Australia has always been a popular place for Brits to relocate to. It offers just about everything one could ask for, and more.
Two of my children now live in Oz, along with four grandsons. My daughter moved there about 18 years ago, and even though my youngest son has owned property there for many years, I think he has now decided once and for all to settle there as well. He's lived in some wonderful locations all over the world, but has decided that Oz is best.
Both Boo Boo and The Cherub are now at school and doing well, and they are again appreciating all that Oz offers. Below shows the boys with mum Kellogg, watching a game of Cricket.
I believe he has sold his beautiful, gated community house and will soon be looking for another. The area around GoldCoast (where he lives) is not short of nice homes.
I thoroughly approve of people moving to Oz or NZ, the lifestyle it offers is generally superior to that back in the UK. Life is very much based on outdoor activities, everyone speaks English, and the whole system is familiar to an ex-pat. Even though they are about 9,500 miles away, it still feels like 'home'.
Wills has also been building a villa in Thailand for the past few years. Covid stopped the builders completing the work, but I believe they have now returned, and all will soon be finished. He's building it as a holiday rental home. This was it a few years ago (with builder's notes), but I believe it looks very different now.
Sadly I shan't be visiting. I have mobility issues (as I mentioned yesterday), and I couldn't face 14 hours in an aeroplane. Maybe Lady M will visit again, and I'll stay behind with Billy. She loves to travel; I don't.
So, does Oz have a downside? Well the answer has to be 'yes'; all their native wildlife wants to either kill or eat you! Does that put you off?.... It shouldn't.