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Ok it seems the mods had closed the thread. I have reopened but will ask that we stick to the facts and keep personal insults to ourselves. Thanks Admin x
We are moving out in Sept with 3 kids in tow. Can't afford to do a reccie but have researched a lot & am fortunate to know a few people out in Adelaide already (Tina&Steve from here have been a god send). We are from Essex & are looking forward to a more chilled way of life & to visit the GC, Melbourne & Sydney as holidays. Our children's future is all that matters & compare Adelaide to the UK, I'd say Adelaide wins hands down
Roll on Sept :)
Kris has said as I feel.
We did move here because Adelaide is not as much of a "city" as the other Aus cities.
It does feel quiet here at times but with time your social circle and network does reveal a lot more to do here.
I simply cannot get bored here!!
I've been here for 12 years and am over 50 - BUT my 22 year old daughter is loving it here as well.
Trips to the other cities for a bit more entertainment now and again is advisable, we do it. Just watch out for the cheap flights on offer.
Not getting into any slanging match
Last edited by Diane; 19-02-2012 at 09:55 PM. Reason: Removed personal dig
Arrived November 2005........live in Happy Valley
We too did not do a reccie (cos we couldn afford to)...we relied purley on de info supplied from my bro-in-law and his wife that have been here 3 yrs and love it!! We are only here jus over 4 mths and i know its very very early days but i hate it...my hubby is loving it,my 4 yr old doesnt seem to mind either way,my 23 yr old son is'nt too keen either,id like to think we done our homework but still dont think a 3 or 4 week reccie wud prepare you for actually living here!! It is very quite and boring (sorry) my opinion,maybe its because im from a large capital city,thought i would like the laid back life-style here (I dont),Im so home-sick it hurts,im not eatin or sleeping and cry most days,but i put on a smile and a brave face for my family cos i know i hav not given it enough time yet,saying that if someone gave me a plane ticket 2 moro id take it :-) I suppose it really depends on where u came from,i have no expections of wat my life wud be like here and glad cos reckon id be more devastated than i already am,they are behind the times...hell we seen films in de cinema at home that are not even released here yet,our local woolworths has just installed "self-scan" check-outs....come on!! As for fashion....pmsl...:-)...i dont really care if people like or dont like adelaide this thread was started askin if anyone else found it boring and non-happening and yes I do...we paid a lot of money to come here and i dont regret it but i know i wont stay,as someone else said its not for everyone!!!!
Agree about the recce but not everyone needs to come to have a look, then again, as posted depends on the hip pocket.
In short we arrrived here in 88' no recce, two feet straight in.
Did buy a map of Adelaide in London and then books from the local library.
Now it's thank God for the internet, don't even have to get your feet wet to go have a look
Knew one person here called Diane (see all Dianes are helpful ) who we spent 3 months with in Willaston.
From there we did 3 months driving around in evenings and weekends, brought house, and are still there.
Was posted earlier in the thread, we're not really a city but it's nice to fly over to one of the other states for a holiday, cram stuff in like crazy (theme parks, city sights or tours with the kids) then settle back to a more sedate pace of life when we return.
Yes i am over 50, kids 18 & 21, they only know it here (to live) but are spreading their wings to do interstate trips.
One word sums it up for everyone.
You have a C.H.O.I.C.E.