It’s a five!

Today we complete five years in this beautiful city Down Under. Five years sounds a long time ago, I mean it’s half a decade!! But as cliche as it sounds, it feels just like yesterday when we landed in a balmy evening with 11 bags and a toddler under 2. In a new country with no jobs or home on a brand new adventure. I clearly remember the first few months, what with my memory and the many pictures I clicked with my first iPhone we bought here to look for jobs and applying for rentals. There are many, many firsts which happened and will always be fresh in my memory.

When today dawned I didn’t notice the date’s significance. It was a long working day yesterday and was tired in a good way to doze off to sleep as soon as I closed my eyes. I forgot to keep the alarm last night and it was super late when I woke up. It cascaded to everything getting late and when Moo was wearing her shoes for school she asked what day it is and then it hit – I called out for Zack and said it’s five years since we came here in Sydney!

I didn’t plan out today at all and probably that’s the reason it went well 😂 When I was hanging the laundry I said let’s do a takeaway for lunch. We ordered a Thai red curry and had it with leftover kurma from yesterday. Both coconut based gravies but so different! Every Friday Moo has dance classes in evening during school term, we went a little early to have cupcakes from a bakery and garlic bread from the pizzeria next to it for evening snack. Normally this would be the end of the ‘eating out’ quota for the fortnight but today we were on a roll. I was anyways outvoted by three, the youngest one bobbing her head to whatever her akka said. Dinner at a fancy restaurant was had and to my surprise they had a pretty decent menu with new items I hardly found locally.

Considering my fiascos with special days, today was a perfect celebration of the two anniversaries so far. Now I only wish I had this superpower of forgetting the big days like today 😄