Still having a ball. Love Adelaide and Australia but did from the first day. It's been a quick 2 years which has seen us both on new career paths and enjoying them and the girls settled very quickly which helps. I think it helped that we had been to Adelaide before and knew what was needed when we got here (research, research, research). Lucks played a part as well.
Seen a few come and go some without even giving it a real chance, some were unlucky though and just run out of money. Everyone says give it at least 2 years and considering how quick it goes I would say its true. The interesting thing will be to see how many stay for the 4 years to get citizenship or decide to go back after giving it the 2 years.
Financially it costs to get here and set up but it's worth it. Met some great people, and a few not so great but that's life. Visited a few places including Lake Bonny and Robe which are lovely places. Brought some Aussie toys to enjoy in the weather. All in all we have no complaints. I don't think it costs much more then the UK, earning more, getting out and about more. Have more left over once the bills are paid.
Can't see us going back to the UK. Life was good there and work was fine but the weather is a killer. And in truth I'm just not happy with the UK letting all and sundry live there even if they have no in demand job. And I certainly did not want to pay them benefits when they had put nothing in. The place is just too overcrowded. I will always be British though even though we lost the Ashes 5-0 :(
Should post on here more still but work and life just seem to busy. Also tried helping a few through my work and although most appreciate the help. You always get a few though who moan about what they have to do when here when they really should have known before they got here.
To all that are coming Over good luck. Don't worry about the exchange rate that was great 10 years ago as 10 years ago you was not ready or could not get here. Take your time when it comes with the conditions it comes with and give it your all. Do not say I will give it 6 or 12 months as it's no time at tall. 2 years flies by and so will our next 2.
To all those here, how lucky are we :)
See you on the sunny side.