I can't believe that I've been here two months already.
I have settled in quite alright. I have a job and still looking for ways to start my business with minimal costs. I went to the cricket at the Oval even though I didn't see the game itself as I was invited to the members area and spent a wonderful afternoon there. Yesterday I went to a party in Brighton and fell in love with the area (first time I've been to the beach since arrival). The weathers been kind of strange but I have no issues with it whatsoever.
Sometimes the loneliness gets to me but then I go out to the local pub and have a few with the guys and head back home.
My advice to the new arrivals or people who are about to move is to see Adelaide for what it is. A wonderful small city with many lovely friendly people. To accept that it will be different from home and that is why you are moving here. Try and do what it takes to find some sort of employment as paying the bills with money earned while working here is definitely worth it. Try anything and everything (legal)!! At worst you are making extra money, meeting new people and creating connections in a country you have just moved to. Don't compare the prices to back home. This is Australia! What you find expensive here or not a good value for money you can always buy online.
One example is that the shoes I've liked here are very expensive compared to the money I'm making so I'll shop online. Nothing wrong with that.
Enjoy the OZ beer even though its very different. I have always found Stella Artois my favorite but since arriving here I've had only one bottle of Stella and am now sort of accustomed to the local South Australian brew Coopers.
I don't know if I've made any sense or if anything I've put down will be useful or not but ask me any questions you might have and I'll do my best to give an honest answer. I don't know much about moving here with family and children though.