Mum's gone 2 Aus

Essential support, advice and information for your family relocation to Australia.
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It’s been a quiet few months on the blog, but Mum is still very much in Aus and still committed to helping families moving to Australia.

A very belated Happy New Year to all our readers, new and old, we hope 2014 brings you everything you wish for, especially if it’s a move to Aus!

We have recently returned from a great overseas trip, stopping over in Kuala Lumpur. We haven’t yet covered KL in our stopover destinations series and … Read more

Drawn a blank?

It was a beautiful Spring day in Sydney, I was planning a family birthday party that obviously I knew was in November. I was sat in the car waiting for school pick-up and suddenly an overwhelming feeling of panic spread over me as I felt very strongly like I had forgotten something.

The feeling was so strong I figured I must have forgotten something pretty important. Not the latest form for school, the gas bill or car registration renewal. This … Read more

Rainy day in Manly

It’s been quite cloudy this week and today when we stepped out of the house we noticed it had rained overnight (woah, stop the presses).

Tweenie Pom immediately said the air smelt different: “It smells like home, like Wimbledon,” he said happily. Little Pom agreed wholeheartedly. I sucked in a lungful of damp air and I too was reminded of home.

Now, for those who have read earlier blogs and may be wondering whether we have found a long-term rental, … Read more

Smokey Sydney Thursday 17 October 2013

Observant readers will note that I published this on Sunday, although it’s a “Photo Friday” post.  I’ve been meaning to share these photos all week and the neat Mum in me likes to stick with a theme, and share photos in my Photo Friday series. Apologies then for the slightly out of sync post, but it’s been a funny week in Sydney.

Bushfires around Sydney

This week, the bush fires throughout NSW, and surrounding Sydney, have dominated the news and … Read more

whale jumping

When I was living at home with my parents, in Cambridgeshire in the UK, my mum had a catch phrase that came out several times each summer: “This is why we bought this house!” she would say as we sat on their sun drenched patio enjoying lunch or early evening drinks.

For my parents, the house in question had been their final jump up the property ladder, and it was a home they were naturally very proud of (they lived … Read more

Front Cover

Drum roll please…it’s here!

If you are relocating to Australia with children, Mum’s new essential ebook is your MUST read before making the move.

If you’ve just arrived in Aus and are overwhelmed by the decisions and challenges ahead, read our ebook now and say goodbye to stress.

Mum’s Essential Ebook for parents is available today for only $AU12.

Our Essential Ebook includes revisions to our previously published ebooks “A Smooth Switch to Australian Schooling” and “Choosing Schools and Suburbs … Read more

Launching this month

Mum has worked hard to ensure that Mum’s gone 2 Aus provides invaluable support, advice and information for families relocating to Australia. In 2011 we published our first ebook and soon had three ebooks offering everything relocating families need to know about the Australian education system, school-life in Australia, and choosing schools and suburbs.

With any published work it’s critical to keep content up to date. Later this month Mum will be retiring our Smooth Switch to Australian Education and … Read more