I am guilty of being 'one of those' who post on here non stop in the build up to coming and once here, settle in quickly and hardly come on.
So after being here 10 weeks and only just getting broadband (don't ask), I promised myself I would come on here and post about life in oz.
IT IS FANTASTIC!
Kids (12, 10 & 3) have settled in brilliantly.
The aussies & the aussie kids use the words 'crap' and 'bloody' ALL the time - so get used to it.
Hubby found work after two weeks here and (touch wood) is still working, although still on a casual basis but fingers crossed work will stay busy and he will be perm soon.
We felt at home immediately. We have made some life long friends and I think that has helped a lot.
Get a car, you have to drive EVERYWHERE. There is loads to do in Adelaide though!
Petrol is cheap, meat is of great quality and is reasonable, electronics are cheap, clothes (Big W) are reasonable, alcohol - dont drink (thank god), cereal is bloody expensive, you can find deals though if you shop about at cheap as cheaps, reject shop etc. Ive found that Woollies is the cheapest food wise, fruit - shop about, its bloody dear.
I am now looking for work, ive started cleaning in between applying for something permanent which I hope will happen soon.
I think ive covered most, I have waffled enough, sorry if I have bored you all but I really wanted to post.
To summarise: ADELAIDE IS HEAPS GOOD!