Yesterday I officially began working. Well, it was a training day. Seven of us had made it out of three sessions of group interviews, so essentially they weeded us down from probably about 36 to seven. Training day felt like being back in school, sitting around the table listening to a presentation and doing group activities for six hours. At least it is a laid back atmosphere and we had some crazy characters so it wasn’t too bad. Just long and tiring.
ANZAC (Australia and New Zealand Army Corps) Day is Sunday so it’s a three day weekend and I don’t have to start real work until Tuesday, which is nice! The weather has been incredibly hot (today is supposed to be 29C, which is like 83F I think!) which I think is pretty unusual for this time of year. It’s autumn and I think usually by now it would be cool and starting to rain more. But since our first week or two here we haven’t had any rain at all! It’s been sunny and fine here every day. Can’t complain! So I’m hoping we can get to the beach sometime this weekend and make the most of it.
Otherwise life has been in the library, job hunting and looking for a new apartment. We’ve found a really nice one in Waterloo/Redfern (a little beyond where I lived when I interned here two years ago) that’s a two bedroom/two bathroom place we’d be sharing with one Italian guy. It’s a little further from the city than I’d like (OK it’s still pretty good, but I can’t walk to work like I can now, and I’ll have to take the bus which I hate :P) but otherwise it’s awesome, with a nice, big kitchen, our own laundry machines, even a movie projector! Not bad. And internet, of course!! (more…)