Not sure if I’ve posted this before as it sounds familiar but then again, it could have just been my memory of those firsts here too but I wanted to share for obvious reasons!
Not one of my strong suits and definitely not these people’s either. Australians try to label the American states – I think I would do poorly as well. Americans try to label Australian states – Until I moved here I would haven’t gotten any of it! My geography teacher didn’t teach much. Shoot, I can’t even […]
Fun fact: Only 22% of living Australians can trace their ancestry back to English convicts.
My family and I love playing Uno (yes the card game). I have played this game since I can remember. It’s a great game that I was able to teach the kids quickly and easily and they love it. When I first came to Australia before my children were old enough to play Uno, I […]
Before visiting Australia, I had thought I would see kangaroos everywhere. I thought kangaroos were the Aussie equivalent of squirrels. I would see them everywhere and anywhere! While yes they’re around, they’re not as prevalent as squirrels in the US and usually I only see wallabies. I know they’re considered pests here as squirrels are […]
I’ve written previously about how birds are just not friendly here…or sometimes they’re too friendly. We’ve had plovers, geese, magpies, and swans come after us on several occasions, actually on many occasions. I thought it was just us attracting the weirdos. Nope, it’s so common I came across this tumbler post that made me laugh. […]
It’s no secret that I’ve had a challenging time making friends since I’ve moved to Australia. A few people have told me it’s because Australian women find their friends in childhood and rarely accept new women into their social circle as adults. I’ve also been told that once the children were in school, it would […]
I was having coffee with a client today at a cafe and then everyone went quiet. I had a look around to see what had happened and then remembered it was the 11am on the 11/11. That’s great that so many people respect it.