Well, it’s been a while, but it’s not like there’s been a shortage of things happening! Here’s we’s goes.
Just to be clear about the title there, I didn’t move to New Zealand, I went for a visit and moved into a new place when I got back to Brisbane. Anyways, as mentioned in the last post, I went over to visit the lovely Sarah as it was her birthday – haha, now everyone knows you’re old!
Well when Nat asked me if I wanted to go up to Brisbane with her for a weekend to celebrate her cousin Ross’s birthday I jumped at the opportunity – right after checking the state of my funds. Holidays again! Hey, that’s half of what this working holiday malarky is about, remember? So I took a Friday off work and got explorin’.
Dan‘s been up in Beechworth for several weeks now, doing regional work to extend his visa. He’s working with Jezza’s dad Ross, putting up fencing and all sorts. I knew Dan was the outdoor type, but I didn’t expect he’d love it as much as he does. I’m starting to wonder if he’ll even come back to civilization.
So far I haven’t gone into much detail with Melbourne, so I best get that sorted. When I arrived here, I only really knew Dan and Nat, but this fella’s social circle has expanded rapidly. Not only have I befriended many humans, but also furry things, such as these chaps and chappettes:
Well the lovely folks at the UK Passport Office have been in possession of my application form for over a month now and their website still claims it is being processed. I did phone up last week to find out if there’s anything I needed to do, and the gentleman on the other end was very helpful, assuring me that everything was in order and I should be getting my passport back soon. He was Northern Irish so he was, and he even said ‘so it is’, which almost made me chuckle so it did.Continue reading
I used to live in Australia. A 9-month stint with my family spanning the years 1995-1996 (the time of PlayStation, Michael Jackson’s HIStory, and Disney’s Pocahontas). We lived in the most Northern of Perth’s suburbs, where I attended school and took up taekwon-do. A variety of reasons meant we had to come back to Scotland, where I’ve been ever since.Continue reading