I think it's easy for Graham to say get out there and make friends, because he's a man and Adelaide (although I won't go so far as to say it's a totally sexist place) is a 'man' town. Men find it easier to talk to other guys generally, especially over a stubby or three! I think as a woman it's a lot harder to make friends and to get your head round the Aussie 'sense of humour'!!!. I've said it to others and I'll say it again, but if you have daughters it's a lot easier to make friends with other mums, simply because girlies play with other girlies and so you get chatting to their mumsies. I found, having only boys, that I was at a real disadvantage - they just don't have the same social circle! I make every effort to chat to people when I'm out and about but Aussies just look at me like I'm barking mad sometimes - whether it's the Brummie accent they can't get their lugholes round I don't know - but even being ordinarily polite to people seems to be beyond some of them! There are some lovely friendly Aussie folks around I know, but it depends on being fortunate enough to stumble across them!