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Welcome back to reality

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After the most amazing holidays, it’s nice to be back in town. Well sorta. I am not enjoying the anti-summer weather that Melbourne has been experiencing. The torrential downpours have almost flooded everywhere.

Since being back in Australia, I have been lucky enough to enjoy my final moments of the holidays. Flying on Tiger Airlines to the Gold Coast is one of the most daunting and horrible experiences. The unreliability of their planes and booking system, makes flying with Tiger less than enjoyable.

Upon arrival to the Gold Coast, I was greeted by Mr Dover. This time, and for the first time in ages.. his haircut was good. I know I’m fussy, but I like him to look handsome always. Dover works in the afternoons, so I was being picked up by Georgie and taken to Ewan’s for dinner. Which I might, add.. was delicious.

During my stay in QLD, I planned to go to Big Day Out with the crew. I like musical festivals in QLD. I like them because the chance of seeing students is low, and they always go in a big group of people. Memorable moment: Ramstein– the ultimate crackhead. I will never understand his brutal shows, filled with blood and guns. Did he receive enough hugs when he was little? Does someone love him now?

Getting back to Melbourne, made me embark of a journey of cleaning. I bleached everything in my entire house, and then continued the bleaching into Bam’s house. I was officially the ‘White Queen’.
I struggled with finding enough places for all of my clothes to fit in my wardrobe. I had purchased 40 new coat hangers, and filled them all. I can not move them along at all. It’s great to have a new closet, but at the same time I am fairly confused with how to make more space. Linz and I have committed to wearing a new item each day until we run out. She predicts that we will be able to make it well and truly into March.

The hardest thing about holidays is actually returning to work. According to Spanna, “If you ask a teacher if they like their job, the only time they will happily say yes, is during the holidays.” I believe this to be correct. The holidays are great while they last, but if you think realistically, we have already worked them well and truly before we get them.

Waking up at 6:30am is a shock to the system. Also having to concentrate with meetings for an hour is hard. You know that in a couple of days, the kids will be back and we will all be back into it. The only way I am able to survive is by having an afternoon powernap to settle the soul. Only then can I work till 12am with Bam.

The floods of the 4th of February were hideous. I am surprised that my car didn’t flood in the Beach Rd river. Luckily for us, we only had flooding in the bathroom and considering the house is getting knocked down, it’s not really a concern. Shemu wanted to check that his room was fine, before we used our car/boat to grab dinner. I am so happy to see such a green state, but the damage of the flash flooding is less than desired.

I have set myself goals for this year:

  • pay off c/c by April
  • stop working so much
  • be fitter, strong and healthier
  • save money
  • sleep more than 6 hours a night

I’m looking forward to catching up with old friends this weekend.. for my birthday.. http://www.jimmijamz.com/ 

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Author: Em Mango

Blogger, PA, Nerd, Social Media Addict, Friend, Lover, Snuggler, Traveller

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