We left UK in 1989 and spent the next 15 years in Brisbane. Loved it there but were lonely as people tend to keep to their families. As a result, we stupidly uprooted our family (3 young boys) and moved to Canada, which has similar problems to UK. We then went to USA, which we loved. Unfortunately, hubby was made redundant so we've ended up in Christchurch, NZ, which we hate, and now understand why half of NZ lives in Oz.
With all of this moving around, we can 100% confirm that Oz is the Lucky Country and will be coming back for good in the next year and a bit.
We are seriously looking at Adelaide. My husband helped design the public transportation system there and likes it, but I've only been to the airport and know nothing.
I want to find out a number of things:
1. Are the people friendly? I don't mean on the street and in shops, I mean do they let you in as proper friends? We don't want to be lonely again. Or are there lots of great Brits out there?
2. We are looking for a decent State High School. After the redundancy, we haven't got the money to pay $10,000 a year.
3. Along with the schools, we are looking to live on a reasonable sized block of land (quarter acre upwards). I see that some areas (Mawson Lake) have minute blocks that are totally unsuitable for us.
Can anyone give me any advice? The more the better as we want to make the right decision this time!!!!!!