Aussie life update

One of the first warm days of spring, it was time for the pale legs to finally see some sun!

I won Up Unlimited’s Instagram competition and got five free passes!! So of course we had to go back for Mim’s birthday.

My incredible friend Jade from the gym adopted a little rescue pup called Obi! He’s so cute that I almost cry every time I see him.

We went back to Queen Victoria Night Market

Crossfit Red Bluff eating crew

Mim and I in our new place

Wow guys, it’s been a while to say the least. Where do I even start? So much has happened and the blog has been the most quiet it’s ever been since I started it I think. I can’t do anything other than apologise. I have now finally moved into my own place and we finally have Internet and it’s time to get back to normal here on the blog. Time to revive this baby.

I think the reason why I mainly stopped writing was because whilst I was staying at other people’s houses I just didn’t feel a hundred percent comfortable or at home. As very welcoming everyone has been eventually you got quite stressed about the fact that I was constantly living out of a suitcase and never really felt like I had my own space, even though I did have my own room. I never realised how much I did value having my own space until I went through this experience and I learnt a lot about myself.

The final bit I was living with my friend Mim and her family. They were so kind to let me stay there whilst we were desperately hunting for a flat. We want to a lot of viewings where we weren’t too impressed at all but then finally we found our little gem in. The only thing it was missing was a balcony but we had to compromise in some way. It’s not quite the location we were looking at to begin with but we are starting to really love the local area. There are so man great little shops, restaurants, café and a little independent cinema. The beach is about a 10 min cycle ride from us, how amazing is that?

The first thing I made sure I had before we moved in was a bed. I was so ridiculously excited to finally have my own bed to sleep in. My friend PC so kindly took me to IKEA. I couldn’t believe I was actually getting my own bed after sleeping on a blowup mattress for so long. I was over the moon. Thank goodness I had PC to also help me put my bed frame together. I was far too tried after a day of moving to put it together but he stayed until my bed was fully in place. What a guy he is!

So now I’m sitting here, in my bed on a Friday afternoon. I just had my smoothie, in bed because after two weeks of living here we still don’t have a table to sit at (well we do but no chairs) or a sofa or any other furniture for that matter. We eat on the floor ad we lie on the floor when we want to chill in our living room/kitchen area. It works for now but it’s obviously not the permanent solution haha. We’ll get there eventually but neither Mim or I want to just buy things for the sake of buying them, we want to find things that we love and really want. I’m looking on Gumtree and Facebook market place every day so I’m sure something will come up soon.

I don’t know if I’ve told you that I’m living with Mim. I met Mim at Crossfit and since then we’ve become such good friends. I remember mentioning to her once that it would be amazing if we could live together. Funnily enough she was thinking of moving out from her parents’ and now here we are. Living together in our own little place. She’s honestly so much fun to live with and we get on really well. Both of us eat a mainly vegan diet, pretty much entirely vegan actually. I haven’t had eggs, dairy or fish for about four months now and even when I did have it, it was very sporadically. So cooking together is easy and a great time. We meal prep together and it makes life a lot easier.

Other than that life here in Australia is pretty amazing. It’s starting to get warmer and I recently had my first beach session. It felt incredible lying there in the sun. I feel extremely grateful to have this so close to a place I call home. The other day it was 28 degrees, and this is still considered spring! It’ll be interesting to see how hot the summer is going to get. My brain is still quite not grasping that it’s October but it’s spring and not autumn. It’s such a strange thought that in December, January, February it’s going to be summer and not winter.

In other news, tomorrow I’ve got my first Australian Crossfit competition! It’s a partner comp and I’m competing with my friend Mich. It’s her first ever comp so that’ll be really fun. A bunch of us from the gym are going over to compete. I think we’re about five pairs or so. It’s my first ever intermediate competition, a step up from the beginner ones and I’m getting a bit nervous. I have to do toes to bar and recently they haven’t been feeling great and it’s getting a bit to my head. I know for certain we’re not going to win so it’s not the fact I’m scared of loosing or anything, I’m so incredibly proud of us for just signing up and pushing ourselves by going Intermediate even though it’s going to be incredibly tough. It’s more the fact that I want to do the best I can and not let Mich down and I know that no matter what I do she won’t ever think I let her down but it’s a thought that pops up from time to time in my head.

At the end of the day, I know that when I’m there I’m going to give it my all and that will be the best I can do at that point in time. Plus we’re all there to have fun and that’s something I have to remember, we are going to have such a great time. Competing with your friend is a blast and I feel so lucky to share this experience with Mich and everyone else.

I’ve got loads more to share but I thought I had to start somewhere! I’m so happy to be back and hope you are excited too.

Love, M xxx

Published by madeleineskristensen

Madeleine Moves is a blog celebrating a love of exercise, food, travelling and life. I love being active, exercising and being out and about. With my blog I hope to spread this joy and inspire you to be your best. Who am I? I’m Madeleine (surprise). I’m a Swede who lives in the vibrant city of Glasgow in Scotland. I moved here for my university studies and in summer 2016 I graduated with a degree in Business and Management at University of Glasgow. My keyword has always been balance. I love eating healthy food but I also love to indulge once in a while. You need to enjoy life at the end of the day and limiting yourself is not the way to go. With this I would like to say welcome to Madeleine Moves. Love, Madeleine

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