Today was maybe the most “Spring-like” day we’ve had since the season officially began. (Never mind all the Bays currently packed with ice and the absolute madness that is the amount of snow that fell out in Central NL recently and the fact most of the province probably looks like an ice planet.) One could dart from the house to the shed without a jacket … Continue reading Thrifted Thursdays: 04.06.17
Can you remember the moment you discovered there’s more in the world than you thought? I can’t tell you exactly how old I was, but I distinctly remember seeing the Sydney Opera House on tv when I was little–an episode of Sesame Street maybe?–and realizing that it was “elsewhere”. Of all the pictures I’ve seen and descriptions I’ve read about foreign cities and countries, Sydney … Continue reading Sydney Harbour Views
Leave it to us to land in Sydney during a heat wave. It’s not much use complaining, we did come to Australia in the MIDDLE OF SUMMER. On purpose, at that. We would also feel bad complaining since facebook makes us well aware of the snowfall slash freezing cold situation back home. So. This was a fairly simple Thrifted Thursday, since most of what’s in … Continue reading Thrifted Thursdays: 02.09.17
Our NYE in Sydney was something straight out of a movie. (Thank-you, Adam and Matt, for inviting us to the house party). (Not that either of them will read this). I wish I had snapped a picture of the house. And the pool. And the poolhouse. It sort of looked like the White House, only a little smaller. And minus Barack and Michelle. It was … Continue reading New Year’s Eve in Sydney.
You don’t really realize JUST how far Newfoundland and Australia are from each other until you actually go there. For instance, we left home on December 25th and landed in Sydney on December 28th. Travel was a 3.5 hour flight followed by an hour flight followed by a 15 hour flight topped off with a 10 hour flight. I was never so relieved to get … Continue reading Australia is far.