Published: June 7th 2012June 7th 2012
See how lucky I am at work!
The day was another rainy day in Goonellbah! We were inside all day with the children which makes the day seem to go a little slower, but it was still a good day! I must admit, one of the highlights of my day was the lunch served. We had pizza with fresh veggies on it from our wonderful chef. Our kitchen chef used to work at cafes with his mother, so, when I brag about how good of a chef/barrista he is, I truly mean it. This man's experienced. We're gourment style and spoiled at Netle In when it comes to the grub!
I've noticed that a chunk of the children's songs here are sung in differnt variations, and today I was really happy to hear that over here in the land down unda, they believe the Muffin Man lives on "Drewery Lane" also. I have heard "Blueberry Lane" in some versus and I've never been a fan of that one!
Another song difference: "5 Little Monkeys"....I grew up singing "Mama called the doctor and the doctor said no more monkeys jumping on the bed." Well, the Aussie children don't have their mama calling the doctor. The verse goes
In my opinion, rainbows are the good luck charm in Australia
"We called the doctor and the doctor said...." Fun to see the small differences and adapt to the Aussie style.
It's nearly the end of the second week, and what does this mean? All us girls are looking very forward to the weekend. Our weekend plans are The Gold Coast. If you google Gold Coast, the pictures might remind you of PCB Florida. They also reminded me of the Tel Aviv Beach in Israel. A lot of high skyscrapers that are most likeley hotels. It's another touristy area in Australia, and there many small cities, running into each other, that make up the "Coast" as our host mum told us. The area we will be going to is called Surfer's Paradise. I will not be partaking in surfing lessons however because waves are unsafe now in Australia. It's been covered on the news the past couple nights. I want adventure when I'm here but that's a little too much adrenaline for me! But Australia is full of the people who "live to surf" so they must be in surfer's heavean.
In reference to my blog title, I'm convinced that rainbows occur more in Australia than back home. This leads me to believe they are a good luck sign :) I've had good things happen each day I've been here, and each day is only getting better. We were lucky enough to have the rain stop just in time for our walk home today, and had a gorgeous view of the rainbow over Goonellbah.
Here's our tentative forecast for the weekend. http://www.weather.com/weather/5-day/Gold+Coast+ASXX0047:1:AS
...with that, I'm putting out another sun dance request from everyone back home. Send it down unda please!