Wednesday, 28 February 2007

Lost in translation

There are lots of new words to (re)learn now that we are moving to the USA. Here are a few of the ones I have needed already.

American = Australian
diaper = nappy
pacifier = dummy
jumper = tunic
cantaloupe = rock melon
sweet peppers = capsicum
mailbox = post box
baby carriage = pram
biscuit = scone
gas = petrol

Thank goodness we don't have to learn second declension spellings! Here is a handy translation site in case you can't understand what I'm saying

Tuesday, 20 February 2007

Excess Material Possessions

It's only when you need to move house do you realise how much stuff you have. We have boxes that moved from our unit to the house that have never been opened. We have been ruthlessly cleaning things out. All the uni and PY notes have been thrown away (recycled), many electronic components have been gotten rid of via a clean up campaign and lots of clothes have gone to the opportunity shop.

We have a couple of things we are looking to lend out. If you'd like to borrow them for a couple of years let us know: 2 floral lounges with an ottoman and a pool table.

We also have 2 old desks free for the taking. Both are brown, one has a book shelf hutch.

Wednesday, 14 February 2007


A first blog post is always full of exciting possibilities. There is one month, three weeks and 4 days until we fly over to the US. There is much to be done here in Sydney before that happens. join us on this journey into territories unknown.