I don’t want to make too many people jealous but, as I sit here and type this post, I’m sat in 30 degree heat in Flagstaff Gardens. Everyone else seems to have the same idea too. There are people playing frisbee, playing guitar and doing yoga. I’m not sure anyone actually works out here. I could get used to this lifestyle.
According to the many plaques, the gardens are named after the flag pole that was situated at the top of the hill. The settlers could send signals down to the ships in the docklands. Now though, you cannot quite see the docklands but it’s still a beautiful place to come and chill out.
The last couple of days have been quite relaxing as we are starting to settle into the way of life here. We’ve both applied for a variety of jobs but we don’t want to spend all of our time stuck in an office. That is what we have come to escape.
However, although we have savings, we will still need some money to live off. I’ve been looking into a number of ways I can make some money through photography and, hopefully, this blog. I’ve noticed that general day to day items are not that much more expensive than back in England. If you want to drink a lot of alcohol then you’ll probably go bankrupt quite quickly. That said, there’s so many places that do ‘happy hour’ deals and the prices aren’t terrible. I started to get used to paying £4 or £5 for a pint of beer in England anyway.
Talking of money, I’ve been thinking about setting up an Etsy store selling prints. I’d really appreciate it if you’d let me know whether that’s something you’d be interested in. With Instagram’s famous new algorithm, posts on there don’t quite get the same reach anymore. It’s going to be a long slog getting this blog to where I want it to be and print sales would probably be non-existent.
I would do anything to be able to live a life on the road where I can sustain myself on photography and other creative avenues alone.
I’ve finally set up a mailing list where you can subscribe and you’ll never miss a post. Just head over to the sidebar and enter your e-mail address! In time, I might be able to offer exclusive content to subscribers.
Anyway, I’ve got more posts heading your way soon from our time in Fitzroy and St Kilda. Keep your eyes peeled.