During our initial months in Australia, Mum felt an overwhelming pressure to get private health insurance. As this isn’t an insurance we needed when living in the UK, the task of getting the right insurance for the family was daunting and, at the time, this was just one of many tasks and new services we needed to subscribe to. We’re sure any family moving abroad will relate to this.
The reason private health insurance is important in Australia … 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 … 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 … Read more
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
Not the whale Mum saw – I wasn’t close or quick enough!
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 … Read more
MUST read before moving to Aus
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 … Read more