Hi, just wanted to know if there are aussie mums around? I relocated to London from Sydney after meeting my English DH. Have a 9 month DS and would like to meet some other mums in london as I'm here for the long haul. Most of my Aussie friends that were here moved back to OZ years ago and sometimes I feel like I'm losing touch with my roots! I would really like my DS to have some Aussie influence in his life.
I feel like I'm relying on my daily dose of Neighbours to help me remember my origins! Also having a huge craving for lamingtons (not sure if I've spelt it correctly ), does anyone have a good recipe?
We are travelling to OZ when DS will be 14 months, would love to hear any good tips!
You can get Milo at Sainsbury's but it does taste different? I didn't know about the Australia shop was online I will have to check that out. I I really miss chicken salt on my chips and I'm pretty sure they do it? DH thinks chicken salt is disgusting and they should keep it in Autralia! You know you can get Vegemite in a handy travel tube now [g]
Right next to Southwalk Cathedral, London Bridge is a 2 minute walk away. It runs on Friday afternoons (though I didn't see the lamington lady last time I was there on a Friday) and Saturday. DON'T take a buggy, it gets really crowded.
You know I'm really surprised about the lack of response for Aussie mums in London, I thought there would be loads! I realise your a Kiwi, do you have many Kiwi friends here or are they mainly English? I always get mistaken for a Kiwi - don't worry it doesn't bother me
I only just saw this thread, don't always get the chance at work to have a good look at the different threads..... I'm from Brisbane (via Melbourne), have been here 10yrs, am married to a Sth African and have dd who is amost 3. We plan to return to Australia at the end of next year, but no one there believes me, considering I was only leaving for a 1 yr trip I'm impressed to hear about the lamingtons at Borough market, didn't know about that! Given the prices at the Australia shop, might be an idea to get some nice family or friends to send over a care package every now and then - I still miss violet crumbles and cheese twisties after this long!!
my miss was cherry ripes.,.. missed them so bad - a student's parent brought some back for me when I was teaching said student in the Uk and they had been to aus for a holiday. I almost fell on it and attacked it as cookie monster would cookies - rather undignified teacher behaviour
i'm half aussie - grew up there but was born in uk. i've been back in uk for about 8 years (thought i was coming for a year, met hubbie, had DS almost 10 months ago)... want to move back one day (sydney was home - bondi most recently)... i love the aussie shop in covent garden but it's so pricey... cheese twisties are my fave...