Movements

Last week we packed up our suitcases and moved the few kilometres to Brisbane’s Central Business District (CBD), into our temporary apartment that will be home for the next seven weeks. I was sad to say goodbye to the neighbourhood we had lived in for the past few years, with its jacaranda lined streets andContinue reading “Movements”

Coffee culture

Yesterday I did something I’ve been meaning to do for a while, especially since moving to Australia. I learned how to make coffee. Not just instant, filtered or drip coffee you can get in a diner or fast food joint. I learned how to make proper espresso. I took a course at Merlo Coffee inContinue reading “Coffee culture”

The big questions

We have started telling friends we’re leaving Australia at the end of this year. The furniture is for sale and we are getting ready to move into a temporary apartment until we fly out in mid-December.   I will miss our street but I won’t miss all of the big questions: “Do you have yourContinue reading “The big questions”

Melbourne weekend

Now that you know how much of a struggle it was for me to get to Melbourne, let me fill you in on what we did. We ate lazy weekend breakfasts in St Kilda and at the Fleur Depot de Pain near our hotel on Albert Park.   We wandered into the CBD, tramming itContinue reading “Melbourne weekend”