Tuesday, May 31, 2011

I hate the sound of fridges.

I hate that humming noise that changes pitch and interrupts you just as you're falling asleep. For some reason the fridge is keeping me awake tonight. I am so over sharing a room with a fridge. Seven more sleeps...

Friday, May 27, 2011

Strong enough

I'm flying home tonight, looking forward to seeing my boyfriend and family so much. Will be attending a cousin's wedding tomorrow too, so it will be great to catch up with all my extended family.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

I have a new home!

I've been a little bit slack with my blog updates over the last week, mainly because I feel like I have too much to write about...which means the longer I leave it the worse it becomes :-S

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

I am in Melbourne!

Well this is it. I have just landed in Melbourne after a rather hectic week of packing and farewells. Had a few days of solid family visiting time where I had a sleepover with some younger cousins and shared myself around with a few others.

Thursday and Friday were packing days, which included culling more of my belongings as I packed things up. Still ended up with a rather decent load on the truck, I hope I have space for it at the other end! Movers were also rather late on Friday, it was around 4:30pm by the time they finished their other jobs. Luckily for them I'm organised and had piles of things for them to pack, rather than cupboards.

Saturday and today were family days. Last night in particular was a lot of fun. My boyfriend stayed over (very, very rare) and he and my three sisters and I played lego before dinner. One of my sisters (who is an instructor) gave the rest of us a zumba lesson (I'm terrible btw) and after dinner we all played cards. Was a really good night.

Today was a bit of a lazy day, I have a bit of a head cold so I even had a nap. Then a bit of a late family lunch before heading off to the airport.

A predictably emotional farewell at the gate and an uneventful flight down and I'm here. Now I just need to adjust to the cold...

[Written in the taxi on the way to the hotel, sent a few days later when I remembered to post it!]

Sunday, May 8, 2011


I finished up at work on Friday, was very surreal. I'm not sure I'm ready to move to Melbourne, it feels like something other people do, not me. Work was a little stressful over the last week too, a nasty project that I didn't manage to finish. It reminded me that I do want my new job at least :-)

One week to go though. This time next week I should be down there or at least on a plane. Hopefully by then it will have sunk in a little more.

I've started saying my goodbyes, had a few friends over today and I will be visiting family most of this week. And packing, I still haven't done much to get ready...

I've been looking at places to rent as well, a lot of options but I don't have a rental history so it might be a little harder for me. Fingers crossed. Not much I can do about it til I'm there though.

Not having to go to work tomorrow will definitely help. I'll be running errands and spending time with mum but I will be able to make a start to my packing. Not particularly looking forward to it though.

So much to do!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Dear Brittany,

It's almost been a month since you left us and I'm finally coming to terms with it. With all the recent holidays I haven't had to be at work so I've been more easily distracted. Planning my move to Melbourne has definitely helped too.