We've been staying in Mentone for a good while now, but I've never shown you around have I? It's a cute little town, so I made you all a little video to show you a few of my favorite parts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVOqRD3QFZ0 We've had a lot of fun speculating about what a fire banana massage is. … Continue reading Setting the Mentone
Have I told you I love wildlife? You know... just in case you weren't able to pick up on that from how excited I get every time we go to a sanctuary or zoo. Well guess where we went last Wednesday? Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary! This one is really cool, it's only Australian critters, and they … Continue reading Head over Healesville
This week I'm talking about what I've been doing with my alone time, and Alex's experiences with "Backpacker Jobs"! It's Lonely Week here here in Mentone! Well, not so much lonely as quiet. Phe is taking his students on a field trip to China (perks of being a teacher, right?!) and Alex is off … Continue reading All By Myself…
A couple weeks ago I happened to see that a cafe in Mentone (where we're living) was hiring for a chef's assistant, and to call for more details. I figured why not and gave them a call, and wound up with a trial shift. It was really stressful, but it was exciting the way one … Continue reading I’ve Been Working / On the Railroad
This was a fun day, even though it wasn't so much of a lane as it was an ally. What was really disappointing was that google maps told us there was a Moylan Cafe here too, but it must have closed down because there's nothing there now. We even tried to call the number listed … Continue reading Moylans Lane is in my Ears and in my Eyes
What?! A video?! We didn't come here to watch things, we came here to read! Well I hope you're not too disappointed, because videos are a part of the blog now! Don't worry, text posts will still be the norm on Tuesdays, but from now on you'll occasionally get to watch us in action too! … Continue reading We’re Off To See the Wombat, The Wonderful Wombat of Aus!
It's June! That means that we've been here in Australia for two full months now! Actually, I learned a fun fact; June 1st is the first day of winter here! Australians don't mess around with things like solstices and equinoxes when it comes to defining the seasons, they do it by the calendar; Winter is June … Continue reading Fine and Dandenong