Hello all! I survived the flight, largely due to the happy fact of getting my inoffensive bamboo dpn’s through security so I could knit all the way to Hong Kong. then I slept all the way to Australia and have only minor jet-lag. Woo! (NB: turn off ipod before falling asleep if you don’t want a flat battery - I probably should listen to those few chapters of the book again too.)

There were a few things I noticed straight away when I arrived back in Aus - this is our first trip back after leaving in Sept 06:

  1.  It’s really sunny. As in, I put my sunglasses on the minute I stepped outside the door on Monday, and I don’t think I’ve ever worn them in London.
  2. The streets are empty. Neil and I went shopping on Monday in Melbourne and after parking near, say the equivalent of Bond Street, we walked across the road without a blink - no traffic. City centre.
  3. Everyone here talks with an accent - it’s really weird.

And yes, the fish and chips is better.

As I am an idiot (Neil is too but I won’t say that on a public blog post) I forgot to buy a UK/Aus power adaptor on the way out (Neil did too) and I can’t use my laptop till I get back to Melbourne and find a shop that sells them. So no photos yet sorry.

I have taken some really cool ones though, of the goats, and the burnt-out forests around here (where the fires got alarmingly close to the farm) and the alpacas. I should have photos up by Sunday night I hope.

In the meantime, here’s one of my sister and her horse Izzy


More photos and updates soon!

4 Responses to “First Impressions”
  1. Jacqui says:

    Glad you arrived safely down under, look forward to seeing the pics. Enjoy the lovely weather there (I’m not jealous!!!). Have a wonderful Christmas in Oz. Jacqui xxx

  2. Kai says:

    Hello!! :D
    Glad you’re well and having fun. Don’t enjoy the sunshine too much though…. :)
    Miss ya!
    Merry Christmas!!

  3. Fi says:

    Glad you had a good flight etc! Definatley no need for sunglasses here today

    Oh!, you are obviously eating Fish and Chips in the wrong part of Britain ;). Try a trip oop north to Whitby (also home to an excellent wool emporium called Bobbins!)

  4. Lindsey says:

    Glad you got home safe and sound! Hope you have lots of fun with the family. Enjoy the sun! I miss the sun….

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