Admiral Inn Burlington
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Since our first visit to Western Australia in 2006, we have vowed to return and experience more of what this unique country has to offer. They say (we are not sure who "they" are), that you need at least eight weeks to do justice to a tour of Australia. I can tell you "they" ...
... were being confiscated at the border, so maybe they were keen to make it up to me? Regardless of this, the people in Canada are really quite nice, and the half way house it offers between America and the UK I found instantly quite appealing.
I met up with my host and he kindly drove me back to their place in Burlington (about an hour away) where I was introduced to his very Scottish wife and hilarious children. I have to admit that, whilst I've had a lot of ...
... me, going, HI HOW ARE YOU DOING, WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE, GREAT TO SEE YOU BACK, WELCOME ON BORD... I cannot help but smile at these warm welcoming wishes and am glad to see some of the old folks again. I guess it really is no big surprise to see me working as staff, since that was already a daily routine back when I used to be a student here.
My day passes by quickly with all the work I have to do, trust me, giving someone new shirts and pants and ...
... feel a closeness to my long lost kin. Ireland had wormed its way into my head. But not yet into my heart.
There were several contenders as birthday destinations but I felt no connection to these places. I got to the point where I was kind of "ehhh, I don't know" about it all. My husband would occasionally comment on Ireland.
After weeks ...
... realize we haven't had it this hot) and the wild abandon of sticking your toothbrush under the tap and, gasp, drinking the water straight. That felt wierd. We'll adjust soon enough.
The other very wierd thing was having to crick our necks to look up at Niel - I have been towering over people for months. It was nice to feel like a shortie.
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