Thursday, May 30, 2013

Moving interstate or even further

Our life here in the tropics is pretty good. Even if we can't afford much we definitely wont freeze to death!  Its hard leaving everything behind and moving interstate. I cant even imagine what its like for those how move to a new country, where they don't speak the language! or even if you did.

When it comes down to it we are still in Australia but sometimes I have days where I feel like I might as well have moved to China, and today was one of those days!
Its also hard for Sam because he puts up with me.
We have a nice home and the weather has been kind to us, although it is a little wet still but that will pass. The suburbs of Cairns are all new, which is strange being a Melbourne girl where a lot of the houses are Victorian terraces, none of those up here, and I do miss them.

We have plenty of wildlife around the place too, particularly birds, and as I mentioned the other day Rats, which are apparently seasonal.

I am trying to keep positive and keep myself busy, although this week have struggled somewhat. I have taken up piano lessons which I enjoy and am getting the garden together. I do miss the seasons, in Melbourne, but not the cold, and I miss my friends. I love Melbourne but now Cairns is my home. I am still inspired to revamp the garden and make use of the vast indoor space we have, making an income up here isn't as easy as down south, but we wont starve. At worst we can grow lots of yummy stuff in the garden.

Watch this space!


  1. Hi Serena, moving interstate can be hard and fabulous. I have done it twice, well 3 times perhaps. Moving from country WA to Perth was a huge move for a very nieve girl of 24. Chased there by a rather nasty boyfriend, or I wouldn't have left. Then to Canberra with a rather lovely man and 3 years later to Melbourne. It was exciting and I love Victoria but it took years before I didn't feel home sick. Probably 10 I'd say. But I don't regret what I have done and where I am now. I am very happy. We interstaters are on an adventure!

    1. You are right and that's what Sam says when it all gets a bit too much, ....think of it as an adventure.... he keeps me going I don't know if I will stay here forever but its nice for now!


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