My name's Sean. I've lived in Sydney, Adelaide, Launceston & visited every state of Australia - that's why they call me seanaussie! So I've reviewed anywhere that either annoys me, amazes me or ably accepts me into their establishment! I hope my reviews help you as you travel around too.
Joined 04 March 2008 Modbury Heights, SA
Raelene and her team have been our landlords this year & it's been a very smooth tenant/landlord relationship. Signing the contract, arranging bond etc all happened easily and the house was well prepared for us. Inspections are given the appropriate importance (and we're given plenty of notice) without unnecessary bickering. When we've had things to bring to their attention for repair they've been attentive and again haven't bickered over little things.
It can take a bit of time to get answers to general questions from them but asking twice usually works!
Monday morning - I expected to wait at A&E and was ready to, because after all all drs were booked out at local clinics. But my daughter had injured her arm do I went...and DIDN'T wait!!! Well, I did - for 5 minutes ;-) and the dr was friendly, helpful, accurate, understandable. Impressive.
Had a hankering for Chinese & thought I'd give this one a try for the first time. Don't think I'll try them again. It's not so much that they were bad as there wasn't much to stand out. Some dishes were even unrecognisable as to what I'd expect from the many Chinese restaurants I've eaten at - fried rice was yellow, beef & black bean was with steak pieces, and honey chicken had cashews in it.
Staff were clearly flat out, I had takeaway & was glad I didn't eat in as they were rushing round noisily through the restaurant as I waited. Price was average, like the food.
One would think that Saturday afternoon & Sunday would be common days to buy car insurance. AAMI obviously does, because unlike most other insurance companies, AAMI is open on those days. And when I called them, I talked to a real person! Whatsmore, they valued my car at what it's worth - again making them better than other insurers. The premium's a bit higher but it's worth it for these pluses.
Had contact with Andrew here after seeing their impressive selection online. He responded to my online enquiry within minutes, provided all the information I was looking for & without pressuring me he let me know how I could view the car & how to get in touch with him. He followed this up (again in a non-pressuring way), in the end I didn't buy from there but the customer service was great - I'd certainly look there again if I was in the market for a car.
This is a huge mitre 10, with lots of parking to match. Staff actually know what they're talking about including a gardener. Prices are fair & range is great. Opening hours are the best in the area.
9am Sunday morning. Throw stuff in boot as heading to Victor. Shut (lock) boot. Then realise keys are in boot & car doors are locked!
By 9.30, am on the road having rung the raa & gotten said car unlocked. Phew.
The negatives? Although my household has only 1 car we have 2 drivers. It was 'the other' driver with membership, so had to get them to do the running around to come and call etc. the RAA's membership system is a money grabber with no benefit to the consumer unless you have multiple cars. Also their 'tiered' years of membership is a rort made up to pretend there's real benefit in staying where it's only worth a few bucks of 'other product' saving.
Springtime has come - what a great time to surprise someone special. If you're looking for a florist who will give you some really beautiful choices of what to give, then here's the place to go. Every time I walk in here & see their flowers, it's hard to tell what's 'fake' and what's real - though I'm guessing the ones in the fridge are because they're real ;-) I've seen some huge bouquets in the fridge that I'd be happy to give to anyone.
They're not the cheapest - hence the lack of 5 stars - but everything I've seen and got from here has been of excellent quality.
Every time it's a major season change (Autumn & Spring) Mark from here is sent by our landlord to do a shut-down/start-up service on our aircon. They always let us know beforehand when they're coming, never leave a mess, and do the job thoroughly. They always give me a flyer too to have my 'family & friends' evaporative service for a good price ($60 at the moment) which seems like a pretty good price for the advantage of not having to go up on the roof and clean it out myself - and get a nice clean aircon unit.
The start of spring brings something every child (& many adults) in Adelaide looks forward to: "The Show". Rides (& there's new ones every year), Sideshow Alley with multi discounts, stacks of animals - this year there were heaps of dogs on show - the 'must have' Dagwood dog (I had a foot-long one this year, great for $6) along with every other type of fast food, tastings, and of course show bags.
The con in all this? If you don't have $$$$ - esp for your family, don't bother going. Entrance fees are too high, rides expensive, and cheap show bags aren't worth getting.
It's an experience, but be pre-warned that it comes at a cost.
I've bought all manner of things here including aftershave from their massive well-priced range. Most impressive though was a script I've had filled elsewhere in the past but was $8 cheaper here - about 1/3 of the price!
Big store, friendly and plentiful staff, good opening hours. I'll certainly be back.
Spring sprung so quickly on me & I had so much fun enjoying the sun that my garden felt sad - it was showing it missed me. So I called a professional. Mark left the garden looking smiley again. Lawns really spiff - edged very cleanly; weeds disappeared or sprayed; trees neatened. And all in a time-conscious manner, meaning a lively garden didn't kill my wallet. I wasn't home but from experience knew I could trust him to work & walk round the property safely.
After my rather scathing review 6 months ago, I've been back to this Hugry's a couple of times and they seem to be doing better than they were - cleaner, sometimes faster service (though there's still often queues literally out the door) and some ok food. Still wouldn't go there if it wasn't next door to work - but they're better than they were.
If I ran a cafe, here's how I'd want it to be - just like this one. In a lovely corner spot with lots of parking around, a few tables but not too big, a really delicious scrumdiddlyumptious yummy selection of foods, and friendly staff who actually interact with you. Even had one of the staff stop and tell us the story behind some of the food which is handmade locally. And as for the flavour - well, it was just really yummo. Just had their sweets & hot chocolate but there were others on a nearby table who had their main courses and they looked great. They also sell pretty much all of their mains as a takeaway option and sell various other smallgoods.
The only thing I'd change is the price, it's not horrendous but I would have liked to have walked away with more change from a $20 than I did for coffee & dessert. It was yum though (did I mention that?)
Spring is in the air - what better time to go and find a cuddly cute friend to snuggle up with? Here's the place - bought a rabbit from here and he's been the friendliest snuggliest happiest that we could have asked for - and very cute. The staff were really helpful too in terms of what to do to look after him, food etc without just pusing 'their store'. They've also got fish who aren't quite as cuddly but seemed healthy and well priced. Lots of accessories/food etc for pets too.
The bistro here is definitely worth a visit. The menu choices are varied and the prices reasonable - including a few choices for kids. Had the steak, the seafood platter, the kids' calamari and one of the pizzas here and really enjoyed them all. The pizza was big enough to take some home and they were happy to box it up for us. Loved the salad bar too - it's generously sized and there's half a dozen choices along with crunchy bread and butter. Drinks were well priced too. There's a decent kids area with some games (plus they give colouring in papers with the kids meal). All up I was very happy and think you will be too. I suspect it could be pretty busy here on a raceday (it's right in the racecourse carpark) but wasn't too bad when we went there on an 'average' Sat night.
This is one of those places I reckon they were thinking of when they invented the word 'yum'. Waffle cones - yum. Ice cream - yum. Chocolate & cream topping - yum. Between our group the other day we tried 5 varieties of icecream and pronounced the cookies & cream the best - but all the others were yum too! It doesn't come all that cheaply, but some things are worth paying for. It does get really busy and isn't a big shopfront so especially in summer you'll just have to wait for this slice of yum - but it's worth it!
It's not a huge store & the carpark is tiny so especially during the holiday season it's not always the fastest McD's around. However during the rest of the time, it's a great place to visit - lots of staff, fast service, nice and clean store that's fairly new (though there's some weird chairs there, nearly sitting on the floor!). Food quality is good, haven't been able to use their 'free wifi' yet as it just doesn't seem to want to connect.
This place can get super-busy, especially on Saturdays (though the great thing is they're open longer hours than others on Saturdays). Despite this, you don't see the staff looking grumpy or cutting corners. Everyone gets the same patient counting whether they've got a few or lots of recyclables. From a very rough estimate on my behalf their counting seems accurate, in any case it's always nice to walk away with money for what is a pretty simple task of collecting cans.
12 hours after eating their 'Turkish Pizza', I've still got a taste of onion and salt in my mouth. I think it's because that's mainly what it tasted like. On the positive side, the meat was nice (I think it was their yiros meat), I might try the yiros sometime but wouldn't touch the Turkish pizzas again.
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