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Rainy day in Manly

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

whale jumping

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

Loving the Aussie beach lifestyle

Loving the Aussie beach lifestyle

Later this year it will be four years since Family Mum’s gone 2 Aus left London, ready for the move to Aus. Last month it was three years since we launched this blog: Mum’s gone 2 Aus, providing essential support, advice and information for families relocating to Australia.

Recently Mum has received a few messages over on the Mum’s gone 2 Aus Facebook Page asking where I am, and how I am. I admit … Read more

Have you had a mountain to climb?

Have you had a mountain to climb?

In January we celebrated our three year Aussie-migration anniversary. We’ve been living in Sydney for three years, have experienced many ups and downs (as you’ll know from reading this blog) and are still very happy with our decision to move down under.

Why so exhausted?

Recently, Mum was chatting to a friend who relocated to Sydney shortly before Family Mum’s gone 2 Aus. Whenever we get together we invariably mention how exhausted … Read more

Baring it or not?

Since returning to an office job, in Sydney, Mum has been faced with some unexpected dilemmas that readers might be able to help with.

Having worked in an corporate environment for years in London, when I initially returned to work in Sydney it felt like home from home. The working environment and culture seemed to be very similar. However, now that I’ve been working for six months I have been faced with several dilemmas that specifically … Read more

The peace and quiet of having five kids?

Since moving to Sydney we’ve gained the perception that Australian families have more children than their counterparts in the UK, or elsewhere in Europe.

When we lived in London the number of families we knew with more than two children was in single figures. This might be because we had just started a family ourselves and our mingling with other families wasn’t comprehensive or, as Mum suspects, it’s because couples in London … Read more

Which shipping company?

In our Australian relocation dilemma: What to ship to Australia? Mum discusses the essential items you will want to ship to Aus, as well as some additional products and household items you might like to add to your boxes or container.

Once you’ve decided what to ship you will need to choose a shipping company, and a method of shipping your items.

Boxes, container? Air, Sea? Get a shipping quote or estimate

Depending on the volume and … Read more