Worrying signs for my Scottish identity: >I now call suntan lotion sunscreen and flip flops thongs >I have an unhealthy obsession with a biscuit that has never even been heard of in the UK >I call kirby grips bobby pins >Asked in subway what cheese I wanted, I responded 'tasty'. As my sister would argue, … Continue reading Haggis Hurling and some Australianisms
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
Dear Blog, forgive me for not posting, however, unfortunately, I have been a little short of new material...! Having had a job interview on Thursday which I am pretty sure I have been unsuccessful at, which some may say pessimistically so, but on this occasion, I think realistic, frustrated with myself, I ate dinner out … Continue reading Brighton Beach Huts, America vs Germany & Espresso Martini’s
After returning back from Philip island having managed to note my thoughts as I went along to save me spending hours writing when I got back, I tried to be sociable and put my computer away... Having good banter, an eclectic group consisting of Dutch, German, Australian-English and myself, we put imdb's top 100 through … Continue reading Unconventional Bottle Openers, Scottishisms, Forgotten Food and Amazing Family and Friends
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!
Into week 4 of jobhunting, still surprisingly feeling confident and positive, I interspersed my job seeking with some sightseeing and chill time so I would not go entirely crazy... Surrounded by Europeans of mainly the French and German variety, a Bryan Greenberg lookalike and a porridge sharing Irish girl, being the only Scot in residence … Continue reading Deep Fried Mars Bars, Banoffee Pie and Irn Bru