Moving Up North @ Monday, October 31, 2016

Monday 17th October

Sick again, the cough/sore throat is back. Gotta take that antibiotic, gritty banana flavored *shudders*. It's day four, but we made it! To the dr without eating on the way there. Day 1 I found a candy bar in my on the way there, Day 2 I hadn't eaten for too long, Day 3 the nurse leaves before the center closes.

Too help not cheat we did not bring food for afterwards and ended up with subway for lunch, served by high school kids who didn't know much about it. Subway will always be remembered as that one place in town (where college was) where it was considered safe/clean to eat. The only familiar place in that town.

It was a long journey back to the house, bus to station, train 1, then change to train 2. We might be on the express line, but we're a small town and one of those stations that gets skipped. 

An afternoon (or what's left of it at 4pm) spent in the mud room sun room working on that scrapbook. Completely filled by second book I'm ready for my third! And this time I'll go paint outside.

I'm breathing funny, my breathing system hurts and so we didn't have the breathe to go dancing. So instead we went over to the next town to buy some honey. Did pretty well as we only bought three things, and none of which was candy. But we did find a stash Lucy's been hiding the other day. 


Sick again, can't breathe and eat at the same time. Dying... but we made it to an afternoon lunch at Kopan, udon and bubogi, the udon's beef is a bit spicier and sweeter than the bubogi.

Next we took the tram in the wrong direction, whoops. Finally got to Leslie St Vinnies (the blue goodwill) which is cheaper than the red ones.

Some favourite cds (the top two) and albums that were popular back in middle school (where we were forced to listen to the radio). G&S Opera vinyls! A vintage 80s Collins diary. The Luxe Series (Gossip Girl in another era I read) and one of my favourite books. 

What did we buy? A few things, but also that heater on the list! Aldi branded but at $10 I'd be happy if I got 10 uses out of it. Mixed reviews, noise complaints mainly. 

Back to the house to pack, 8 boxes, different shapes/sizes. So much bubble wrap... And I really don't trust the movers I prefer to move one layer at a time rather than stack. Mirrors, perfumes, and co.

We should have numbered the boxes and done a reference system...


Moving day. Two carry on bags per person. But what about my chopping board??? 

Stepped backwards, tripped and fell into the open suitcase and rolled out the other side. Yelped in the progress attracting attention.

Turns out I needed a lot more boxes then expected. We did it, packed the night before and a bit in the morning.

Drove to the new location to lie down on the fresh carpet then off to lunch at a corner store. G & Os.

Brunch lunch, b'fast dish.

There are 7 of us, none who packed toilet paper on their carry on... I'd packed it all with the kitchen. I also forgot the keys in the suitcase. The medicine I also packed in the wrong bag. Also has anyone seen my measuring jug? Scatterbrained.

The local cake shop here is Beatrice Bakes, though I got lost and so went to the Green Refectory instead.

$5.20 Pavlova, some cakes have larger serving sizes then others, this was normal size for any other place, but small here. It was great! As good as grandma (cwa) makes it! Each cm of the eggy but also meringuey pav was covered in cream, topped off with slices of kiwi and strawberry. It was perfect. Though if you're after a table get in before the afternoon rush. This is the most popular place in town said a shop keeper down the road.

10 tram stops away from the junction, we're just the next town over from Brunswick. It's so odd being up north on the other side of the city. We've always been on the Lilydale/Belgrave line. Near dance.

Being in North Melbourne means more adventures this way! New places to explore like perhaps the auction rooms and places we haven't considered before due to location.

Pan fried crispy skin barramundi with a citrus pesto, served with corn and lettuce.

After cake we crashed, pre-dinner nap. The bar was packed pre-show as there were three shows on tonight. They were busy and forgot about us. But when prompted service was fast!

We weren't told what the dish was, as everyone was in a hurry (pre-show dinner rush) but we'd called up earlier to find out.

The lettuce didn't really fit in with the dish, it was like lettuce on the side ticking that box that says we need something green. The boneless fish was fried to perfection with a crispy skin in butter. Jas agrees that it was really good, and he cooks fish (I don't, and have never ordered barramundi before).

I've never understood the idea of dinner and show unless you have a 6pm senior citizens dinner. I prefer a show and dessert.

Tonight's show was Lisa Gerrard  I've never heard of her or her music, but it's very different. Atmospheric music aka background music.

In all the moving craze I forgot the keys, or rather didn't bring them, took them out of my bag before afternoon tea because I'd initially planned to stop by to check on the movers before dinner. By the I'd be back everyone would be asleep, and I don't know where the pebbles are to throw them at the window. Also which window...


Last night we went home, because we forgot the keys for the new place. In theory we threw pebbles at the window only to hear that Juliet isn't home XD.

Off to the dr, who I wished asked me all the questions. As after than we went to the hospital and waited for 2hrs only to be told, your scans are too old, get new ones then come back and grab a number. Seriously? My GP could have asked me if they were up to date, I didn't know they expire...

Dinner at Akita, a bento. It was good though nothing amazing nor did it justify the price ($20). In the city this would be around $12 but it's a small isolated restaurant. Hence the monopoly.

We unpacked half the room! Awaiting on shelves/storage solutions to deal with the rest. There's a high shelf but I really can't reach/see up there. The wardrobe is wonderfully short and just an inch or two higher than me. 


Sick again. Dying...

During the move all my frozen food was lost, the container made it though. So maybe they weren't packaged? If they were here and out of the freezer we'd be able to smell it, meat left out on the bench is very highly identifiable. So they're not at point A or B where could they be? Ginny (new girl) suggests they were left out/forgotten while packing on the nature strip and someone took them. Will we ever find out?

My coconut water also went missing, this time from the kitchen bench. I drink it like a soda addict, though limit myself to a glass a day - unless I'm treating myself, because I'm very sick. Which has been ongoing for a while. 

We might be dying but I'm not going to let that stop me from going to a concert! Music fills my soul like nothing else. Melvyn Tan on piano, at 60 he's been playing music for more years than we've spent on earth! Beethoven and Chopin.

My favourite piece tonight? Chopin - Nocturne op.9 No.2 

Post-show snacks and dinner up in china town with Ginny, who I met through networking, she's a substitute teacher who also works in retail. And here I was hoping working for days as teacher pays all the bills and more. :P

Custard puffs on their winter (it feels like winter) evening was perfect. 

Dinner at Udon Yasan, Thick wheat udon noddles in a Japanese curry sauce, with beef. It was fairly  average, though we enjoyed the toppings bar.

Up to QV for dessert, everyone's loving that ginger tea soft serve, but as the name suggests it's too gingery for me!

Saturday & Sunday

Too sick to go to the cake show, even though we had tickets and a game plan.

How was your week? What did you get up to? 
Do you insist on going out the same day you move houses too? 

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