Browsing Posts tagged move to oz

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

Launching this month

Launching this month

Mum has worked hard to ensure that Mum’s gone 2 Aus provides invaluable support, advice and information for families relocating to Australia. In 2011 we published our first ebook and soon had three ebooks offering everything relocating families need to know about the Australian education system, school-life in Australia, and choosing schools and suburbs.

With any published work it’s critical to keep content up to date. Later this month Mum will be retiring our Smooth Switch to Read more

Would you like to share your Australian relocation story with Mum’s gone 2 Aus readers?

Mum welcomes contributions, that will be published a guest posts, of up to 1,000 words (500 words is enough, 800 words ideal and 1,000 words plenty).

We’d be happy to hear about your relocation experience – the challenges, the successes, the surprises…or you could pick a topic that you feel would be particularly useful to other readers – finding schools, exploring the city or suburb … Read more

Loving the Aussie beach lifestyle

Loving the Aussie beach lifestyle

Later this year it will be four years since Family Mum’s gone 2 Aus left London, ready for the move to Aus. Last month it was three years since we launched this blog: Mum’s gone 2 Aus, providing essential support, advice and information for families relocating to Australia.

Recently Mum has received a few messages over on the Mum’s gone 2 Aus Facebook Page asking where I am, and how I am. I admit … Read more

500th article - hurrah!

There’s something very special about our October / November, and end of 2012 wrap-up; it’s also the 500th article published at Mum’s gone 2 Aus. That’s a lot of useful information for families relocating to Australia.

Recently Mum has been juggling family life, work life and the blog. Things have been even busier over the past few weeks with end of school year activities and the lead up to the festive season.

It’s amazing that … Read more

Hop in...for all your Aus relocation news

Over the past few months Family Mum’s gone 2 Aus has been adjusting to, and enjoying, a new routine. In Mum’s gone…back to work in Sydney we shared Mum’s job search experience, and tips for other mums returning to the work force after having a break to take care of the children.

Like any significant change or life event, returning to work can be very daunting, especially in a new country; but I’m … Read more

If you had asked us three years ago about “Nippers Rego” you would have got some blank looks. In today’s Photo Friday we’re sharing a picture of one of our local beaches during Nippers season. Nippers takes place at beaches across Australia on Sunday mornings throughout Spring \ Summer; rego (or registration) for your children will probably take place over the next few weeks, at your local Surf Life Saving club.

During Nippers children take part in beach activities, including … Read more