Mum's gone 2 Aus

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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

LIKE Canberra - Mum does!

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 … Read more

The Perth-sites

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.… Read more

Mum did this several times but did not look as glamorous!

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 … Read more

The online scoop

If you have are reading Mum’s gone 2 Aus you have probably sat down, after the kids are in bed, to embark on some research about your family relocation to Australia. You will be hoping to move one day, or maybe you have already obtained your visa and confirmed your relocation date.

Whatever stage you’re at with your family relocation to Australia, Mum’s gone 2 Aus provides you with a wealth of knowledge and support. We started … Read more

Old terrace houses

Is Surry Hills on your shortlist of Sydney suburbs to explore during a visit or relocation to Australia? Are you moving to Sydney and hoping to call Surry Hills home?

We’ve lived in Sydney for over two years and although we have heard a lot about Surry Hills – it has good bars and restaurants and is known as a fashionable suburb; we had never walked the streets and taken a look for ourselves, until recently.

Last … Read more

Consultant or not?

We started Mum’s gone 2 Aus five months after relocating to Australia. One of the reasons we started the blog was because we found our first months here very overwhelming, and before and after our arrival we spent a huge amount of time searching the Internet for information that just wasn’t there.

At the time, we didn’t know much about the services of relocation consultants. Using a relocation consultant didn’t occur to us when planning our move … Read more