It astounds me, the number of British people who decide to live here in Australia for a 'better life.' Sure, I understand the urge for adventure and I get it, but:
I don't think any country is necessarily better than another and we certainly aren't the 'lucky country ' now. NZ is no better.
After all of my holidays in the UK it broke my heart to return here to the stinking hot western suburbs of Sydney. The UK has great food, stunning scenery, friendly people and well insulated houses which are not sterile boxes. And the history! Love it all.
I know, however, that living there would not be a bed of roses.
But here we pay hundreds of dollars a month for private health insurance (unless you want to take your chances with the public system), are one of the most highly taxed places on earth and the summers are unbearably hot unless you're wealthy enough to live near the coast. But the average price for a run down shack on the coast is well over a million dollars now.
Our friends in the UK were devastated when their son and his wife decided to holiday here with a view to moving permanently. He had been offered a good job, too. They came for January/February, went home and never mentioned moving here again. The heat nearly killed them, apparently.
From what I've read, everyone moans about certain aspects of their country. It's normal but maybe we should be thankful for the good things?
Weight loss pills and injections.
Why do MPs lie so blatantly on TV?
Which accent do you absolutely love?