Renting, work, Beaches, Bays, Darling and Sydney Harbour.
The World Famous Sydney Opera House in the gleaming sunshine!!!!
So come January we had run out of money. Holiday over and work must begin!! Amanda's very generous Aunt and Uncle (Jo and Martin) let us crash at theirs until we found a flat to rent and found some work....
Terry started work first.... 3 days knocking on doors doing door-to-door sales was enough from him!! not sure if it was the long hours, the rubbish money, the walking the streets in the rain, the doors being slammed in his face or the Wake he interrupted - but 3 days was all he could sustain..... 3 more days than i would have done!!
So back for the drawing board for Terry.
I had registered with a few Temp Agencies for Admin type work and also a 'wards person' causal work. However days / maybe weeks went by and i hadn't heard a sausage! Amanda's Aunt suggested i look up Gymnastics Coaching, so I did and before I knew it I had landed myself work in 4 different schools equaling 27 hours a week. As most of the teaching was in schools my hours were a little strange... like 3-6 most evenings and Saturday afternoons. The other gym was run as a business and I found myself teaching 2-5 year olds - eeeek!!
The schools are girls private schools and some around the Bondi Area over looked the harbour.
Ravenswood School, Gordon
East Gymnastics - Bondi Junction
Ascham School, Edgecliff
Kambala School, Rose Bay
Kambala is so lovely - on a Thursdays if the weather is good I catch the ferry to work!!
Terry soon after found a part time job selling advertising space for JAYRIDE.com - a travel search engine. Having only his door to door sales and sales experience he managed to blag his way to land this job. whilst its only 3 days there is a fridge full of beer in the office as well as a ping pong table and football at lunch!
Flat number 1. Willoughby 3 months (Feb-May)
So we found this 2 bedroom flat occupied usually by 2 Italian couples. One couple were going to the outback for 3 months and so we were lucky enough to move in for that time.
The flat was light and airy with a balcony and outside swimming pool.
Daniel and Serena our house mates are lovely and made us feel very welcome.
As we were all trying to save money the flat is not a party house. Very quite and calm. We cook each other dinner, have a few beers together on weekends, hit the beach on our days off and have had one or two nights out in the city.....
Serena's 23rd Birthday....
only a bus ride away..
I think Balmoral is my favourite beach around Sydney. Its so beautiful with an island in the middle, little rock pools and sparkling clear waters..
A sport of Frisbee Terry??
Palm Beech (where Home and Away is filmed - we rein-acted our own version of Angel and Shane)
Terry playing in the see before the life guards announced there was a large shark in the water!!
Spit to Many Walk - 10km walk took us 3 hours.
The Spit Starting Point
The Manly Scenic Walkway took us past some amazing coastlines and views of the harbour......
Onto different beeches and even included some bush walking through Sydney habrour National Parks.... Ending Up at Manly Beech...
Beautiful in the sun to sit and have a beer around the harbour..
Watsons Bay and Camp Cove Beach
Walks over the Harbour Bridge
The habour is actually really big - so many different ports, bays and beaches..
The green you can see behind the opera house is Mrs Macquaries Chair - where we were NYE to watch the fireworks!!
So here we are still in Syndey working and saving up for the next part of our journey. Syndey is a beautiful city and the summer weather was wonderful. As Autumn sets in the nights are darker early but we still have some some and beech days
Finding work was not so easy, but hopefully after our 6 months of work we will have enough money to continue our travels.
2 more weeks and then we have to look for somewhere else to live.... another different experience will begin!!!