: Help!!!

Michaela, I think the above post is for you as I'm (Kath) already back!

I would support what Louise is saying, we are so glad we stayed the 2 years for the citizenship, I'm sure we will be back...
Apr 12th 2005, 4:13 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 3,889
Posted By Kath

Re: Help!!!

All the best with your move to the US, go for it!

We have no regrets, I just didn't expect it to be so difficult at times, but then I'm a bit of an emotional person. Don't get me wrong we had...
Apr 12th 2005, 3:50 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 3,889
Posted By Kath

Re: Help!!!

My experience sounds very much like yours Michaela, we went to Australia for the adventure, explore a bit whilst the children were small. We had a good lifestyle in England so we weren't trying to...
Feb 16th 2005, 6:34 pm
Replies: 148
Views: 19,937
Posted By Kath

Re: Any regrets coming back to Blighty?

Just want to say thanks to Eric for some excellent contributions to this thread. As someone who has spent a few years in Australia and have now returned to UK I can say I've been on a similar...
Oct 4th 2004, 3:28 am
Replies: 259
Views: 31,810
Posted By Kath

Re: Property crash is finally here in UK

Odaat

Your post has got me thinking! We are moving back to England next month after 2 years in Australia. We have a good deposit for a home but will rent initially to get a feel for the market. ...
Aug 12th 2004, 9:13 am
Replies: 30
Views: 2,063
Posted By Kath

Re: Shipping agents from Western Australia

Thanks Melanie, I'll get Kent and Chess to quote in the first instance. We've just put our house on the market, not sure how long we'll need to wait for a buyer. Do you think it's worth getting...
Jul 16th 2004, 2:42 am
Replies: 30
Views: 2,063
Posted By Kath

Melaniee Have you tried Wridgways? They are...

Melaniee

Have you tried Wridgways? They are based in Kewdale / Welshpool. We are planning to use them when we return, I think Janeyray used them?

We used John Mason (UK to Perth) and Wridgways...
Jul 9th 2004, 3:35 am
Replies: 102
Views: 7,145
Posted By Kath

This is the best thread I've seen for a long...

This is the best thread I've seen for a long time.

I don't post much anymore but I had to join others congratulating Goose on a great post!

We've been in Perth over 2 years now, we've had a...
Jun 13th 2004, 9:03 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,615
Posted By Kath

Hi Jane !!! Glad you are all back safe and...

Hi Jane !!!

Glad you are all back safe and sound. What a great adventure you've had.

You're not missing much in Perth, temperatures have dropped and it's been raining for the past week!
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