Ok, we arrived in Adelaide at the end of July. We came from a small town in South Devon, owned (with a mortgage) a house that was big enough for our family, we had no quarrel with our family and we were both in employment that suited our situation. We came because we were fortunate enough to be offered the chance to experience living in another country, not too dis-similar to our own but different enough and with (hopefully) better weather so we could get out and about more - cycling, swimming, camping etc. and hopefully a country that would offer our children more of a future.
During these first few months of being here we've been house-sitting so we've experienced the Ingle Farm area and the Moana end of the suburbs. My husband was lucky enough to be offered a permanent job, based in the city, during our second week here so we've taken a long-term rental based in Lockleys which we moved into last weekend. We've got our children settled into Henley Beach Primary and when the sun's out we're enjoying ourselves and settling quite nicely into our new life, albeit with a little trepidation as I start thinking about Christmas approaching since we did the family thing in the UK. Our container arrived and all our belongings made it in one piece. So we have nothing to complain about at all at being here in Adelaide and we are very much looking forward now to discover what's out there.
But we're not "loving it" as many people on here seem to do, so I was just curious as to what makes people love their new lives so quickly - is it just the adventure, the whole being in another country, being near the sea if you were perhaps in a city? I'm not trying to be argumentitive just trying to understand if we're missing something or if it really is just a case of different circumstances?