As you well know (if you have read my blog for any amount of time), I researched and worried, stressed and mulled over the various aspects of Australian life. In all honesty, the one thing that truly stuck with me was how expensive everything seemed. Now I wish I could say we got off the plane and didn’t wince at the price of a bottle of water, but all in all we were pleasantly surprised at how affordable it is to eat out here. (I joke that it’s because everything is SO expensive that it’s all relative but in comparison to groceries, eating out is cheap-ish. And boy oh boy have we been putting that theory to the test. Fruit toast with lemon curd. toe curlingly good coffee, alpaca burgers and thrice fried chips, burritos and pancakes, pizzas and Thai. You name it, we have consumed it. It’s beginning to show. So much so that I no longer feel the need to do up my top button on my jeans. I can’t say I am complaining.
*Title quote by George Bernard Shaw*