Mum's gone 2 Aus

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Last week, Friday to be exact, we published our 400th article relating to Australian relocation. We write about things that matter to families moving to Australia, although many of the topics we cover are helpful to individuals relocating without children.

This week we also made a few changes to the way we categorise our articles, hopefully making it easier for you to find what you’re looking for. New categories you will be interested in visiting are; Emotions & Dilemmas and … Read more

Australian Language and Culture: No Worries! Australian-English, English-Australian The New Dinkum Aussie Dictionary (Humour)
Australian Language and Culture: No Worries! (Lonely Planet Language Reference) Australian-English, English-Australian The New Dinkum Aussie Dictionary (Humour)
Bush Songs From the Australian Down Under by Bill Bryson Wildlife Warrior: Steve Irwin 1962-2006 – A Man Who Changed the World
Bush Songs From the Australian Down Under Wildlife Warrior: Steve Irwin 1962-2006 - A Man Who Changed the World
Australia Insight Fascinating Earth Stories from the Billabong Is That Thing Diesel?: One Man, One Bike and the First Lap Around Australia on Used Cooking Oil
Australia Insight Fascinating Earth Stories from the Billabong Is That Thing Diesel?: One Man, One Bike and the First Lap Around Australia on Used Cooking Oil

Before we had children, a stopover in Singapore was all about the shopping, mostly for electrical goods, and enjoying a Biryani at a restaurant in Little India. How things change when you have kids! Here are Mum (and friends’) list of favourite family activities in Singapore.

By the way, if you think you can handle six floors of shops with the children in tow, Sim Lim Sqaure (SLS) is the place to go for electrical and IT goods in Singapore.… Read more

The flight time from the UK to Australia, via Singapore, is as quick as it’s going to get, but if you’re travelling with children, a break from the plane may still be necessary, for everyone’s sanity. Here are Mum (and friend’s) recommendations for family friendly hotels in Singapore.

Crown Plaza Hotel at Changi Airport

If you’ve only got a short stopover and aren’t interested in looking around Singapore, the Crown Plaza Hotel at Changi Airport is a breeze. It might … Read more

Teach Your Child to Swim (Usborne Parent’s Guides) Australia’s Dangerous Creatures: For Dummies Spiders of Australia (Australian Green Guides)
Teach Your Child to Swim (Usborne Parent\'s Guides) Australia's Dangerous Creatures: For Dummies Spiders of Australia (Australian Green Guides)
Dr Rip’s Essential Beach Book: Everything You Need to Know About Surf, Sand and Rips Look Out by Water (Rainbows Safety S.) Teaching Infant and Preschool Aquatics
Dr Rip's Essential Beach Book: Everything You Need to Know About Surf, Sand and Rips Look Out by Water (Rainbows Safety S.) Teaching Infant and Preschool Aquatics
Venemous Creatures of Australia: A Field Guide with Notes on First Aid Australia’s Most Dangerous Spiders, Snakes and Marine Animals ; Identification and First Aid Dangerous Creatures of Australia (Green Guides)
Venemous Creatures of Australia: A Field Guide with Notes on First Aid Australia\'s Most Dangerous Spiders, Snakes and Marine Animals ; Identification and First Aid Dangerous Creatures of Australia (Green Guides)

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Mum recently read an interesting article about Adapting to life as an Expatriate. The article is published at Transitions Abroad, the website of Transitions Abroad Publishing, who publish a magazine with the same name. The magazine is dedicated to work, study, living, and cultural immersion abroad, and has been published for more than 30 years. The website and monthly webzine offer a comprehensive range of articles and resources relating to life overseas.

The article Mum came across discuses … Read more

We took this photo of our son a few weeks after arriving in Australia; we were on our way for a BBQ at a local park. Whilst Mr Mum’s gone 2 Aus and I were stressing about the slow job market, how best to spend our savings, where to live, and whether sick family in the UK would be alright, our son’s beaming face gave us a much needed pick-me-up.

A wise mum once said to me that as parents, … Read more