Jul 6, 2011
Anyone else watching it ? Good insight to life in Aus.
Plus side? Holden V8's and nice weather.
Down side? worse gun laws than we have here and spiders that can kill and hide under toilet seats.
Hey I aint jealous!!! Oh sorry i'm here lol!!
You dont get spiders under the toilet seat lol! In sheds and in the garden, and some wander in the house but if you spray all outside the perimeter twice a year...sorted!!!
Its a great place to live, but there are down sides too. Its expensive, most things are years behind, choice is limited, cars are crazy prices but oh the upsides are many!!!! Its brilliant and I cant wait for Spring when it will really start. BBQs, warm evenings, relaxing by the pool, loads of fun at the beach, quads in the outback and V8s ......... thinking of you Jase!!!!
(Oh and just got a quote for insuring the A3, $1k and they have it valued at $27k!!!!! Flippin heck! But still tons better than any Holden V8 lol)
Tell that to my mate in Puckapunyal who had nads the size of grapefruits !
thought you might all enjoy this
(I think it may be from Sarah's diary!!)
(ps, Karratha is about 1250kms north of Perth)
Diary of a Pom in Australia
- Just got transferred with work from Leeds UK
to our new home in Karratha, Western Australia ..
Now this is a town that knows how to live!
Beautiful, sunny days and warm, balmy evenings.
I watched the sunset from a deckchair by our pool yesterday.
It was beautiful. I've finally found my new home. I love it here.
September 13 - Really heating up now. It got to 31 today. No problem
though. Living in air-conditioned home, driving air-conditioned car.
What a pleasure to see the sun every day like this. I'm turning into a
sun-worshipper â no blasted rain like back in Leeds!!
September 30 - Had the back yard landscaped with tropical plants
today. Lots of palms and rocks. No more mowing lawns for me! Another
scorcher today, but I love it here. Itâs Paradise!
October 10 - The temperature hasn't been below 35 all week. How do
people get used to this kind of heat? At least today it's windy though.
Keeps the flies off a bit. Acclimatizing is taking longer than we expected.
October 15 - Fell asleep by the pool yesterday. Got third degree burns
over 60% of my body. Missed three days off work. What a dumb thing
to do. Got to respect the old sun in a climate like this!
October 20 - Didn't notice Kitty (our cat) sneaking into the car before I
left for work this morning. By the time I got back to the car after work,
Kitty had died and swollen up to the size of a shopping bag and stuck
to the upholstery. The car now smells like Whiskettes and cat sh1t. I've
learned my lesson though: no more pets in this heat.
October 25 - This wind is a bastard. It feels like a giant fcuking blow
dryer. And it's hot as hell! The home air conditioner is on the blink
and the repair man charged $200 just to drive over and tell me he needs
to order parts from fcuking Perth ....The wife & the kids are complaining.
October 30 - The temperature's up around 40 and the parts still haven't
arrived for the fcuking air conditioner. House is an oven so weâve all been
sleeping outside by the pool for 3 nights now. Bloody $600,000 house
and we can't even go inside. Why the hell did I ever come here?
November 4 - Finally got the fcuking air-conditioner fixed. It cost $1,500 and
gets the temperature down to around 25 degrees, but the humidity makes it
feel about 35. Stupid repairman. Fcuking thief.
November 8 - If one more smart bastard says 'Hot enough for you today?' I'm
going to fcuking throttle him. Fcuking heat! By the time I get to work, the car
radiator is boiling over, my fcuking clothes are soaking fcuking wet and I
smell like baked cat. Fcuking place is the end of the Earth.
November 9 - Tried to run some errands after work, wore shorts, and sat on the
black leather upholstery in my car. I thought my fcuking arse was on fire. I lost 2
layers of flesh, all the hair on the backs of my legs and off my fcuking arse. Now
the car smells like burnt hair, fried arse and baked cat. ****. ****. ****.
November 10 - The Weather report might as well be a fcuking recording.
Hot and sunny. Hot and sunny, Hot and fcuking sunny. It never fcuking changes!
It's been too hot to do anything for 2 fcuking months and the weatherman says it
might really warm up next week. ****!
November 15 - Doesn't it ever rain in this damn fcuking place? Water restrictions
will be next, so my $5,000 worth of palms might just dry up and blow into the fcuking
pool. The only things that thrive in this fcuking hell-hole are the fcuking flies. You don't
dare open your mouth for fear of swallowing half a dozen of the little ********!
November 20 - Welcome to HELL! It got to 45 fcukin' degrees today. Now the air
conditioner's gone in my car. The repair man came to fix it and said, 'Hot enough for
you today?' I wanted to shove the fcuking car up his fcuking arse. Anyway, had to spend
the $2,500 mortgage payment to bail me out of jail for assaulting the stupid *****.
Fcuking Karratha! What kind of sick, demented fcuking idiot would want to live here!
December 1 - WHAT!!!! The FIRST day of Summer!!!! You are fcuking kidding me!
lol, oh even though you've shown me this before Gareth, I was laughing out loud! Yup, could well be like my diary in a few months!!!! Dam this rental doesnt have air con!!!!!!!! Me thinks it may get a bit warm!!!!!
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