We drove up Arthur's Seat which is the highest point and looked back along the route we came. Funnily enough in spite of driving 90 minutes we could just make out Eureka Tower (our home)! We will definitely return to Mornington and hopefully stay over so we can sample more of what it has to offer. Steve was very taken with the area. Unfortunately whilst we work in the city, it's just a little too far for us to move out to.
This week is week 2 for me in my new job. I must say it feels like I've been there longer! It's been good. The girls I work with (we're an all girl team) are friendly and supportive and always helpful. There are some other new people starting in January so I won't be the new girl for much longer. I enjoyed the Friday evening drinks trolley tradition. An actual drinks trolley is wheeled around about 16:45 every Friday (each department takes it in turn to play trolley dollys) with different options available; beers, wines, softies etc. I enjoyed a glass of bubbles whilst finishing off some admin stuff and I can see me getting quickly accustomed to the Friday evening tipple! Friday was also a Christmas meal for the team and we all trooped to St Kilda together on the tram. Food was good, wine was good, service was good so it was a pleasant evening.
At the moment I am missing my sister lots. I usually see her about every 6 - 8 weeks and it has been much longer than that. I saw her last mid September. We have been Skyping and sending messages but it's just not the same as seeing her little face. Also missing my girlfriends as the easy company they provide and the fun and laughter and love are not easily replicated and in spite of making some friends it's still not the same. I guess it's because my friendships with the UK girls has had time to develop and flourish and it's still such early days with the girls in Australia. Needless to say we are both missing family hugely but we are comforted by each other's company and the fact that this isn't forever and that they're coming to visit in the first part of 2011....woooooo!!!!