Post # 1
First of all, Hi Bee’s! havent been here for a while as forgot my password, then SO spilled a glass of wine on the laptop and several other things all crunched together at the same time.
Anyway, for those that remember, we relocated to Darwin in Oz and it. is. damn. HOT!
We’re in our caravan and both working our bums off in the most incredible heat and humidity Ive ever experienced.
I was POSITIVE a proposal was on the horizon but now, I’m bloody not as we have been sooooo niggly and narky with each other its awful 🙁
I KNOW we need to give ourselves time to settle in and adjust to the weather, mozzies, midges, sunburn and the never ending need for deodorant but he has been driving me BONKERS!!!!
Vent over, thanks for the seeth/vent, I feel better!
Good to back xoxoxoxoxox
Post # 3
The heat sucks, but being snarky and nasty to each other is just going to make everything worse. You need to have a positive attitude to start really feeling like it’s your new home and to stop (seemingly) complaining to your SO about it. He can’t control the weather, and neither can you, so being jerky about it to each other does nothing productive.
Post # 4
@undercoverjoan: Can you move out of the caravan and into a unit or house? I know housing is expensive and hard to get in Darwin but it might just save your relationship.
If not why not jump on one of the last minute accommodation sites and book yourself into a hotel/resort for the weekend for some air conditioned sleep and relaxation?
Post # 5
@undercoverjoan: Welcome to the wet 🙁 Haha. It will take a bit of time, but you’ll both adjust eventually. As long as you both know it’s the weather that’s getting to you, not some other underlying gripe.
Definitely head for a pool… I don’t know if Litchfield National Park is still open this time of year; there are heaps of swimming holes down there to keep you cool 🙂
Post # 6
@undercoverjoan: I just had another thought… When my fiance and I did a road trip down the east coast, we stayed at the Big 4 caravan parks. They were pretty cheap for just a powered site (we had a camper van), but I’d imagine staying in a cabin wouldn’t be that much more?
Maybe try a local caravan park…? Even if it’s just a couple of nights, just to keep cool and relax before you try to tackle the heat again.
Post # 7
thanks for your responses. We’re all good, just the heat and adjusting to a new city getting to us.
We actually do have a solid relationship and can take a healthy dose of immature, narky behaviour from each other and be able to move on from it.
And Kaysus07 yep the build up is certainly oppressive and challenging to work in, but that said, we love our caravan (we bought it brand new) and it works out sooo much cheaper than anything else.
A cabin here would cost us double and a small house at leat $800 per week
So we’ll make do, we’ve only been here a month and are waiting on work for my SO to come through. If it’s a no go in 6 months, we’ll travel elsewhere. Probably Cairns area.
Life is an adventure right now, and although it IS stressful and pushes both of our buttons (we are both very much creatures of habit), its a good thing for us to shake it up and experience our beautiful country.