We are currently in Perth in a youth hostel. It’s the fifth day into our holidays and it’s going fairly well. There’s one and a half hours time difference between Adelaide and Perth which means we’ve both been waking up at 5.30am and this morning was the first morning I couldn’t go back to sleep.
Up until last night we had a friend’s apartment near Fremantle and even though the traffic noise was heavy, it was a constant noise and therefore bearable. Staying in a youth hostel means having to contend with people standing outside your room talking, people cleaning up in the kitchen and throwing pots and pans around, and sleeping in a bed that’s a bit narrower than a double with a fidgety seven-year-old.
You might be able to tell I didn’t sleep that well last night and am feeling it today. Plus, it’s crap weather outside and we can’t stay here all day!
JJ is teaching a German and a Swiss how to play his rules of Uno and he’s quite the social butterfly. At least having other people around is taking the heat off me having to entertain him the whole time which is the trade-off to staying in a youth hostel.
Overall, JJ has been really good and I can’t complain. He adapts easily and is enjoying himself. I think our best day so far was a Rottnest Island jaunt. We hired bikes and he left me for dead. I’ll write about that another time though.
A side note – it took me about ten minutes of this internet time to recover my password to sign into this blog to update. For the life of me I couldn’t remember what it was because I haven’t had to use it for ages.