Browsing Posts tagged family relocation to australia


I pledge my loyalty…even during the cricket?!

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 … Read more

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

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

Kids love Questacon

When we told friends in Sydney that we were heading to Canberra for the weekend we got a mixed response. Some of our expat friends asked a cautious; ”Why?” and explained that they understood Canberra to be fairly boring and a clinical city. At the other end of the scale was the response from Aussie friends who know Canberra well, “Excellent, you’ll love it! There’s so much to do!”

We left Sydney at 2pm on a Friday … Read more

Not where Mum expected to be

For many of us, moving to Australia is one of the biggest and most significant changes we will make in our lives. Managing and facilitating that period of immense change, and the stresses and challenges relating to your move, are what this blog and website is all about.

In case you haven’t noticed our tag line: Mum’s gone 2 Aus provides essential support, advice and information for your family relocation to Australia. Mum and … Read more

Within the LAFHA bubble

I’m sure it’s not just Mum who feels like we have been living in a LAFHA bubble; for several days (maybe weeks) during May, the LAFHA reform dominated our conversations on and off-line.

Living Away from Home Allowance – Latest

If you’ve just found our blog, or recently joined our Facebook community, you may be wondering what the reform is all about. The brief explanation is that LAFHA (Living Away from Home Allowance), a … Read more