Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Xmas

So we’ve finally moved into our new place… now it feels official, I am living in Melbourne. It’s nice to have all my things around me again & it’s even better not living out of a suitcase all of the time.  I’m starting to like my new place sure I still have boxes & heaps to do but it is beginning to feel like home.  There are still a lot of things we need for the place but we will get there.
Christmas is here tomorrow! This will be the first Christmas when it’s just been the 3 of us and no extended family. I’m going to try and make it all Christmassy so my daughter enjoys herself mainly. I’m looking forward to just relaxing, life has been chaotic for the past 6 months or so. My partner is off on holidays too so it should be good for the whole family.

Season’s Greetings to all.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Happy Birthday Jim Morrison

The Crystal Ship
By Jim Morrison The Lizard King

Before you slip into unconciousness
I'd like to have another kiss,
another flashing chance at bliss
another kiss, another kiss.

The days are bright and filled with pain.
Enclose me in your gentle rain,
The time to ran was to insane,
We'll meet again, we'll meet again .

Oh, tell me where your freedom lies,
The streets are fields that never die,
Deliver me from reasons
Why you'd rather cry, I'd rather fly.

The crystal ship is being filled,
A thousand girls, a thousand thrills,
A million ways to spend your time;
When we get back, I'll drop a line.

Big Ugly Brown Boxes

I’m so tired of my life being packed away in boxes.  There is so much preparation when you’re packing to move interstate that basically I started packing almost 1 month before the removalist came. We move into our own place next Friday and I am counting down the days.  I look forward to unpacking everything and making our little place home. I feel that once that is done it will all feel real to me. At the moment we are living out of our suitcases sharing a tiny room and it’s starting to really bug me.  Anyway, I don’t mean to complain I’m just looking forward to this big move to finally be over.

It's a bit chilly here in Melbourne today, it almost feels like an autumn day in Brisbane. On that note I think I might take my daughter out for a babychino and just enjoy the sights & sounds of my new surroundings.  I’m so happy to be living somewhere where good coffee is a big priority.


A Sea Change of the City Kind

Recently I picked up my whole life and moved to Melbourne, Australia, a place that I've never been to before but have always wanted to go. I'm hoping that this massive move will be a fresh new start and a positive thing for myself and my daughter. We both arrived a few days ago to be with my partner of 7 years and so far I must say I love it!  There is so much culture here compared to my home town Brisbane.  I’ve never traveled much because the opportunity has never really come my way and also when you live in Brisbane you have the city, rain forests, country & beaches in such a close radius that you don’t really need to.

So far I’ve noticed the following difference between Melbourne & Brisbane. 

1. Supermarkets are open 24 hours down here
2. Melbourners love to blow their car horns (I’m almost scared to drive when my car arrives).
3. You can hire DVD’s via a vending machine!
4. The streets are filled with beautiful old buildings.
5. People are more friendlier in BrisVegas, Brisbane people may not be as trendy but we do smile more.
6. There is artwork everywhere (& so far I’ve only seen the south east part of Melbourne).
7. There are not 1 but 4 DFO’s here & I can’t wait to shop at one.
8. The trams are a bit of a novelty (except when the stupid tram driver doesn’t leave the doors open for long enough at your stop & you’re made to get off at the next one).
9. It’s kind of weird how the sun is still up when it’s 9 O’clock at night.
10. Garlic is really hard to find… seriously.
11. When people from Melbourne complain it is hot, it’s not.
12. I’m yet to experience 4 seasons in one day but after living in Queensland I'm so looking forward to the weather being cooler.