Home, Sweet Home

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A very big thank you to all who posted helpful or supportive comments on the blog after the post about our hideous experience with the estate agents of Sydney.  Some of the suggestions were very useful (Rachel suggesting websites, Nicole suggesting helpful local agents, Jeanie; “miss out the agent and go direct to the owners”). Some of the suggestions were well intentioned but slightly less useful (Catherine;  “why not try camping or sharing with 15 other people and “hot-bedding”” and Andrew reminded us that Douglas Adams wrote way back in the 80’s that all estate agents should be put a rocket and blasted into outer space!) but we know all were meant love and kindness  so a big thank you to all! [Read more…]

Are You Being Served?

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The first weekend we were here we spent a lovely afternoon with our friends Jan and Dylan who moved to Sydney whilst we were living in Australia the first time, nine years ago. They are Brits at heart but have lived in Australia long enough to be fully versed in Australian culture. Over some rather scrummy prawns and a delicious bottle of Australian wine, Dylan told us some stories about work which made us laugh and simultaneously shake our heads in disbelief. [Read more…]