We have been in Adelaide for three weeks now. Absolutely loving it!! The first two weeks were an emotional rollercoaster. We worked hard everyday to get signed up with everything and everyone and looking at houses inbetween. We ended each day with going for a swim at the beach. We stayed in Moana. After the first two weeks my husband got a job, Halleluja, and now we live in our tent till the 14th of this month. Very hard as the campkitchen is about 300metres walk and we have nothing besides our clothes and cutlery and pot. The food is shockingly expensive, but we are getting used to it, but petrol is quite ok. People here are friendly and very helpful. Life is defo a bit slower than the UK and slower internet and expensive mobile contracts, but then again, we earn more currently. For all the tradies, here are definately enough work! Don't let negative people put you off! I am sure there are people struggling to find work, but it depends on what you are willing to do. Myhusband is doing labouring work at the moment and it pays good money. He will look for other work in his field soon and is getting contacts everywhere and from everyone.
Our kids are not in schools yet and won't be going for the next two weeks or so. They h ave made good friends here already and are loving the weather and swimming in the sea and pool. We are going back to Moana and although it is quite a drive out of the city we just absolutely love the area and the feel and it is worth the extra time it takes to drive anywhere. One thing, you can only drive 60km/hr on 80% of the roads and traffic lights are mostly four fase. So even if Adelaide is not big it takes AGES to get anywhere. It amazes me that people actually stick to the speed limits which is great! No jams like on the M25 (UK)!!
Ok, can't type anymore as I am in the library and only have one hour for now. any questions, shoot, and I 'll try answering as best as I could for someone who has only been here 3 weeks.