Archive for November 2009
Before you go on reading I must warn you that this blog post is going to read more like a postcard than a blog and won’t be very funny. On the upside however, it will be very short…
This morning I explored my relatives’ amazing garden and had breakfast outside, watching parrots in the trees and skinks (lizard-like creatures) by the pond. Totally chilled out and idyllic.
There’s also a venomous red-bellied black snake who likes to visit the pond and who made an appearance this morning, but he had disappeared before I ventured out for brekkie.
In the arvo (check out my Aussie slang, I’m practically a local already) we took a trip to the beautiful (and v quiet) beach and swam in the perfectly turquoise sea.
Despite the weather (mid 30′s) there were pockets of the sea that were icy cold, apparently because of a current that comes in from Antartica. But if you’ve swam in the North Sea in October you can handle anything. (Which I have, in case you didn’t get that.) Saw lots of hermit crabs wandering around. Thankfully no sharks or jellyfish.
Then went to the local pub for a schooner of beer (between a half and a pint – we should defo have them in England) and watched the Melbourne Cup.
Yes, that’s right folks, I actually watched a game of SPORT. The Cup is a huge deal over here and, as it’s only 5 mins long, it’s manageable. If they made football matches five minutes long, I could probably handle them too. I might suggest that to Mr Fifa. Or someone.
There’s a storm a-coming apparently so may be in for a rainy one tomorrow, but after that it should be glorious sunshine again.
Once I leave my rellys’ on Sat (I don’t know if ‘rellys’ is Aussie speak, but it sounds good) I won’t be able to blog as much, if at all. Not only because I don’t know when or where I’ll get the internet access or time, but also because I’ll probably be permanently drunk. Hence the flood of blogs currently.
Toodleoo ’til tomorrow people.