Wanted Down Under BBC1 9.15am. Watch and tut here.

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Sparklingbrook Tue 29-Jan-13 09:51:35

Hi all. Shiny new thread. smile

MunchkinsMumof2 Tue 29-Jan-13 09:54:21

Well done, Sparkling

Sparklingbrook Tue 29-Jan-13 09:54:44

Follow on from this thread.

Note I have put it in the correct section this time. grin

MunchkinsMumof2 Tue 29-Jan-13 09:55:21

I don't know about Dylan's parents as he's not mentioned them.

Does anyone ever vote for the UK in the end?

northender Tue 29-Jan-13 09:56:15

Marking my spot. Good episode today

Sparklingbrook Tue 29-Jan-13 09:56:24

Awww. They are going. No home visit required. smile

Sparklingbrook Tue 29-Jan-13 09:57:03

Why is Nicky in the jungle? confused

sailorsgal Tue 29-Jan-13 09:57:31

Well I guess salbertini it depends on how much you earn. smile

I used to spend around £50-£60 a week and its nearly £100 a week for 3 of us. We don't even eat much meat.

MrsReiver Tue 29-Jan-13 09:57:46

I was just wondering Sparkling, that was very random.

sailorsgal Tue 29-Jan-13 09:59:16

I think it was very obvious today that they will go. good luck to them. And looking out at the shitty weather outside I might be going too. grin

Horsemad Tue 29-Jan-13 09:59:27

I didn't think Lyndsey looked totally convinced. sad

SomeBear Tue 29-Jan-13 09:59:29

I hope we get a revisited for this couple and find that everything worked out for them. It's refreshing to watch an episode that didn't make me tut! smile

MunchkinsMumof2 Tue 29-Jan-13 09:59:32

Aw, loved them, I hope they have a really happy life together in Oz and we get to re-visit them.

Sparklingbrook Tue 29-Jan-13 09:59:37

She was hiding in the bushes MrsR. confused

Piffpaffpoff Tue 29-Jan-13 10:00:49

They were lovely! Best of luck to them.

AnneEyhtMeyer Tue 29-Jan-13 10:13:47

Watching on a delay at the minute, but seem to have missed how they are able to go - is she a real teacher or a teaching assistant? Who is the primary visa applicant?

Sparklingbrook Tue 29-Jan-13 10:45:15

She is a primary school teacher Anne so she is going to be the main breadwinner.

AnneEyhtMeyer Tue 29-Jan-13 10:58:00

Ah, thanks Sparkling, I missed that.

susiedaisy Tue 29-Jan-13 11:42:50

Marking my place grin

Ooooh! looks like I am in for a good watch tomorrow smile

Katz Tue 29-Jan-13 22:00:53

Liked today's couple, was sadly excited as I used to live near the beach they showed them walking on at the start of the programme. In fact I met my DH at a pub which was just behind them, although its apartments now! Ah memories.

Sparklingbrook Wed 30-Jan-13 06:37:45

I think it may be a 'Revisited' today. Not sure about that.

Trazzletoes Wed 30-Jan-13 06:44:32

Ooh hello, can I join a little bit please? <stands nervously in corner shifting weight from foot to foot and doing annoying Princess Diana eyes>

I don't always watch but am madly addicted to the programme...

Yes, some people do vote to stay at home in the end... Occasionally...

I'm just wondering what makes you tut?!

For me it's that they never have a clue how much property is worth (do your research people!!!) and are always stunned that a) their house is worth about £40,000 less than they expected; b) the house they want is way out of their budget and c) the cost of living is invariably about 400x higher than they thought.

And the people on the videos... Almost never say "we are so happy that you are doing something for you - can't wait for the holidays!" It's always "poor us, how can we ever cope without you, we will have no one to talk to and it's all your fault, selfish ones".

Sparklingbrook Wed 30-Jan-13 06:58:15

Of course Trazzle, you are most welcome. smile <budges up>

Tut at-

Pushy Mums making their DH's go when they don't want to.
Unrealistic expectations re money generally.
Nicky's home visits

Everything really......

AnneEyhtMeyer Wed 30-Jan-13 08:09:17

Oh my biggest tut is when the main reason they want to go is for the "Outdoor Lifestyle".

Seriously, if you haven't had the inclination to go outside while living in the UK, then you won't have the inclination once you live in Australia. It is not a holiday.

Oodsigma Wed 30-Jan-13 08:47:53

I was too late to join the last one but I often get sucked into this. My tuts are usually around the huge difference in views between the couple and totally unrealistic lifestyle plans

MrsReiver Wed 30-Jan-13 09:13:42

Introducing my poorly DS to WDU this morning as he's off school, wee soul. Just given him the ground rules of when to tut and hoik his judgey pants.

Sparklingbrook Wed 30-Jan-13 09:16:55

Hi all. A revisited then.

Horsemad Wed 30-Jan-13 09:18:14

I remember this couple from their original prog.

MrsReiver Wed 30-Jan-13 09:18:28

I don't think I've seen this one before, I'd have left that stroppy teenager at the airport.

Sparklingbrook Wed 30-Jan-13 09:19:28

I haven't seen this lot. If they didn't go though, isn't the revisit a bit pointless?

MrsReiver Wed 30-Jan-13 09:21:07

"Decisions will be made around whether it's the right move for us"

Nothing gets past him does it?

EightToSixer Wed 30-Jan-13 09:21:37

Am I allowed to judge their original Swansea house?

Just checking the rules

MrsReiver Wed 30-Jan-13 09:22:51

Oh yes! The estate agents visit is one of the best bits.

That's not a pool love, that's a hot tub.

Sparklingbrook Wed 30-Jan-13 09:23:19

Is Jakey a bit spoilt?

Oh yes Eight judging recommended.

SomeBear Wed 30-Jan-13 09:24:03

I don't remember this family either, I think I missed a series when I had to work mornings. Another teenage daughter with her own dad and life to leave behind. That's an impossible decision to make at just 19.

They only do revisits for families that went, surely? Otherwise it's just a repeat...

MrsReiver Wed 30-Jan-13 09:24:06

No way they're going to be able to afford that.

Sparklingbrook Wed 30-Jan-13 09:24:11

WTF is that?

Ahem. Just moved back from Perth here. Joondalup is a shithole

annh Wed 30-Jan-13 09:24:31

The first house is a bit overpriced??? And they would be basing that judgement on what? Their in-depth knowledge of the Oz property market? grin

Sparklingbrook Wed 30-Jan-13 09:24:55

Picky picky picky. angry

ooh Jakey has a pool. hmm

I wonder if they include the stamp duty in the price?

MrsReiver Wed 30-Jan-13 09:25:16

Nah, 30 years watching Neighbours and seeing students being able to rent 4 bed detached houses with pools.

Sparklingbrook Wed 30-Jan-13 09:25:25

Ooh scone some insider knowledge. Excellent. smile

Horsemad Wed 30-Jan-13 09:26:09

Oh they do make me larfff these people!

annh Wed 30-Jan-13 09:26:10

Kirsty is a barrel of laugh, isn't she?

O00h! oooh! oooh! is it on now? Please keep me updated grin <<<winning smile

I'm just off to get my kids from school so won't get to see it till tomorrow.

Just watched yesterdays one and they were a lovely couple and so pleased that they agree and want to go together. Though I must admit her soft voice did get on my nerves a bit. And what the hell was Nicky doing in all that foliage??

malteserzz Wed 30-Jan-13 09:26:38

Cruel to make a 19 year old choose to live the other side of the world to either her mum or dad ! I don't think they'll go

Yup! Perth is beautiful but dear Christ above it is expensive. We lived in a two bed apartment in the city and it cost 450 quid. A week. shock

Aftereightsarenolongermine Wed 30-Jan-13 09:28:20

They are so winding me up!

Sparklingbrook Wed 30-Jan-13 09:28:59

Jakey is grating my carrot. Feel sorry for 'Kirst'. Fancy not being swayed by a shower room of her own. hmm

Horsemad Wed 30-Jan-13 09:29:52

Feel sorry for the daughter, horrible choice to make.

Sparklingbrook Wed 30-Jan-13 09:29:54

Jeez scone that is shocking. A week??? shock

How do they know if they're overpriced? Are they comparing them to UK prices?

And how old is the grumpy teen?

MrsReiver Wed 30-Jan-13 09:30:43

DH is an accountant - I'll be watching this bit closely grin

EightToSixer Wed 30-Jan-13 09:31:05

Would you not wear a suit jacket or even a tie to a job interview?

Does Trudy work?

Sparklingbrook Wed 30-Jan-13 09:31:09

Why does the Mum dress like a teenager?

Oh yes.

We had a great time for 2 years in Oz, but there's no place like home imo

SomeBear Wed 30-Jan-13 09:32:20

I'm tutting at the lack of tie and the chair swinging...

Being an accountant he will be up against all the Saffers ....

Sparklingbrook Wed 30-Jan-13 09:32:41

You have more reason to be tutting than most then scone. grin

Oodsigma Wed 30-Jan-13 09:32:57

Getting the impression that teenager is an afterthought sad

Sparklingbrook Wed 30-Jan-13 09:33:23

Ooh the budget bit. Should be fun.

DevaDiva Wed 30-Jan-13 09:33:50

Phew found you, thanks for the redirect Sparkling. I'm glad I didn't see this one first time round might be a bit bored if I had.

DowntonTrout Wed 30-Jan-13 09:33:54

I'm not sure I can tut at pushy parents making their kids go if they don't want to. I think, until they are adults it's up to parents to make what they consider to be the best decision for them.

I hate the home family video bits. It's emotional blackmail. I do tut at that- and think selfish, selfish! When DS said that he and his GF were thinking of going- she would be the primary applicant as a children's nurse, I said go for it while you're young and have no ties. He was a bit upset and we both ended up crying.

Oh my god! I just spotted that bathroom! What were they thinking?

MrsReiver Wed 30-Jan-13 09:34:04

shock Might have to have a chat with DH this evening.

Yeah, I think Jakey MIGHT be a bit spoilt!!! Check out that room!!!

Sparklingbrook Wed 30-Jan-13 09:34:14

hahahahahahahahaha

EightToSixer Wed 30-Jan-13 09:34:34

Why do they always over-estimate what their house is worth?

MrsReiver Wed 30-Jan-13 09:35:21

I hope they factored in the cost of Jakey's Lego habit in their budget. That Star Wars stuff is extortionate.

Sparklingbrook Wed 30-Jan-13 09:36:01

I thought that MrsR. Spoilt Jakey.

DowntonTrout Wed 30-Jan-13 09:36:24

I think the mum has had a bit too much sun!

Sparklingbrook Wed 30-Jan-13 09:36:53

Ooh here we go-outdoor lifestyle, cos no outdoors in Wales. wink

Sparklingbrook Wed 30-Jan-13 09:37:57

Up at 6am for Ozzie Boot Camp. Fab. hmm

How much did they think their house was worth? I missed the beginning.

If she comes after her degree, surely she'll have to have her own visa and job opportunities.

My friend went to live in Perth for a year, she hated it. V expensive and boring she said

EightToSixer Wed 30-Jan-13 09:38:43

They live overlooking a big beach but don't go on it. Why would they suddenly start going outdoors there.

SomeBear Wed 30-Jan-13 09:39:01

Lifestyle?! You've run around on the beach... hmm

The card thing is really stupid ..

DowntonTrout Wed 30-Jan-13 09:39:24

It beats freezing Sunday mornings at hockey in Yorkshire though!

Sparklingbrook Wed 30-Jan-13 09:39:33

Leave Kirst alone. Mum. angry

EightToSixer Wed 30-Jan-13 09:39:35

They said their house was worth 130 iirc Fatima

9 months a yr on the computer?!

Sparklingbrook Wed 30-Jan-13 09:40:08

They stay indoors for 9 months of the year? shock

DowntonTrout Wed 30-Jan-13 09:40:37

Ooh, mum is getting more lobsteryfied as the programme goes on.

She needs to look up sun protection in Oz!

Sparklingbrook Wed 30-Jan-13 09:41:43

sad

DowntonTrout Wed 30-Jan-13 09:41:46

Ah gran is being supportive!

Thanks Eight bit of an overestimate then hmm

Sparklingbrook Wed 30-Jan-13 09:42:17

<sob> Poor Nanna.

EightToSixer Wed 30-Jan-13 09:42:25

I hate the emotional blackmail of those videos.

Horsemad Wed 30-Jan-13 09:42:45

Choked

Sparklingbrook Wed 30-Jan-13 09:43:02

It always is Fatima. Why don't they get it valued themselves before they go? confused

EightToSixer Wed 30-Jan-13 09:43:58

None of the four of the smile much do they?

Arithmeticulous Wed 30-Jan-13 09:44:47

Oh Nanna was lovely. The rest of them are pissing me off.

Aftereightsarenolongermine Wed 30-Jan-13 09:45:07

They never seem to know much about value of their homes or houses & cost of living in Australia - wonder if they are not allowed to investigate as part of programme regulations. As well as having to show at least one member of the family doesn't want to go.

Arithmeticulous Wed 30-Jan-13 09:45:37

Of course the lifestyle is different YOU ARE ON HOLIDAY NOW.

Sparklingbrook Wed 30-Jan-13 09:45:50

Sensible Kirst.

MrsReiver Wed 30-Jan-13 09:47:23

The bloody phone rang! What did I miss?

Sparklingbrook Wed 30-Jan-13 09:47:38

Can't imagine bubble wrapping all the clutter in this house. grin

EightToSixer Wed 30-Jan-13 09:48:05

So the parents friends and relatives are all busy packing....but Jakey is sat plugged into a computer! Judgey

Sparklingbrook Wed 30-Jan-13 09:48:18

Are they taking the car? confused

MrsReiver Wed 30-Jan-13 09:48:27

Ah so they're going and leaving Kirst. Hmm.

Oodsigma Wed 30-Jan-13 09:48:39

Don't think I'd have taken the car.

Horsemad Wed 30-Jan-13 09:48:42

grin Sparkling

Arithmeticulous Wed 30-Jan-13 09:48:49

That packing isn't going to last a shaking on a container ship!

Have they packed a car?

MrsReiver Wed 30-Jan-13 09:48:59

Looks like it Sparkling - it's in the container.

DowntonTrout Wed 30-Jan-13 09:49:05

How handy they have lots of flat pack furniture.

Sparklingbrook Wed 30-Jan-13 09:49:07

The stuff takes a while to arrive doesn't it? The Lego will have to go as hand luggage. grin

Arithmeticulous Wed 30-Jan-13 09:49:23

They bubblewrapped the car grin

Sparklingbrook Wed 30-Jan-13 09:49:46

Cos they don't have cars in Australia presumably.

EightToSixer Wed 30-Jan-13 09:49:46

Why would you take a car - weirdos

Arithmeticulous Wed 30-Jan-13 09:50:31

Not bubblewrapped ones anyway wink

DowntonTrout Wed 30-Jan-13 09:50:43

Ooh their luggage matches their bathroom!

MrsReiver Wed 30-Jan-13 09:50:57

DS has just said "If Jakey voted for the UK I think they'd have left him in Swansea too"

grin

Opportunity - what about the practicalities ...

SomeBear Wed 30-Jan-13 09:51:50

I'm not liking how the dad is talking about leaving the eldest daughter. Did he just say "she was a bit upset which was understandable, I guess"?

Yup, someone phoned me too.

The beaches are beautiful as long as you ignore the warning signs for rips, sharks and snakes supermarkets are much smaller there and v.expensive. We learned to live very differently.

The fact is when you settle down, work still happens, and the washing still needs to be done. What's the saying? The grass is greener on the other side but the grass still needs cutting.

Taking the car because they are really expensive!

Aftereightsarenolongermine Wed 30-Jan-13 09:56:04

Jakey very entitled methinks

MrsReiver Wed 30-Jan-13 09:56:14

They're not going to leave poor Kirsty alone until she's moved over there, they'll just grind her down.

EightToSixer Wed 30-Jan-13 09:56:36

Look,he's still playing computer games... On his own

Sparklingbrook Wed 30-Jan-13 09:56:37

Hahahaha is Jakey on the Xbox? grin

MrsReiver Wed 30-Jan-13 09:56:46

I see Jacob is missing his sister so much that while she's on skype he's plugged into his sodding playstation.

I've found her on FB grin

I like how after saying Simon plays football with Jakey she added if he gets home early

MrsReiver Wed 30-Jan-13 09:57:43

I think the conclusion is - bugger all has changed, they're just on the computer and games console in the sunshine.....

Vagndidit Wed 30-Jan-13 09:57:53

Coming in way late on today's revisited...

Random comments:
Do 8 year olds usually have styling products in their hair?
Stroppy 19 yo "student" looks like she's heavily into her studies with the collection of gossip rags spread out on the bed.
A hottub is not a pool, luv.
A mansion made of cinder blocks?

Sparklingbrook Wed 30-Jan-13 09:58:14

They weren't very likeable were they? Good tut today. grin

Horsemad Wed 30-Jan-13 09:58:15

Has anyone Googled them? They could be back home now!

MrsReiver Wed 30-Jan-13 09:59:29

Me too Fatima

My 8 year old only gets hair gel in his hair on special occasions, he does wear a scent (I refuse to call it aftershave as he doesn't shave) everyday though blush

Wilts Wed 30-Jan-13 10:11:33

I go back to work after maternity leave in a weeks time, I am gutted to have only just discovered this show . I think I am going to have to record it grin

Vagndidit Wed 30-Jan-13 10:25:46

Very "comprehensive" revisit, but yeah they've just recreated their old lives with more sun. Why that requires a 10000 mile relocation is beyond mehmm (and this is coming from someone who is 4000 miles from home)
She's deluded if she thinks they're settled after 3 months though. That's still very much a honeymoon phase. The worst is yet to come...

Sparklingbrook Wed 30-Jan-13 10:31:47

Vagndidit wise words. It did seem a bit pointless.

ScrambledSmegs Wed 30-Jan-13 11:34:29

Just watched todays - and found you all. Can only watch Mon-Weds sadly.

Agree it was all a bit pointless. 2 thoughts -

Dislike the dad more than the mum this time. He clearly didn't give a shit about leaving his stepdaughter.

WTF is with the dad's hair?! Why is his quiff grey but not the rest?

Salbertina Wed 30-Jan-13 15:13:02

Yep well mine are on the laptop in the sunshine .. And rarely in yhe pool blush
Sounds spoilt i know..but novelty really does wear off

Salbertina Wed 30-Jan-13 16:08:16

Oh just catching up now. I warmed to them actually. Quite low key but seem decent enough. And they do seem to benefit from lifestyle more outdoorsy

Katz Wed 30-Jan-13 16:46:47

watched on iplayer - feel for Kirsty, did they say what she was studying at university?

Horsemad Wed 30-Jan-13 17:39:25

Fashion design I think.

DizzyHoneyBee Wed 30-Jan-13 20:32:20

A real teacher or a teaching assistant - ow lol - if she's a teacher she can go but not as a TA, they don't have them in Oz as far as I know.

Lovely family...just watching it now.

AnneEyhtMeyer Wed 30-Jan-13 21:27:38

Dizzy - I missed where she said she was a teacher, and the Australian teacher seemed to indicate that she would have to work in a non-qualified role to start with, hence me asking if she was a teaching assistant and being confused. I didn't know they made teachers re-qualify or take tests once there.

sailorsgal Thu 31-Jan-13 08:52:29

Anne thats right they did say that she would have to take on an unqualified role first.

Salbertina Thu 31-Jan-13 08:58:27

Speaking as an expat, would love to have seen much more of the revisited( rather than rehashed cheap telly) bits yesterday. Them 1 month6 months, 1 yr on. Progress/regrets etc

In most of Australia's states UK teachers would be told to requalify - basically a years retraining. There are very few classroom assistants (generally only in Prep which is the equivalent of reception in the UK) and parents are expected to help out in schools a lot more (there was a rota at dc's school, each parent was expected to help the equivalent of roughly once a week, although it could be done in a block, ie a couple of whole mornings would probably be ok for the term).

It isn't necessarily the case all over Oz of course, but something I was wholly surprised by is the constant fundraising/demands for money.

Each child is expected to return to school in January (start of Aussie school year) with a 'book pack' that contains all their stationery needs for the year. This is a specific list, includes copy paper and tissues, folders, text books, specific types of pencils etc. each list was an average of $190 (about 110 pounds) and did not include trips or extras. Plus trips not paid for won't allow your child to be included (so some children did miss out which felt horrible).

Anyway, enough blathering and on to today!

Me too Salbertina. I think the savage homesickness which kicks in about 8 months in would make for a very different programme (although still not realistic of course).

A weeks holiday is in no way what it is like to move somewhere for a normal life (whether you are there for 2 years or forever).

Sparklingbrook Thu 31-Jan-13 09:15:29

Morning. smile

<waves> grin

Sparklingbrook Thu 31-Jan-13 09:17:16

Hi Scone. These lot look a bit familiar.

Sparklingbrook Thu 31-Jan-13 09:17:58

Yay the husband didn't want to go originally. grin

Sparklingbrook Thu 31-Jan-13 09:18:29

46? confused Husband looks way older.

Gosh, she is a bit fierce.

SomeBear Thu 31-Jan-13 09:20:18

Morning smile.

Oh dear, he is looking for negatives already whereas she wants to be there no matter what

No central heating generally in t'antipodes

Sparklingbrook Thu 31-Jan-13 09:23:14

Hi SomeBear. This family has had a charisma bypass.

SomeBear Thu 31-Jan-13 09:23:58

I was thinking they seemed a bit flat, the children haven't spoken yet...

Trazzletoes Thu 31-Jan-13 09:24:21

I remember this couple! <shudders>

Sparklingbrook Thu 31-Jan-13 09:25:16

I think I do Trazzle, the older daughter especially.

Sparklingbrook Thu 31-Jan-13 09:25:54

Hahahaha. Snow. grin

Sparklingbrook Thu 31-Jan-13 09:26:46

'Within our grasp if we both work hard'. hmm

Add 50% to the budget and think it is achievable?

What a misery! If the marriage is already cracking there is no way in hell it will last relocation.

issimma Thu 31-Jan-13 09:27:31

Absolutely cringing. This is not going to end well!

I dont like him, cant put my finger on it, but hmm something (hello, comes out from lurking grin)

SomeBear Thu 31-Jan-13 09:28:31

Ooh, is it going to be an interesting one then? Is there a big bust-up coming? I missed this series first time round. On a practical note, can you bring your 21 year old daughter on your visa - that's definitely into adulthood.
And SNOW? That's not what they signed up for!

Sparklingbrook Thu 31-Jan-13 09:29:34

Hi Dreams-lurking not allowed on this thread-you need to tut out loud. grin

What is an accounting technician?

Sparklingbrook Thu 31-Jan-13 09:30:29

I was going to ask that flesh I have no idea. Sounds riveting.

SomeBear Thu 31-Jan-13 09:30:31

Hello Dreams <budges up on sofa>.

MortifiedAdams Thu 31-Jan-13 09:30:58

Welligton looks a little Shanty Town imo.

Felt bad for them that the producers showed them a 'dream house' that was £130k over budget - meanies.

I can't believe that these people base their work prospects on just talking to a agent - it is a bit like asking the local oilslick estate agent the lie of the housing market

Hmm. This could be the end of their marriage I think.

A Bookkeeper - assistant to an accountant ?

Sparklingbrook Thu 31-Jan-13 09:34:17

Feeling sorry for the husband a bit.

Ooh house valuation time!

Oodsigma Thu 31-Jan-13 09:34:45

scone I don't think it was going to survive full stop

MrsReiver Thu 31-Jan-13 09:35:02

I'm here I'm here! DS had a doctor's appointment, how dare parental responsibilities get in the way of my tutting time.

This is not going well is it?

Accounts Technicians (I think) support accountants, doing a lot of the skilled work like payroll, preparing accounts and bookkeeping.

Oodsigma, nope I agree.

Sparklingbrook Thu 31-Jan-13 09:36:15

Why have the Mum and the son continually got their arms round each other?

Sparklingbrook Thu 31-Jan-13 09:36:45

Shouldn't she be doing the figures? grin

Sparklingbrook Thu 31-Jan-13 09:37:38

Eh? I thought NZ was expensive?

grin

ClaimedByMe Thu 31-Jan-13 09:38:28

This family are dire, I thought when our Nicky said its a revisited we would get updates on the episodes we just watched

Sparklingbrook Thu 31-Jan-13 09:38:37

A big laugh? confused

northender Thu 31-Jan-13 09:38:47

Surely they'd manage better in the UK if she worked full time? Tut, unrealistic as ever grin

MrsReiver Thu 31-Jan-13 09:39:16

Loving the jolly arms round each other happy family routine and the painted on smiles "nothing wrong here world!"

Sparklingbrook Thu 31-Jan-13 09:40:01

Oh blimey the Mum is going to be grieving. sad

Sparklingbrook Thu 31-Jan-13 09:40:31

'It's like we are going to die'. sad

Trazzletoes Thu 31-Jan-13 09:40:48

If it was up to me, she wouldn't go. Ill probably never see her again.

shock

<bitch>

Sparklingbrook Thu 31-Jan-13 09:41:00

shock 'You have had your career'. What a cowbag.

I shall not stay silent grin God, they are awful, can I say a little strange and scary (especially the eldest boy and girl)

Cherrypie32 Thu 31-Jan-13 09:41:08

Cricket she is hard faced, no one is bothered about him going funnily enough!

MrsReiver Thu 31-Jan-13 09:41:21

Oh wow Sharon is just delightful isn't she? You HAVE to do this, it's my turn to get my way.

Nice.

EightToSixer Thu 31-Jan-13 09:41:30

I'm back and tutting and DS is not impressed while he is off sick.

Wow, what an emotional blackmail, "it'll be like grieving".

Sparklingbrook Thu 31-Jan-13 09:42:04

The older daughter looks so much older than her years.

mymatemax Thu 31-Jan-13 09:42:08

Why dont they all brush their hair? You just wouldnt go on TV with bed head

MrsReiver Thu 31-Jan-13 09:42:25

The girl looks just like a rather scary Mum at the school.

I think the kids are basically watching their parents' marriage fall apart in front of them.

Change my mind, shes one scary mother, tut

EightToSixer Thu 31-Jan-13 09:42:47

Will their marriage survive that?

mymatemax Thu 31-Jan-13 09:42:56

I could slap her

Sparklingbrook Thu 31-Jan-13 09:43:15

Poor Justin. sad

mymatemax Thu 31-Jan-13 09:43:50

so its a country or her husband

She isn't really up for compromise is she?

ClaimedByMe Thu 31-Jan-13 09:44:13

I think if they split Justin gets a lucky escape

MrsReiver Thu 31-Jan-13 09:45:16

Poor Justin.

Sparklingbrook Thu 31-Jan-13 09:45:18

Time to bubble wrap the car?

Sparklingbrook Thu 31-Jan-13 09:46:10

Poor bulldozed Justin. shock

MrsReiver Thu 31-Jan-13 09:46:25

OH MY WORD.... what a nasty, manipulative piece of work she is.

Sparklingbrook Thu 31-Jan-13 09:46:54

6 in a 2 bedroom bungalow? Her Mum is a mug.

SomeBear Thu 31-Jan-13 09:46:58

They looked utterly terrifying. Smile? Just a little?

Sparklingbrook Thu 31-Jan-13 09:47:20

Justin looks like a condemned man.

Wow. Just wow.

BillOddiesBeard Thu 31-Jan-13 09:48:08

Me thinks this marriage is very one sided.........and it's all her side!!!!!

MrsReiver Thu 31-Jan-13 09:48:13

What's with the creepy barbie dolls in the cupboard behind Justin and Sharon?

There no comprimise with her at all is there?

Sparklingbrook Thu 31-Jan-13 09:48:20

They haven't sampled the outdoor lifestyle have they?

Sparklingbrook Thu 31-Jan-13 09:48:51

Justin don't go!

mymatemax Thu 31-Jan-13 09:48:59

they are the glums

SomeBear Thu 31-Jan-13 09:49:39

I suppose staying with Granny will making parting easier. Two months living in a cramped bungalow makes saying goodbye much more of a relief.
And the outdoor lifestyle? You are taking the same children with you. They won't have personality transplants and suddenly become sporty if they weren't before... I've not enjoyed today's episode at all. Too much tutting for me.

Sparklingbrook Thu 31-Jan-13 09:49:44

Oh no. sad

Sparklingbrook Thu 31-Jan-13 09:50:33

She's never still going? shock So her Mum has lost son and daughter?

I would so run from this woman -

Sparklingbrook Thu 31-Jan-13 09:51:21

Older daughter has escaped. grin

xxDebstarxx Thu 31-Jan-13 09:51:39

She almost thought of someone else but nope it was just a blip!

FriendofDorothy Thu 31-Jan-13 09:52:29

Ooo I didn't realise that there was a thread on this programme. I love it, but think this family are generally bonkers.

If they think their children will 'sample more of the outdoor lifestyle' I think they are seriously wrong. They are clearly very attached to their computers and will probably spent most of their time on Skype chatting to their friends in the UK.

(I quite like tutting out loud.)

Sparklingbrook Thu 31-Jan-13 09:52:59

Hi Dorothy. smile

mymatemax Thu 31-Jan-13 09:53:22

why do they all have their hair in their eyes, strange family!

Can anyone be any more selfish ...

I am quite surprised that she has been allowed to pack her own boxes, it isn't allowed when you go to oz.

Sparklingbrook Thu 31-Jan-13 09:53:29

Are they taking the dogs?

They aren't CHILDREN

mymatemax Thu 31-Jan-13 09:53:59

He needs to man up a bit!

FriendofDorothy Thu 31-Jan-13 09:53:59

I think she's a bitch and he's a doormat.

MortifiedAdams Thu 31-Jan-13 09:54:26

Those boys will melt in the outdoors!

Sparklingbrook Thu 31-Jan-13 09:54:31

Today's is making me cross. angry

flixy102 Thu 31-Jan-13 09:55:01

I'm off work today sick so don't normally get to watch this. The mum has made me feel really angry on her husbands behalf!!

She's really not coming across very well hmm

Sadly I predict that they wil split within a year of moving.

Sparklingbrook Thu 31-Jan-13 09:55:13

Run Justin run!!

BillOddiesBeard Thu 31-Jan-13 09:55:40

He wants to enjoy life?.......really,really
Probably not going about it the right way then, being forced in to a life changing move he very clearly doesn't want

FirstTimeForEverything Thu 31-Jan-13 09:55:49

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Well sadly for the kids. My dh is pretty selfish but no where near as bad as her.

mymatemax Thu 31-Jan-13 09:56:23

looks like the dogs are staying with granny & sounds liek he's given up

Sparklingbrook Thu 31-Jan-13 09:56:31

'I don't care what happens to me' sad <shakes Justin>

Aarrrggghhh!!!

mymatemax Thu 31-Jan-13 09:56:55

fcking nutters!!

flixy102 Thu 31-Jan-13 09:57:08

She's excited about it and he feels sick to his stomach. Hhmmmmmmm!

Sparklingbrook Thu 31-Jan-13 09:57:53

That was truly bizarre. Anyone looked them up yet?

mymatemax Thu 31-Jan-13 09:57:59

oh well, looks like Essex will be a cheerier place

Well, that has left me feeling really rather sad.

Maybe he`ll find a nice NZ woman to make him feel better grin

SomeBear Thu 31-Jan-13 09:58:18

Justin sounds utterly destroyed. He doesn't care what happens to him, all that matters is everyone else is happy? Oh, you poor man... Today's episode was horrible. Did I imagine it, or did neither of the sons utter a word in the whole hour?

lookingforbaubles Thu 31-Jan-13 09:58:44

anyone found an update on what happened??

Sparklingbrook Thu 31-Jan-13 09:58:53

Same here scone. I feel like watching the one with the lovely welsh couple again to erase this episode from my brain.

BillOddiesBeard Thu 31-Jan-13 10:00:54

If this episode had been written down as a post on mumsnet I would have been convinced she was trolling..........unbelievable !!!!!!!

MrsReiver Thu 31-Jan-13 10:01:42

That was really depressing....

Well Justin still has his building company website still up

Sparklingbrook Thu 31-Jan-13 10:03:38

ooh does he Scone that's interesting......

I need to get on and do stuff now. sad

Sparklingbrook Thu 31-Jan-13 10:04:25

How could she emigrate when her brother had just passed? Her poor Mum. sad

Salbertina Thu 31-Jan-13 10:10:37

Weird, weird.. Wonder about the editing. The revisited bit is so piss-poor rushed.. Isn't this the most interesting bit and yet it leaves them at the airport!! Why???? I want to know what happened!

DowntonTrout Thu 31-Jan-13 10:16:55

I'm on catch up so maybe a bit late coming to this. But what are those dolls in the cupboard behind the couple (they have supposedly packed up but it all looks very cluttered still. )

Aftereightsarenolongermine Thu 31-Jan-13 10:28:23

That's made me feel to my stomach too, Justin looked like a condemned man & she came off very badly. Very hard nosed.

Oodsigma Thu 31-Jan-13 11:33:55

I think we need a 6m on review of that one

Salbertina Thu 31-Jan-13 11:35:34

Definitely! Revisited, Revisited... Talk about cheap telly!

Horsemad Thu 31-Jan-13 19:02:04

Haven't seen todays' but I bet I know which one you are all tutting at!!!!!!

I remember this family from first time around and recognised them from your descriptions on here! grin

3 kids all computer mad, 1 of the boys was autistic iirc?

Mum desperate to go but dad didn't want to.

She was horrible and they were a strange family.

Horsemad Thu 31-Jan-13 19:04:14

And they had to go to a climbing wall for exercise as weather was too bad for outdoors grin

Am I right? Was it them?

Katz Thu 31-Jan-13 22:30:48

What a weird one tonight, and what a self women, unbelievable!

newbiefrugalgal Thu 31-Jan-13 23:32:13

Missed it today but all caught up now and obviously didn't miss much.
Thanks mnsmile

Sparklingbrook Fri 01-Feb-13 06:33:18

Hi all. I won't be watching today's live. Sky Plus is set so will be relying on you all for a good summary. grin

Davros Fri 01-Feb-13 08:45:01

Just catching up with yesterday's. I can't remember which if the boys is autistic! I think that is the reason for the arm round the boy, my DS who has ASD likes to be hugged, partly because if bein "over" affectionate if there is such a thing and it gi es him sensory feedback. Just a theory. The mum has odd, bland delivery and seems very "one tracked"

susiedaisy Fri 01-Feb-13 09:15:54

Anyone watching today?

AnneEyhtMeyer Fri 01-Feb-13 09:16:02

Morning.

Like Nikki's dress today.

Morning!

PestoFrostissimos Fri 01-Feb-13 09:16:42

Morning!

Morning!

MunchkinsMumof2 Fri 01-Feb-13 09:16:54

I don't remember this family but already think Mum's a moaner!

Perth again.

MunchkinsMumof2 Fri 01-Feb-13 09:17:29

Sorry, morning!

There are more southern Irish people in Perth than anywhere else in oz. <tru fact>

Lollybrolly Fri 01-Feb-13 09:18:36

Mum comes across as a bit of a moaner

Vagndidit Fri 01-Feb-13 09:19:07

Morning....Finally having the time to tut live today!

Cute kids!

MunchkinsMumof2 Fri 01-Feb-13 09:20:12

What lovely little girls, so sweet.

Vagndidit Fri 01-Feb-13 09:20:19

Here we go again with a fabled better work-life balance.

Fremantle is v.nice. Quite druggy, but v.pretty.

DevaDiva Fri 01-Feb-13 09:21:25

Yay watching today, thank you to the lovely washing machine delivery men for coming before WDU grin Good another I haven't seen before, however why not just find a different job so he's home more?

EightToSixer Fri 01-Feb-13 09:21:39

I like this lot - disappointing lack of tutting from me so far

PestoFrostissimos Fri 01-Feb-13 09:21:54

Nice family, I love Fremantle too, lucky them staying there smile

MunchkinsMumof2 Fri 01-Feb-13 09:21:55

Why do British people think that Australians work less hard?

SomeBear Fri 01-Feb-13 09:22:31

Morning! Not sure I'm going to get to watch the whole thing today as real life is in danger of getting in the way... hmm
First thought is - get a different job in NI? Why go all the way to Australia?! As an ex-long distance lorry driver's wife, once you get used to not being together it is a tough period of adjustment when you start living together again. Personally I wouldn't want to have gone through that 3 months overseas without friends to escape to!

I think they should go, I quite like them.

Davros Fri 01-Feb-13 09:22:45

Don't blame her fir moaning with his work set up but won't it be the same there? We will see as I don't remember them

Don't know Munchkins. No working time directive out there.

Hassled Fri 01-Feb-13 09:22:54

Oooh - there's a live tutting thread? Marvellous!
I have a day off and my plan is to watch crap telly - and I'm off to a cracking start grin.

susiedaisy Fri 01-Feb-13 09:23:37

So in fact they have a lovely house good income and supportive family in Ireland but that's not enough, could he not find another job in Ireland if being away is the only fly in the ointment!

Mirage Fri 01-Feb-13 09:23:51

Morning.First time I've been able to watch for weeks.I shall be playing ANLDU BINGO.Points for,'outdoors lifestyle','more time together as a family','popping down to the beach after work/school'.

AnneEyhtMeyer Fri 01-Feb-13 09:23:51

It is her voice that I find annoying. She could be saying anything and it sounds like a whinge to me.

Hassled Fri 01-Feb-13 09:24:06

The little girls are dead cute. And they do seem nice but yes, a different job in NI sounds like a more straightforward plan.

No one has halls really in my experience, and gardens are notoriously small in Perth suburbs.

PestoFrostissimos Fri 01-Feb-13 09:25:13

Gorgeous beach

susiedaisy Fri 01-Feb-13 09:25:40

That gardens like a prison cell

PestoFrostissimos Fri 01-Feb-13 09:25:42

Awful prison walled garden

Davros Fri 01-Feb-13 09:25:51

Why are the gardens generally so poxy? In a country with so much land and relatively few people. And Thues horrid fences!

MunchkinsMumof2 Fri 01-Feb-13 09:25:55

Horrible gardens so far.

EightToSixer Fri 01-Feb-13 09:26:10

OK, i'm happy now I can tut at her now. She is annoying - has she done no research at all before going out there?

Abigail9580 Fri 01-Feb-13 09:26:27

Why do they always think these are the only house in the whole of oz?!

susiedaisy Fri 01-Feb-13 09:26:27

Ah that's why she got so upset

Bit mean to send her to that garden with the wall

Lollybrolly Fri 01-Feb-13 09:27:02

why are they always so shocked when they get there about what their money will buy them???

Abigail9580 Fri 01-Feb-13 09:27:36

Coz they never do research!

I am told that because it gets so hot in the summer, people don't want a garden. I don't understand it personally, but it is really unusual to get a big garden. Land is expensive.

MunchkinsMumof2 Fri 01-Feb-13 09:27:49

I think you're right about her voice, it has a whiny tone to it.

Lollybrolly Fri 01-Feb-13 09:29:37

happy this time with a tiny garden cos it has a pool in it

susiedaisy Fri 01-Feb-13 09:29:45

What was their budget?

PestoFrostissimos Fri 01-Feb-13 09:29:53

Oh no, over budget!

Davros Fri 01-Feb-13 09:30:04

The so-called "outdoor life" should include being in your own garden in your iwn home IMO. Mind you, maybe we Brits are a bit obsessed with our gardens? grin

MunchkinsMumof2 Fri 01-Feb-13 09:30:14

Why show them a house 150K over budget? Poor little girls.

PestoFrostissimos Fri 01-Feb-13 09:30:17

£350k

Lollybrolly Fri 01-Feb-13 09:30:25

Nice let your kids climb in other peoples furniture with their shoes on angry

Until you realise that the poorwill only be warm enough to use for 4 months or so a year.

Abigail9580 Fri 01-Feb-13 09:30:43

You still can't ride a bike in the garden! Unless it floats!

pool

Trazzletoes Fri 01-Feb-13 09:31:28

300,000.

susiedaisy Fri 01-Feb-13 09:31:52

Ah thanks

Mosman Fri 01-Feb-13 09:31:53

WE work more hours in Perth than we did in the UK and have never been to the beach after work due to the mozzies and by the time they've finished feeding on the unsuspecting Brits it's dark.

Lollybrolly Fri 01-Feb-13 09:31:56

oh wow horse riding - never available anywhere in the UK hmm

Hi Mosman, recognise you from the Living Overseas board. How are you doing?

AnneEyhtMeyer Fri 01-Feb-13 09:33:03

Yes, how come they are famed for their "outdoor lifestyle" but don't even have a garden? I reckon the UK has much more of an outdoor lifestyle, we just don't go on about it every time we step into the back garden.

PestoFrostissimos Fri 01-Feb-13 09:33:38

Oh Mosman shock

I always fancied Perth!

SkivingAgain Fri 01-Feb-13 09:33:42

She's going to struggle to cope emotionally without the support of friends and family.

Abigail9580 Fri 01-Feb-13 09:33:43

She is crying again! Surely they just need to work out more of a work life balance rather then moving!

Trazzletoes Fri 01-Feb-13 09:34:11

Why are the fences in Australia so scary?

Vagndidit Fri 01-Feb-13 09:34:54

Because they tend to forget that Oz is bloody HOT a lot of the time, to the point where living outdoors is practically impossble.

lettucesoup Fri 01-Feb-13 09:35:01

According to Facebook they live in Perth!

Keeps out the snakes! grin

Hassled Fri 01-Feb-13 09:35:07

Oh I'm losing patience with her now - yes, be a big girl. Lots of LPs bloody cope on their own - maybe if she wasn't so dramatic and teary about him leaving for a couple of weeks the kids would cope with it a bit better and it wouldn't be this Huge Deal.

Yes, I know I'm being too harsh.

susiedaisy Fri 01-Feb-13 09:35:20

So fact the main problem is she's missing her husband, don't think they necessarily need to move to Perth to sort that out

Davros Fri 01-Feb-13 09:35:33

And personally I wouldn't want to spend my "outdoor time" on a public with a laud if other people I don't know. It would be IK sometimes but mostly you'd want your iwn excellent garden surely? And can many people reSlly walk to the beach, I bet it's usually a drive?

PestoFrostissimos Fri 01-Feb-13 09:35:39

The thing is salaries are higher because the cost of living is significantly higher - duh!!!

MunchkinsMumof2 Fri 01-Feb-13 09:35:42

She seems depressed to me, not a good idea to leave your friends and family if she is.

Umm, no. The big buildings are mining companies and banks.

She does seem like someone who would stamp their feet until they got their own way

OBface Fri 01-Feb-13 09:37:21

Errrr didn't the recruitment consultant say 95% of the work was office i.e. that the remaining 5% was offshore/away from home...

Davros Fri 01-Feb-13 09:38:14

Sorry fir poor typing, I meant public beach.
I agree she seems depressed

Abigail9580 Fri 01-Feb-13 09:38:16

He did say that, but people only hear what they want to.

Yup. And the oil gas stuff is inland and up the coast in the pilbara.

Heartbeep Fri 01-Feb-13 09:38:22

why have they not asked how many hours he'd need to work to earn that if that's the fundamental reason for change?? seems like really money and house size is more important to the wife...

susiedaisy Fri 01-Feb-13 09:38:42

I'm getting the feeling these two are quite materialistic

Hassled Fri 01-Feb-13 09:39:09

Did he really just use a calculator to subtract 30,000 from 80,000?

Abigail9580 Fri 01-Feb-13 09:39:28

Sconeinsixtyseconds- you lived out there? Or just extremely knowledgeable on these things?

Vagndidit Fri 01-Feb-13 09:39:33

She'd more likely cry until she got her own way.

Moving around the world isn't really going to solve her issues though...

MunchkinsMumof2 Fri 01-Feb-13 09:40:00

Yes, he didn't really find out how many hours he'd have to work.

Yup. Lived in Brisbane for 18 months and then Perth for 6 months with DHs work. But it was always a two year thing for us. Great time, but I wouldn't be able to live there forever.

SkivingAgain Fri 01-Feb-13 09:42:09

Intrigued by the glass grapes

Lollybrolly Fri 01-Feb-13 09:42:18

here she goes again......

On the other hand if I could have smuggled back a kookaburra I would have done!

susiedaisy Fri 01-Feb-13 09:44:51

Why are these parents waltz so sure their kids will thank them for moving to Australia with no grandparents no cousins etc, my two kids love being close to family!

susiedaisy Fri 01-Feb-13 09:45:54

Waltz blush not sure what that was suppose to be!!

MrsJREwing Fri 01-Feb-13 09:47:47

He is there and the rest of the family are making the move too, she looks happy with the decision.

I hope they have a great time.

Lollybrolly Fri 01-Feb-13 09:48:19

Do we ever get to see any of these people actually in their new life in Aus

susiedaisy Fri 01-Feb-13 09:48:44

Next door !!!! God she's going to miss them!

Jeez, her parents lived next door! That is going to be a wrench.

Going to be hard though if shes use to her mum living next door

Lollybrolly Fri 01-Feb-13 09:51:02

are going to have more tears before the end of the show??

Mosman Fri 01-Feb-13 09:51:24

Hello !!!
It's up and down tbh.
DH started one job, got made redundant within 6 weeks, he now has another better paid job but of course that set us back.
We've been disappointed with the schools and accommodation to rent, dire and very expensive.
I don't think we're here forever it's a nice experience for the children and mine are enjoying the weather, making friends etc and we are making more of our weekends than we used to but the novelty of the beach may wear off.
Or we may look at Sydney once the older three have finished school but before the little one does.

Vagndidit Fri 01-Feb-13 09:51:30

Parents were next door? They'll get the parents moving over I bet.

susiedaisy Fri 01-Feb-13 09:51:49

Oh gosh yes, tears galore, she's got to get on the plane yet!

Hassled Fri 01-Feb-13 09:51:58

I wish they'd get on with it. My dishwasher won't unload itself, you know.

AnneEyhtMeyer Fri 01-Feb-13 09:52:13

God she's a whinger.

EightToSixer Fri 01-Feb-13 09:54:02

Well of course it is harder for her than the kids - of course, yes.

Are they buying or renting?

susiedaisy Fri 01-Feb-13 09:54:25

Renting I think

Lollybrolly Fri 01-Feb-13 09:54:32

renting i think

Lollybrolly Fri 01-Feb-13 09:55:27

more tears!!!!!

MunchkinsMumof2 Fri 01-Feb-13 09:55:40

God, does she ever stop blubbing?!

Vagndidit Fri 01-Feb-13 09:55:52

Well kids really are more resilient than most give credit for. Adults have a much harder time coping with change ( has been the way with our own int'l move)

Because our experience do renting is that it is a free for all with everyone interested viewing for the Same half hour. We viewed one place with 25 other couples/families!

Lollybrolly Fri 01-Feb-13 09:56:11

bet she crys on arrival as well

Hassled Fri 01-Feb-13 09:56:30

I have NEVER watched a programme that is spinned out as long as this one. It could have been over 20 minutes ago. Fewer shots of pools, less crying, cut to the chase - I'm going crazy here.

EightToSixer Fri 01-Feb-13 09:56:39

I think her husband is going to be in a bit of shock living with her moaning 24/7.

On a more sympathetic side, I do think she should see a doctor about her mental health. Poor woman seems to be finding everything difficult.

Lollybrolly Fri 01-Feb-13 09:56:50

yup

Vagndidit Fri 01-Feb-13 09:57:24

God, she is a right mess.hmm

Er say hello to mother!

MunchkinsMumof2 Fri 01-Feb-13 09:57:40

Was that her Mum behind?

Lollybrolly Fri 01-Feb-13 09:57:52

after years of heartache...

Really??? A bit over dramatic there!!!!

EightToSixer Fri 01-Feb-13 09:57:53

who is the random woman doing the trolley pushing. like a sherpa

Um, yes, it looked like it!

MrsJREwing Fri 01-Feb-13 09:58:59

She needs a lot of support, I wonder if they stay there?

Davros Fri 01-Feb-13 10:20:47

What a very Dark house in Secret Harbour, better garden but not that great, a pool certainly helps. Just saw the end, blinking DH wanted to talk to me so I had to pause and look interested! I don't suppose her folks will move there if they have other children with their grandchildren. If not, maybe they will? That is her mum pushing the other trolley, she seems to be at her beck and call, that will be a big change

newbiefrugalgal Fri 01-Feb-13 17:18:41

I knew I should have logged on when I was watching smile

I'm glad they went, I didn't think she would. Wonder if she lasts. I wonder if any of them log onto MN??
hope they do and wave hello

Katz Sat 02-Feb-13 09:11:34

Watched on iplayer, she did like to moan!

Sparklingbrook Sat 02-Feb-13 10:18:56

Just started watching yesterday's. 5 minutes in and I am slightly annoyed already.

MunchkinsMumof2 Sat 02-Feb-13 10:22:45

If you are slightly annoyed now you may well want to practise the good breaths in for the rest of it, Sparkling wink

Sparklingbrook Sat 02-Feb-13 10:23:17

The Mother is a right barrel of laughs isn't she?

MunchkinsMumof2 Sat 02-Feb-13 10:23:49

She's sponsored by Kleenex!

Sparklingbrook Sat 02-Feb-13 10:27:48

What a whingebag.

Sparklingbrook Sat 02-Feb-13 10:30:08

FGS what is the obsession with pools?

Mosman Sat 02-Feb-13 10:38:19

Er it's really hot

Sparklingbrook Sat 02-Feb-13 10:40:33

Oh right. It never looks it on this show. If I had a pool I would want an indoor one without leaves in it.

MunchkinsMumof2 Sat 02-Feb-13 10:41:54

I know and as Aussie posters have said, there's not many months you can swim as either too hot or winter!

Mosman Sat 02-Feb-13 10:45:34

We don't have a pool as I have a non swimming two year old but as soon as he can doggy paddle we will want one, I agree I would get sails put over it and solar heating too but I definitely want one if we're staying.

Sparklingbrook Sat 02-Feb-13 10:51:22

I just wonder if the novelty would wear off after using it constantly to start with. I guess there are maintenance costs too.

This Mum is a bit on the edge. sad

MunchkinsMumof2 Sat 02-Feb-13 10:55:01

I thought the "I need to be a big girl" comment was very telling.

Sparklingbrook Sat 02-Feb-13 10:56:06

Stop crying woman!!

MunchkinsMumof2 Sat 02-Feb-13 11:00:15

She lives next door to her Mum in Ireland and is still this much of a wreck?! Imagine what she's like alone in Perth.

Sparklingbrook Sat 02-Feb-13 11:09:10

Well they went. Phew.

Salbertina Sat 02-Feb-13 11:40:19

you know its blooming hard being/planning to be overseas at times. Feel for the poor woman, yes shes's a worrier, but it is a big deal. Not a few weeks in the sun being planned there!

MunchkinsMumof2 Sat 02-Feb-13 14:40:38

Fair enough but she did come across as an emotional wreck from the outset.

Sparklingbrook Sat 02-Feb-13 15:03:09

Plus she could have done some crying off camera maybe.