Got sick of checking in and seeing no new posts? Thought “Oooh doesn’t she think she’s all fancy, too busy to update her blog? And sooooo not a natural blonde.”?
Well, if anyone is still there, and I’ve become rather fond of you since I started this site, I’d like to say hello.
From Sydney. Not London.
We are home.
|First sight of Australia in 2.5 years.
I was having a moment when I took this – how beautiful is it??
I do find myself missing the UK, I’m a bit of a sook like that. But it’s just wonderful being home. I absolutely love living here, there is nothing like being near family and old friends. Except for being near family and new friends… similar.
The move wasn’t all smooth sailing. Ever been on a long haul flight with two vomiting children? Not something you care to repeat in a hurry, is it? Illness aside, the kids have been having a ball. And that moment when you spot your family waiting for you at the airport is something that always stays with you – it’s just so special.
It’s all one big adventure, but the kids still have some adjusting to do. Then there have been the small, niggling things like… let me see… forgetting to tell the children what burrs look like. So they scurry off, sans shoes, then start screaming as they find themselves in a prickle patch. An excellent bit of parenting on my part. Or when I tell them to put a hat on, and they come out in a big warm, woollen beanie.
And – oh my God – the third series of Downton Abbey has not even started yet. But I will rise to the challenge and roll with the punches. I will also be regurgitating other annoying cliches as I wake up and smell the coffee. See what I did there? Boom!
So now I’m not longer “an Australian mother of two living in London.” Soon I won’t be a stay-at-home mother… yes, it’s time to get back to work. So there are plenty of changes at the moment.
I have had such fun writing this blog that I will definitely keep it going. I hope you haven’t given up on me and buggered off.
That’s all for now, but I’ll leave you with a photo from our last few days in London. I love it, despite just noticing my husband looks a bit evil. In the picture, that is. Let it be known that my husband does not look evil in general.