Things I’ve learned in the last 48 hours

I’ve been working all day, 7am to 8.30pm to be exact, so had no time to blog today. It feels weird, like the daily routine I have had for so long was disturbed and it totally threw me off track. All I could think about at work was that I haven’t blogged today, something I started doing back in 2014. It is now certainly a big part of my life.

So, here are some little thoughts that went through my head in the space of time I was unable to blog. 

1. I started to miss northern hemisphere winters. 

I woke up at 7am and it was already 28 Celsius. I looked in horror at my pillow, covered in sweat. It isn’t often in my life I have experienced that, usually in northern England I wake up wishing I wore socks. The grass always seems greener on the other side, I bet if I got off a plane in England tomorrow I would be wishing I was walking along a beach again.

By the time midday got here is was 38 Celcius. That being said…

2. The heat is great for maintaining a decent weight. 

Christmas is round the corner, and what other time of the year consists of so many calories? Worst of all, this is the summer season! This is the time for the beach. Thankfully the heat makes me drink plenty of water and eat less, so it isn’t all bad. 

3. I can see the Sydney Tower Eye from my suburb. 

I haven’t seen this view before. Pretty cool!

4. New South Wales alcohol laws are still as strict as hell.

I went to our works Christmas party yesterday, it was great, I had lots of (free) beer. In the next bar, the bouncer asked to see my ID. I accidentally gave him my Opal card (This is equivalent to the Oyster Card in London, the card used for getting around on public transport in the city). This was enough to refuse me entry. 

Fair enough I guess. 

5. This cruise has a cool walkway.

It goes around the front of the vessel, I thought it was a thick line painted on the Bow at first.

Hey there!

6. Sunsets never get boring 

They’re like free paintings available every evening. Ever changing.


So yeah, some of the thoughts I had recently, I hope you welcome them with open arms. 

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15 thoughts on “Things I’ve learned in the last 48 hours”

  1. Wow, 38?! Here I’ve been cribbing about 32… but then again, I’m in the northern hemisphere… it’s never really winter here, though!
    Sometimes drops to a nice 14 degrees in the mornings though.

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      1. 21’s a summer dream!
        I’m in Mumbai, and we occasionally drop below 19 in the early mornings. I suppose that’s one advantage of getting up early; good weather doesn’t last till 9 am! That, and orange runrises. I’m surprised a city can even get those anymore, but they’re really photogenic. Just managed to snap some before school a few days ago, I may post them on my blog, check them out if you’re interested!

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      2. Sounds beautiful! And oh yes I can imagine it gets pretty hot there. I’ll try to look, however it isn’t allowing me to check out your blog for some reason? I’ll try again in a little bit 🙂

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      3. That’s never happened before… but if it doesn’t work, I blog at I should have the post out pretty soon!


  2. Nice photos. Yes, I’ve never gotten used to the extremely hot days here. I missed my bus and had to do some extra walking yesterday in 38 degree hear, which was nice! Luckily I spent most of the rest of the day in air-conditioning, and had a front row seat to the gorgeous lightning storm of the afternoon.

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      1. Haha, I wish I could install one in my apartment…

        Incidentally, I was checking out some of your previous posts (I love reading posts about Sydney) and I went to Muse too! I wasn’t quite as close as you but I did manage to record a few short videos, a couple of which I posted online if you are interested.

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      2. Awesome! You were a little further back but the confetti streamers still reached you by the looks of things! I popped one of the balloons during Starlight, Matt kept kicking and heading them into the crowd. Was so much fun haha.


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