Tuesday, April 6, 2010
And She's Back...
Wow, what a long time it has been! I would be a terrible 'holiday' blogger, there is far to much to see and do when you are in a new place than be on the internet!
Any way, I am here. I am in Sydney! And I love it...
We've been very busy and had a lack of internet, hence the longer absence than originally planned. We've been using the internet that came with Davids iphone and suffice to say, it hasn't been all that much, so we have been limited to looking for places to live, a job for me and our emails. The necessities only.
The real internet came just this morning and now, I have so much to say I don't even know where to start! The weather for one thing has been amazing, we were still having 30 degree days up until last week, even though it has been Autumn here for a month already. It cooled down a bit over Easter weekend but it looks like this week is set for some more high 20s (not sure what that is in fahrenheit sorry). This is a good thing considering our things from New Zealand haven't arrived yet and I don't really have anything warm to wear (although I did buy a beautiful vintage hand crocheted wool cape from our local market on Saturday).
This also means that our house is a bit bare at present. We managed to get ourselves a lovely little one bedroom semi with a little courtyard out the back in a beautiful area - we are a 10minute bus ride from the city. The only two problems we have with our house is that the wall separating us from our neighbour is paper thin, and she likes to be noisy (stomping down the hall way, loud banging of cupboards, terrible terrible karaoke at 1am...) and we live rather close to a main road and a mechanic. This means loud car noises, loud motorcycle noises and just general noisy-ness. But we are getting used to it - we have to remember that we are really lucky to have found such a place at all with the Sydney rental market how it is. And it only took us just over two weeks to get (and a few rejections later).
I do plan to take you on a virtual tour of our house once everything has arrived and is in its place!
Our little Mocha biddy arrived safely and has settled in perfectly. We also welcomed a new edition into our family a week ago - he's little, fluffy, cute and a super duper purry little fellow. He will have his very own post this week some time!
The job front has not been so rosy for me unfortunately. I've been applying for so many jobs that I actually don't really remember what I've been applying for. I don't have any of my sewing things here which means I can't start making things for the shop which in turn, means I'm getting bored being at home. I want to be doing something useful and productive, and I also wouldn't really mind some cash coming in, not least because I've been holding back on the vintage shopping here due to lack of it (although I've already bought my wedding dress, on the weekend actually, but more on that later), and because every time we leave the house we end up buying things.
But keep your fingers crossed, I may have finally made some inroads. I've had a few phone interviews and I'm waiting to see if they want to do a face to face interview with me. I've also just finished applying for a job within the publishing sector which I'm really excited about - so please, wish me luck, cross everything that can be crossed!
I have been taking some wardrobe remix shots along the way, so you'll have to bare with me as I show you old photos and try to catch up with things. You'll also need to forgive me for perhaps not commenting on your blogs for a wee while, my google reader is literally bursting at the seams with all the posts you've been writing, and catching up with you all will take some time. I must admit though, I have been missing blogging a bit, and I'm so glad to be back.
Righto, I think that's enough writing from me for the mean while! But, in case you are interested, David wrote a post on his blog about our initial settling in, and you can read it here if you like.
So happy to be back, see you all soon...