Poor FBF! :)
Originally Posted by maria
That's so true! We like Melbourne for a visit, but wouldn't want to live there, although our friends love their life there. Horses for courses, I guess.
It's such a hard question to answer- as you acknowledge in your original post. And with the best will in the world, I don't believe anyone can truly answer it for you. People here are very helpful and many have very sensible advice, but ultimately, what someone thinks after a visit here, or being here a year. or two years may not be the way they feel ten years on. It might not even be the way they feel when they post (she added enigmatically:o) as I've noticed that everyone likes to be upbeat and livin' it and lovin' it until someone opens their heart and posts 'actually I'm not' , when there appear to be a good few who then agree with that.
We love Adelaide, and always have done. I also loved England - or 'my' bit!
Right, I'll get my coat now! I hope this hasn't seemed negative, and I doubt whether I've added anything you hadn't already considered. I wish you all well,and luck with your decision. We've probably all been there!
Hi, when you say not as family friendly, what you mean, are there the kids not welcomed in some places? please explain as we are moving to Adelaide in March and have 3 boys, and have always thought that they loved kids there?
We are also deciding on Brisbane or Adelaide, can you give me some good and bad points about both. Housing costs, cost of living, weather, beaches, jobs, area in general. I know its all personal choice but i would value your comments.
Know this sounds really stupid, but don't know anything about Adelaide, just like the sound of Happy Valley & Flagstaff Hill, can't say why.
What are the areas like, we are considering a move, we have a 10 year old son, I am a builder and my wife is a secretary. We just want what everyone else wants the impossible it seems, good lifestyle & as long as our son is happy, then so are we.
What are the house prices like and the schools, cost of living etc, it is sending us crazy at the moment.
Hi David and Cheryl
Just read you post about why Adelaide, did you get any good advice about which area to choose. We are torn between Adelaide and Brisbane. We are a year behind you as just starting the process but being from Leeds myself thought i would say Hi. I notice you only mention your 14 year old, is your 19 year old staying in the UK.
I have 2 boys also (17 and 21) the Paul is staying behind but Mike who is 18 this months wants to come with us which again is another big issue and one we are only just trying to sort out as which avenue to take visa wise to get him over with us. Hoping Paul will join in 2 years when OT finishes her teaching degree. That will be the hardest part as have a 2 year old grandaughter (2 this month) and at present cant go a week without seeing her.
We arrived in Adelaide just 9 weeks ago, we had never been to Adelaide before, in fact we had never been to Australia before, we think Adelaide is Australia's best kept secret, no hustle and bustle of a big city like Sydney and Melbourne, beautiful beaches, great food and wine, and laid back, friendly Aussie's. It has been everything we wanted it to be and if we never saw England again it would be too soon! We have 2 boys who are 7 and 6 and I dont think I have ever seen them so happy and confident, not a computer in sight and they are always outdoors and on the go! Cost of living is great and we have such a fulfilled lifestyle that we could never afford in the UK............................material stuff doesn't matter here just being together as a family and watching your kids develop in a wonderful environment is all you should ever need..................anyone on this site who is thinking about coming to Adelaide, especially those with children and from the UK, don't think twice just get out of there as soon as you can, you won't regret it
That just about sums up Perth. It IS beautiful, but very, very expensive.
Originally Posted by Rob and Clare
We've been in Perth over 4 years, after 8 years in Auckland NZ. Could be time for another move, and Adelaide might be just the place for us.
Originally Posted by BJF
Sorry to hear you are having a bad homesickness day!It must be very hard sometimes!
Hope tomorrow is a better day for you!Chin up!!!!!XXXXX
Originally Posted by rick b
SSSSHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH Don`t let the secret out !!!!:p:p
Wow that sounds like a fantastic life and obviously you have no regrets!
Originally Posted by dale_jo@
I take it you have been lucky enough to get a decent job?What do you do?
Nice to see it works for some but not always so easy for others!
Enjoy your happy life in Happy Valley!!!I'm so envious really!!!