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Families sample Australian life. The Campbell family from Falkirk are fed up with the cold and rain of northern Britain, so they want to sample life in Cairns for a week.


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Hello, welcome to Wanted Down Under,

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the show that catapults a British family

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right across to the other side of the world,

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to help them make the biggest decision of their life -

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whether to stay in the UK, or to move to Australia.

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David and Margaret Campbell are desperate for a better life for their children Down Under.

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I want to spend time with my kids.

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I think they've got a better chance of a better lifestyle over there.

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But daughter Kirsty doesn't share their dream.

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Even thinking about it makes me want to cry.

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Despite the beautiful weather and outdoors lifestyle,

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Australia's a long way from home.

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You don't realise just how much we've relied on them.

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This move may be a lot harder than they thought.

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I can't see us leaving her behind, because I think that would be too hard.

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The Campbells have a week of highs and lows ahead of them, but what will they decide?

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Around 150 people a day migrate to Australia

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in search of a better life.

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The country tops a list of destinations for migrating Brits,

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ahead of the United States, New Zealand and Canada.

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But does the reality of life Down Under always live up to the dream?

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20 British families have been pushed to breaking point

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as they find out about real life Down Under,

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and after just one week they'll have to vote one way or the other

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whether to stay in the UK, or to move to Australia.

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David Campbell, a 42 year-old catering manager,

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and his wife Margaret, a medical staff nurse,

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live with their three daughters, Kirsty, aged 15,

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and five-year-old twins Summer and Sky in the village of Slamannan near Falkirk.

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They've lived here all their lives, but dream of a better life Down Under.

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I want to spend time with my kids outside.

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I think they've got a better chance of a better lifestyle over there.

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I'd agree, I think at the end of the day that's the biggest thing,

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is the fact that summers here now are so poor.

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We've got two wee girls who are full of energy,

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and yet they're stuck in the house nine months of the year.

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They want more outside space for the twins to have the freedom to play.

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They're lively five-year-olds, zooming about the place.

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They're into everything, and they just want to learn constantly.

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The phrase I use for them is, "Little pocket rockets." They're very, very lively.

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You turn your back and one of them is distracting you,

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while the other one is up to no good.

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You can't just say, "Go out the front and play."

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It's too wet. It's constantly raining.

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Margaret works in the palliative care unit at Falkirk Hospital.

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This ward, within itself, can be quite hectic when they're dropping four or five patients on you,

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so I want to have that stability where I'm not going home from work fried.

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I don't want to go home from work stressed out of my head,

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and be worrying what I'm going into the next day, and that in itself is a big challenge.

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She's got good friends here, but would like to try something new.

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Australia needs good nurses, so she could easily get a visa on the skilled migration programme.

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David is a catering manager in town - when he's not cooking at home, that is.

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He hopes to find similar work Down Under.

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Both myself and Margaret love Home And Away and Neighbours, I'm sorry to say.

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So I think you can envisage in your mind that we'd go somewhere

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like Summer Bay, you know, and live happily ever after,

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which would be very nice, but it's probably a little naive of us to think that.

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But I think that's the image I've got in my mind,

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and it would be nice if we go there and that's exactly what we find.

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But the Campbells have lived in this village their whole lives,

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and have a large group of close friends and relatives on their doorstep.

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David's daughter Kirsty doesn't feel the same way as her parents about a potential move.

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The hardest thing would be leaving behind her best friend Laura.

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Me and Laura are never apart.

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Anything we do, we do together.

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She is like a sister to me.

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If she was my sister I'd do the exact same as what I do now with her,

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and I don't think I'd change one thing.

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I wouldn't. I love her to bits.

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But can she make that all-important, life-changing decision and leave Laura behind?

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Even thinking about it makes me want to cry. I don't think I'd be able to let her go!

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Both Mum and Dad are convinced she'll like Australia and just hope she'll choose to make the move.

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If she settles, fantastic.

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If she doesn't, then I think it could uproot everything.

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It's not only Kirsty David's worried about.

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Margaret's whole family live in the same village.

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Hopefully we'll manage to come to a unanimous decision,

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but I think the biggest thing would be Margaret missing her family.

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She's going to go thinking she won't miss them

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and when we get there, she'll miss them.

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So, what do they expect to find on the other side of the world?

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My ideal lifestyle would be to be able to get up in the morning,

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be healthy, have my kids around me and just have a comfortable life.

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And I don't think that's a lot to ask for.

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With a nice house, with four or five bedrooms, a swimming pool, and a barbecue.

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No, no, no, no!

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But has husband David set his expectations too high?

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Why should we lower our standards than what we've got here?

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No, I don't think we should lower our standards, but we need to be realistic. We'll wait and see.

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David and Margaret may be way off the mark with the kind of lifestyle they can afford Down Under,

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but they're desperate to follow their dreams.

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To help the Campbells make their decision, we're sending them to the Queensland city of Cairns.

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It'll give them a new start in a country where average temperatures top 30 degrees in summer.

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Cairns is famous as the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef,

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and with beaches and rainforests just minutes from this small, friendly city,

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it has plenty to offer the Campbells.

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We've got three possible lifestyles for the family,

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each one offering a new way of life for them to try on their budget.

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But which one will be most suitable?

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Cairns is a small city,

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which has been highly developed in recent years.

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There are lots of new apartments, but family-sized units

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with sea views will set you back millions of dollars.

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A bit further out of the city centre, things become more affordable,

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and the Campbells could find a four-bedroom home within their ?200,000 budget.

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The main hospital would be easily accessible for Margaret,

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and David could look for catering managerial positions in the many restaurants and hotels.

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But work might not be available immediately.

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Both should be able to match their ?25,000 salaries, if they can find good jobs.

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So, very different from their life in the UK.

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But what about the second option?

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Life on the coast is more expensive,

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with average four-bedroom houses costing ?250,000.

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And if you really want that dream home, you'll have to pay in excess of 300,000.

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Margaret would have to work in the city centre,

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and unless David found work in a local restaurant, he would, too.

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But Cairns is only 20 minutes down the road.

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The clean, sandy beaches make the coast a popular place to live,

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but in the summer it's also a hangout for jellyfish.

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However, there are plenty of safe, netted swimming areas.

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That all looks very inviting, but what about the third option?

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There are many places to live within easy reach of the city

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which offer a bit more space, but they can be expensive.

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This large four-bedroom house has acreage, but costs ?475,000.

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The Campbells could find a four-bedroom house

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within their budget of ?200,000, if they got a smaller garden.

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However, Margaret and David would both have to make the half-hour daily commute into the city to work.

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Three very different possibilities for our family to try, but which one did we decide would suit them best?

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We decided the city option would suit the Campbells best,

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for its close proximity to jobs for David and Margaret, and great facilities for the girls.

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We've lined up Margaret and David with jobs...

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Don't brown it! I know it's fish.

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Found a selection of housing options...

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What do you think? There's not an awful lot of space.

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And set up a taste of Australian life.

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So, will a week Down Under unite the family or tear them apart?

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It's time for the Campbells to take the plunge.

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Three flights and 30 hours after leaving the UK,

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the Campbells finally reach Cairns at midday local time.

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Can you say hello? Hello.

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I hope Australia's ready for the Campbells. You said it!

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But Margaret's all ready spotted a problem.

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Where's the sun?

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And it's a long flight with small children.

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I don't think you appreciate it. You think, "24 hour flight, that's great."

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But when you see what you've got to come through to get here,

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you think, "Oh." It's not easy. It's not an easy flight.

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David's dying to get a taste of Australia,

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but Kirsty could take some persuasion.

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I guess it's OK to look, but we don't know for certain if I want to come over or not yet.

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We're looking forward to actually having a look

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at the lifestyle, and see if it's as good as we've been led to believe.

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I suppose we want to look at the pitfalls as well as the advantages,

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and just have a right good look at everything we can, sort of weigh things up.

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The good points, the bad points. All of it.

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To see if it's really for us.

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So, just as the sun decides to make an appearance,

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the Campbell clan head off to their rented accommodation.

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They'll be staying in a house that boasts four bedrooms, three bathrooms,

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two outdoor decking areas, a large garden and a swimming pool.

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It's even got the all-important barbecue area that's high up on David's shopping list.

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It's situated in Edge Hill, a popular northern suburb

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that's just five minutes' drive from the centre of Cairns.

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Have you ever seen anything like that?

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Look at that, wow. It's nice, isn't it?

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It looks spectacular.

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Well, that's a very promising start.

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Let's see what they make of the rest of the property.

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Close your eyes! Are your eyes closed? Wow.

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Oh, it's beautiful. Oh, lovely!

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These open-plan living areas aren't to everyone's taste,

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but this well-designed modern style is common in this type of property,

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and David could see himself cooking in here.

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A kitchen to die for.

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Even a big TV! Beautiful, isn't it?

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So far so good. But what about the sleeping arrangements?

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Oh, girls. That's lovely, isn't it?

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Look at the floors as well. Real floorboards.

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Well, that's the twins sorted.

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But what about the elder daughter Kirsty?

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Oh, a nice double room. I like this. This is nice, isn't it?

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Swish, isn't it?

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But what about Mum and Dad?

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This one's nice, too.

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Girls, I think this could be Mum and Dad's room.

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An en suite as well.

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As if it couldn't get any better, Margaret spots every girl's dream.

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Is that a walk-in wardrobe?

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They don't seem to dislike anything here.

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Perhaps we've found David and Margaret's ideal property all ready,

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even though it's way out of their budget.

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Let's see what's happening out here. Girls.

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What do you think? Fantastic. That really puts your barbie to shame.

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It doesn't half, doesn't it?

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That's what you call a real barbie.

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So, while the girls have a quick dip in their new private pool,

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what do Mum and Dad make of their first glimpse of Australian living?

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Absolutely beautiful.

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Very relaxed. I think that's the first impression you get, as soon as you come off the plane.

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There's a relaxed atmosphere about it.

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My expectations is what we've got here -

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four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a pool and a barbecue.

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That's what I'd like to see us having.

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So it looks like David and Margaret have made their minds up already.

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But what about Kirsty?

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What I've seen so far, I like.

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But I think it's a really big step.

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It's not as simple as just, "Because I like it over here, I can just move over here."

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I need to think of the consequences back home as well.

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So I don't know.

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But they may have been spoiled by their rented accommodation.

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Could they afford this kind of luxury?

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Back in Scotland, the Campbells live in a five-bedroom house in the village of Slamannan.

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They want to swap it for a four-bedroom house in Australia with more usable outside space.

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But they have a maximum budget of around ?200,000,

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depending on what they could earn in Australia and how much their home's worth.

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Property one is in the family-friendly suburb of Bentley Park, and offers four bedrooms.

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At around ?180,000, it's well within budget.

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Oh, wow. I like this, I do.

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It's really open-plan, isn't it?

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Tiled floors.

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What do you think, girls? It's nice, isn't it?

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Do you like the suite? It's quite dark.

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Not a perfect start, but what else does this property have to offer?

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Look at this. I like this, girls. A nice, open area.

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This is nice, isn't it?

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It's nice and clean and tidy. The hob's over this side.

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Dishwasher. A lot of space.

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A lot of work surface.

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Things are looking up, and David's impressed with the size of the kitchen.

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This is open, isn't it? This is really, really nice.

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I'd possibly have those two rooms swapped around.

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I'd use that area as a dining area and bring the TV and stuff in here. It's a bigger area, isn't it?

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This is a wee single room.

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This could be Kirsty's room, this one, couldn't it?

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Bedroom. Oh, it's a double bedroom, isn't it? It's nice.

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It's quite small, though.

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It's quite small. Oh, it's en suite.

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Oh, I like this. This is nice. A double shower.

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Compared to ours, it's quite small. It's nice.

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And what will they find outside?

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This is the barbie area, isn't it?

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Oh, wow, look at the fishes. They're huge!

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They are, aren't they? It's quite private as well.

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It's very private. It's kind of a grass, I'm not sure what it is.

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I think it could be quite small for them.

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It would be, I think so. Never mind.

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It's got that all-important outdoor space, but it has its drawbacks.

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There's a couple of areas that are quite light, the wee girl's bedroom is quite light,

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but you come in through the door and automatically it's really, really dull.

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Dull, un-huh. Mmm.

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And maybe it doesn't have the character they'd really love.

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It's nice, but I think really it's a traditional idea of the wooden house, a traditional Queensland house.

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This isn't the dream home the Campbells were after,

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but maybe property two will give them that little extra.

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It's a traditionally renovated Queenslander-style property,

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set on stilts to help the house stay cool.

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It has four bedrooms, a large garden and swimming pool,

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and is on the market for about ?195,000, and just within budget.

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This is nice, isn't it?

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Much more traditional. Look at the trees.

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The outside of the property is scoring points on looks alone, but what about the inside?

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Wow, girls.

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Isn't this gorgeous? It's lovely.

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It's just so airy, isn't it? So bright and bubbly.

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I love this, being able to sit here and look across.

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And just have the doors open, maybe. So airy.

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Well, they seem happy so far.

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And what about the all-important kitchen for David?

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Oh, wow. Dad could be busy here, couldn't he?

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This is what we imagined, this is the style.

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What do you think, Kirsty? Love it.

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Beautiful, isn't it?

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Look at that, girls. That's very nice as well, isn't it?

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It's like a princess' room.

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Very airy, isn't it?

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A fan as well, and the doors are good because it's a sliding door, so that makes good use of space.

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This property seems to be getting them all very excited.

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It's very spacious.

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I think it's got a really homely feeling about it.

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It has, it's lovely. That would be ideal for youse two, wouldn't it?

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It's got a lot of character in it. It has, it's got lots of character.

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It's all going so well. Could anything be wrong with this house?

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There's not an awful lot of space. There's no storage space.

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No, I think you'd be really cramped, even though this isn't probably the smallest room.

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But the negativity doesn't last long.

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A different colour in each room.

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I like the shape of it. I like the shape of it as well,

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because even though it looks very square, it's got a nice feeling.

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It seems to be ticking all their boxes.

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There's even a surprise downstairs.

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What have we got in here?

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This is another area, girls. Toilet.

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And a little shower area, I think.

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Wow.

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This could be ideal,

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either for Kirsty to have her own private space, or as somewhere to let out to make some extra cash.

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A contained flat area, isn't it?

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You've got the bathroom, the shower room, and a sitting room and a bedroom. That's what it is.

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It's a self-contained flat, isn't it?

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And what's outside?

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A nice pool, isn't it?

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Look at that.

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It's got steps down into it, though. An area to play, and then to swim.

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Much more the style that we were thinking about and wanting to have a look at.

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It's very unique.

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Although it's very square, it still has lots of character, doesn't it?

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Lots. Loads of character.

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It's got everything, really.

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It ticks all the boxes, doesn't it?

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We can see ourselves here. We could see ourselves here.

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This property seems to have it all, and even Kirsty's impressed.

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This house that we've just seen has just amazed me.

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If I had the chance, I would move over here in a minute.

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My Mum and Dad seem to like it as well. So, so far, so good.

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With all its character and the chance of some privacy,

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this house could be the key to persuading Kirsty of the Australian dream.

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But what does property three have to offer?

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Located down the road in the suburb of Mount Sheridan, this house also has four bedrooms,

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and is immaculately presented.

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It has an asking price in excess of ?205,000,

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and is slightly over their budget.

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But will it offer anything more than the last house?

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Oh, wow! Look at the floors. Very open plan, isn't it?

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There's a kind of partition between the kitchen and...

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I don't think it's that open plan.

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The dining area's open plan.

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It looks gorgeous, but how long would it last with two pocket rockets running around?

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Quite a lot of workspace again. There is a lot of workspace.

0:20:460:20:49

That's really nice.

0:20:510:20:53

Oh, girls, come and see this. Wow. This is lovely.

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This master bedroom comes with an en suite wet room.

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This is a small room. This would be Kirsty's room, wouldn't it?

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A box room for Kirsty.

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There's loads of rooms. Aye, it's like burrows, isn't it?

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Going off each other.

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Your first impression coming through the door

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is that it looks as though it's going to be quite small and it's not.

0:21:170:21:20

Oh, wow. This is another single also.

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It's nice, too, isn't it?

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She's made herself at home!

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Will the all-important garden impress them more than the house?

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Watch your fingers. What's that?

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That's a hot tub, darling. You can jump in that, have a big bubble bath in it.

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A gazebo. Could you sit out here at night time and have a wee drink and relax, eh?

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But that's all you could really do.

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No, there's not an awful lot of space for you.

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Well, I suppose if you utilised that area.

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No, there's not much of a garden space at all for our girls to run about.

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I think money-wise, you're getting a far better value elsewhere.

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We've shown David and Margaret three properties in Cairns.

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The first house in Edge Hill was too dark for Margaret.

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Do you like where the suite is? It's really quite dark.

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And David wanted something a little more traditional.

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I like the idea of the traditional wooden Queensland house.

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The second property seemed perfect.

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Isn't this gorgeous? Oh, it's lovely.

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It even had space to rent out,

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should Margaret and David need to earn more to pay the mortgage.

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You've got the bathroom, shower room, sitting room and a bedroom.

0:22:380:22:42

It's a self-contained flat, isn't it?

0:22:420:22:44

The third property was deceptively big.

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Your first impression is, "It's going to be small", and it's not.

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But it wasn't right for them.

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It lacked the outdoor space that David and Margaret would desire

0:22:520:22:55

No, there's not much of a garden space at all for our girls to run about.

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So, have the properties they visited whet their appetite for life Down Under,

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or have they dampened their spirits? The twins know which is their favourite!

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Blue one. Blue one. Blue one!

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And even Kirsty's mind may be changing.

0:23:110:23:14

The pool was gorgeous.

0:23:140:23:16

The rooms upstairs were absolutely gorgeous. I loved the living room,

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and the kitchen was just right for my Dad. So, how will they vote?

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We've seen three great properties today and we're going to vote...

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Australia!

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That beautiful Queenslander is an absolute steal,

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but the Campbells have to be able to afford their mortgage,

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which means both David and Margaret finding goods jobs.

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Back in Scotland, Margaret earns ?25,000 a year as a nurse,

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but she's ready for a new challenge.

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I've done a lot of courses, I've done Nurse Prescriber.

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That, in itself, is something really quite outstanding to have.

0:24:030:24:07

My wish list for Australia would be to go back and to work medical,

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to work with a variation of patients, people that are all ages.

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Not just to specialise in one area,

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and to go back and use the skills that I've trained really hard to get

0:24:190:24:23

Margaret's come to Cairns Base Hospital to look for a job.

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The Director of Nursing is Glinda Summers.

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We have about 1,100 nurses working here in Cairns Base,

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and about 1,800 in the district, so we're constantly looking for nurses and especially from the UK.

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With over 150 British nurses already here, Margaret should fit right in.

0:24:420:24:47

Margaret's on her way to meet Glinda,

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but she's anxious about the day ahead.

0:24:510:24:53

My major concern is basically not fitting in,

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and it being too different from the UK.

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She wants to know if the workload might be a bit easier than back in Scotland.

0:25:020:25:07

I'm just really interested, obviously, in the comparisons of job likeness from UK to Australia.

0:25:070:25:14

Well, we're very proud of the UK nurses that have come out here,

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because they have fantastic skills,

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and they have complemented our workforce enormously.

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I'd be really interested to find out what hours I would be working,

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and obviously the salary at the end of that.

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Basically, in the wards, the shifts usually... the morning shifts start at 7am,

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the afternoon shifts at about 2:45pm, and the evening shifts start at about 10:45pm.

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And in relation to the salary,

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a new nurse earns as a base salary about $50,000.

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And a nurse who's had about seven years' experience,

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which I would assume you would fit into,

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would, as a base salary, get about $64,500.

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That's about ?5,000 more than she earns in the UK.

0:26:010:26:04

But there's one small problem which needs sorting out immediately.

0:26:040:26:08

I see you've got your UK NHS uniform on,

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but I think you'd better put our uniform on.

0:26:110:26:15

And for today, because it's Tropical Friday,

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a lot of the nurses wear tropical shirts on Fridays because the patients love it,

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because it gives them a very tropical and lively feel,

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so if you put this on, we'll take you up and show you around one of the wards.

0:26:280:26:32

Excellent. That's a brilliant idea!

0:26:320:26:34

As Margaret relaxes into the tropical vibe,

0:26:340:26:37

David's about to be put through his paces.

0:26:370:26:40

How long for table 30?

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Back in the UK, he earns ?25,000 a year as a catering manager,

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but he may not find that kind of work in Cairns immediately.

0:26:470:26:51

So what does he expect from the Aussie catering industry?

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I would like, possibly, to go back into the education cycle in Australia,

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where I possibly would go into the kitchens,

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and work in the kitchens there as a catering manager or a senior manager.

0:27:020:27:07

So it would be good to be able to do that.

0:27:070:27:10

But I'm quite happy to put the whites back on and cook if need be.

0:27:100:27:14

Well, that's a good job because it looks like that's where David's going to have to start in Australia.

0:27:140:27:20

He's meeting Alistair MacFarlane to see if he can hack the pace in an Aussie kitchen.

0:27:200:27:25

David! Pleased to meet you.

0:27:250:27:26

Welcome to Cairns and to the Salt House.

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We're exceptionally busy in there, I need you in the kitchen right now.

0:27:290:27:33

It's been some years since David's worked in the kitchen,

0:27:330:27:36

but if he thinks he's in for an easy ride, he's got another thing coming.

0:27:360:27:41

After a quick introduction to Australia's favourite fish, the barramundi,

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it's straight in at the deep end. I'll get you to prepare it,

0:27:450:27:48

and when it comes on order, you're the main man to cook it. OK, fantastic.

0:27:480:27:51

It's been a couple of years, but you never really lose it.

0:27:510:27:54

Once you get the basics, the basics stay with you for life.

0:27:540:27:57

I love cooking and I've always cooked, so it's really natural for me to go back to it again.

0:27:570:28:03

As the kids take it easy with a drink, the pressure's on David as lunchtime service starts hotting up.

0:28:030:28:09

How long for the barramundi, David? I've got a table waiting.

0:28:090:28:12

Come on, mate. That's it.

0:28:120:28:14

Get those fins off.

0:28:140:28:17

Quickly!

0:28:170:28:18

And it shows no signs of easing up.

0:28:180:28:20

David! I've got five barramundi on order. Can you hurry up, please? I'm not here all day.

0:28:200:28:25

You're not here for a holiday, you're here to work.

0:28:250:28:28

David?

0:28:290:28:30

David. David. David! Hello?

0:28:300:28:34

I'm going to need you on the sauce in a minute. I'll give you two minutes.

0:28:340:28:38

But back on the ward, Margaret's having a much calmer experience.

0:28:380:28:43

She's meeting with nurse Georgina Baillie, who emigrated from the UK two years ago.

0:28:450:28:50

How have you found it, moving from the UK to Australia?

0:28:500:28:55

It was very traumatic. I found it very hard.

0:28:550:28:57

I missed my family deeply, missed so much of my friends, but I actually settled.

0:28:570:29:01

Within about three weeks of working I was really comfortable,

0:29:010:29:05

because I've done renal for so many years, it's actually the same layout,

0:29:050:29:09

same sort of way it's run here. It's the same way it's run in the UK.

0:29:090:29:12

So that's more good news for Margaret, and if Georgina wasn't convincing enough,

0:29:120:29:17

the patients even have a go.

0:29:170:29:20

We've got beautiful weather.

0:29:200:29:23

Not so cold as in England.

0:29:230:29:26

With winters and things like that.

0:29:260:29:28

So it would be an ideal place to live, I'd say.

0:29:280:29:31

And with views like this from the ward window,

0:29:310:29:34

which job would you choose?

0:29:340:29:36

It's been really quite good. It's interesting, the whole time we've been on the ward,

0:29:360:29:41

there's not been one buzzer went off and it's been really quite calm.

0:29:410:29:45

I think that's because the patients are tended to on such a regular basis

0:29:450:29:49

because it's got a higher patient/staff ratio.

0:29:490:29:52

Patients don't need and want for so much.

0:29:520:29:55

Certainly not like the UK, where every two minutes there's a buzzer going and you just jump.

0:29:550:30:02

It is a very calm environment.

0:30:020:30:04

This could be exactly what Margaret's looking for,

0:30:040:30:07

and the better salary would improve the family's chances of affording the move.

0:30:070:30:12

So, what did she think?

0:30:120:30:14

Fabulous. Absolutely fabulous. The staff were great.

0:30:140:30:19

Relaxed environment.

0:30:190:30:21

I don't think I've ever been on a ward that's been that quiet.

0:30:210:30:24

All through my training and my nursing career,

0:30:240:30:27

you work in the buzz, and that was really calm, relaxed and quiet.

0:30:270:30:31

If David's looking for calm and quiet, he's in the wrong place.

0:30:310:30:36

If you can't stand the heat, get out the kitchen!

0:30:360:30:39

Look at that. Absolutely beautiful. You've only got another 120 to do,

0:30:430:30:47

in five minutes. Five minutes.

0:30:470:30:49

You're under no illusions. You've got to work hard and quick.

0:30:490:30:52

It's about getting that, it's about finding your feet and then being able to pick up the pace and go with it.

0:30:520:30:57

It's very important that both myself and Margaret work over here,

0:30:570:31:01

because we want to maintain the lifestyle we have in Scotland. In order to do that, we need to work.

0:31:010:31:07

Don't drown it! BLEEP. I know it's fish! We're not taking it back to the ocean!

0:31:070:31:11

Anthony's a hard task-master.

0:31:110:31:14

I think if I didn't come up to grade, he'd fire me in a minute!

0:31:140:31:17

You never know, we might make a chef out of you yet!

0:31:170:31:20

So, at the end of his shift, David joins the girls and waits for Margaret

0:31:230:31:27

to return from the hospital.

0:31:270:31:29

Hello! Hiya. How you doing? I'm fine.

0:31:320:31:36

Did you have a nice day? Yeah, I had a good day.

0:31:360:31:38

Where did you get this snazzy shirt from? Part of the team.

0:31:380:31:42

Could you see yourself working in it, then? I could, actually.

0:31:420:31:45

I think it's much more relaxed than what home is.

0:31:450:31:49

Not a buzzer, and the numbers of staff to patients, the ratios, were absolutely fabulous.

0:31:490:31:54

And pay? The big one.

0:31:540:31:56

Much the same as what I am in the NHS in Scotland.

0:31:560:31:59

There's probably slightly better, I would say, here.

0:31:590:32:02

The only difference being, is you would be working in the sun.

0:32:020:32:07

Margaret's obviously very positive about the move and the job that will come with it,

0:32:070:32:11

but for David it would be a step down from his current managerial position.

0:32:110:32:15

Will he be willing to make the sacrifice for the move?

0:32:150:32:18

We've experienced working in Australia, so we're going to vote...

0:32:180:32:23

Australia! UK.

0:32:250:32:28

Why UK?

0:32:300:32:32

Because I havnae quite found work here, what I've got at home yet.

0:32:320:32:36

Tough! Too bad!

0:32:360:32:39

Oh dear,

0:32:390:32:41

after such a positive start, could David be changing his mind?

0:32:410:32:45

Looks like David bit off more than he could chew.

0:32:480:32:52

Life in a busy Aussie kitchen wasn't for David,

0:32:520:32:55

but Australian cuisine is a major part of the Australian lifestyle,

0:32:550:32:59

and has a flavour all of its own.

0:32:590:33:02

Due to its tropical location, Cairns has an abundance of exotic fruit and vegetables,

0:33:020:33:08

and its close proximity to the Barrier Reef means there's a wide choice of fish and seafood.

0:33:080:33:13

With all this access to good quality produce,

0:33:130:33:16

it's no wonder food is an important part of Australian culture.

0:33:160:33:20

Food and wine's incredibly important to Australian families and the people that live here.

0:33:200:33:25

I mean, it's the only country in the world that eats its coat of arms.

0:33:250:33:28

We eat emu, and we eat kangaroo.

0:33:280:33:31

With its history of immigration from all over the world,

0:33:310:33:34

Aussie chefs have been able to draw on all the best bits of international cuisine,

0:33:340:33:38

and create their own fusion of cooking styles.

0:33:380:33:42

Australian cuisine, overall, is extremely diverse because of the different cultures we've got.

0:33:420:33:47

Melbourne's influenced by Italians and Greeks, so the actual flavours of the food there

0:33:470:33:52

are fabulous Greek restaurants, fabulous Italian restaurants.

0:33:520:33:55

People, ultimately, regardless of what country you come from, want food to taste good.

0:33:550:34:00

And I think if you draw upon all the good things that come from the cuisines of the world,

0:34:000:34:04

which we're lucky to have exposure to here, then you get that.

0:34:040:34:08

Australian cuisine has developed a confidence all of its own, with a no-fear attitude.

0:34:080:34:13

You won't be disappointed with the quality of the produce you get on your plate.

0:34:130:34:17

David and Margaret Campbell want a better life Down Under.

0:34:210:34:25

I want to spend time with my kids, and I think

0:34:250:34:27

they've got a better chance of a better lifestyle over there.

0:34:270:34:31

But daughter Kirsty is reluctant to make the move.

0:34:310:34:34

Even thinking about it makes me want to cry.

0:34:340:34:38

They liked the properties.

0:34:380:34:40

Isn't this gorgeous? It's lovely.

0:34:400:34:43

Margaret loved working in the local hospital.

0:34:430:34:45

Fabulous. Absolutely fabulous. Staff were great.

0:34:450:34:49

But David found working in the kitchen of a busy Aussie restaurant a bit daunting.

0:34:490:34:54

Don't drown it! BLEEP. I know it's fish, we're not taking it back to the ocean!

0:34:540:34:59

Will seeing their friends and family make the decision to move even harder?

0:34:590:35:03

You don't realise just how much we've relied on them.

0:35:030:35:09

A major part of this move is all about the family's finances.

0:35:130:35:18

If the Campbells are going to afford their dream home,

0:35:180:35:21

they have to get a good price for their house back in Scotland.

0:35:210:35:25

Their home is a five-bedroom property which David bought in 2003 for ?59,000.

0:35:250:35:31

They've since added the loft conversion themselves and believe it to be worth around ?125,000 today

0:35:310:35:38

We've sent two estate agents round to give them a more recent valuation.

0:35:380:35:42

Oh, wow.

0:35:450:35:47

DOOR OPENS ON TV

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Entrance into the lounge.

0:35:540:35:55

'Nice and spacious.'

0:35:560:35:58

Plenty of natural light coming in.

0:35:580:36:00

OK, now through to... Glazed door into kitchen.

0:36:030:36:06

Great sized room.

0:36:060:36:08

'And easily big enough for a natural three-piece suite.'

0:36:080:36:12

Nice modern kitchen.

0:36:130:36:15

'Definitely plenty of work surface area and a fine-sized garden out there, fully enclosed.

0:36:160:36:22

'Certainly enough space for improvement.'

0:36:220:36:25

Here we go. Kirsty's room.

0:36:250:36:27

That's the cleanest your room's ever been!

0:36:290:36:32

He seems to like the downstairs, but what about the loft?

0:36:330:36:37

'Fantastic built-in wardrobe space there.'

0:36:370:36:39

Never get enough storage.

0:36:390:36:41

I think the loft conversion really maximises the space within this room.

0:36:410:36:45

Velux window, just going to give lots of natural light in.

0:36:450:36:49

Altogether, a very, very good bedroom.

0:36:490:36:51

'Excellent.'

0:36:510:36:52

He seems impressed, but what about the price?

0:36:520:36:55

In the current climate, I would like to believe this property

0:36:550:36:59

would achieve in the region of ?115,000.

0:36:590:37:02

That's a lot less than they'd hoped, but could a second opinion be any better?

0:37:030:37:08

I would expect to achieve in the region of 110,000-115,000

0:37:080:37:13

for this property in this area.

0:37:130:37:15

The valuation proves that our property is now sitting in what they would call negative equity.

0:37:180:37:24

Where we're probably about 10,000 down on what we were valued last time.

0:37:240:37:29

I think with the prices, you know, 115,000, it's probably right.

0:37:290:37:35

But I don't think I would sell for that.

0:37:350:37:38

That was a bit of a shock to the system,

0:37:380:37:41

and could affect the Campbells' decision.

0:37:410:37:44

If they really want to move to Australia,

0:37:440:37:46

they're going to have to take a long hard look at whether they can afford it.

0:37:460:37:50

The decreased value of their house would affect the kind of home they can buy in Australia.

0:37:520:37:57

The Campbells are on a very tight budget,

0:37:570:37:59

and may need to take a closer look at their entire finances.

0:37:590:38:02

We've prepared a comparison of their UK and Australian expenses,

0:38:020:38:06

to see if they can afford the dream life Down Under.

0:38:060:38:10

Your wage is approximately 50,000.

0:38:100:38:14

Buying the home, so this is with 0% deposit.

0:38:140:38:18

So, the blue house that we liked is approximately 375,000 for the mortgage.

0:38:180:38:23

So that's slightly up. There's about ?300 of difference there. Pool pump.

0:38:230:38:27

Small pool pump or a large pool pump.

0:38:270:38:29

So you would be probably aiming for middle of the road there as well,

0:38:290:38:34

so that's another ?23 a month.

0:38:340:38:36

You've got your chemicals as well.

0:38:360:38:38

So you've got your pump, your chemicals...

0:38:380:38:41

But then if you've got a pool, you have to maintain it,

0:38:410:38:44

and the house we're looking at has a pool.

0:38:440:38:47

The pool is one thing,

0:38:470:38:49

and without family round the corner, childcare would become an added expense.

0:38:490:38:53

We still haven't added the childcare thing in.

0:38:530:38:56

It could be slightly up, just on the fact that we don't pay anything.

0:38:560:39:00

I think you could say if you put a couple of hundred pounds in a month, that's a fair amount.

0:39:000:39:04

They realise they'll have to cut back on their luxuries.

0:39:040:39:09

We'll no' be looking to run two cars.

0:39:090:39:12

There is a good transport system in Cairns,

0:39:120:39:15

and it's a possibility we wouldn't use two cars.

0:39:150:39:18

They're willing to make sacrifices for the sake of the sunshine.

0:39:180:39:22

You've got to take into the fact that it's the lifestyle that's going to make it the better move, isn't it?

0:39:220:39:28

You know, if you're going to spend that kind of money in either country, you might as well be here in the sun.

0:39:280:39:33

Well, exactly.

0:39:330:39:35

Than being at home in the rain.

0:39:350:39:36

The final cost of living for the UK was about 2,612,

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and the final cost for Australia was 2,605, so there was only ?7 of difference,

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so we kind of suspected it was pound-for-pound fairly similar.

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I think it's fair to say that would be taking into account

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that we both were able to get jobs similar to what we have in the UK.

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We would be looking to cut the cars down from two cars to one car,

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and also we would possibly look at not having a pool with whatever house we decide to go to,

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because that seems to be a fairly expensive luxury.

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David and Margaret's dream has been diminished by the reality of their finances.

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They realise they'd have to make sacrifices if they're going to make ends meet,

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but has it dampened their enthusiasm to make the move?

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For cost of living, we are going to vote...

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Australia!

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Back home in the UK, none of the two of us are frightened to work,

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and we'll both go out and we'll work really hard to get what we want.

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The cost of living could set them back a bit,

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but there's always a way to make things work.

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Shopping at a market is very much part of the Australian lifestyle,

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and could save the Campbells some money into the bargain.

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Will we get some sweetcorn for the barbie? Yeah!

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That would be nice.

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Look at this one, girls. I've never seen this before.

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What's that? A dragon fruit.

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$6, and 4 is change. Thank you very much.

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Look at the chives as well. Beautiful. Shall we have a wee taste?

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That's quite nice.

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We'll move on and see what else we can find. Come on, then.

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Does that taste like apple?

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No, no. It's almost, er... It's a very creamy-textured fruit.

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Thank you very much, sir.

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Amongst all the hustle and bustle of the market, Kirsty manages to get five minutes to herself

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to buy a present for her best friend Laura who's back in Scotland, who's always on her mind.

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She's into jewellery, so I thought I would get her something that she would like.

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So I might just get her this.

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Thank you.

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Thanks, Princess. Thank you!

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I've enjoyed it so far. I've been thinking about Laura a lot and my other family a lot.

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It's a lot different over here when you've not got them around, so you do think about them a lot.

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After a bit more retail therapy, Kirsty heads to meet her parents at a cafe,

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where they discuss the lifestyle in Australia,

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and the twins get to burn off some excess energy!

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The lifestyle's fantastic.

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A completely different pace.

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Everything's very relaxed and slow-paced, completely different to what we're used to at home.

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It's what we're looking for.

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It's just fantastic.

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So, how will they vote?

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We've spent a full day today checking out the lifestyle and we're going to vote...

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Australia!

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The Campbells certainly won't miss the damp Scottish weather,

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but they'll also be leaving behind close family.

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If they make the move, they'll need to establish a new circle of friends.

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We've arranged for them to meet a young family in Cairns, so they can find out if they'd fit in there.

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They arrive at the lagoon in Cairns town centre to meet with Scott

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and Kylie Dunbar-Reid and their children Cody, Chiara and Chloe.

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And they'll feel right at home,

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because they're having a barbecue... in the rain.

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Hi there, I'm David. Pleased to meet you.

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Hi, Scott.

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I seriously think we've brought the rain with us.

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And David has another chance to improve his Aussie cuisine with a lesson on the barbie. Brilliant.

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Hopefully our wives will keep the salad up and going.

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Margaret's keen to find out whether they'll meet new friends in Cairns.

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We've got a really, really close family, which is going to be quite an upheaval to leave.

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I think that's a big concern that leaving our family behind, that we're going to be so isolated.

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See that first shell there, just hang on to that.

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From there forward, we're just going to peel all the shell off. Nice and clean. That's him!

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While Mum, Dad and the twins settle into lunch, Kirsty has a chance to explore Cairns on her own.

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I'm really nervous about meeting these girls,

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and I think it's because the only other time I meet new friends would be on holiday.

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I'm not the one that makes the moves because I'm too nervous to make the moves.

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It's always them that makes the moves to me. So, I'm really nervous about it.

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She's always been worried about leaving her best friend behind back home,

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so we've arranged a meeting with some girls her own age.

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Sophie and Leith are going to show Kirsty around.

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Hello. Hi, I'm Sophie. Kirsty. I'm Leith.

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How's it all going in Australia for you?

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Er... Really, really nice, actually. It's been really good so far.

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The girls decide to treat Kirsty to some traditional Aussie shopping.

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What have I done to it!?

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Ooh, my mum's got that. Oh, really?

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They all seem to be getting along really well,

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but for Kirsty, her friends at home are still on her mind.

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I've got a best friend that's a girl and I love her to bits, honestly.

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And it's going to be really hard to leave her to come here.

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Perhaps she needs to get properly immersed in the Aussie culture?

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DIDGERIDOO MAKES LOW NOTES

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It's not long before Kirsty's fitting right in.

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Thank you. What about you keep this one, for good luck?

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Thank you! Welcome to my country. Thank you!

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Back at the lagoon, David's got another shrimp on the barbie and Margaret's also making friends.

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What we've seen so far is, everybody's been so friendly,

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and people are quite willing to give you their numbers and say, "E-mail me."

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Oh, food up! Excellent.

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Even when it's raining, it's still warm enough to enjoy being outside.

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So far, so good.

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Do you want a prawn?

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It's even warm enough for the twins to take a quick dip in the communal outdoor pool.

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Swim across to me.

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While the kids seem to be getting on swimmingly, so do the parents.

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And, despite the Aussie rain, the afternoon flies by.

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Before long, if it's time to go.

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Kirsty and her new pals have found an ice-cream bar,

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and they're discussing whether it's better to be a teenager in Scotland or Australia.

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What do you do in the UK?

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Walk about the streets because that's all we do.

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That is all there is to do in Slamannan.

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Or there's a community centre. You can go over on the PCs for free.

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The boys can play football, we can watch.

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There's pool and everything up the stairs, so that's OK.

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So what do youse do over here with your friends?

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Do you do the same as me?

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Yeah, we do the same except, cos the weather's so good most of the time,

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we go to the beach or we go to the lagoon or we just go around town.

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It sounds so fun! It is.

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So how do Sophie and Leith think Kirsty would get on as an Australian teenager?

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Yeah, she's a really nice girl.

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She was easy to get along with.

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We were able to make conversation very easy. I think she'd fit in well.

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It's a really good place for teenagers to grow up,

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because people are friendly and there's lots to do.

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And the weather's good so we can go out most of the year round. Yeah, it's good.

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But has Kirsty's day with the girls changed her mind about moving to Australia?

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I wasn't too sure about what people were like because I've only spoken to adults.

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So it was good to find out what they were really like, and they're really nice.

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But it still makes the vote really hard because I have friends at home that I've always been friends with.

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And then I've met two really nice girls, who hopefully I'll stay in contact with.

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It's hard to choose between the two of them. So, I think it's going to be really, really hard,

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but we'll just need to wait and see.

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Margaret and David are still apprehensive about whether Kirsty wants to come.

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I think it's a very big ask for Kirsty just to up sticks and move,

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because at 15, 16, they start to develop longer relationships.

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I'm still apprehensive to whether she wants to actually come or not.

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I don't know about that and I don't think Kirsty knows herself.

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To be honest, I think she's just at a really awkward age

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and I think her decision will be made when we're finalising things

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The Campbells have enjoyed meeting people,

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so when it comes to making new friends, how are they going to vote?

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OK, this is about whether we want to stay at home with our friends,

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or we want to come to Australia and make new friends. Let's vote.

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Australia!

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Are we all Australia?

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Yes! Wow! Yay!

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The whole family have enjoyed making new friends,

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but nothing can replace having family just around the corner.

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This could be the one thing that really makes them think twice.

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We've prepared some messages from back home.

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'Hiya!' Hi, Margaret, David, girls.

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'David's a very fun person, an excellent older brother.'

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He's taught me a lot of things through the years.

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'He's very slow to anger.'

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He's good with the girls. Yeah. He's a good family man.

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Margaret? Fiery. Outgoing. Supportive and very protective.

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'That's Margaret.'

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And very encouraging.

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She wants you to do everything.

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That's why I'm not surprised

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that she's going to Australia, because she wants the best for her whole family.

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'Kirsty is trustworthy, funny and loud.'

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Summer and Skye. I love them to bits.

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'Everything has got to be exactly the same,'

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and they just do not like it if something is different.

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'Since we have been friends, we're just really, really close,'

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and we can talk about absolutely anything.

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I'm not embarrassed to tell her anything,

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and she's the same with me.

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'She's, like, I don't know how to explain it.

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'But, yeah, she's higher up than a sister would be.'

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We are very close. If I'm having any problems, the first place I come to is David's house,

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'just to sit with the family and have all the kids running round about me screaming and shouting.

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'We'd definitely miss him. Definitely.'

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I live really close to my sister.

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It's only, like, two streets away.

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'And that's how I like it.'

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Stop it!

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I think it would be hard to keep in contact because it's so far away.

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'It's not like we can just go and visit each other all the time.

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'I wouldn't feel I had someone I could trust like Kirsty,

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'and it would take ages to find someone I could trust as much as Kirsty.'

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I just want her to stay here.

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I'll miss them all. That's true.

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Your Mum can't speak. She's over the moon. Overcome.

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'I hope you have a lot of fun out there.'

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I do really miss you, but I really hope you're having a lot of fun.

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So, I love you loads and bye.

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I hope youse are behaving, girls.

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Kirsty, I hope you are too! Love youse.

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That was good, wasn't it? Yeah!

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That was almost like Gran was watching you, wasn't it?

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She knew exactly what you were up to.

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You don't realise just how much we've relied on them.

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We do rely on the extended family, don't we?

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And they're always there. You know, there's always somebody at the end of the telephone.

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If it's not my sister, then there's my mum, my dad, your mum, your dad.

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I think coming out to Australia, we're not going to have that. No, we won't have it.

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I've been thinking about Laura a lot, and even when I'm not with her,

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she's always really in my mind.

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The simple wee thing just makes me think of her,

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do you know what I mean? It's just... It's hard.

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The Campbells have a really tight-knit group of friends and family,

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and seeing them, well, it may change it all.

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Over the last week, they've experienced everything Australia has to offer.

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The Campbells have really taken to the idea of life in Australia.

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I hope Australia's ready for the Campbells!

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Absolutely beautiful. Very relaxed.

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That's the impression you get as soon as you come off the plane.

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There was one property that won their hearts.

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Isn't this gorgeous? Oh, it's lovely.

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The blue one! The blue one!

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Margaret really enjoyed the work.

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Fabulous. Absolutely fabulous. Staff were great.

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They thought the cost of living in Australia was similar to that in the UK.

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There was only ?7 of difference, so we kind of suspected it was, pound-for-pound, fairly similar.

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However, David would have to get a good job.

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Work-wise is probably my biggest concern because I have really good colleagues,

0:54:230:54:28

and I love my job back in the UK,

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and I do think that it might be a struggle to find something similar here.

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And Margaret's got a lot to leave behind.

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I have really strong roots back in the UK,

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and I've got a good job, good house.

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You're going to start a new life, basically.

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So it would be really difficult to leave all that behind and start afresh.

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The final decision could hang in the balance with Kirsty.

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Her heart has always been in Scotland, with her best friend Laura.

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Even when I'm not with her, she's always really in my mind.

0:55:020:55:06

But will she make the decision that David and Margaret are hoping for?

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I think this vote today is going to be one of the hardest decisions of my life.

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Oh, I don't know. Erm...

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Could her final decision divide the family?

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From a mother's point of view, if Kirsty didn't vote for Australia,

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I think it's going to be very, very difficult to leave her in the UK.

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I can't see us leaving her behind.

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I can't imagine that because I think that would be too hard.

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So, with all things considered, which way will the final vote go?

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Australia!

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And I'm going to vote...

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Australia!

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Was that half and half, Kirsty? Was that really an Australia?

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No. A real Australia? Uh-huh.

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I think this week's been fabulous,

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and looking at everything round Australia,

0:56:020:56:06

I think I want to stay here. It's a lot better than home.

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I know I'm leaving my friends, but you make more and you'll never forget the old.

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Cairns, here we come!

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Good for them.

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It's always hard leaving loved ones behind,

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but for the Campbells, the promise of life in the sun is just too tempting.

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Let's hope it all works out for them.

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FOOTBALLERS YELL

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Series in which British families, keen to trade in the British weather for the down-under lifestyle, are given the chance to sample what life would be like if they moved to the other side of the world.

The Campbell's live near Falkirk with their three energetic children. They're fed up with the cold and rain of northern Britain and want their family to flourish in the sun, so they sample life in Cairns for a week. They love the heat and lifestyle of North Queensland, but elder daughter Kirsty doesn't want to leave her friends back in their Scottish village.