We landed in Sydney last Wednesday morning and so far, I have to say, loving it. The city has such a fantastic vibe and while I havn't seen that much of it yet, it really seems like my kind of place.
We are staying about 3 hours outside of Sydney in a place called Buttaba with my relatives. It made such a nice change to have someone meet you at the airport and direct you where to go (thanks Liam!) rather than trying to get your fuzzy, jetlagged brain to work. It instantly felt both like home (western, English speaking, left hand drive) and exotic (watching out for suicidal wallabies to leap in front of your car...). Having the space to chill out and get your bearing is a real treat too.
A few days into our Sydney experience and we have decided the general area we want to try and live and work. While I like the city, tc and myself felt that we could have an office job at home so wanted to try something a little bit different. We are aiming to get out on the beach and really work on those tans which, I am sad to say, are still fairly dismal! So the job and accommodation hunt starts this week. It feels very daunting actually! Breezily mentioning "oh yes we hope to get any oul job in Australia" now has to be fine tuned to actually getting one. It's been a loooong time since I have beamed at a shop assistant/waitress/unsuspecting bystander while shoving a CV under their nose and proclaiming to be invaluable member of their team. Hire me. Please. We have been assured that we should have no problem so when I update you next week I hope to come to you employed. *Cough*
In the meantime? Apartment-sitting in Coogee beach next weekend, and the Sydney Mardi Gras on Saturday. See you the other side...X