Ok we have been here nearly a week and here is my bullet point feedback although few days to go. This is our 2nd visit and yes a much less emotional and more practical visit.
1, weather has been cold, you don't normally think of Australia being cold but it is!!
2, Adelaide is big, much bigger and busier than I remember
3, Most Australians are friendly, we have had a couple of cold shoulders
4, Evenings are quiet with most things closed by 9.30pm
5, There is building work everywhere, great for me and hopefully will help in securing work
6, Aus TV is extremely poor
7, Houses seem expensive and credit is everywhere including high level mortgages, bubble?
8, Estate agents are generally useless as are employment agencies
9, Shopping is not that much more expensive than SE UK especially if you look out the offers
10, Nearly all Ausi sport is alien to me?
Have we enjoyed our visit? Yes
Can we see ourselves living here? Yes
In regards to areas, feedback please?
Brighton and surrounding burbs, likely city side of A15 as coastal side too expensive
Norwood and surrounding, loving the feel but small houses unless $mill+
Hallet Cove, near the front or around conservation park, seems very quiet?
Any other areas? From our looking around, we think we maybe South Adelaide people with the Northern burbs seeming nice but a little more industrial especially some of the traffic.
Thanks Simon & Claire