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Walking down Henley Beach from Henley Jetty to Grange Jetty and back again.
Stopping for a beer (or 10) at Henley square
Diving off Henley Jetty with my kids (in Summer)
Xmas day ...swimming in the sea after xmas dinner
Kids Soccer training on the beach in January
Iced coffee.... especailly at Cafe Bravo Cafe at West lakes looking over at the AAMI stadium.
I could go on..... but ther is sooo much to enjoy.
From our recce in April -
Beech Life (Aldinga)
Cost of property compared to the UK
Compleatly different to our life now
Loads to do for free and to pay
The other side of the world to the inlaws.
All in all i loved it.
Living In Adelaide Since Jan 2012 And Loving It
The fishing .
Old fashioned "take people as they come and not judge them by their job/finances/appearance."
Might be quaint - but honesty ,morals and manners.
Lots of my Aussie mates show the above qualities or if I'm lucky - ALL.:)
You have to be here a few years to get all this.;)
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Stupid roads that have four names although it is the same road ie Dyson Road, Lonsdale Road, Ocean Boulevard and Brighton Road.
Cold Rock ice cream
The view of the hills from pretty much everywhere.
The fact I can have a house opposite a pond with far too many frogs in it (I can still hear them now from inside my house)
My children walking to school and I am not terrified of their safety either on their way or while they are there
The afct that my daughters lives are not ruled by SATS or stress of any kind until they are almost at the point of leaving. No league tables to label them or their school by, fantastic
That while Adelaide is different enough to take some getting used to, it is also familiar enough to not have to work too hard.
BROADBAND - Skype works here!
Dogs with stupid names...Labradoodles, ****ipoos, Spoodles, Groodles, Beagapoos, Maltalier, Cavoodles etc.
Good friends, trusted friends, new friends
A lifestyle that though busy allows more time for my family and a life outside of work
The people. friendly, helpful and honest salt of the earth folks!!
The views coming down lonsdale highwat towards Brighton in an evening as the sun is setting over the ocean!
The views on the back road from Victor, somewhat akin to some of the views on the Great Ocean Road.
The twisties in the hills in the summer on my motorbike.
No traffic jams to really speak of.
Ah sod it. EVERYTHING!!!!!
The towns in the Adelaide Hills that we're still discovering.
The choice of beaches.
The number of children's playgrounds.
Having a conversation with a shop assistant.
Sense of optimism.
How welcome we've been made to feel.
The choice of sports and interests available.
Some of the quirky (and fairly rundown) sidestreets in the CBD.
Variety of flowering plants in winter (and abundance of citrus fruits in gardens).
Our block of land in the hills which still doesn't have a house on it ...
taking son to see a footie (crows) game and only paying $2.75 for him....
son having sports day on the beach....
free gas bbq's at local parks for you to use...
being able to take your own food to the outdoor pools...
beaches..never a problem with parking or getting a space on the beach
The christmas pageant (spl?)....
Mark 40, Jo 37, Jamie 10 and harry 5 :0)
However... what I like and miss about Adelaide is
The space (not crowded everywhere)
Iced Coffee, Villis pies, calamari and crumbed prawns !!
Deep blue skies
Hot but not humid, dusty not muddy
The sounds of the birds, especially the crows
Watching the footie (AFL) on a winter's afternoon
Empty roads (outside Adelaide at least)
The view of the City at night (with all the lights twinkling)
The turquoise blue of the sea at West Beach on a hot summers day
The huge variety of places to go and eat out
The way it is so much easier to find somewhere to park
Hot summer evenings down the beach, watching the sun go down
I could just as easily write a list of things I like about England too....
Backpacked round Australia 1992. Married Australian husband in Adelaide 1994. Lived in Adelaide 1994-1997. Moved back to UK & lived in Essex/Herts 1997-2009. Returned to Adelaide November 2009. 2 kids dual nationality.
Aussie people, generally friendly, their 'fair go' attitude to life and
Views of the hills
Glimpses of the sea when driving around
smell of rain on hot concrete in the summer
Farmers Union Iced coffee
Kookaburras laughing and magpies warbling
Watching the beautiful sunsets
Spending time with new and not so new friends both Poms and Aussies (although
too busy to spend as much time with them as we would like!)
Those moments when something reminds me I live in Australia and I think WOW!