We’re sitting in a pub at Lake Leak that has the best pub meals in Australia, according to the owner of the campsite next door. It is cold outside, inside the fire is keeping us warm and it is drying Kai’s shoes and socks that just got soaking wet from from playing a balancing game with the lakeside (the Lake won). Continue reading “Tassie Day 7: Launceston”
Spring beach walk
After a long, cold and wet winter, spring has arrived! And, contrary to what you normally see in the Netherlands, the weather agrees with the dates on the calendar. – Well, at least if you think of it in terms of the infamous Melbourne Weather, which changes from one minute to the next.
Making the most of this change, Willemijn and I decided to make use of the sunshine together, and to go for a walk along the beach in Beaumaris.
My road to finding a job in Australia
Kai and Luka have settled in really well, our house is filled with all that we need and more, I know my way around the neighborhood. Time for me to broaden my horizon – so I started looking for a job. Number 30 of our 38 things to do in Australia. A bit of a bumpy road.
Bad customer service
“Why are the waiting times so long for your customer service?” I ask the lady on the other end of the line. Her response:”Because people ask all these extra, unnecessary questions” would not have won any awards in client service. Well, she might not have said extra and unnecessary, but I could clearly hear it in her voice. Continue reading “Bad customer service”
My family and I went bowling. We went there because we have a little bucket where we put money in if we had a amazing/perfect day. We spent 40 dollars from the bucket to go bowling.
First my brother [Kai] had a go, I went second my mum went third and my dad went last.
When we got there we needed to wait an our to go to our Bowling line because that time there where no lines free. But we where lucky because time zone was right behind the Bowling building. I got a rabbit. It is white with a blue bow tied around her neck.
Anyways enough talking about that lets go back to the Bowling lines. So then we got some quick food from Woolworths. Then we went back to the bowling building. So first it was Kai’s turn then it was my turn each kid/adult got two balls.
I couldn’t believe that I was better than my mum! At the start mum was better than I was but then it started to change. My mum was also very good I didn’t think I would be better than her. If you went bowling with your mum would you believe that?
School Anzac Day ceremony
ANZAC day is not until Monday, which is a public holiday, so the schools had their ceremony today. Previously the ceremony was only for the grades three and up, this year all the students were there. And, parents and friends were invited, so a nice opportunity for me to experience another school tradition. Continue reading “School Anzac Day ceremony”
Cost to fill a house in Melbourne
Although an empty house is a perfect playground, according to our kids, we do prefer to be able to sit down while eating. So when we arrived in an empty house five months ago we had to start looking for furniture, appliances and lots of other practical stuff.
When moving from Europe, from a complete house full of everything, you wonder how much can actually bring along with you. And if you don’t what it would cost to buy it.
7 essentials for Australian Bush Camping
Are you planning to go bush camping in Australia or just want to know a bit more about it? There are seven essentials that you need to know about. And yes, some of them are different from other continents. At least according to us. Continue reading “7 essentials for Australian Bush Camping”
What health insurance do I need in Australia?
Of all the preparation for our overseas move I found solving the health insurance-puzzle the most complicated one. From figuring out how it all works to finding the right balance between getting appropriate cover and not paying an enormous amount. So that is why we share our personal experience on this matter. Continue reading “What health insurance do I need in Australia?”
Flight bagage when moving overseas
Four people and a new life in Australia. How much of your ‘old’ life can you take along with you on a flight? A post about being creative with luggage allowance, items that we are glad that we brought, items that we should not have taken and lessons learned. This is our experience. Continue reading “Flight bagage when moving overseas”