Sometimes the grass will appear greener on the other side because it has been fertilised by bull****
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Curious, so, a 50 min train journey is too much? Anyone who commutes to London, not that crazy. In the grand scheme of things...:-)
That's not so bad, then, imho. Cheers, Tyke.
Driving distances here are very strange, hard to explain really but long distances seem much easier, we've often driven 6-8 hrs away for a weekend, but shorter distances always seem much further!
The he drive to Melbourne (750km) always seems much easier than to port Augusta (300km) ???? Maybe that's just me though! Go figure?!
Also although its not that far in to the CBD as such it really is nothing like London or greater London in terms of facilities, shops, restuarants and so on once you leave the CBD. Its suburban sprawl as you head out and away form the actuall city, far less people, far less of lots of things. Yes each suburb has its shops and facilities but there is little hustle and bustle outside of this once into the residential areas. I know when I first came over in 2004 I found it very disconcerting and didn't like it at all. I called it Stepford Wives land/living. I still feel that about it to some extent but also recognise the benefits to having a quieter area to live. Suburban I find is a very different thing here to suburban in the UK and while we live suburban here now it actually feels far more rural to me than it otherwise might if we had chosen a different suburb/area. But its still far further away from everything than our suburban home in England. I could walk to my local shops there in 2 minutes, had no end of pubs and restuarants to choose from within a 10 minute drive serving food till late. 24 hour shopping at the big stores within a 20 minute drive, a city centre I could be at within 25 minutes of leaving our small town after driving through countryside. Its different here and it took a while to get used to. I like it here though, make no mistake I got my head round suburbia here and its been good
Good to get our heads around the distance and transport. Gets it in perspective. Always looks smaller on Google maps:-)
Flights are all booked - leaving on the 8th September and having a cheeky 4 nights in Kuala Lumpur before we land in oz. We def deserve a little holiday. The next month will be spent finding someone to rent our home in the uk, Selling up the rest of our stuff and organising shipping/jobs/leaving parties/cancelling amenities etc etc. the list goes on... I'm sure you're well aware. :)
where abouts are you staying for your initial accommodation? X