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Jan 25th 2009, 7:53 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 6,227

Re: Cumbria not Canada...

Hi Chutley,

Guess what I live in Penrith. We migrated to Oz in 2002 and came back 6 months later, missed Cumbria so much. Living here is a great area to live and to bring up children. My hubby...
Dec 31st 2008, 8:06 pm
Replies: 63
Views: 7,171

Re: For those of you who have always known....

I definitely think that you need to look at your life before you emigrate, and if it is good -then dont go. the grass isnt always greener - it is exactly the same colour here.

This statement...
Dec 31st 2008, 7:00 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 957

Re: This is my year to go home

You are getting there Jean, hope you have a wonderfull 2009. Keep in touch

Dec 3rd 2008, 8:05 pm
Replies: 108
Views: 10,976

Re: 40 days and we're going back, help required!

Hi Mary, I know exactly where you are coming from. I knew after three weeks that I couldn't live there, hubby loved it. We stayed 6 months in the end and the yearning to return home never left me. ...
Sep 27th 2008, 7:41 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 4,158

Re: Sad news....

I am so sorry to hear about Pants, I don't get on here as often as I did and didn't realise she was ill. Its strange as when I was on last week I was thinking about her and wondering what she was up...
Sep 27th 2008, 7:34 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 16,329

Re: Nice places to live in the North of England

Cumbria, great place to live and still affordable :D
Sep 20th 2008, 8:49 pm
Replies: 66
Views: 9,055

Re: What have we done?

Sam, what you are going through is very common, I too knew very quickly that Australia was not the place for me. It took us three years to get our visas (but I had wanted to go for probably 15...
Sep 15th 2008, 8:17 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,555


I moved to Oz from the Lake District and then moved back again, sorry Oz not a patch on the Lakes, I missed the area and the people sooooo much.

Trottytrue, how old is your daughter? I am sure...
Jul 15th 2008, 8:58 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 562


We went to Oz via Singapore in 2002 and stayed for 2 nights at the Shangri-La in Orange Road and then had 3 nights on Sentosa Island. The hotels were fantastic, our daughter was three at the time...
May 13th 2008, 7:46 pm
Replies: 114
Views: 7,267

Re: How to justify the money you've lost...

Our move to oz and back cost us about £25,000 in all, best money we ever spent. Now don't get me wrong we can not afford to loose this sort of money but going to oz completely changed our outlook on...
Apr 24th 2008, 8:21 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,132

Re: Returnees to UK: What do you love about being back?

The greeness, the history, family, sense of belonging, the four seasons, decent pay for jobs. light nights in the summer to name but a few.:D
Apr 22nd 2008, 7:38 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 3,425

Re: Returning to Scotland from Sydney Australia

One of the reasons we came home was because once in Oz I suddenly realised that my parents were not getting any younger and I was a long way from home if needed. My parents were both in their 80's. ...
Apr 20th 2008, 4:22 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 3,121

Re: Cracked it at work yesterday

I have always found with people that shout at you that the best thing to do is totally ignore them whilst they are shouting then look up and say "sorry were talking to me". It drives then nuts.
Sep 4th 2007, 8:32 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 3,370

Re: Just needed to tell someone

Hi Sawyer, Sorry to hear about what has happened, from what you have written I think that your husband is calling the shots, lying on his bed for hours etc is like punishing you for something that...
Aug 20th 2007, 7:57 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 3,495

Re: Where should we be? No man's land?

This can be true wherever you live, however I find that a lot more people especially "up north" are more accepting than they used to be. We lived in a little village prior to leaving for Oz and...
Aug 16th 2007, 8:25 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 3,495

Re: Where should we be? No man's land?

Hi Ian, If you are considering returning to the UK why not try somewhere other than London. We live up north in Cumbria and have some excellent schools. It is a lovely county to live in, friendly...
May 24th 2007, 9:12 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,452

Re: Here's one for you...

We have never regretted making the decision to go in the first place because as others have said if we hadn't we would have always wondered what if, also it made us realise what actually is important...
May 24th 2007, 7:55 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,669

Re: Another one bites the dust !!!

Sorry to hear it hasn't worked out for you, it is so difficult when one is happy and the other isn't. I was the unhappy one and my hubby loved it but came back for me and we have never looked back. ...
May 2nd 2007, 8:02 pm
Replies: 73
Views: 6,006

Re: Going Back

What you are experiencing is far from unusual. We were in Brisbane for 6 months and in that time my hubby worked for a total of 12 weeks in three different jobs, taken on as casual and then finished...
Apr 16th 2007, 7:11 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 2,341

Re: Spring UK 2006 Pictures

Hi all, I just wanted to share some piccies that I took at Lake Derwentwater on Friday. It was beautifull. Took them on my phone so don't capture the true beauty but you get the picture:)
Mar 30th 2007, 7:45 pm
Replies: 67
Views: 3,914

Re: Where in England

We are from the Lake District and we returned here, only difference that before we headed for Oz we lived in a village now we live in town, which we love. It is probably what we should have done in...
Mar 26th 2007, 7:25 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 3,397

Re: Returnee's memoirs! please sign!(something to share)

Been home 4 years now and my heart is still happy and contented.

The only thing that I wish I could have brought back are our friends who went through the whole emotional journey with us and...
Mar 24th 2007, 7:22 pm
Mar 8th 2007, 6:52 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 4,595

Re: Back in the UK...nearly 3 years on!!

Janey, lovely to hear your update and to hear that everything is going great for you and your family.

Likewise we have never regretted returning and we are enjoying life.

Susan :D :thumbup:
Feb 27th 2007, 7:24 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 7,570

Re: so your going back to the uk?

A "no worries" attitude (If I can survive my time in Oz I can survive anything)

An greater appreciation of where I live, my family and friends.

One enormous fridge:D

and for hubby another...
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