In the spirit of the new year, and keeping shit POSITIVE, I'd like to tell you about some of the stuff that I actually like about where I live now:
1. The firetrucks are red. Which is as things should be, only in Canberra they were yellow. Which is an abomination.
2. The dog beaches. They have awesome dog beaches here - not just the piece-of-crap seaweed-infested, goes-under-water-at-high-tide beaches that no-one else wants to swim at, but actual decent beaches where you can enjoy a paddle with your pooch. Win!
3. Street signage. At pretty much all intersections of any consequence there are signs before you reach them, telling you what street is coming up next. Genius for those who are new in town and trying to navigate their way around without a GPS. Yep, that's me - keeping it old skool and using a map!
4. Winter. It's great here in winter - it gets cold enough overnight to feel like you've had a change in season, but it's not so cold that you can't bring yourself to leave the house. And the days are glorious, because sometimes they are rainy and cosy, and other times they are sunny and warm. Also, the scraping of the ice off the windscreens in the mornings only happens occasionally.
Mmmm, winter. It's still a long way off, but I'm dreaming of it now. Especially since it's forecast to be 41 degrees for the next 3 days in a row, argh! But you know, staying positive, so better sign off there!