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Old 12th December 2007, 10:06 AM
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Users Flag! Originally from ireland. Users Flag! Expat in australia.

I was just thinking of a comparison for us this new years eve in Ireland This year

Ireland new years eve = saty in with the lads watch a bit of tv maybe have a few drinks and head to bed !

New years on the sunshine coast;
A BBQ with our friends and head off with the kids to watch fireworks

i think i know which one i choses esp to see my lads faces with the fireworks


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Originally Posted by Baby75 View Post
Hello and welcome,

Well our story is My husband has always wanted to go to Australia at one time for the one year holiday visa when he was finished his trade but we discovered i was pregnant and that put every thing to one side for a long time my husbands best friend went out for the year and fell in love with the country and has met and married and Australian girl . about 2 years ago they came home for our wedding and he decided he would love to go again i wasn't sure but i was expecting our 3rd baby so hormones and all that i was dead against

I changed my mind when Paul came home from work in i think March o6 after being made redundant and the company closed he was so fed up and i said feck it i know you want to go so ill give it a go scares the life out of me but you only live once and we have nothing to lose. so here we are in the middle of the visa process and hoping to be on our way in June 08

I have never been myself but my husband has been over to stay with his friend last April for their wedding and a recon mission i knew when i was talking to him on the phone he had fallen in love with the country

from what i have learned from reading what others have experienced with their move the lifestyle is much better for children i have been in touch with a school for my boys and they have a swimming pool, play ground, a rain forest running through the grounds my lads will be in heaven i don't think you will be rich as bills have to be paid but with the better weather you'll get out and spend more quality time as a family and most of it is free ie beaches

its a big move leaving people behind selling your house but it could mean a better way of life for a family and more opportunities to get out in the good weather as a family . plus you get to see a wonderful country while your at it

i think as long as you are aware that bills will be paid might not have much money but could be a whole lot happier and together life is what you make it and all that

Good luck with your decision Niamh
Thank you for your reply, some of the things you said re. better life for your kids rings true with how we feel. I dont mind earning less, or having less disposable income, if it means we have a better work-life balance. My partner works in construction, working minimum 10 hour shifts 6 days a week. More often than not, his shifts are longer. We get one day together a week to spend as a family, and no evening time. We try and make the most of it, but with the weather being so unpredictable and miserable most of the time, we are often limited on where we can go for the day with our daughter.
Im disillusioned with society here. And the cost of living is getting more and more expensive. I understand that there is crime everywhere, and many of the problems here will be found in Oz, but we want to live in a better climate and experience and adventure. I dont want to turn round in 10 years time and regret not doing this.

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hi any one out there that talk just now my name is kim and we are thinking of moving to austraila

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Hello, I´m planning to move to Oz too. I'm very excited and nervous at the same time. The reasons i want to move is because i want to improve the qulity of my life. That includes to have a better option to offer to my future familiy. I'm a single guy here in Mexico with a very well paid job, but money isn't all. Never been in Oz before, but as many of you, i've heard a lot of good things about living there. Here in my country, there are a lot of things I don't like, and I bet there will be in Oz also. But I want to live the risk and the adventure to see it by myself, to take the chance. Don't want a high crime rate to offer to my kids (in case i have any). I want a better enviroment, time to spend with them, time for me. I know getting apart from my folks would be hard, starting a new life alone; but it will be the begining of something good. That's my plan. So, take the chance¡¡¡¡¡¡

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