My intention was to write many posts after arriving in Melbourne but no chance. I started working pretty much on the following day. We have also been house hunting after work plus every weekend until last weekend. We finally found an amazing home in South Melbourne and are moving there this Friday. It is a beautiful area, I can walk to work and it is only 20min walk from my daughter’s daycare so could not get any more perfect than that. It is exactly the reason why we moved to Australia. No commute on train to work, walking distance from everywhere and close to the beach.
I started working full time, most of the mothers here have called me crazy but I guess this is the Finnish woman in me, in Finland as the childcare is almost free it is very common of women to return to work full time after the toddler is about 2 years old whereas here in Australia 2-3 days a week is more usual scenario. I must look like a workaholic woman compared to most others..I did not even go to my daughter’s daycare until last week. The first three weeks my husband handled all the communications, drop offs and pick ups as he was not working and actually won’t start working until next week. I did feel a bit like a neglectful mother when I went there for the first time. The ladies in the daycare must have been thinking if I even exist :)!
Anyway, everything has gone in an ideal way. Our container is supposed to arrive to the port of Melbourne this week and then it will take 1-2 weeks until we get our stuff as it will be checked by customs. Our daughter has seen the most amazing allergy specialist (about which I will tell in another post!!!!). The health care here is superb and everything else is also super high quality. We have been staying in Airbnb rental in Burnley for these first three weeks. Burnley is a lovely area, super accessible, arty, close to the city and lots of things to do, lots of outlet stores for me! If you ever end up in Burnley I recommend you to visit the most amazing coffee shop called Friends of Mine. It does not only have the most amazing coffee in town but the brunch there is just fantastic!!! We went there a couple of weeks ago with our friends and the food was yummy! Below some pictures about our meals.
Thai beef salad.
Beef burger and phenomenal chips…
Scallop fennel salad! (My choice..was amazing!)
I try to write another post soon now when things have calmed down. So many things to tell. I want to tell you about the Little Creatures Brewery we went to last weekend and then a little bit about the area we are moving to and about my work. Life is great here and could not feel happier.