Saturday was a reasonably late start as I enjoyed the comfort of our wonderful bed and Steve slept off a hangover. We ventured out to Camberwell to meet Ling and her husband Noah for lunch. You can read about that in the Restaurant Review section.
After lunch we met Emma at a pub by the river for a drink before walking to the AAMI stadium to watch Melbourne Heart v. Melbourne Victory. It wasn't very good really. I know little about football but found it poor! What was entertaining were the crazy fans sat directly behind the goal, waving flags and scarves and generally causing havoc. Score was 3 - 1 to Victory. The AAMI stadium is quite cool and looks like the Eden Project domes all stuck together. The stadia and various sporting venues are all situated together down a strip called Olympic Boulevard. No doubt, during our two years here we will become very familiar with this area.
After the game Steve and I went to Bearbrass, along the river and near us, for a quick bite to eat and nice bottle of bubbles to toast my new job.
Sunday dawned early and Steve started to build our BBQ which we had acquired earlier in the week but had no time to put together. We drove to the market (yes we now have a brum brum) and picked up some groceries for the week before heading to Ikea. I know I keep saying it's the last time but this time it really is. Weekend Ikea is no fun. And why take kids? It's no place for them. There was mayhem in the store and mayhem in the car park and mayhem in the pick up area. Very stressful and it also started to rain and get cold. Not pleasant. When I say cold it was still about 19 degrees though.
The rest of today has been about putting our Ikea purchases together, finishing the BBQ and putting the apartment in order. I think we're there now. There are no more cardboard boxes and nothing left to build...almost nothing left to build. I forgot, our sofa bed still needs putting together. We thought the removal men would do as they did our bed and the crew in UK took the sofabed apart but apparently there are too many bits so they won't do it. We are contesting this with them at the moment but I reckon Steve will have to face it himself...
So all rooms except for the spare bedroom are pretty much sorted now and all are things have a home. The apartment is beginning to feel like home.