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Melbourne - we have arrived!

sunny 15 °C

Well as most of you already know, Brian and I have arrived in Melbourne safe and sound. We've been here a week now and are completely bewildered with this city! Apart from the horrible cold weather, Melbourne can be quite confusing! It's a great city, don't get me wrong, but it has taken us awhile to get use to the tram system, where everything is and where to go etc. I'm sure we'll settle in great though. We have gotten to know the Casino very well though :)

This past week we've been house hunting like crazy. It has been so incredibly hard trying to get real estate agents to show us through properties! We have had some luck yesterday with 3 agents who did actually want to do their job, and we find out tomorrow if we are able to move into this great 2 bedroom apartment in the city right next to Docklands, so fingers crossed. We are able to move in straight away and because it is fully furnished we are pretty set to go! I'll let you know how it goes and post some piccies up if we get it.

Today is Melbourne Cup Day and Brian and I had plans to go with one of his friends to the Country Races but that fell through due to the bad weather Melbourne has been having and the track was deemed unsafe. Instead, we caught up with Shaw and Tori (from the movie), put some bets in at the TAB and went to a local pub for lunch and a few drinks. Brian has a bit of luck on the race before the Melbourne Cup and won $5. I got lucky too and put $3 on Purple Moon for a place so I ended up winning $5 too. All my 4 horses came in the top 10 which I was happy with (I normally pick losers), but I really wanted Dolphin Jo to win. What happened to Master O'Reilly being the favourite ey?

Brian starts work tomorrow and has a 6am call time. He will be working everyday for the rest of the week so that leaves me to lug all our belongings across town to wherever we move to. Hopefully Tori or Jane can help me out with moving it all coz I definately can't carry 2 suitcases, 2 backpacks and more hand luggage on my own! Tomorrow I will be harrassing more recruitment agencies in search of a temp job until I get more time to sort out what I really want to do. Hopefully Melbourne will have snapped out of their Melbourne Cup long weekend trance and actually do some work!

Ok, that's enough from me for tonight! We will keep you posted on the house/job hunting situation!

Posted by Jess_F 00:02 Archived in Australia

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