Monday, 1 June 2009
First of June, the first official day of winter in Australia. Since some parts of Australia does not have the 4 seasonal pattern that is used in Europe, they have created an order of the seasons by setting the official day of the start of all seasons. Today is the first day of winter.
I'm in North Queensland and I've spent the day on the beach. At some points it was windy, but it was never cold. It must have been 25-26 degrees Celsius and the sun was shining most of the day. We spent the day with A:s parents at his parents friends beach “hut”, that is more of a fully equiped house.
The day was fantastic, the sun was shining, it was windy and I got to spend a long time picking shells out of the sand. It's strange to think that I can stay in the same country just 2.5 hours flight south and it will be cold and I will want to wear a jacket.
I'm starting to trying to think about getting organised, sorting out a mobile phone, updating my CV, start looking for a job and a place to live. I find it hard to know what I want to do, one minute I'm panicking thinking that I will never find a job, and I don't want to get a flat before I have a job etc etc etc. Then the other minute I'm thinking that I do not want to have a job, that I want to spend some time taking it easy, chilling, living on my savings and just doss about. But I'm sure in the end my inside German control freak will take over and chase me out to get a wage. I guess that is good for me, when I do not have something to do, then I don't get anything done; whereas when I'm working all day all night and have no spare time, that is when I spend the nights making things, sewing, soldering and generally fixing and fippling.
Anyway, tomorrow I will get an Australian Mobile phone, such that I can start getting ready to be a part of this new society.