It's been a long time now since I moved here, but to start the ball rolling.......
I love the wide open streets and sense of space.
I love the heat and the cold and I love it when it rains (you are truly at home here when you say this
Kids seem more confident with themselves at an earlier age, but at the same time they are kids for longer.
The willingness to help and the friendliness of people in their everyday lives.
The Adelaide Hills, great for a day out, and as they surround the city, they are always in view.
Most of our fresh foods are produced in Australia.
Driving is easy and it doesn't take long to get anywhere or out of the city.
You can go to Sydney or Melbourne for the weekend, if you book early enough to get cheap flights.
When I came I missed my best friends and there were only letters in those days and international phone calls were expensive.
Today though i still sometimes wish that we could have had a greater part of my nieces and nephews growing up.
Adelaide can feel very cliquey and insular at times until you make your own circle of friends.
Sometimes I miss the vibe of London and the wide choices available there.
Coffee walnut whips do not exist anymore.
The same problems that exist in other developed countries exist here. It is not Utopia.
Otherwise I've been here too long for the uglies to be evident but some other people may have some more pertinent comments.