A few weeks ago we wrote about Opening a bank account in Australia – which bank and when to open an account. Mum explained that it’s easy to open an account from your country of origin and pick up your cards once we arrive in Aus. Of the “big four” banks in Australia we recommended the Commonwealth Bank Australia and can provide assistance in opening an account: read about our call back service here.
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Pass the tissues...
Feeling homesick might not mean the same to me as it does to you. What I mean by feeling truly homesick is that moment of stomach churning sadness when you hold back the tears and wish you could be somewhere else, or see someone special to you.
Most days I don’t have these feelings. I’m happy with the new life we’ve built in Australia and I’m usually too busy to think about the past. On occasions something … Read more
What happens next?!
As if you weren’t busy enough caring for a new baby, now you’re relocating to Australia! What were you thinking?! These articles will help with your transition if you are moving to Australia with a baby – good luck!
1. Breastfeeding in Australia – official line, attitudes, and products
2. Renting stuff in Australia part two – baby equipment
3. Buying disposable nappies in Australia – which brands, what should you pay?
4. New Australian 24 hour … Read more
One a cent?
We’d like to start April’s wrap-up with the important business of asking you to vote for Mum. We’ve entered a competition run by Sydney Writer’s Centre, and are asking for your votes in the Best Australian Blogs People’s Choice award. It’s good publicity for the site, and recognition for the work we put into the blog. Follow this link to vote for Mum, thank you (voting closed on 5th May).
Talking of publicity, this … Read more
Mum’s Australian relocation bookstore is open for business. Our bookstore provides a listing of books that will help with your move to Oz; from the planning and preparation, to getting settled, and helping your children get to know their new home. Our bookstore lists books that Mum has personally used or that have been recommended by friends, family and Mum’s gone 2 Aus readers.
Mum plans to publish bookstore articles every Monday until we’ve covered all the different … Read more