So, as we were driving home today from the local shops (the Logan Hyperdome) I looked at Angela and I said “I love living here”. Every now and again I will just say this out of the blue and as you can imagine she’ll get a huge grin on her face and say “I’m so glad”. It’s hard to explain exactly what it is about here that I love… maybe it’s because I love everything.

I love the weather obviously, it’s beautiful here. Even when it’s raining, we’re outside in tshirts because it’s still well over 20 degrees. It would be so hard to go back to being in the cold and it would be so strange as well. I feel completely at home here which I guess I didn’t really expect so soon. It’s only been a year and as much as I love Scotland, I feel entirely at home here and like I belong.

The people here remind me a bit of the people in Scotland – they’re very friendly. There’s no pretentiousness here, people just take you as you are and let you get on with everything that you want to. They don’t care too much what you’re into, just like you to get on with it and be happy. Of course there must be some horrible people here, just like there is anywhere, but we’ve yet to find them. People are laidback, chilled out and happy generally. Maybe it’s the weather, maybe it’s just the vibe of the place or maybe it’s just a completely different world. Probably a mix of all three.

Anyway, I love being here and I feel at home. I can’t imagine ever moving back to Scotland or to anywhere. We have everything here, the ocean, the mountains, the beach, the city… it’s all within half an hours drive and it’s all beautiful. I love Australia!