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If you were going to emigrate, where to and why?
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Fee



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 09 11:11 am    Post subject: If you were going to emigrate, where to and why?  Reply with quote    

As the title suggests.

I think it would have to be an English-speaking country for us. New Zealand and Australia are both tempting.

We have a friend in the later stages of his application to emigrate to New Zealand, and I have to say it's seriously tempting.

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: Essex
PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 09 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nowhere, toyed with idea a few times but we love it here, warts n'all.

earthyvirgo



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 09 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Somewhere warm and lush, where things grow well and reliably.

Parts of Spain appeal, but learning the lingo would be a struggle .... I may be bilingual but a third language has always evaded me.

I love Wales tho'.

EV

Bebo



Joined: 21 May 2007
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 09 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I like it here, but if forced it would probably have to be NZ or Canada (I'm rubbish at languages).

Andy B



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 09 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Wales cause its cheaper than England.

Nicky Colour it green



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 09 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

New Zealand. My best friend lives there, and we could buy a lot more land for our money than in South Devon.

Gave it a lot of thought - don't know everything about what I want for my future, but I do know I am rooted to South Devon, where most of my family are.

I doubt we could got to NZ or Oz though- as they dont tend to accept people with existing medical conditions, as my son has. And say what you like about our healthcare system, in the UK we have it a lot better than most.

Blue Sky



Joined: 30 Jan 2005
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 09 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Not France.

vegplot



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 09 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'd like a holdiay.

Fee



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 09 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Simon wrote:
Not France.



vegplot



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 09 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Simon wrote:
Not France.


Great country, shame it's full of French.

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 09 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Bebo wrote:
I like it here, but if forced it would probably have to be NZ or Canada (I'm rubbish at languages).


I'm the reverse, I'd love the challenge of learning another language properly. Not sure the missus would though.

bernie-woman



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 09 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tahir wrote:
Nowhere, toyed with idea a few times but we love it here, warts n'all.


We are the same - we have a small amount of family in both Canada and Australia but don't feel tempted - I would love to go to NZ but way too far away from friends and family to call it home

sally_in_wales
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Joined: 06 Mar 2005
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Location: sunny wales
PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 09 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I love it here in Wales, but I think I could be equally happy in Scotland, as long as I can have trees and mountains, though I wouldnt say no to a flat bit of garden, as we are daydreaming

Helen_A



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 09 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Probably Canada...

Company DP works for is currently offering an 'exchange' programme which we're tempted by - shame that its for the next level of job up and getting his training sorted (promised for a *year* now) is proving a pita (the manager is an 'acting' one and they aren't allowed to sign off on any training and the next chap up the chain doesn't seem to have the 'power' to )

Blue Sky



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 09 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

vegplot wrote:
Simon wrote:
Not France.


Great country, shame it's full of French.


You hit the nail on ........

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