Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Ive Been Everywhere Man...
I've been everywhere man.....well not quite but it sure feels like it.
I'm a Sydney girl. I love Sydney, for all it's crazy traffic, stupid house rentals and prices and food! You can get any type of food you can think of in Sydney.
I have lived most of my life in the eastern suburbs of Sydney, Paddington to be precise. Paddington, or Paddo as residents like to call it, brings up mixed emotions for me. It is a beautiful suburb, with cafes, shops and the gorgeous Centennial park just up the road.
Actually everything is just up the road. You can walk to the city, or get a bus to Bondi Beach or Junction. I feel very fortunate to have grown up in Paddo. Being so close to pubs, where all the cool kids go when your in your 20's, is pretty spoilt. And I know a lot of people that would be very jealous of my old address. Mostly I don't get why. For all the wonder that is Paddington, the markets on saturday alone make me want to move back there, it is quite seedy and cramped, and loud.
There was a party on all the time. You could never sleep in Paddo. The houses are terrace style, you live so close to your neighbours, you can hear them breathe. The party's are killer, they don't stop at midnight, they go on for days! I had so much damage done to my car while living there too :(
A few more moves inbetween, Hubs and I ended up in the ACT for a year. Thank goodness it wasn't longer than that. Canberra depressed the heck out of hubby and I. I don't know what it was. We found it so difficult to make friends there, people seemed to be in these little cliques, and they were soooo difficult to get into. This is also where I was first pregnant and lost the baby, so we also put our dislike of Canberra down to that.
We then moved to the beautiful Nelson Bay. Wow what a stunning part of NSW to live in. The only problem, it was a retirement place. there was not much to do, besides eat very good produce. Which we love, but no hospital, we had to drive to Newcastle about an hour or so, so i could have little G, and for all the appointment etc.
We loved it in the Bay, but ended up having to move again, this time back to Sydney, all for hubby's work.
I now live in the West. Now for a girl who live her whole life in the east, it was a bit of a shock. I thought it was going to be horrid, what was i thinking. I am loving it. Property's are soooo much bigger, food is cheaper. So far I am loving it to bits. I went grocery shopping and picked up some loose salad leaves and a cucumber, and the guy charged me 1 DOLLAR! YEP 1 DOLLAR!!!!!!
It is still very confusing for me, whats with Bankstown Centro? My god the worst shopping centre ever. I can't seem to navigate around there!!! It is way too confusing, and many people are horribly rude. Then again, my sense of direction is very bad. I get lost ridiculously easily. To the point of having to plant the night before exactly where it is I'm going, so it doesn't induce a full blown panic attack and the day of navigating. Thank you GPS! where were you when I started driving!!!!!
But lately I have been feeling very disconnected from Sydney. I don't know if it is cause I'm STILL living with the IN-LAWS. Or the fact that, we just want our own house. Something with a little backyard, nice and simple little brick home to call ours. Living in a room with a 7 months old is crap. Sydney is increasingly expensive. It is getting to the point where Hubs and I are thinking about another move, possibly Victoria? We both love it there. We are just not sure if it is the right fit for us.
Will we miss our families too much?
Can Hubs get a decent job there?
What are the hospitals like?
So much to think about and more. I feel like im going to explode from all this thinking. I have been baking this morning like a mad woman, normally I find it soothing, doesn't seem to be working today. I think I need to take a breath have a cuppa tea and a slice of peanut butter banana bread.
Recipe for the banana bread to come soon!
Posted by Leah at 9:42 AM