27.12.2007 - 13.08.2008 18 °C
After living abroad for 7 months I am beginning to miss a lot of things about Australia and home. I'm going to blurt them onto the page as I think of them...
I miss the lorikeets flying over at 5.15pm like clockwork
I miss the sunset from my back deck
I miss my dad's homebrew
I miss our GAS bbq
I miss steak
I miss beef in general
I miss aussie sunsets
I miss my bed
I miss afternoon storms in summer
I miss summer
I miss the sun!
I miss my drivers tan on my right arm
I miss my car and driving
I miss aussie drivers (you don't have to fear for your life on the road in aus)
I miss driving and not seeing anything for hours
I miss going out in Brisvegas
I miss cheap, reliable pool tables with a D on them!
I miss having Tooheys, Carlton, XXXX and every other aussie beer on tap - Fosters is not aussie dammit!
I miss Bundy Draught
I miss the Irish Club
I miss the old drunks at the Irish Club
I miss the Goldie and how the sand burns your feet
I miss wearing sunglasses all day, every day
I miss not having to worry about a jacket on a night out
I miss knowing how to get around without looking at a map or satnav
I miss fresh fruit and vegetables
I miss Vegemite, Milo, Timtams, Fantails and Minties
I miss Vegemite and cheese sandwiches
I miss being able to afford decent quality food
I miss wearing thongs (flip-flops to you uninformed)
I miss wearing shorts without being looked at strangely
I miss walking down the street without holding onto my wallet inside my pants (trousers again for you uninformed)
I miss being able to walk on the grass without going ankle deep into mud
I miss red soil
I miss fully detached houses with front yards, back yards and driveways
I miss being able to practice without annoying the neighbours
I miss not having to put a converter on the end of my laptop/shaver/etc
I miss aussie tv
And finally I miss all my friends and family!