Sunday, February 19, 2006


We've had some feedback from family and friends regarding this blog. A few have remarked on the fabulous lifestyle that we seem to be living and have asked is it 'really' that good or are we being selective about what we show.

Well...let's be honest we are having a fabulous time. The whole point of this blog is to show everyone and anyone that we are settling in well. The honeymoon period for us is definitely over, but we don't have any regrets about our move and are only looking forward to bigger and better things.

What you won't see in the blog here though is bad news. We don't think that you'd like to read news about Gina pranging our new car, the fact that we're bleeding money or the grief we've had from some neighbours.

For those in need of a reality check, here you are:

1. The bins still need emptying
2. I didn't marry Gina for her housekeeping skills
3. Mosquitoes are a complete nuisance and we're always covered in bites
4. You never, ever get used to cockroaches
5. Air-conditioning bills costs as much as our heating bills used to
6. I get called a pom everyday
7. Australian TV is lousy
8. Australian beer is god awful
9. It's still a stressful time every morning getting the kids to school on time
10. No matter how fancy the bbq, it's still bloody sore when you singe all the hairs off your arm.

Anyway, enough whinging, I'm off to sit on my deck to watch the sunset over beautiful Lake Macquarie while Kookaburras and Cockatoos settle in to the top of the gum trees for the night. Pass me another beer Gina, this one's empty....

4 comments - click here to leave your comment:

  1. Forget the beer. There's some damn good Aussie wines we're looking forward to tasting.

  2. What do you mean the TV is awful? You've got Neighbours havent you!

  3. About time! Iv'e been waiting for some normality I was worried you had gone a bit 'Stepford'!!! As for Gina's housekeeping skills, Byron you don't know you're born! (unless all that champagne is taking it's toll, in which case....whatever!)
    Missing you both all.

  4. and don't forget the tax, if it moves the aussies will tax it!