Falling in love in London could become a very big problem for an Aussie expat

THE EXPAT MIND: If you fall in love with someone from overseas and the relationship becomes serious, it may create a real dilemma about your future. Why and what should you do about it?

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The psychology of living overseas: Is home not your home anymore?

THE EXPAT MIND: Do Aussies who venture overseas to live do so because they don’t feel entirely at home in Australia. Are they are looking for something or somewhere different – a place where they feel that they might actually belong?

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Top tips for a smooth UK visa application

Do you need to know how you can ensure a smooth application for a new visa to live and work in the United Kingdom?

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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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Best park life in London: It’s the place to be for summer sun frivolity

LONDON’S 10 TOP GREEN SPACES: The concept of ‘going to the park’ in Australia conjures up images of children’s birthday parties and unruly teenagers looking for a place to drink after dark. In London, the park stands for something completely different.

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Kebabs in London – a late night revelation

Why have they given me a fork? Kebabs aren’t meant to be civilised!

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Do I need to file a UK Self Assessment tax return?

There are a number of reasons why you might need to complete a Self Assessment tax return if you earn British income.

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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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Brexit advice to EU Nationals living in the UK, sort out permanent residency now

EU nationals who currently qualify to apply for UK Permanent Residence should do so without delay, say immigration specialists.

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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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Working in the UK: How to master the art of British office banter

Teasing is just as prevalent in the Australian workplace – and of course it depends on the job – but the British sense of humour is a particularly subtle and deadly weapon.

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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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