(This is a guest post by WALT – aka West Australian Lone Traveller – who is backpacking around the country).
It’s no wonder Emily is a slice short of a sandwich most days – this sure is one crazy, noisy household!
Thank goodness I always carry earmuffs when I travel, they have been my sanity saviour since I arrived here on the Gold Coast.
Anyhow I landed safely, much to the delight of Emily – and yes she a bit ‘too friendly’ if you know what I mean – we’d only just met for goodness sake.
Her kids are adorable, except when they are trying to feed me popcorn. Can’t they see that I have no mouth opening?
My arrival was timely because No.2 had to visit the hospital, get an X-ray, a blood test and so I was there to hold his hand, well not literally of course because I’m a stuffed toy (dir).
I meet some new friends, like a pink chipmunk who copied everything I said and an annoying lizard who kept licking my ear – talk about a family with personal space issues.
Like every good traveller I offered to do a few odd jobs around the home to earn my keep.
I was secretly hoping Emily would say: “No, don’t worry, sit back and relax” instead she handed me a wrench and said: “See you in a few hours”.
What a mole – seriously.
But it wasn’t all bad, I was lavished with love, slept in the bed with each of the kids on alternative nights.
I even snuck out to Surfers Paradise to go clubbing when everyone was asleep!
So just a few more days left before I leave (or until Emily gets her shit together) and I’ll be on my way.
If you want to read about my adventures head over to Jacana blog – this is where I’m from, the lovely Susan rescued me from a thrift shop and sent me on a journey around Australia with a backpack and a travel journal.
Where will I be next ? I’m pretty sure I overheard someone saying something about NSW!
See you next week @ Jacana for Totally Thursday
(P.S If you don’t already ‘follow’ Emily’s blog – go on – and if you do, tell her WALT send you).
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