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View steph_eagle's Profile steph_eagle Flag Thornton Heath 21 Oct 16 12.19pm Send a Private Message to steph_eagle Add steph_eagle as a friend

Can I ask all who have stated how great Australia is to explain to me why, if it's so amazing, do so many Australians come over here to live?

 

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Brentmiester_General Flag Front line in the battle against t... 21 Oct 16 12.33pm

Originally posted by steph_eagle

Can I ask all who have stated how great Australia is to explain to me why, if it's so amazing, do so many Australians come over here to live?

It's easy more than anything else. It's an easy place to live. But I just felt like I'd done everything there was to do there. And there is no option for something different without jumping on a plane for f***ing ages and dealing with a week of jet lag each side. It also felt like every year repeated itself. Same events at the same time of year. Year after year. When you're involved heavily in the expat scene like I was, you either get involved and do that same thing with all your friends or there is literally nothing much else going on.
Nope, you simply cannot beat England/Europe for variety.

 


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legaleagle Flag 21 Oct 16 1.04pm

I know where you are coming from...I used to have Australian residence...here for family-related reasons.but I think its a great place with loads of pluses over here but some minuses too.

in 2014,c.I,000,000 British-born resident there and 2013 c.115,000 people born there living here. Nuff said.

 

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Brentmiester_General Flag Front line in the battle against t... 21 Oct 16 1.48pm

Originally posted by legaleagle

I know where you are coming from...I used to have Australian residence...here for family-related reasons.but I think its a great place with loads of pluses over here but some minuses too.

in 2014,c.I,000,000 British-born resident there and 2013 c.115,000 people born there living here. Nuff said.

When you take into consideration the population per capita, does that mean that there is more of them in England than the other way around? My maths are terrible.

 


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View Henry of Peckham's Profile Henry of Peckham Flag Eton Mess 21 Oct 16 1.52pm Send a Private Message to Henry of Peckham Add Henry of Peckham as a friend

Originally posted by steph_eagle

Can I ask all who have stated how great Australia is to explain to me why, if it's so amazing, do so many Australians come over here to live?

It is a great place with lots going for it. Infinitely nicer than the US and slightly ahead of NZ. Why do Aussies come to live here? Probably jobs and or family roots but I've never known any to stay permanently or cut their ties to Oz.

 


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Brentmiester_General Flag Front line in the battle against t... 21 Oct 16 1.56pm

Originally posted by Henry of Peckham

It is a great place with lots going for it. Infinitely nicer than the US and slightly ahead of NZ. Why do Aussies come to live here? Probably jobs and or family roots but I've never known any to stay permanently or cut their ties to Oz.

They come here because it is amazing to them. The clubs, the arts, the history and culture must blow their minds. Then on top of that the clout of the pound and the proximity to the rest of the world make England a very attractive prospect.

 


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View silvertop's Profile silvertop Flag Portishead 21 Oct 16 2.02pm Send a Private Message to silvertop Add silvertop as a friend

Love this site. A thread that starts about some poor bleeder getting jumped from behind by cowardly spammer Neanderthals morphs in a dozen pages to the pros and cons of living Down Under.

If I started a thread about tap dancing, how many pages do you think before people are comparing recipes for cup cakes?

 

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View NEILLO's Profile NEILLO Flag Shoreham-by-Sea 21 Oct 16 3.18pm Send a Private Message to NEILLO Add NEILLO as a friend

Originally posted by silvertop

Love this site. A thread that starts about some poor bleeder getting jumped from behind by cowardly spammer Neanderthals morphs in a dozen pages to the pros and cons of living Down Under.

If I started a thread about tap dancing, how many pages do you think before people are comparing recipes for cup cakes?[/quote

Here are my thoughts ;

1. The OP needs to be more aware before engaging in 'banter ' - especially with West Ham fans

2. Tap dancing ? - Don't see as much of that you used to

and 3.


Heat oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3. Line 2 x 12-hole muffin tins with paper cases. Put the eggs, yogurt, vanilla, sugar, flour, almonds and butter in your largest mixing bowl and beat until smooth and lump-free. Divide between the paper cases and bake for 25-30 mins (swapping the trays after 15 mins if you have to use 2 shelves) until a skewer poked into the centre of the cakes comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. They can be frozen for up to 1 month or kept in an airtight container overnight.

2.
To decorate, beat the butter and icing sugar together until smooth and light. Use a teaspoon to spoon a heaped dollop into the centre of each cake or, for speed, spoon into a food bag, cut about 2cm off the corner and pipe a dollop onto each.

3.
Divide the icing into as many colours as you want plus a piece left to be white, or to brush with glitter, if you like. Knead a little colouring into each piece until you have a good colour, then roll out onto a surface lightly dusted with icing sugar. Use a 6.5cm fluted cutter to stamp out rounds and press down onto the icing to flatten it a bit. Repeat with the other colours to cover all the cakes. Now decorate as you wish, or see our ideas, below.

 


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View Midlands Eagle's Profile Midlands Eagle Flag 21 Oct 16 5.34pm Send a Private Message to Midlands Eagle Add Midlands Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Brentmiester_General

They come here because it is amazing to them. The clubs, the arts, the history and culture must blow their minds. Then on top of that the clout of the pound and the proximity to the rest of the world make England a very attractive prospect.

My sister comes over from Oz every summer and this year she kept saying what a cheap holiday it was for her due to sterling's weakness

 

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View wollongongeagle's Profile wollongongeagle Flag wollongong 21 Oct 16 10.32pm Send a Private Message to wollongongeagle Add wollongongeagle as a friend

Just returned to Aus a few days ago from a trip. Still coming down after the energy of it all. London is Sydney on steroids. Loved every minute of it. Brentmeister is bang on. Its a shame that my home suburb of Thornton Heath isn't up there with Brixton, Islington,Camden etc., but I hold out hope (we're on the up and up - we've got a Costa now.

Loved the satire the Central London dweller who posited that South London is all about an attitude in the way that you walk and talk etc. etc.....

Re. the attack at Norwood Junction - I know from distant experience getting king-hit like that is not good. There will always be cowardly meatheads at football matches. Don't encourage them.

Also was lucky enough to get a ticket close to the HF. Disappointing result, but what a great atmosphere and experience. I always put the mockers on them. Last time was a shocker against Swansea (0-2 but Swansea could have had 5 or 6.

 


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01CPFC Flag central coast NSW (The Mariners Mi... 21 Oct 16 11.55pm

Originally posted by steph_eagle

Can I ask all who have stated how great Australia is to explain to me why, if it's so amazing, do so many Australians come over here to live?

They don't!

How many Australians do you actually know?(Exclude Celebrities on TV and Jedi)
At a guess I would say NIL

Where as, I would probably meet at least a hundred a day!

Many Brits these days have left the UK to live in Spain,Australia,NZ,USA etc,would most return,i don't think so

Australia is amazing with a great lifestyle,
How do you feel living in the UK presently?

COYP

 


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View SX_EAGLE's Profile SX_EAGLE Flag Essex 22 Oct 16 7.51am Send a Private Message to SX_EAGLE Add SX_EAGLE as a friend

Catching this debate a little late but having lots of family in Oz, WA & Victoria and frequently visit the place I do have an option on this.

I am heading out there in a December to spend Christmas in Melbourne and in truth I am not overly excited. Given the choice I would much rather be in Europe. We have so much on our doorstep that so many Aussies are jealous of. Within a two hour flight you can be skiing in the alps, beaching it in the Med or walking around the unrivalled historical cities of Europe like Rome.

The cities are ok in Oz but essentially it's a big uninhabitable rock/desert with a few cities dotted around the edge which all offer pretty much the same thing. Like other HOLers I found it pretty boring compared to Europe or the States and is really not worth the expense or jet lag.

Anything you can do in Oz you can do a lot closer and a lot cheaper. Oh and the beer is terrible!!

 

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