Abodes and Parrots

March 7, 2005 Off By leigh

Another hectic week.

I’ve now transferred from my initial landing spot in North Bondi to a permanent (hopefully) abode in Chippendale, quite close to Sydney’s central business district. It’s a terrace house, a popular style of two story building dating at least to the start of last century, although most buildings are probably mid-30s.

Rose St

A view from the terrace.

Rose St view

I’ve done a couple of interviews, and revamped the resume substantially (tossing out about 5 jobs I did early as they were just too hard to explain and made it too long). Walking to an interview in the central business district, I happened across a florist selling several native flowers.

Sydney Flowers

I met up with my cousins, uncle and aunt who are in Castleridge, a short drive beyond Parramatta, a major regional town outside of Sydney. They had a bird feeder which attracts the local wildlife:

Sydney Birds

A pair of Lorikeets


A sulfur crested cockatoo (it’s hard to communicate the scale, this guy/gal is about 18 inches tall!)

Sulphur Crested Cockatoo