I launched this blog on 1 January 2009 with a post and video called Our First Full Year Living In Australia. Unsurprisingly, the video was about our first full year living in Australia, which would have been the calendar year 2008.
I followed that up on 4 January 2010 with another post and video, this time rather imaginatively called Our Second Full Year Living in Australia. It won’t surprise you to learn that the video was about our second full year living in Australia and that would be the year 2009.
I’m nothing if I am not a man of habit, and my intention was to create a video about our third full year living Australia and to publish it in January of this year. I can’t remember exactly why that didn’t happen, but I suspect it could have had something to do with the gazillion megatons of rain that descended upon us during that month, completely submerging many of my neighbours homes.
But quite why it has taken me almost 8 months to realise my omission I just can’t explain. Anyway, as they say, better late than never.
Before we hit the movie though, I have to say that 2010 was not my favourite of the three full years I’ve lived here so far. Both 2008 and 2009 were better. So does that mean the honeymoon period of my life in Australia has passed and I am now seeing the country in a more realistic view?
Well, yes, I suppose I am, but that wasn’t the reason why 2010 was such a damp squid (there is a clue) compared to the other two years. It was, of course, the incessant rain that really spoilt last year.
Australia is such a great outdoorsy place, but not when it’s bucketing down. And as the year grew older, the rains just seemed to get heavier and heavier until they peaked, as you know, early in 2011. As a result of all that rain, we probably didn’t go to as many places as we had in previous years.
But we didn’t do bad either, it was still a good year. Here’s the highlights, slightly later than I imagined. This time I dug deep, thought long and hard, until I finally came up with a much snazzier title…..