We’ve moved!

Last night Mike took me to a really nice hotel in the city (actually very near my office) called Fraser Suites.  We wanted one night of rest and relaxation before we moved today.  I was so excited to stay at this hotel as I’ve admired it from a distance since we moved to Perth about five months ago. 

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As close as you can get to creme brûlée without getting your eyes wet.

I absolutely loved our night there.  This last photo looks like crap, but it was delicious.  Creme brûlée.  My all time favourite desert. 

Do you like creme brûlée?  I love cracking through the top layer.  I’ve got to learn how to make this.

Today we used our muscles moving into our new place.  I now only have to walk 30 seconds (literally) to work in the morning.  I’ll post some photos of the neighbourhood and our new home soon (it’s equally beautiful).  We have 2 room mates, our own en suite, large wardrobe as well as a private balcony.  It’s mint!

3 Jumping Spiders.

On one plant, I’ve found three of these jumping spiders (which all look very different).  I’m dying to get a macro lens for by dslr to get some proper macro photos.  Lucky it’s right beside our new house!!Screen Shot 2013-10-04 at 8.47.34 PM Screen Shot 2013-10-04 at 8.50.36 PMThis is a photo record of a very cute little white spider.  Hopefully I can find him again and get a better shot.

Jumping Spiders are so cute!



Yesterday I came across my dream jacket.  I’ve not bought a new dress jacket since I lived in Toronto over 4 years ago.  My patterned dress jacket (ol’ faithful which cost a measly $40) is still doing me proud, but I knew I couldn’t leave this beauty behind.

Meet my new love.

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It’s designed by an Australian brand David Lawrence, and thank god it was on sale or I’d have come home with a $330 dollar coat.

A treat for myself, because…

I’ve gotten a role working for the West Australian government.  I’ve kept this on the down low, but I’ve just finished my first week, and am loving it!

In about a weeks time Mike and I will be moving to the CBD (East Perth) and we’ll be living only one block away from my office.

On an entirely unrelated note:

Today as I was walking towards our house here in Wembley, I came across 5 little boys selling pop and chips in their front yard.  Naturally this pulled at my heart strings and I gave them some money for a drink.  The funny thing about the whole situation was, the fact that one of their parents had parked their convertible Porsche right beside their stand.

Guess it’s pretty cool that the parents were teaching the kids the value of work and earning a dollar.

Music I’m listening to:

Alpine – Gasoline

Imagine Dragons – Radioactive

Lorde – Royals

One Republic – Counting Stars

John Newman – Love Me Again

Why I love you – Jay Z & Kanye West

Hello Coorow.

We’ve officially settled in Coorow (which sounds like “COO ROO”).  The panic and stress of moving was mostly self induced, and I can say that only one of us was level headed and calm throughout the whole ordeal.

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Fortunately, we’ve been eased into it!  Which is awesome.

In our down time I’ve been checking my emails in the middle of a paddock, and I must warn anyone who expects a prompt response to please have patience with me…  We have no internet signal, television (or telephone) at the house.

Entertainment for me has been “Hiroshima” (a novel) which was written a year after the atom bomb was dropped.  It’s a harrowing account from 6 survivors of the horrible scenes they saw and experienced on that awful day.  This has me thinking about North Korea and the politics of the world.  It’s upsetting that this weapon was ever created.  

Moving on…

The house we’re living in was built in the 1920’s and is really quite charming.

Last night I startled Mike by abruptly sitting up in bed exclaiming “WOW! Mike!  It was BEAUTIFUL!  This eagle was upside down on a branch and was AMAZING!”.  I had no idea what time it was, or that I was dreaming and apparently went straight to sleep!  He laughed at me this morning.

Our day today was spent learning to drive the seeder.  Mike showed me the ropes, and I now I’ve got 6 hours experience under my belt.

There won’t be much time for photos when we start on Monday.  I’ll try my best to get some posts up over the next 8 weeks but please bear in mind that I won’t have much time.  We will work 12 hour shifts until every inch of ground is covered in either canola or wheat.

Well, I am sitting this evening writing this entry outside the lit footy oval while the mens team trains.  I feel a bit like one of those pervs who looks at porn in public with the laptop glowing on my face while I sit in the ute (truck).  

I hope you’re all well.

Reality Sets In…

The past couple of days we’ve had Mike’s younger brother and his partner with us.  We’ve been touring around the region showing them the best sights and activities to do.  It’s been a lot of fun, but also a huge reminder that we will not be living within reach!  Last night before I went to bed it really hit me that we were leaving.  I found it hard to fall asleep.

I feel like we’re leaving our grandparents.  

Tomorrow we officially move into our new home, and while it’s an exciting change, I can’t help but feel bittersweet sadness.

Here are some images from the past couple of days…

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I’ve had 5 kilos of milk left from Lena, that I brought to Ken at Loveland along with some other treats for the roo’s.  He was so hospitable and showed us all the current residents.  Including this guy…who’s as friendly as a pet dog!Screen Shot 2013-04-14 at 4.08.33 PM Screen Shot 2013-04-14 at 4.08.40 PM

This is a 2 year old male Euro Kangaroo.  They are incredibly small compared to the grey kangaroo’s in the region.  He was lovely.
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haha…yes, I went there.  Now you too know what a kangaroo’s manhood looks like.Screen Shot 2013-04-14 at 4.09.03 PM Screen Shot 2013-04-14 at 4.09.13 PM Screen Shot 2013-04-14 at 4.09.21 PM Screen Shot 2013-04-14 at 4.09.27 PM

TJ was so trusting to show us her little one.Screen Shot 2013-04-14 at 4.09.41 PM Screen Shot 2013-04-14 at 4.09.48 PM Screen Shot 2013-04-14 at 4.09.56 PM

Today we went to the caves (where I smashed my face off a rock in the dark!) and then snorkelled in Greenhead.  I had to swim in my underwear (due to packing my swimsuit).  These snails were quite fascinating.Screen Shot 2013-04-14 at 4.10.05 PM

Have you ever felt a deep sadness mixed with some excitement, leaving your job/home for a new place?

I feel so conflicted at the moment.