Sunday 27 December 2009

Would you believe it?......

......we've flown to the other side of the world and it's bloody raining!!!!! I kid you not! Although it is about 29 degrees so no real complaints as I sit here typing in my shorts and vest and praying that the sun will come out at some point. My Australian hosts keep telling me to make the most of it as when the sun comes out I'll be moaning that it's too hot...quite true I'm sure.

We managed to make it to the beach yesterday though and I swam in the sea for the first time in about 10 years. I don't do well in the Ocean mainly because I have an over active imagination and in England the sea is normally brown and 10 degrees below. A combination of these things just makes me freak out so I tend to avoid it!

The flights here were generally ok. On the first flight the entertainment system didn't work for the first 5 hours which tested my patience some what but Chick was luckily behaving like an Angel so I didn't have a complete breakdown. The 5 hour wait in Hong Kong was a lot less fun and I think I added a few more grey hairs. On the second flight we had some kind of medical emergency which sent all of the cabin crew rushing to one place but thankfully we were almost in Brisbane by then and the lady survived!! Quite a bizarre experience to be stuck on a plane watching someone fight for their life without any medical staff on standby when you haven't slept for 2 days!!!

First impressions of Australia (bearing in mind that we haven't seen much yet!) are that it's like a bizarre cross of England and California. So we have the warm weather, wide open streets, 7Elevens and air con on the CA side. (on a side note it's odd being somewhere so like Cali and not seeing my American family....makes me sad!!) On the english side we have architecture, crap roads and Woolworths. We have yet to see any Kangaroos or Koalas but apprently we will later on today....yippee!!! Also hoping to head out to Fraser Island later on this week...maybe the sun will be out by then!!!

Have to dash because apparently we are going shopping. Hope you all had a fabulous holiday season!!!


  1. How lucky are you! I'm loving the blog, how is the blushing bride to be? Give her our love xxx

  2. Glad you made it. Missing you