As the days count down to the end of 2013, it is time for a bit of idle reflection and some forward thinking to the year ahead. I have learnt a lot this year - new languages, of others countries and cultures, a lot more about Australia, the difference in accent between Australians and New … Continue reading As The Days Count Down…
The sun's rays have been shining upon WA this week :-). Falling a little bit in love with the flowers here, I can't imagine a dry, not so green WA in summer... Temperatures finally warming, after being inside for so many days at the roadhouse, I am very much enjoying being outside all day with … Continue reading Burning Clothes and Much Mulching
With the UK having gone forward an hour last week, taking the time difference to be 10 hours, with Melbourne putting its clocks back an hour on the Saturday, therefore taking the difference to be 9 hours, looking at my computer to check times for skyping the relatives in Brisbane and finding that they are … Continue reading Boney Ducks, Aussie Rules and Bathroom Banter
Slightly obsessed with penguins and toying with the idea of leaving Melbourne, I decided that Philip Island's penguin parade should be the next achievement on my Australia bucket list. Opting for a backpacker oriented tour to hopefully meet a younger clientele than the last tour I undertook, picked up first, I was somewhat surprised at … Continue reading No Flash Photography Allowed!
Sharing a dorm with labourers who awake at 5 and a girl that does not go to bed til 4, I have not been sleeping the best this week (the reason i am probably missing the free breakfast!) It very hot in the 10 bed dorm, with the tiny fans the hostel has on offer, … Continue reading Dorm Room Jenga, Sandwich Birdmen, Nancy Wake & Moomba Music
Amazed by how effective knowing 'good' and 'not good' in Korean is for various situations, and picking the language up quickly enough to use in conversations effectively, my German housemates have also refreshed all the German I know. Not wanting the Belgian to feel left out, I have been trying to use French also. I … Continue reading Linguistically challenged