three bridges

The weather is getting better. For the last couple days it’s been raining and has been a bit chilly. We went again by bikes to the coast. This time on the south to see the bridges to Brisbane.

Then in the evening I was invited to my friend’s church, a lot smaller than the Mueller, for a Talent show. It’s organized every Friday to collect money for children camps. I was surprised to see a Christmas tree there and I was told they’ve got Christmas in July! I was also sorry I didn’t have my recorder with me, because there was one girl who sang her own songs and they were beautiful!

I thought I should have learned by now that wherever I go, I should take my camera and recorder with me.

Tomorrow is going to be pretty exciting day. First, I’m learning how to make scones, then we’re going to explore Brisbane and the All Blacks vs. Wallabies in the evening. When I came to Australia and G. told me he got the tickets for the game about a month ago, I thought, “Wow, there is still so much time until I see it!” And I can’t believe it’s already tomorrow!

a different song

First thing I’ve noticed when I got to my new home was a different song of the birds outside. I was even cheated by one bird which sounded as if someone was whistling, so beautiful song. I’ll have to record it one day to show you.

Second thing was that inside the house it was colder than outside, which is good, because you can hide from the heat. Winter here is like summer should be in Poland. Days are very warm and it gets a bit chilly in the evenings. However, the sun rises at about 7 a.m. and sets after 5 p.m. and both are like switching the light on and off.

The house has 3 bedrooms and a living room with a huge tv set (I’ll try to stay away from my friends’ DVD collections). One bedroom is my firend’s, G.’s, the second one is P.’s who is the owner of the house (his parents used to live here and he bought it after they died) and the third room is mine.

When G. showed me my bedroom, we had our morning coffee and went to get familiar with the neighbourhood. He lives very close to a shopping centre with a cinema and everything you need, but it’s still a very quiet and nice suburb. First thing we bought was a big bottle of L&P, my first essential New Zealand experience, actually (watch the ads: Stubbies and Swimming Pool Bombs). I would compare the drink to Polish “oranżada”, but I think it’s sweeter. It tastes of lemon and candy with more emphasis on candy and when you drink it you’ve got this impression of having a candy on your tongue.

In the afternoon I was so sleepy, that I’ve decided to get to bed and slept from 4 p.m. till 7 a.m. the next morning. This bed is very comfortable!

I changed my time in my mobile to start getting used to this time zone. It’s hard when you live for over 30 years in one rhythm and then you turn it upside down.

The highlight of Thursday was a short trip by bikes to the waterfront of the Redcliffe peninsula and seeing all a bit richer people’s houses with their boats in their marinas next to them. Those people must have a very boring and unhappy life. 😉

Good thing it’s winter, because in summer that jetty is packed with people,