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Keys to the door

For families moving to Aus, keeping a roof over your heads is one of the most important relocation steps you’ll need to plan.

Mum is often asked how we organised our rental properties; how did we get a short term rental property, how long did we stay, and what did we need to secure a long term property? Here we tell our story; if you have additional tips for Mum’s gone 2 Aus readers please add Read more

Where Am I Going?: Moving House (Tough Times) Moving with Kids: 25 Ways to Ease Your Family’s Transition to a New Home The Moving Book: A Kids’ Survival Guide
Where Am I Going?: Moving House (Tough Times) Moving with Kids: 25 Ways to Ease Your Family\'s Transition to a New Home The Moving Book: A Kids\' Survival Guide
Moving House (Usborne First Experiences) Moving House (Usborne First Experiences)Sticker Book Moving House (First Times)
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The Berenstain Bears’ Moving Day (Berenstain bears first time books) Big Ernie’s New Home: A Story for Children Who Are Moving Upping Sticks: How to Move House and Stay Sane
The Berenstain Bears\' Moving Day (First Time Books(R)) Big Ernie\'s New Home: A Story for Children Who Are Moving Upping Sticks: How to Move House and Stay Sane

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Veg please!

When we planned our move to Australia, I had a notion in my head that we’d be healthier down under than we were in the UK. Because of the better climate, I imaged we’d be more active. Hand in hand with this, I saw us enjoying loads of fresh fruit and vegetables, perhaps accompanied with lean meat cooked on the BBQ.

The reality, for our family, is that we are no healthier than we were in the UK … Read more

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Buying a Home in Australia: A Survival Handbook Sydney for Kids The Sydney Morning Herald Good Suburbs Guide
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Pests be gone!

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South Sydney Pest Control

Today, the paving along the side entrance to our house looks like a cockroach graveyard, fantastic! Apologies to any cockroach lovers but when you’ve been dive bombed by them whilst watching TV, and have had to chase huge ones away from left-over food in the kitchen, you get to the point where cockroaches are THE ENEMY.

If you read Mum’s article earlier this week; Redback spiders in Sydney, this time Mum’s getting serious… you’ll know we’ve … Read more

Thai flag

The travel path around Thailand in South East Asia is well worn by backpackers, students on a gap year or those later in life on a career break. When Mr Mum’s gone 2 Aus and I had a career break in 2004 Bangkok became our home away from home, and Thailand one of our favourite places in the world.

Six years later, relocating from the UK to Australia, Thailand was the perfect stopover destination. The backpacks had gathered … Read more

Getting around

We like to think that Family Mum’s gone 2 Aus is fairly well travelled, and if we haven’t stayed somewhere with the children we might have visited as backpackers. We’re also fortunate to have friends who have lived and worked all over the world; if we haven’t stayed somewhere directly, we know a family who have.

We’re starting our Australian stopover series with Thailand. Over the past ten years, and before living in Australia, it has been our … Read more