Out with the old and in with the Newtown
Trip Start Sep 02, 2006
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OK, until this week, I was gonna put in some humbling response about the cricket, and trust me England fans, it's much more painful here in Aus, with some serious Pom bashing, than it is back home where you can pretend it's not happening. Especially when you work in a bar, and then you wonder why people pick up accents quickly. Anyway things have got better, so lets not jinx the little bit of respect we have managed to gain back.
We spent the middle of Jan, getting into our swimming, and seeing the Brown family before they returned back to sunny UK. We spent a day in the city, visiting the excellent aquarium, and then did the oz speed boat on the harbor, where we got very wet, for some unknown reason we didn't where the macs they offered us!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Still Pascal kept us spinning around, and the views were just awesome.
The following week we headed down to Jamberoo with the Browns, Pearlie and Meg. Wave pool, slides, tobaggon rides and lazy river rides....... Of course I'm way to grown up for all that, hum.
I also mananged to scab a Friday night off by snapping a champagne glass, and driving the stem into my hand. I know some people will just simply do anything to get off work and watch Australian idol at home on his own. By the way, is it ironic that an Irish man won Aussie idol?!
Since then, I managed to find a good Vindaloo, which is kinda difficult down under, and there was some serious burn involved, and of course plenty of beers with some of the reprobates from the AB. Why is it that hospitality staff have the least respect for bar rules, even though they spend most of the time moaning about the customers doing the same thing.
We had the public holiday of Australia day, and the long weekend, which involved a lot of Aussies drinking for the nation, and who are me and Kate but to ensure that these guys don't go thirsty.
Our house hunting had some what stagnated a few months ago, but by pure chance Peter who I work with had a spare room down in Newtown, which is near Sydney university and a good location. So we departed from our beloved Beach, and are now down in the trendy Newtown, East to west. The bonus of finding the best Thai food since Thailand, a 42inch TV screen in the apartment, and a dishwasher have lessoned the blow of no beach life. Its the little things.
So settling into Inner West life, and sharing with a room mate, and trying not to weird out to much. I went Paint-balling with guys from work a few weeks ago, and got pummeled, and possibly fired an illegal shot at one of my managers in the back, ooohhggppss. Also got the perfect becks pour on a schooner at work, from a secret becks rep, and $50 bucks bonus. Lots of immigration stuff for me at the moment, blood tests and deposits in cups, all very expensive and exciting in general.
We both capped of the other week with a stinker on Tuesday, with Kate on a very delayed Christmas party, and me at a managers leaving party, and maybe some karaoke!! The proclaimers never fails and don't you forget it.
Hope the snow didn't give you guys back home to much hassle.
Last weekend we hit Good Vibrations in the city, Snoop Dog, Razel and Jurassic 5 went off, we aren't too old just yet. Sun and hip hop baby.
PS. Emsey have you put on weight?
Important note to Brits, you must do jager bombs when out next. half a red bull in a glass, drop a shot glass full of jagermeister into it and neck it in one. Will send you on one guys.