To market

On our first weekend in Brisbane we came across a market not far from home. Northey Street City Farm organic farmers market, held every Sunday morning, has a great variety of fruit and veg but also lots of spices and fresh nuts etc.


I was surprised to see the number of dogs there. And not just any old dog. There were so many ‘it’ dogs; you know, the current social media stars such as french bulldogs and pugs. They were almost as common as the canvas carry bags people were using to carry their organic purchases.


As we were walking out I overheard a conversation between two blokes joking about how they needed to hire a cute dog to take to the markets to be able to pick up women. They were joking, but it could very well be true.

It wasn’t just at this market either. As we continued to explore Brisbane we found more dogs in more locations. Nurseries, parks, more markets.

Here we were, exploring Brisbane to buy items to fit into our new home, and instead I am thinking we should have been looking to buy an item to fit into Brisbane life… woof woof

We’ve arrived

Not only have I arrived in Brisbane, today marks two weeks since I watched the removalists load the truck then I headed off down the Bruce Highway to this new life.

And what a two weeks it has been.

In the beginning it felt like a simple holiday.

After all, I was living out of a suitcase and sleeping on a blow up mattress. But over the last 14 days things have happened, furniture has arrived, and our new house is shaping up to be a home.

I have had an interesting introduction to city living, I must say.

My first 24 hours included seeing Coldplay perform at Suncorp Stadium. What a welcome to town that was. Not only was it an outstanding concert, I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to get there, and even better, to get home. Public transport in Brisbane, you were fabulous.