Wednesday, January 27, 2010
An instant Aussie family
Andrew, a friend from Canberra, texted me out of the blue. He was in town over the long weekend and wanted to catch up so we arranged to meet at Federation Square. Andrew had driven down to Melbourne with his partner Sharon and her two teenage kids. I had never thought of Andrew as the father-type before and this was the first time I had seen him interact with Sharon's children. He was great and the kids genuinely seem to adore him. Andrew and Sharon have been going out for three years now. Before that, he was the typical aussie bachelor. He lived on his own. The kitchen was a mess. The lounge room was 'yobbo minimalist': a TV set, a playstation, a reclining chair. Now, he's practically married (with kids)!