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Were back in the UK and its freezing!

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Brrrrrrrrr. Oh I’m so happy to be back in the good old UK (insert tones of sarcasm here).

The trip back was pretty uneventful. Our little boy slept during the Singapore to London Leg of the trip for just over 8 hours so this made the 13-hour journey a little more bearable for all of us.

Landing in London at 5am UK time (1pm Perth time) to be met with cool crisp air and very low winter sun (great for driving with a dirty windscreen and no screen wash).

Three hour journey back ‘up north’ and then off to Asda to feed a craving for bacon and eggs that we’d all acquired followed by a few hours staring into space after the realisation that for two of us at least, it had been over 36 hours since we got out of bed.

Little boy in bed for approx 7pm, we were in bed (dead on our feet) for about 10.

They recon the best way to avoid jet lag is to spend plenty of time in direct sunlight to help readjust your own body clock whilst trying to stay awake as long as you can so that your going to bed at a normal time. Sounds good in practice doesn’t it?

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Next morning – Bing! Wake up bright as a button at 4:30am can’t sleep so get up early to enjoy a freezing day. Snows forecast but nothing to be seen in Yorkshire, in bed for 10pm dead on my feet.

This morning – Bing! Wake up, bright as a button at 4am. First day back in the office today. Manage to force myself to remain in bed with my eyes open for 2 hours and then time to get back into work mode.

Get ready for work and go outside to find the car resembling an ice block. No de-icer. Scrape, scrape… In the car, sit in traffic for 40 minutes driving all of a few miles.

So here I am, it’s coming up to 9pm Australia time and I’m taking a break for lunch. I have some software called weather watcher on my PC and the temperature displayed in my PC’s toolbar shows me that its 23 degrees in Perth at time of typing.

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It’s actually forecast to be 33 degrees (91F) tomorrow. Damn I really do miss that sun! Weather watcher is a pretty cool software package and I highly recommend it. Its only small but if the sun and the hot weather is one of the things that attracts you to a life in Australia then its a nice thing to have to remind you of how nice and warm it can get over there.

You can find more information and download weather watcher by clicking here (link opens in new window)

I’ve just about managed to get through the 300 e-mails I’ve been sent and I’m seriously missing Australia and its lifestyle like mad! I know the sunshine isn’t everything but Australia, particularly Western Australia offers the full package in my opinion and I’m really glad that we took the time to visit our future home.

We still have so much to do. The house is the main focus now so we’ll be spending every opportunity we have making sure the house looks presentable in preparation for putting the house up for sale (hopefully in the next couple of months).

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Sad though it sounds, were also in the process of pulling together a ‘project plan’. The enormity of this project is only just starting to become clear. What’s for sure is that we’ll be kept pretty busy for the months to come.

Also, I’ve not forgotten about the pictures, which I promised to upload to the site. I’ll aim to share these this weekend.

Cheers all


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Written by Mark

As the founder of Getting Down Under, Mark is passionate about demystifying the process associated with a move to Australia. Having launched Getting Down Under in early January 2006 and made the move to Australia from the UK in the same year, Mark continues to share resources and support for those looking for assistance. If you have a question for Mark, please post in our Community Forums. Please note All information provided on Getting Down Under should be considered in conjunction with our disclaimer. Please seek professional advice if you have any doubts! 

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Made The Move To Australia

Last day in Perth before heading back home to the UK

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