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

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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

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When Mr Mum’s gone 2 Aus recently announced that it won’t be long before we can apply for our Australian citizenship, do you know what I responded? “Far out!”

It only seems like yesterday that we were arriving to our temporary accommodation in Sydney, and stressing about preschools and where to live long term; and phrases like “Far out!” sounded very odd.

It was during the recent school holidays that I first realised I’d ramped up a level, yet again, … Read more

LIKE Canberra - Mum does!

Last winter we spent a very enjoyable weekend in Canberra and shared our Canberra discoveries in A weekend in Canberra – excitement and education for kids. We recently had another short break in Australia’s capital city and had more fantastic family fun.

Many Sydneysiders we chat to are dismissive of Canberra, but we’ve been impressed with the things to do and places to see, and it’s very easy to get around. Yes, the grid-style layout of the city isn’t … Read more

Continuing our series on Australian relocation: State capital city links and websites, today we’re sharing the love for online resources that help families who are relocating to Perth, the state capital city of Western Australia.

Perth has always been a popular location for relocating Brits – known to be Australia’s sunniest city, the contrast with the UK climate is stark. Being a relatively short flight from South Africa it’s also a popular destination for South African immigrants.

Here is … Read more

When I started blogging I read books providing tips for new bloggers. One of the tips I read said that bloggers should avoid “ranting”. The author said that it’s fine to discuss challenges you are facing but if a blog turns into a constant rant about poor service, or the difficult times an individual is having, readers will switch off.

Avoiding the odd rant has been something I have tried to stick to on this blog. Mum’s gone 2 AusRead more