David Cook (davidcook) wrote,
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Australia ...

... it's so very ... Australian, don't you know ?

After being away a few years, lots of stuff is normal, but some things leap out as so distinctively Australian and different. The accents, obviously - still getting used to that. The landscape - brown and bare in places, muted greens elsewhere, very Australian. Melbourne - my god, it's full of suburbs ! And the wide variety of housing styles, also very different from what we saw in the UK. While everything in Glasgow felt very familiar after a few years, things here just feel right.

Meanwhile, we're in Foster for a couple of days, staying with Lisa's parents (and stealing their Internet). We left some boxes here before leaving for the UK - I had thought there were only a few, but there are about a dozen, plus a bookcase/desk, chip fryer, rice cooker, ladder, and all sorts of stuff that we'd completely forgotten about. It may take a couple of trips (possibly with a trailer) to get it all up to Melbourne.

Yesterday we went to check out our storage unit - about 16 cubic meters of Our Stuff™ - but it seems something shifted inside it and is blocking the roller door from rolling up more than a foot or so. The storage place has a maintenance person who can take the door off, though, so sometime next week we'll find out what surprises we've left for ourselves, and work out how we're getting it to our new place. It'll be like Christmas ! Only with more cobwebs ...
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