well, been round to several garage sales today and got everythong we need to survive for the 4-6 weeks before our container arrives - there was an old aussie guy by the name of Bruce (I didnt really think I'd meet an aussie named Bruce!) who was an absolute diamond, he was moving to Brisbane so gave us a load of stuff for 20 dollars, we gave him 30 as he was such a nice guy - Ive not quite got the art of haggling with nice old men yet!!
What we did really struggle with was getting credit - we went to Harvey Normans and The Good Guys to see if we could get credit on a washing machinč but as we only had a 457 it was a big fat "Sorry!"not so much bothered about the fact we couldn't get a washer on credit as we can afford one but we wantd to use the credit at one of the big stores so we could build our credit rating - Going to struggle to get a car me thinks - need to have a re-think on getting a car, if anyone knows of any car showroms that take a punt on poms with a working visa then let me know - I know I am going to have to pay top dollar with the interest but it looks like it's Hobson's Choice for TD!
Still, on the plus side I've had a great weekend, great weather, great cricket yesterday (apart from the result!) and a lovely afternoon on the beach........how nice is it at west lakes????