Guest the4hopes

What I love about Adelaide.... Please add your choices!

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    Guest the4hopes

    This is a new thread to help encourage anyone coming over here, so please keep this a positive happy thread, (with no complaints about Adelaide or the UK)I needed this a year ago when I was in the UK panicking about making the move. We have now been here 9 months and love it.

    I love

    Obviously the weather,especially the 20 degrees on monday,in winter!

    How soon you can get to the beach,stay all day or just for a quick walk.

    Driving, especially in an automatic car.

    Going to the city, whether by bus tram or car.

    Driving down Shepherds Hill road, the view always takes my breath away.

    The amount of shops everywhere.

    Seeing the koalas in the trees.

    The freedom my daughters have.

    Waterfall Gully.

    The lovely friends I have made from this forum.

    The hot chips from Foodland in Blackwood, only $1.99 for a big tub!!

    Central Market.

    Seeing the sun, and the big blue sky.

    My hot water bottle!

     

    There are loads more things, but I also love sleeping, so I'm going to bed.

    Laura x

    :SLEEP:

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    Gully winds in summer

    wide open skies

    the ever changing light on the hills

    people's fiendliness and willingness to help

    the kids who know there is a big wide world out there and it's theirs for the taking

    the scents from the pepper trees and the lemon gums

    central market

    evening trips to the beach in the balmy warmth.

    Torrential rain on the tin roof.

    Birds that mean business

    derelict stone cottages in the middle of ploughed up fields.

    summer lightening storms

    hindley st (hehe)

    loads more.........

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    Guest The Dimmocks

    I really like this thread and as someone who is nearly at the getting visa stage it nice to read all the good things that people enjoy. Looking forward to reading plenty more posts.

     

    Thanks

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    Guest Brummie

    I love everything about Adelaide, that is why I have been here for nearly 40 years. I love the people (married an Australian). The city of Adelaide is very small, all within a square mile, very hard to get lost in Adelaide. I love the fact you can go to the beach and it's not overcrowded, and you can get to beaches within a reasonable time. No traffic jams like England. I love the long hot summers here, not keen on winter though. I love our money (notes unique) not paper. I love the wildlife, the fact you don't have to drive far to see wallabies jumping around. I love Christmas in the sun. BBQ's and a nice big snapper for Christmas dinner. The Christmas Pageant (not to be missed if you are new to Oz this year) sometime in November. I love the O-Bahn bus track from Tea Tree Plaza (unique bus track) worth a ride on if you haven't already. I could go on and on and on, but just the fact I love Adelaide.

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    Guest Brummie
    I really like this thread and as someone who is nearly at the getting visa stage it nice to read all the good things that people enjoy. Looking forward to reading plenty more posts.

     

    Thanks

     

     

    Hi Dimmocks,

     

     

    Where about in the West Midlands do you live. I originally came for Sparkbrook, many years ago. I have a cousin that lives in Hartlebury, is that anywhere near you.

     

    Rita

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    Guest The Dimmocks
    Hi Dimmocks,

     

     

    Where about in the West Midlands do you live. I originally came for Sparkbrook, many years ago. I have a cousin that lives in Hartlebury, is that anywhere near you.

     

    Rita

     

    We live near Wolverhampton so not near to Hartlebury. My dad lives in Sparkbrook, not as nice as it once used to be.

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    Guest Brummie
    We live near Wolverhampton so not near to Hartlebury. My dad lives in Sparkbrook, not as nice as it once used to be.

     

     

    Hi Dimmocks

     

     

    How long before you come out, do you have a date yet? Where are you going when you get here, any ideas yet? We live north of Adelaide.

     

    Rita

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    Guest Rubytuesday
    Hi Dimmocks,

     

     

    Where about in the West Midlands do you live. I originally came for Sparkbrook, many years ago. I have a cousin that lives in Hartlebury, is that anywhere near you.

     

    Rita

     

    Hi

    I live just outside of Hartlebury but dying to get to adelaide!!

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    Guest norah battie

    Everything.....thank you.....waiting for permanency now for everything to be complete.....

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    Guest Brummie
    Hi

    I live just outside of Hartlebury but dying to get to adelaide!!

     

     

    Hi Rubytuesday

     

    My cousin lives in Waresley Park, Hartlebury. It's beautiful country around there. How long before you think you will be here?

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    Walking down Henley Beach from Henley Jetty to Grange Jetty and back again.

    Stopping for a beer (or 10) at Henley square

     

    Diving off Henley Jetty with my kids (in Summer)

    Xmas day ...swimming in the sea after xmas dinner

    Kids Soccer training on the beach in January

     

    Iced coffee.... especailly at Cafe Bravo Cafe at West lakes looking over at the AAMI stadium.

     

    I could go on..... but ther is sooo much to enjoy.

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    From our recce in April -

     

    Weather

    People

    Open spaces

    Beech Life (Aldinga)

    Driving

    Cost of property compared to the UK

    Compleatly different to our life now

    Child friendly

    Loads to do for free and to pay

    Felt right

    Laid back

    The other side of the world to the inlaws.:biglaugh:

    All in all i loved it.

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    Guest Guest75

    The fishing .

     

    Mateship.

     

    Old fashioned "take people as they come and not judge them by their job/finances/appearance."

     

     

    Might be quaint - but honesty ,morals and manners.

     

     

    Lots of my Aussie mates show the above qualities or if I'm lucky - ALL.:)

     

    You have to be here a few years to get all this.;)

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    Guest Libby1971

    Stupid roads that have four names although it is the same road ie Dyson Road, Lonsdale Road, Ocean Boulevard and Brighton Road.

    Cold Rock ice cream

    The view of the hills from pretty much everywhere.

    The fact I can have a house opposite a pond with far too many frogs in it (I can still hear them now from inside my house)

    My children walking to school and I am not terrified of their safety either on their way or while they are there

    The afct that my daughters lives are not ruled by SATS or stress of any kind until they are almost at the point of leaving. No league tables to label them or their school by, fantastic

    That while Adelaide is different enough to take some getting used to, it is also familiar enough to not have to work too hard.

    BROADBAND - Skype works here!

    Dogs with stupid names...Labradoodles, ****ipoos, Spoodles, Groodles, Beagapoos, Maltalier, Cavoodles etc.

    Good friends, trusted friends, new friends

    BBQs

    A lifestyle that though busy allows more time for my family and a life outside of work

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    The people. friendly, helpful and honest salt of the earth folks!!

    The weather

    The views coming down lonsdale highwat towards Brighton in an evening as the sun is setting over the ocean!

    The views on the back road from Victor, somewhat akin to some of the views on the Great Ocean Road.

    The twisties in the hills in the summer on my motorbike.

    No traffic jams to really speak of.

     

    Ah sod it. EVERYTHING!!!!!

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    The towns in the Adelaide Hills that we're still discovering.

    The choice of beaches.

    The number of children's playgrounds.

    Having a conversation with a shop assistant.

    Coffee.

    Sense of optimism.

    How welcome we've been made to feel.

    The choice of sports and interests available.

    Some of the quirky (and fairly rundown) sidestreets in the CBD.

    Wildlife.

    Variety of flowering plants in winter (and abundance of citrus fruits in gardens).

    Our block of land in the hills which still doesn't have a house on it ...

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    taking son to see a footie (crows) game and only paying $2.75 for him....

    son having sports day on the beach....

    free gas bbq's at local parks for you to use...

    being able to take your own food to the outdoor pools...

    beaches..never a problem with parking or getting a space on the beach

    The christmas pageant (spl?)....

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    The other side of the world to the inlaws.:biglaugh:

     

    Unfortunately for me it's NOT the other side of the world from my in-laws. Maybe that's why I've stayed in England so long :biglaugh:

     

    However... what I like and miss about Adelaide is

     

    The space (not crowded everywhere)

    Iced Coffee, Villis pies, calamari and crumbed prawns !!

    Deep blue skies

    Hot but not humid, dusty not muddy

    The trees

    The sounds of the birds, especially the crows

    Watching the footie (AFL) on a winter's afternoon

    Empty roads (outside Adelaide at least)

    The view of the City at night (with all the lights twinkling)

    The turquoise blue of the sea at West Beach on a hot summers day

    The huge variety of places to go and eat out

    The way it is so much easier to find somewhere to park

    Hot summer evenings down the beach, watching the sun go down

     

    I could just as easily write a list of things I like about England too....

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    Aussie people, generally friendly, their 'fair go' attitude to life and

    patriotism

    Views of the hills

    Glimpses of the sea when driving around

    Wildlife

    Child friendly

    relaxed feel

    short winters

    smell of rain on hot concrete in the summer

    Farmers Union Iced coffee

    Kookaburras laughing and magpies warbling

    Watching the beautiful sunsets

    Spending time with new and not so new friends both Poms and Aussies (although

    too busy to spend as much time with them as we would like!)

    Those moments when something reminds me I live in Australia and I think WOW!

     

    Lea

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    Guest kangomik

    Stepping out of the comfort zone and finding everything fine on the otherside.

    being relaxed everywhere.

    the people, so friendly and honest.

    paying out and no one gets the hump.

    kids play as we used to when we were their age.

    the scenery, sea, beaches, skies and sunsets will all take your breath away.

    the funny new noises.

    the roads

    having visitors.

    bbq's, most meals are now cooked on ours, and its winter!

    Making new friends

    experiencing new cultures.

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    Guest King Prawn Curry

    I love the way the locals manage to fit the words 'HEAPS' and 'SENSATIONAL' into every conversation.

     

    James

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    Guest caoimhe

    Saturday mornings spent eating a BBQ breakfast watching my boys play soceer.

    The birds chirping in trees in the reserve behind my house even in winter

    The social life we can have with our kids because everywhere is so child friendly.

    'Lay-by' for the kids toys for Christmas:biglaugh:

    The help you get from other migrants because they know how hard it can be when you arrive

    The help you get from Australians because they admire you for making the move

    The friendliness of everyone and the fact that nothing is a big deal

    The fact I need to wear sunglasses while driving during winter

    Lots more but wouldn't have the time to post all

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    Guest Emmamac

    I'm completely new to this forum. We are about to start the application for a 175 Visa. At the moment we are deciding between Adelaide (my personal favourite) and Perth. All I can say after reading this thread is......wish I was in Adelaide already. It sounds just blissful! Great idea for a thread, nothing more reassuring than hearing from people who are already living the dream!

    Emmamac (About to start the adventure!)

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    Guest the4hopes

    It gets light just after 7am and its winter, usually by 8.30am the sun is out!

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