I mentioned in an earlier post that things haven’t gone to plan since we arrived, with respect to our accommodation. We are still trying desperately to get our money back from the double booking but have not had any luck yet. This hiccup has meant we are now planning to spend time properly exploring Sydney at the end of next January after Jack’s cousin’s wedding. While we are not out exploring Sydney, we have been settling ourselves into living in Australia. Staying with Jack’s cousins has meant we have had someone to help us with the mundane things and run us around until we bought our car. Within the first week we had an Australian SIM card, opting for a pre-paid (pay-as-you-go), an Australian bank account and confirmation that we could drive on our UK licences. Since then we have been living a relatively quiet life at his cousins’, hanging out by the pool on sunny days with their many parrots for company (including Benny who has rather colourful language at times!) and taking short road trips to nearby places such as Wollongong.