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Jul 26th 2011, 4:19 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 9,142
Posted By islandergirl

Re: 2 years update - after 12 years in Australia

Thanks, well the market was pretty bad 2 years but it is starting to turn the corner now, good luck with your move.

I think you have to be in the country to get a job really, the jobs applied...
Jul 26th 2011, 4:16 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 9,142
Posted By islandergirl

Re: 2 years update - after 12 years in Australia

Kevin - good to here you still lurk occasionally - it was my second anniversary that prompted me to post, I remember you left not long before me, sounds like you are still loving it too ;)
Jul 13th 2011, 9:23 am
Replies: 28
Views: 9,142
Posted By islandergirl

Re: 2 years update - after 12 years in Australia

My friends mostly, I had a great bunch of friends over there, and some of the stuff we used to do, like going out for yum cha and then the gold class cinema, going to wine festivals and other outdoor...
Jul 12th 2011, 10:53 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 9,142
Posted By islandergirl

Re: 2 years update - after 12 years in Australia

It's the best, you just can't buy it with a biggger house and car, or sunshine!;)

And I'm pleased that the food has improved a lot and you can now get a COLD beverage in a lot of places too, ice...
Jul 12th 2011, 10:50 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 3,455
Posted By islandergirl

Re: Is no one returning???

Hah well I was wearing a combination of shorts and a fleece today, a combination of optimism and realism.

Fantastic that you have a wedding and trip to the UK to look forward to, maybe this time...
Jul 12th 2011, 4:02 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 9,142
Posted By islandergirl

Re: 2 years update - after 12 years in Australia

Good Luck with your own return Sunshine111, I'm sure you will find a new appreciation for the place once you've been away :) and there's nothing better than being able to spend unrestricted time with...
Jul 12th 2011, 2:06 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 9,142
Posted By islandergirl

Re: 2 years update - after 12 years in Australia

Glasgow, took a few months to get a job, but was taking my time to get something decent, plus had some time off when I first came back.

I had other offers but they were in the North East and I...
Jul 12th 2011, 1:05 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 3,455
Posted By islandergirl

Re: Is no one returning???

Hey quoll I just posted my 2 year update it's in he "Back Home" forum - hope you are well
Jul 12th 2011, 12:58 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 9,142
Posted By islandergirl

Re: 2 years update - after 12 years in Australia

Thanks Charleygirl, I hope you have a wonderful experience returning, there are challenges, but there's no place like home:thumbup:
Jul 12th 2011, 11:53 am
Replies: 28
Views: 9,142
Posted By islandergirl

2 years update - after 12 years in Australia

Hi All,

Haven't been on the forum a long time, but last week was my 2 year anniversary of returning to the UK so thought I'd share my experiences maybe it'll help others faced with the same...
Jul 12th 2011, 11:34 am
Replies: 37
Views: 31,240
Posted By islandergirl

Re: after 10 years of oz, i am homesick and wanting to run back home!

Glasgowgirl, and others on this thread facing the same dilemma, I lived in Australia for 12 years with an Australian husband.

Left him and returned to the UK 2 years ago (Glasgow) honestly it's...
Jan 26th 2011, 9:59 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 973
Posted By islandergirl

Re: Letting people know you're back

I'm not sure how you'd do it from over there, I did it from the UK the government sent out a letter, I filled in the form and sent it back.

Try this website, it has links to most government...
Jan 26th 2011, 8:50 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 973
Posted By islandergirl

Re: Letting people know you're back

Still laughing at what mummyinthefoothills said...

Yeah you need to get on the electoral roll, as otherwise it's hard to get credit etc (you might not want to borrow money but eg mobile phone...
Jan 20th 2011, 7:23 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,515
Posted By islandergirl

Re: Philipino data and singles

Lars and the Real Girl was actually a really interesting film.

Haven't seen Birthday Girl as I have a(prob irrational) dislike of Nicole Kidman, but I'll give it a go based on your recommendation...
Jan 20th 2011, 6:56 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,515
Posted By islandergirl

Re: Philipino data and singles

Aaah dunroving but wouldn't you consider a mail order bride LOL?
I sometimes get ads for immigration lawyers which is ironic for an Australian citizen....
Jan 16th 2011, 1:37 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 3,850
Posted By islandergirl

Re: moving back after 10yrs

Yeah someone ought to do a scientific study on this I think.

Possibly it's all the deepfried pizza that creates an insulating layer around the vital organs.;)

There are very few normal looking...
Jan 16th 2011, 1:27 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,636
Posted By islandergirl

Re: Returning to UK

Firstly is it really worth taking all your furniture and electricals with you, the cost of transporting $8500 +, the cost of storage etc. The time spent waiting for the stuff, the hassles.

That...
Jan 16th 2011, 1:19 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 3,850
Posted By islandergirl

Re: moving back after 10yrs

In Aus I had a vast collection of 3/4 length trousers, some corporate some for wearing at home, over here I have 2 pairs but had to buy an extra pair for going away for a long weekend last year to...
Jan 15th 2011, 5:02 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,159
Posted By islandergirl

Re: Best website for Flights. Aus-UK

When I came back to the UK on my one way ticket I flew Malaysian for the first time, because they had the cheapest one way ticket.

They were absolutely fine, the plane was a bit older and tattier...
Jan 15th 2011, 4:59 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 3,850
Posted By islandergirl

Re: moving back after 10yrs

Am Scottish but not from Glasgow, am a country girl. Get away for weekends and get out the city as much as I can. I now have an enviable collection of waterproof clothing and footwear...!
Jan 15th 2011, 12:23 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 3,850
Posted By islandergirl

Re: moving back after 10yrs

I went back to Scotland, my family are from the islands and there's no work there so I'm in Glasgow, not the prettiest of cities but well located for seeing my people and good transport links to rest...
Jan 14th 2011, 5:36 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 3,850
Posted By islandergirl

Re: moving back after 10yrs

I moved back to the UK 18 months ago after 12 years in Australia, mostly it's been a really positive experience, and though I miss friends and my Aus lifestyle I have never regretted the decision to...
Jan 12th 2011, 1:06 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,159
Posted By islandergirl

Re: Best website for Flights. Aus-UK

http://www.bestflights.com.au/

Craps on all the other Aussie travel websites IMO.

Go to the "UK and Europe" section for all the best specials (some have to be booked by phone which costs a...
Jan 7th 2011, 5:56 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 4,821
Posted By islandergirl

Re: Moving back after 14 years !!!!

I moved back to the UK after 12 years in Australia, I really like being back (though there are a few things that drive me mental) but mostly it's been a really positive experience.

Yes some...
Forum: USA
Dec 16th 2010, 9:28 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 5,962
Posted By islandergirl

Re: car insurance - returning to UK

UK companies would not acccept my Australian no claims bonus because it was expressed in %age not years on the certificate. I tried a few different ones, I still managed to get cover but not at...
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