The thing with being busy at work is that time goes by, fast. It’s almost Christmas. I still haven’t got around to thinking about what to buy to send home to Australia, let alone posting it in time for Christmas, which is in two weeks. Shit. Similarly I think same sex marriages were briefly legal in the Australian Capital Territory and, before I even noticed the Australian High Court has already overruled the legislation. I would have though that the environment, education, employment, and foreign policy were more suitable higher priorities for our new Federal Government but I wasn’t going to hold my breath. Despite the icy cold wind and snow here in Canada I feel more accepted and at home than my own country makes me feel today.