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
Shereen is now in the relocation business
When I first landed in Melbourne as a migrant from Malaysia in 1986, I thought I had arrived in paradise. All my dreams had come true. I spoke English very well but with a Malaysian accent. I thought Australians spoke English too, but I couldn’t understand what they said! I enrolled to study for a Bachelor of Business degree with Deakin University as a mature age student. I taped my lectures because I … 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
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
Two years ago, in Five things that (still) surprise us about Australia, Mum explained that lack of censorship and the regular informal use of language in popular media in Australia often takes us by surprise.
Language used on the radio and on television regularly raises a smirk, and on occasions a shocked gasp.
Earlier in the year, we visited The Snowy Mountains and were stopped in our tracks by this sign, displayed on a public rubbish bin in Cooma:… Read more
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
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