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Old 17th May 2007, 08:35 AM
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Hi Guys

I thought it would be fun for us to list 5 reasons for us either living in Australia (for those of us who already do) or for us 'wanting' to live in Australia.

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1. Sunshine (an obvious one I know but the sun makes such a difference to you overall mood - waking up to a blue sky almost every morning has worked wonders for me!

2. The beaches (again obvious I know) - it still takes my breath away when I visit absolutely stunning beaches in Australia and find that we are sometimes the only people on that beach........amazing......and soooo relaxing.

3. Schooling - the schools look very different where we are to how they looked in the UK (scruffier would be one way to describe them!) but the schooling itself I think is superior. They focus very strongly on confidence building,manners & respect in the early years which then turns the children into very confident young people. Excellent.

4. Quality family time - hubby still does a lot of over time here but when he isnt working we find that we do a lot more together as a family. In the UK we spent almost every weekend in either B&Q or Ikea (thank god they've still got Ikea in Oz!!!) but here we spend it at the beach or swimming etc etc etc

5. The Outdoor life - if I get bored here I just get my bike out and go for a bike ride - very rarely does the weather stop me doing it (unless of course its too hot!). I walk to the park with my daughter regularly and take her swimming with a picnic - what more could a girl want!


Theres that my list done - sorry I've chosen all the obvious ones

Your turn!

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Old 18th May 2007, 02:22 PM
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Hi Rach, Some great reasons. They might be obvious but they are great. I envy you guys that have packed up and made the move.

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2. The beaches (again obvious I know) - it still takes my breath away when I visit absolutely stunning beaches in Australia and find that we are sometimes the only people on that beach........amazing......and soooo relaxing.
Wow - to be alone on a beach in Oz. The things that dreams are made of here in the UK on a grey rainy day.

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Heres an example of one of those beaches

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Rach. If that is a real picture then...stunning!!!It looks more like a postcard though. Where abouts in Australia is it?

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Yep its a real picture. It was taken on one of the beaches in Port Stephens NSW two weeks ago - I think it was Fingal Bay but I'm not 100% - we visited about 8 beaches while we were there and they were all equally as stunning!

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I cant really pin point a reason we moved here to be honest. We were given the opportunity (I was offered a job) and so we thought we might as well go for it. There wasnt really anything in the UK that I was running away from, or hated, I just wanted to give it a go.

Glad I did although the weathers not all its cracked up to be. It rains more than I expected (yes I know we need it!) and in the heat of the summer its too hot for that 'outdoor lifestyle' that so many yearn for - its a case of stay indoors with the aircon on!

Thankfully my 4WD has got aircon so not even the weather can put a stop to that!!

TB

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It isn't home. Isn't that the main reason most of us try out other countries? It's different. It's easy because of the supposed common language. I had the opportunity, and I took it.

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1. Here on the Gold Coast I love the feeling of safety: you can go for walks alone.
2. The free parks for the kids. They are always clean and really nice with little water fountains for when they get thirsty.
3. I love the way most Aussies are not image conscious. You can wear whatever you like....they don't care. You can drive whatever you like and no one cares. You can drive a 50cc scooter/moped to work even if you are a grown man and it's fine. You can clean houses for a living and that's okay.
4. I like the way English is the language used so there is no "Babel" problem.
5. I like the way the law is respected and followed.

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3. I love the way most Aussies are not image conscious. You can wear whatever you like....they don't care. You can drive whatever you like and no one cares. You can drive a 50cc scooter/moped to work even if you are a grown man and it's fine. You can clean houses for a living and that's okay.
You come up with a lot of good points Hazel that I've already forgotten about - take them for granted already after just 14 months. The image consciousness is a biggie here isnt it. Its something that my mum noticed too. Nobody sneers at others for what they're wearing, driving, living in etc etc etc.

Nice point and thanks for reminding me

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Oh, five reasons from me.

1. It's not home.
2. The weather.
3. The beaches.
4. Really, really friendly people.
5. The attitude embodied in two expressions, "give it a go" and "it'll be right".

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