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Old Feb 23rd 2007, 10:43 pm
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Reading the posts it seems just about everyone that wants to move back to the Uk is living in Legoland Perth, do you think if you moved to a more interesting part of OZ maybe somewhere in the eastern states it would have worked out better.
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Funny you should mention this. We were only discussing this matter last night and me and hubby both regret coming here and not going to Melbourne or Brisbane. We both reckon it would probably have worked out much better.
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We still may not have stayed forever, but at least I wouldn't have had my views and opinions of Australia so badly tainted by the experience. As it is, I've just got such little enthusiasm to explore any other part of Oz. And that's terrible because it's a huge country.
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Reading the posts it seems just about everyone that wants to move back to the Uk is living in Legoland Perth, do you think if you moved to a more interesting part of OZ maybe somewhere in the eastern states it would have worked out better.




I wondered the same thing, tried Perth twice and had a nightmare experience. can honestly say though that I would never set foot in Oz again really because of my experience. My son is still there. Have a friend trying the eastern states after a bad time in Perth 3 years ago. be interesting to see how he gets on. Can only try something and get a perspective before making a decision. My job in uk pays 4 times the oz rate so maybe go to bali and meet my son there. Age could also be a factor when migrating eh. I am 46 now, maybe adjusting would be easier 30 years ago.
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Reading the posts it seems just about everyone that wants to move back to the Uk is living in Legoland Perth, do you think if you moved to a more interesting part of OZ maybe somewhere in the eastern states it would have worked out better.

There's another thread somewhere on this subject, I'll see if I can find it.

I disagree LPP. From what I have read and people that I am in contact with, more seem to be returning to the UK from Queensland. There are afew from Melbourne who are going and have already gone who post on here and, afew more from NSW as well, but I believe Queensland is pipping Perth to the post.
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There's another thread somewhere on this subject, I'll see if I can find it.

I disagree LPP. From what I have read and people that I am in contact with, more seem to be returning to the UK from Queensland. There are afew from Melbourne who are going and have already gone who post on here and, afew more from NSW as well, but I believe Queensland is pipping Perth to the post.

I am not surprised about QLD really. We are as far as I can see, at least 20 years behind the times,maybe if your young you can adjust better,it drives me nuts.So perhaps QLD does over take Perth.
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Funny you should mention this. We were only discussing this matter last night and me and hubby both regret coming here and not going to Melbourne or Brisbane. We both reckon it would probably have worked out much better.
Hindsights a great thing eh

We still may not have stayed forever, but at least I wouldn't have had my views and opinions of Australia so badly tainted by the experience. As it is, I've just got such little enthusiasm to explore any other part of Oz. And that's terrible because it's a huge country.
I feel the same as you Tracey, we just can't be arsed to go somewhere else to be quite honest. At least we know we like where we are from in the UK, didn't leave because we hated it. To move East would be as big a move as going home and into the unknown. The other thing with us is that one of the major problems here is that we can't afford to go home for holidays on the wages here and although my parents have been over and my brother and a couple of Mark's friends, this won't happen very often and we can't deal with that. Moving to another place in Oz won't change how far away it is from the UK. We also underestimated the ability to take the kids on holiday somewhere only a couple of hours flight away with family orientated hotels with kids clubs adult entertainment (oh er missus!)etc. and it not costing a fortune. Where can we go from here? We don't feel that Bali and Thailand are really holiday destinations to go to with young children and there aren't really any other options. Loads of other reasons including "no old buildings" which is another one I would have scoffed at before we came.

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Yep, I agree with you Jo. Moving over east would be another great adventure, but for me, it would be just delaying the inevitable of going home. My reasons for going home are similar to yours Jo; the family, taking holidays to europe, character buildings and living in a place that has soul and personality.

We will go back to a small house, with no mortgage hopefully. But that will mean anything we earn won't be paying off a sodding mortgage, it will be paying for us to have a bloody life enjoying ourselves and not worrying about bills.
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I wondered the same thing, tried Perth twice and had a nightmare experience. can honestly say though that I would never set foot in Oz again really because of my experience. My son is still there. Have a friend trying the eastern states after a bad time in Perth 3 years ago. be interesting to see how he gets on. Can only try something and get a perspective before making a decision. My job in uk pays 4 times the oz rate so maybe go to bali and meet my son there. Age could also be a factor when migrating eh. I am 46 now, maybe adjusting would be easier 30 years ago.
It was definitely easier for me 20 years ago, when I came out to Oz by myself and lived in Sydney. I was 32 then! It was a whole different experience. I think age does come into it. I've realised that to try and start over again later on in life, is just a bit too challenging. Especially in one of the most unsociable places in Oz - well at least I think it is!
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We have just returned from Melbourne and while it is a lovely place we just found that the way of life was so different from what we expected. We found Melbourne city to be great - so many shops, restaurants, sporting venues etc. But the thing is you have to travel into the city to enjoy it. And if you can't afford to live close to the city, you miss out on all it has to offer and end up living an hour or more away in boring suburbia with masses of houses, milk bars and coffee shops During the winter, it's like the UK, everyone hibernates and you don't see a soul, in summer people do venture out jogging, cycling and sipping coffee but try as we might, we didn't find anywhere we could meet people and make friends. I've been back in the UK just over two weeks now and spoken to more new people and had more fun than I did in the year I spent in Melbourne.
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What about the land of the dead, ie Adelaide?

Maybe if we'd gone to Sydney or Melbourne in 91, and not here, my experiences and life and thus view of australia would be very different also. But who knows, now?

And like TraceyW, my negativity regarding this whole place is such that I'm not interested in going elsewhere in the country either. If I can ever afford a holiday, or to save any money, it's for a holiday in the UK or elsewhere in Europe. I don't want to 'waste it' on seeing more of ozzieland. And that's a decade and a half of mindnumbing boredom and isolation talking.
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What about the land of the dead, ie Adelaide?

Maybe if we'd gone to Sydney or Melbourne in 91, and not here, my experiences and life and thus view of australia would be very different also. But who knows, now?

And like TraceyW, my negativity regarding this whole place is such that I'm not interested in going elsewhere in the country either. If I can ever afford a holiday, or to save any money, it's for a holiday in the UK or elsewhere in Europe. I don't want to 'waste it' on seeing more of ozzieland. And that's a decade and a half of mindnumbing boredom and isolation talking.
I understand how your absolute dislike of being in Adelaide has coloured your opinion about the rest of Oz. I also feel that having been in Perth for a couple of years now, I don't feel motivated to try somewhere else, rather than just go back home. However, I have experienced other places in Oz but that was 20 years ago. Sydney was a good place to live then, and I travelled a lot around Oz too. I do feel that you need to break out of your rut. I don't know your personal situation, or how old you are (not even sure what gender you are), but I do think you owe it to yourself to somehow get out there and have a bit of an adventure. It could really turn things around for you. At least get out of Adelaide and explore the country or try and raise enough money to travel to Europe. Were you born in England?
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Reading the posts it seems just about everyone that wants to move back to the Uk is living in Legoland Perth, do you think if you moved to a more interesting part of OZ maybe somewhere in the eastern states it would have worked out better.

Have you ever been to Perth LPP? Perth is like Sydney with similar weather/beaches/outdoor lifestyle, but not the traffic or the hellish, sprawling western style suburbs.

Perth has more class than London, went out tonight in Clapham, went to the movies, finished about 11pm, do you think there was anywhere serving coffee at that hour? No, just boozed up people everywhere. Got home at 11.45. Cafe culture in Britain is non-existant. Ok, rant over.
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Have you ever been to Perth LPP? Perth is like Sydney with similar weather/beaches/outdoor lifestyle, but not the traffic or the hellish, sprawling western style suburbs.

Perth has more class than London, went out tonight in Clapham, went to the movies, finished about 11pm, do you think there was anywhere serving coffee at that hour? No, just boozed up people everywhere. Got home at 11.45. Cafe culture in Britain is non-existant. Ok, rant over.
To say that Perth has more 'class' than London is one of the most ridiculous statements I have read for a very long time. You really ought to have got out more during your stay in the UK. Then, you go on to make yet another even more incredulous statement by saying that 'Cafe culture' in Britain is non existent! You are in Clapham for heavens sake. It's like comparing Mirrabooka with Cottesloe.
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Have you ever been to Perth LPP? Perth is like Sydney with similar weather/beaches/outdoor lifestyle, but not the traffic or the hellish, sprawling western style suburbs.

Perth has more class than London, went out tonight in Clapham, went to the movies, finished about 11pm, do you think there was anywhere serving coffee at that hour? No, just boozed up people everywhere. Got home at 11.45. Cafe culture in Britain is non-existant. Ok, rant over.
Are we talking about the same Perth where I live
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To say that Perth has more 'class' than London is one of the most ridiculous statements I have read for a very long time. You really ought to have got out more during your stay in the UK. Then, you go on to make yet another even more incredulous statement by saying that 'Cafe culture' in Britain is non existent! You are in Clapham for heavens sake. It's like comparing Mirrabooka with Cottesloe.
I think it's a reference to Perth, Scotland.
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