I’ve now left to go off on my travels again. I had nearly seven months in this great city and I’ve lived in three different suburbs: Redfern, Glebe and Ryde. All were pretty varied ways of life.
Redfern was a rough and ready suburb…although we lived at the ‘Surry Hills end’ which was near a strip of posh bars on Crown Street. Glebe was just my sort of place. My last abode in the UK was in the ‘Golden Triangle’ area of Norwich. I call Glebe ‘Sydney’s Golden Triangle’. It’s brimming with independent shops, lovely chilled out bars and eateries, but best of all, it was near to a very beautiful foreshore walk, from which you could look across Blackwattle Bay and take in a view of Anzac Bridge, and the city skyline. It was also a short walk to the ABC via some quiet back streets. The area was a joy to live in.
My first night in the house sit I was ecstatic. I had a sofa to sit on, a TV to watch, and a dog on my lap! They might sound like small things, but the TV and sofa combo is something I’ve lived without for about four years! I adore dogs but my life isn’t set up for dog ownership, so house sitting (which is really pet sitting when you look at the detail) is an ideal solution for me while I travel.
As you can see, the roadkill is a bit different here in Aus. I think this is a blue tongue lizard that me and Chanelle the toy poodle found on one of our strolls.
This is a picture of the sun that I took from the street I was living on at the time. I don’t know how people live with this threat. I find the idea of bushfires totally terrifying.
TTFN Sydney….I shall be seeing you in all the glory of New Year’s Eve! xxxx