Love and War
Tuesday 22nd February 2011 Ė Yesterday, Nick lent me a push bike and took me off to see the National War Memorial. Itís an impressive building that also houses a museum of wartime artefacts. He left me there to look around, then I cycled part way round Lake Burley Griffin before heading off to look at the Houses of Parliament. Alas, the bike proved to be perhaps the most uncomfortable I have ever ridden so I ended up pushing it most of the way round Canberra.
That evening I met up with a gentleman called Mark, one of my blog readers, who lives in Canberra. He was very interesting and recently spent a month riding a Royal Enfield round India. He also gave me lots of advice on where to go next Ė he suggested going through the Snowy Mountains instead of along the coast. After that I went back round to Nickís to return the bike and have dinner. It was really nice to be able to relax in a real house again and to meet his kids.
Today I left Canberra and took the Kingís Highway back to Batemanís Bay before heading south along the Princes Highway to Moruya to meet up with Steve, a friend of my friends in Melbourne. It was only when I left him and got to a petrol station that I realised Iíd lost my wallet. Panic stricken, I fled back to the pub where luckily theyíd just found it. God, thatís twice Iíve lost it now and twice the good honest folk of Australia have handed it in.
Iím now in Tathra where I just managed to get the last room in the Inn Ė a family room with 7 beds in it! Another (very attractive) biker called Mick had just checked in when I arrived, so we tentatively arranged to have dinner together, however, by the time Iíd had a shower, changed and sorted my stuff out, some other woman had nabbed him first. Honestly, it just never seems like Iím going to meet someone. Every guy I meet is either married, separated, fancies someone else, doesnít fancy me or is completely unavailable. I think Iím just going to give up on looking for love with someone else and concentrate on finding it within myself Ė then maybe it will just come along without me having to try.
Posted by Jill Maden at February 23, 2011 09:52 AM GMT