Before arriving in Melbourne I had previously been in contact with a friend of the family living in the city and we had been offered a place to stay for the time we were here.
Right off the bat they were very welcoming and hospitable. Not only did Catherine offer to pick us up off the bus, she also insisted we not worry about groceries or busses. The offer of borrowing their car was also brought up but unfortunately neither of us drive standard and are not quite comfortable to drive in the city on the opposite side of the road.
There generosity is outstanding and its quite wonderful to feel so welcomed. Within no time Catherine, Leigh, Rowan and Gretta felt as though they were family.