#citizenship #bureaucracy #story #itchyfeet

Australian Citizenship - our ticket to getting our tickets out of here

We’ve been in limbo. It’s been 9 months since we moved states to stay at my mum’s house and free ourselves from the ties and contracts of rent and bills. I remember the excitement we felt on the drive over from Adelaide, “we’re so close”, “there’s nothing keeping us here now”! It was a nice narrative, except there was something still keeping us here. Citizenship. Warning: this post will probably only appeal to people with one of two very specific interests; understanding the process of obtaining Australian citizenship through marriage or understanding the story of Ruddy and Nancy in excruciating detail. ...

#bears #life #story #kigurumi #japan #southpark

So why bears?

So what’s the deal with the whole 🐻 thing? Alright I feel like I should address this, the earlier the better, cause I’ll be making references to bears, and inundating you with terrible bear puns and wordplay. I’m good at neither of those but that won’t stop me from doing so πŸ˜‚. Beholden to pop-cultural references You may be expecting a deep, soulful justification for the whole ‘bear’ thing. You may assume that we’re both big, hairy, and gay. ...

#travel #onashoestring #savingmoney #homebase #simplifying #movingbackhome #howto

Nomadic Life: wishin’ and hopin' and thinkin' and prayin', plannin' and dreamin'

Making the call Around mid-2018, the cold and dreary winter Melbourne weather made the prospect of living nomadically all the more appealing. We had discussed going nomadic before but had made no plans, hadn’t told any of our friends and family, or figured out what we were going to do with our jobs, or how we would make money… 😳 you get the point… That daunting list of logistics didn’t stand a chance against simple daydreaming about leaving the 9-5 behind. ...

#zurich #life #story #melbourne #nomadic

'ello 'ello 'ello, what's all this then?

Nervous Preface Rant 😰 So… first post, how do I even begin? I mean I had blogs before; around 2010 when I was doing my PhD in Zurich and felt all deep and quasi-philosophical I made this blog where I was primarily trying to show off my vocabulary (what a douche! πŸ€¦β€β™‚). Then while writing my dissertation, an arduous and boring process, I was procrastinating through my Python blog which still maintains a decent readership even though I haven’t written any new posts in 5 years. ...