Saturday, 2 May 2015


A new month a new city, a much bigger city. I can't believe I've not written here for so long. Well, I can believe it really given how busy I've been. Moving house is a little stressful, add moving countries to that and its a bit fraught.

I decided to sell up after pricing storage. It worked out okay with lots of negotiation and my furniture going to good homes. Trademe was an experience. Beverley is storing the few boxes of precious stuff I had left, some went south via the post. I still ended up with a little bit much baggage, only in one suitcase. There were two and the excess went into my trusty blue backpack making it impossibly heavy.

Plan A was to train, with one change, to near where I was staying. Luckily plan B kicked in as soon as I had begun the plan A journey. My ticket was refunded, my lovely Airbnb host was there to pick me up. I was so thankful. What a lovely person Debbie is, well travelled with lots of stories. Often ones that parallel mine. Like our Nepal stories. Both distressed about the damage to that most beautiful of countries with the most hospitable people. Heart breaking.

So here I am in Sydney. My first night I slept that exhausted sleep one has after such big days sorting, packing, cleaning. My first day was spent enjoying a small girl who was not impressed by the teeth that were coming through. She was hot and bothered, we had lots of cuddles and I hope that helped. Nick showed me around a bit, this is the loveliest suburb with the harbour all around and the most amazing views over the water to the city. Especially at night with the sparkling lights.

Today I wandered a bit, finding the nearest supermarket and the reserve where I could wander by the sea. It rained, tomorrow might be better so I can get some pics to share. Monday is work, a new job in this new place with new people. Lots to learn. I get to ferry across the water each day, sailing should follow soon.

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