Its a beautiful thing, really, to come back home and listen to (and eat) everything you have missed for over a decade!
Currently here in a small country town, there is no lack of wildlife. Kangaroos,
Kookaburras, Rainbow Lorikeets, Kites, Hawks... not to mention beautiful sunrises - early morning mist wafting along the landskape during a new spring season. Colourful sunsets, a bright red sun and pink to blue skys. My first couple of weeks here were spent simply taking it all in, listening, watching, remembering.
Then there is the food...
Pies! Meat pies were the number one thing on my list to tackle when I first arrived back. Since then, I've learned that most expats tend to make them thier first priority on returning to Australia. Not surprising really since they are virtually non existant everywhere else. But then there are sausage rolls, milo, chico rolls, spring rolls, different pastries, lamingtons... I could go on. I've almost tried 1 of everything so far, and most importantly managed to keep my weight in check! Score for me! Who said you can't have your cake and eat it too!
We have several bakery type places in this small town. One is apparently famous for pies, another has the best coffee, another has the best fish and chips, another is a full on bakery with all very good stuff (and personally, I prefer thier pies and sausage rolls) another is never mentioned, but that's ok. So having been given the details on all where to go for the 'best of', I have duly done the rounds. You can never beat local information, always right on target, particularly when several people have mentioned the same things.
I have also found the best service station coffee in town. There are several servos around here, and usually service stations not being known for coffee, I had my work potentially cut out for me, well I have to mention a friend who helped with that task also.. but we did succeed and found a winner, pretty dang good. I had to get something close to starbucks, and yep, this isn't a bad runner up.
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