NicF

Is Adelaide Boring?

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    I get a bit fed up of being told on other forums that Adelaide is boring. Now personally I don't have time to get bored what with working four days a week, domestic stuff, kids sporting clubs and our weekly visit to the mother in law, but I can't say I find Adelaide boring at all. However I'm probably not a good judge.

     

    So, do you find Adelaide boring and if so what is it that you like doing that you can't do in or around Adelaide? On the flip side if you don't think Adelaide is boring what is it that you do that keeps you interested?

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    I don't find it boring to live in. We do the same stuff we did in the UK of course. Work, social life get out and about. Very happy living here.

     

    Aussies tend to socialise differently than we are perhaps used to. The whole social thing of a pub for a pint or a pub meal and a night out doesn't really exist in the same way here I find. Sports bars with 6 TV screens showing endless sports, not quite the same feel ;) Most of hubby's friends have BBQ's to catch up with each other or we organise a meal out somewhere for us all.

     

    Adelaide still has lots on, same as any city. Cinema, theatre, festivals, sports events, gigs, bars, clubs, beaches, museums, stuff for kids and more. I also like the parks and open spaces, especially the parklands round the CBD.

     

    It does lack in some aspects for me, that's not a failing of the city though, it's just how I find it coming from a place where you could be in the country capital within 2 hours, an aquarium inside of 30 minutes, a theme park or four within a few hours drive. Longleat, 90 minutes or so away. Mountains in Wales a few hours away, national parks of Dartmoor, Exmoor, New Forest and Forest of Dean all within easy reach... And some wonderful little villages and sights on the way. Those sorts of things I notice not having something similar within such easy reach for a change of scene. But I knew that would be the case so it's not a shock or a deal breaker. We want a change of scene it's Mannum for camping say or Victor Harbor for a long weekend. Or 4 hours in the car to Robe or someplace. It's all small places, quieter in a much bigger country. And lots of it not able to be walked over as public footpaths like we have in the UK, they don't exist here. I miss rambling across farmland, fields, hills and the like from my doorstep. It's lovely walking a trail in Belair national park say, but it's not quite the same as a public footpath that goes across miles of countryside.

     

    Boring no, different yes. Not a different I can't or don't like or enjoy. I've been lucky enough to see some amazing wildlife, been to a few new places and made some lovely new friends and as a family we have settled and are very happy with things. But I won't deny there are aspects of living in the UK I prefer. Same as there are some aspects of living in the Netherlands and Germany I prefer over the UK and Aus. Doesn't mean I am bored or don't like living here, I can appreciate what Adelaide offers us but I can also appreciate there are aspects of life that are better elsewhere.

     

    Is it boring compared to Sydney or Melbourne? Both much bigger cities where for many they live in suburbs well over an hour or two from the CBD and the buzz of a city. Suburbs here mean you can be in the CBD with ease from most places for a night out. Once you settle somewhere the day to day stuff is closer to home, you build you life, live it. Perhaps because Adelaide is smaller it's viewed as boring by some, even other Aussies, many of whom may never have visited. Sure it has not got a harbour bridge to climb or a grand slam tennis tournament every year (nor the F1 any more) but it does have character and charm and lots going on if you bother to spend a bit of time exploring and finding out, and even if you don't want that stuff you can still live very happily here in day to day life.

     

    I guess people are as bored or as boring as they want to be :)

     

    I usually write longer posts at the computer but thumped this out on the ipad so its a bit all over the place. Hopefully it makes sense :)

     

    End ramble :P

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    The biscuits are boring though. Most are like a wimpy Rich Tea but none of them actually are! :mad: Or they are more like crackers. Whats that all about? :unsure:I don't count Tim Tams and the like in all that. Blooming love salted caramel TimTams. But for buscuits, the old fruit shortcake, rich tea, digestives, hob nobs, rich tea... :nah:

     

    Yeah, biscuits :huh:

     

    I'll get back to topic now :cute:

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    Nope, not at all.Some kinds of "fun" need a bit more seeking out but I love the "Big country town " feel.

     

    Some folk seem to expect everything on their doorstep.

     

     

    So much to see and do if you put a bit of effort in.

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    Must admit I wish they would separate the Fringe and Clipsal though!!

     

     

    Then there is the fishing..................... I've been adopted into a great Aussie circle of fishermen who have taken me under their wing.:cute:

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    Quite frankly I am always glad that those people will not want to live here!........

     

    Why anyone would/could say life here is boring needs to actually get out and live a little! (Just not in my​ state!)

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    I think we actually do far more here than we did in the UK. We've been to the oval several times for the AFL, the SANFL finals and the BBL, all of which I enjoy far more than the UK equivalents. We've also been to a fair few local SANFL games. I never did anything like that in the UK and my OH only went to 2 soccer matches in the 13 years he lived there. We go off to the outdoor pool far more than we used to go to the indoor pool in the UK. We don't go to the beach much but we pretty much never went to the beach outside of our yearly holidays in the UK - it would take us nearly 2 hours to get to any seaside town worth going to. Here we can be at Port Elliott in 1.5 hours, never mind anywhere else. We hardly ever went to theme parks in the UK so don't miss those - my youngest and I don't like fast rides anyway. What I do love is going out for coffee and there are far more nice coffee shops in a smaller area here than we used to get in the UK.

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    Dont think that its boring at all. Life is what you make of it and you need to get out there and do it. Do much more her than we did before.

    Adelaide is quiet not boring. I wouldnt want to live in a busy place like Sydney or melbourne and life is just fine in this large town thanks.

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    I get a bit fed up of being told on other forums that Adelaide is boring. Now personally I don't have time to get bored what with working four days a week, domestic stuff, kids sporting clubs and our weekly visit to the mother in law, but I can't say I find Adelaide boring at all. However I'm probably not a good judge.

     

    So, do you find Adelaide boring and if so what is it that you like doing that you can't do in or around Adelaide? On the flip side if you don't think Adelaide is boring what is it that you do that keeps you interested?

    Don't worry what they say on the other forums, just be thankful you don't live in Perth lol.

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    The biscuits are boring though. Most are like a wimpy Rich Tea but none of them actually are! :mad: Or they are more like crackers. Whats that all about? :unsure:I don't count Tim Tams and the like in all that. Blooming love salted caramel TimTams. But for buscuits, the old fruit shortcake, rich tea, digestives, hob nobs, rich tea... :nah:

     

    Yeah, biscuits :huh:

     

    I'll get back to topic now :cute:

    I don't like the soft biscuit and cookies.

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