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SSSandy Tue 16-May-06 12:32:07

Given the chance, where would you choose to live? Would it be where you are now or a place you lived in before? For some reason, Malaysia has always appealed to me. Although I'm not sure if I would feel safe there nowadays.

Kaloo20 Tue 16-May-06 12:42:11

Oh .. somewhere with a better climate than the UK that still speaks English and can give the children an outdoor lifestyle and a great education ....


In fact we have just started the migration process :-)

SSSandy Tue 16-May-06 12:43:33

Whereabouts in Oz? My sister married an Australian and she's been settled there for years. Takes a while to master the accent but she's getting there now.

nailpolish Tue 16-May-06 12:44:54


Madrid or Barcelona

or maybe Paris

ok, i know, Paris in summer and Madrid in winter

melissasmummy Tue 16-May-06 12:52:50

kaloo20, good luck with the application. We have just started packing and will be in Oz by mid June, all going well!

expatinscotland Tue 16-May-06 12:53:43

Bordeaux. W/o a doubt.

SSSandy Tue 16-May-06 13:05:15

What's so nice about Bordeaux apart from the vin?

SSSandy Tue 16-May-06 13:05:30

What's so nice about Bordeaux apart from the vin?

ggglimpopo Tue 16-May-06 13:07:42

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maltesers Tue 16-May-06 13:15:55

Somewhere (as another person said )where the climate is better. Where you can ski in the winter and have a really hot summer too. Loved the French Alps skiing, and would love to go there in the summer to see how hot it gets.
If not there then Greece.

oliveoil Tue 16-May-06 13:19:08

Western Australia, near Perth/Freemantle

BIL lives there and I am very jealous whenever I speak to him

But I hate all the creepy crawlies there.

Also, it will be awful for my mum and dad not to see my girls, they can't afford to fly.

Dh is always going on about us emigrating so I think it is a distinct possibility.

Kaloo20 Tue 16-May-06 13:47:47

Melissasmummy .. we are still at the skills assessment stage ... another 18 months before we get there -

June ... I'm envious.

- perhaps I should start a migration thread ?

nailpolish Tue 16-May-06 13:48:21

OO we had all the paperwork done, spent money on visas, medicals etc, as we were going to move to Freemantle, we had even got house sale lined up and somewhere to stay in Oz when we had a series of things happen to us and we did a gigantic u-turn and ended up staying

i know how you feel about it all, i still want to go

its very difficult

melissasmummy Tue 16-May-06 14:53:59

kaloo20, we got thru on a former resident visa, DH lived there for 18 years after his family emigrated there in 1970. He wasn't a resident tho, hence the having to apply to go back.

We decided last August to go & finally lodged our application late Nov, got accepted early Feb.

Why does your way take so long?

crazydazy Tue 16-May-06 14:55:07

California without a doubt

expatinscotland Tue 16-May-06 15:25:59

And wine, ggg, don't forget the wine!

Vinegar makers, dry weather, a bit of warmth.

suzywong Tue 16-May-06 15:27:46

OO I spent the morning in Fremantle, i only live 10 ks away, it is divine

Are you coming over then?

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ggglimpopo Tue 16-May-06 15:31:42

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Kaloo20 Tue 16-May-06 16:15:34


I have no idea why it takes so long, thats the time frame we were quoted !

Hmm will ring and ask them

melissasmummy Tue 16-May-06 16:39:51

I don't know anything about the type of visa you are going after, it just sounds a long time to have to wait. Who told you it would take that long?

sunnydelight Tue 16-May-06 19:48:08

Gosh, I'm hoping that's not right Kaloo20. We're also going through the skills assessment at the moment and I'm hoping to be there to start the new school year in January though I realise that might be a bit tight. I was basing this on 12 weeks for the assessment and the fact that the guy DH will be working with got his visa in three months once he submitted the application. Whereabouts are you going? We're heading for Sydney.

2ManyPimms Tue 16-May-06 20:04:23

Greenwich, Connecticut. Sorry, just a bit homesick right now.....

lou33 Tue 16-May-06 20:57:18


kokeshi Tue 16-May-06 21:07:49

I would like to go back to Australia too. In fact, I've just resumed my visa application. I already have a spousal temporary resident visa. Alas, things have gone slightly awry with that in the last couple of years . I can but hope...

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