One of the best pieces of advice I received as I prepared to close the distance with Brittany was given by a friend a couple of weeks before I left Australia.
It’s not often one has their plate completely emptied and gets to start afresh. Be careful what you put back on it.
I’m a guy who finds it difficult to say no to people. If I’m asked to do something, I often say yes before I think about how it will impact my schedule, or my sanity. It’s got me into all kinds of trouble in the past, leading to failed commitments and pulling out of projects. Continue reading “How to survive moving overseas”
“Nope. Been there, done that. It hurt.” I pushed back from my desk and stood. “So what that she sent me a smile and message? It’s not worth it.”
One failed long distance relationship doesn’t mean all will fail.
“Whatever,” I said, as I paced my music studio under the house, annoyed at the small, calm voice that was thwarting my arguments. “Okay, so lets say for the sake of argument I did learn a thing or two in my last relationship; this situation is totally different. This girl lives thousands of kilometres away – in a different country! The potential issues and difficulties are endless.” Continue reading ““I’ll never do long distance again…””
My wife and I are sick, so for our date night I whipped up a coconut chicken curry. Loads of ginger, garlic and chilli. Mmmmm.
Brittany treated us to a dessert of boiled garlic water. We stood, towels draped over our heads, sniffing the fumes.
But the real treat? That came once the water cooled. Continue reading “Cooking for colds”
I haven’t been around for that long, in the grand scheme of things. But I have been around long enough to collect a few grey hairs and a ton of possessions. When it finally came time to pack up my life in Australia and move overseas, I had the excruciating job of working out what to keep, and what to get rid of. Continue reading “Decades of possessions, two suitcases”
A pushy uses an entire carpark spot. On a busy street.
One day, if I live here long enough, sights like this will cease to amaze me. For now, however, I remain baffled.
It’s moments like this that are why I love this place so much: because it’s ridiculous, and you just gotta laugh.