10 things I wish I knew before moving to the UK

You might know what flip flops are, but do you know what they call undies? LAURENCE DRISCOLL helps us traverse those first few months in the UK when you come from the land down under.

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I have absolutely been spoiled by London, and it may not be a good thing

‘Culture shock’ is the term usually used for an immigrant or tourist becoming disorientated when experiencing an unfamiliar way of life. But could it apply in reverse when you are trying to integrate your way back into life after returning home?

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Anzac Day services in London 2017 – where and when

Commemorations in London to mark Anzac Day 2017, including Dawn Service.

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London terror attack: Australian resident among injured

A woman from South Australia is recovering in hospital after narrowly avoiding death in Wednesday’s horror at Westminster.

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Do you say ‘thank you’ to the London bus driver?

A simple trip on the bus makes an Aussie expat question her perceptions of what common courtesy is. Are Aussies more polite than Brits?

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Kitting out your new London digs: should you go new or second hand?

Most Aussies coming to London aren’t making a permanent move, so finding affordable options to fit out their new home is a must. There’s markets, and then there’s Argos…

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That moment when I realised London was my home

It took a chance encounter with a barfly and his dog at the pub down the road for this Aussie expat to discover he was a London local.

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It’s easy for an Aussie expat to pick up a London accent, innit

But don’t just think the expat affliction of acquiring an English accent is necessarily about contracting posh, clipped tones and a habit of saying yo-gurt, instead of yogurt.

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Australia Day means even more to expats in London

It’s our great patriotic duty to demonstrate our pride by making Australia Day all it can be for everyone living so far from home. But most importantly, celebrating Australia Day when we’re miles from home is going to remind us to appreciate every little thing that much more when we eventually return back to the greatest country on Earth.

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Loving London doesn’t prevent the occasional bouts of homesickness and culture shock

To any Aussie expat experiencing any kind of culture shock or longing for home, remember that you’re not alone. But don’t lose your patriotism, and don’t lose heart.

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You try not to just live with other Aussies and Kiwis overseas, but eventually it happens

Is it inevitable that you live with fellow so-called ‘Antipodeans’? Is this really such a bad thing?

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21 ways an Aussie expat can tell they’re becoming British

Work out if you’ve made the transition from Aussie ocker to English blue blood with this essential expat’s checklist.

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Dossing rules: The simple and essential laws of London expat couch surfing

EXPATS NEED TO KNOW THIS: Dossing. Everyone does it. Whether it’s when you first arrive in London, on a stopover in between trips or in the week before you head back to Australia. Every Aussie who spends time in London will spend time dossing! But there is an etiquette…

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Tony Abbott now “quietly thrilled” about Brexit

Former Australian PM tells London audience he has changed his mind and is now quite excited about Britain leaving the EU.

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Vic governer pays back extravagant London meals funded by taxpayers

Linda Dessau says she wasn’t aware of how just much it cost to eat at Harrods and Gordon Ramsay’s.

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