Im new to this site but thought i'd share my experince of living in Adealide. We arrived approx 18 months ago me my partner & 4yr old son.
We rented a lovely cabin in Christies beach until our container arrived. We found the people extremely friendly, weather hot & a beautiful place to raise our son.
My partner had a job as a nurse within 3 wks & i was happy to relax on the beach waiting for my son to join kindy. After 3 months i found employment on the first attempt & everything was perfect! we found a lovely rental close to the beach, bought new cars, & started to settle in our new country.
We sold the house in the UK & decided to purchase a home in Old Noarlunga which is a great place to live.
Unfortuneately as we have been busy with our lives we have not really met many friends & found our time was spent working & bringing up our son. We were like ships in the night & rarely saw one another always on different shifts! My partner has now decided to leave our home & find somewhere to rent.
I'm now in a position of not knowing what to do with life? i love the place & don't have a desire to return to the UK, but at least i had friends to talk to!
I'm nearly 50 yrs old & feel sad that things have turned out this way but hope they can only get better? I know there are many Brits who have had a better start to life down under & in no way do i try & put people off coming here! I wish you all every success. On the positive summer is around the corner & there are great beaches here.