I have just had the following experience that I feel that I have to share and it made me realise how fortunate I have been with fantastic neighbours since arriving here 3 years ago.
We moved to Old Reynella village 5 weeks ago.
Our dog (Dutchess the Boxer!) "escaped" yesterday and took the whole family on one of those long runs that boxers are famous for! Anyway, during our marathon run a set of car keys and remote were dropped in a surrounding street. I didn't know about it until a few minutes ago when one of our nearby neighbours brought the keys back. He had walked the neighbourhood looking for a gold Kia that the key tag belonged to! Brilliant or what.
Our neighbour accross the road came accross to introduce himself on our first day. He puts our bins out when we forget! This is just so different to when we were overseas. Our previous neighbours in Christies Beach were fantastic too. We approached all three adjoining neighbours to see about replacing the fence and they all went halves with us! We expected to be told to "sod off' but it was not the case. Our first two years in Port Noarlunga were also fantastic. The elderly couple next to us brought round presents and easter eggs for the kids!
I just thought that I would share the fact that having great neighbours really makes it easier to settle in to a new place.
I have found the locals to be so friendly and wondered what your experiences are?