It’s been a long time between blog entries but I’m officially back and coming to you from the wonderful Brisbane in Australia. Our expat sojourn is over. We’ve staggered through airports (“Yes we ARE moving country”), adjusted our eyes to the quietness of Australia (“Where’s all the traffic?”), rediscovered our home, reacquainted ourselves with our family/ friends/ cat /neighbours, negotiated a new school/ activities/ business etc etc. It’s been HUGE but great. Living in Oz is VERY easy and I hope we can all hold onto that. I love that our 6 year old still thinks it’s cool you can drink water out of the tap! And I LOVE sleeping in our bed again!!!
More on the business ventures (both of them) soon …. plus a new adventure – New Zealand in the New Year. The first for quite a while. Til next time ….
My husband commented the other day my blog was looking heavy on travel posts. “What happened to the business development stuff?” Good question! Short answer is HEAPS of REALLY fun travel!! Keeping my eye on the business ball whilst making the most of our expat stint has been a little tricky. The time frame was 2 years whilst we’re here in Manila and honestly it was just too long to keep focussed. It’s lurched along in spates of enthusiasm …. then sat idle for weeks …. punctuated of course by trips of a life time!
But our time is running out here and all of a sudden I can see it’s finite (read emerging sense of PANIC). You had 2 YEARS!!! What do you mean you’re not ready to go??
So heads up people. It’s business business business coming your way …. except maybe that trip to Vietnam next week …. and that island at Christmas …. and did I tell you about the awesome fares I discovered to Borneo ?? …. Oh dear …. I would make a brilliant travel agent!
Does it scare you to do something totally new that you have no knowledge about at all? Does me! Here’s the confession …. the digital world scares me witless. I spent 20 years protecting my privacy as a health professional (okay …. psychologist) and yet here I am putting it all out there into cyberspace! I love other people’s blogs, could grow to like mine in an almost therapeutic kind of way, but I’m still working on the facebook, twitter, pinterest etc. So it’s all up hill for this little black duck. But who wants to be left behind? They say the only failure is in not trying and I truly believe regret is soul destroying so what else is there to do? Baby steps. One foot in front of the other. Lots of learning. Lots of reading. Lots of muttering!
Red letter, digital world achievements for this week …. my very own photo installed on my blog banner (lanterns in Marrakech), some tags on posts and a post with a photo. Yay for me!
Real world achievements for this week …. enjoying my kids (mainly) whilst they are on holidays and my husband is away for work in Oz, and producing some bedlinen trimmed with vintage kimono fabrics in vivid reds and blues. Photos to follow soon.