Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Settling in - Sydney style

I can't believe it's been a week already since I arrived in sunny (the majority of the time) Australia! And what week it has been. Amongst checking out the famous opera house, some of Australia's most popular beaches, I've even managed to fit in some personal shopping. But when is there not time for shopping?!



So life as a 'Pom', isn't so bad after all. For starters, people here are so much friendlier than they are in the UK. This may be helped by the fact that I am female and a solo traveller. Nevertheless, I feel so much safer here than I did back home, and have met some great people already. I love big cities, hence why I have always been drawn to London as a potential place to live. However, Sydney has so much more to offer than the skyscraper buildings and tacky tourist attractions you often hear about. The real beauty lies within the suburbs, like the one I am staying in. Newtown is such a fantastic place, and I have only just touched the surface. I am so keen to check out the rest of the city, but for the next few days, it looks like I may be stuck in my room, which may I add is luxury compared to my Harry Potter room back home. If you haven't guessed already, it's raining here. Nothing like the UK weather, but it hasn't stopped for the last few days which makes me think I should have packed some more layers...

For the next six months, I will be working as an au pair for a lovely host family. They have three children who I'll be responsible for, and a very cool house, not far from the hustle and bustle of the city. I think being an au pair is one of the best ways to explore Australia (or any other country for that matter) as you get the most expensive things covered, including your food and accommodation, and also get a feel of what it's like to actually live amongst the locals. It certainly beats staying in a overcrowded and overpriced hostel that's for sure! I've even managed to expand my cooking skills this week, which I've always been keen to do. It looks like I'm in for a great few months, as long as the weather changes that is! For the time being I am going to make the most out of my time here by getting involved in as much as possible, and hopefully meet heaps of new and exciting people. 



Bye for now.



  1. Looks fab!! Glad your having a great time

    Tasha xxx sincereblonde.com

  2. So proud of you honey, and I miss you. It's great to see you having a wonderful time and loving life. xx



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