Trip Of A Lifetime

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Saying Goodbye

For the past twelve months we have had a visitor from England staying here in Australia. Today she had to go home.

It's been a strange couple of days leading up to her departure. Not only has it been difficult to come to terms with the fact that she will no longer be there when I need to gossip or have laugh, but it's really started to get me thinking about my own looming departure date.

When at the airport, Adie (my husband) could be seen getting excited at the prospect of possible upgrades to business class and the thought of all the countries that he will see next year. He was also more than willing to take our 3 year old niece to look at the planes. In case you haven't met him, Adie likes planes... a lot.

Now I don't really care all that much for planes as long as they do what they're designed to do... fly me safely to my destination with some adequate inflight entertainment and an average meal. Due to this lack of interest in the planes that i won't be flying in, as soon as I had a second free I was in the duty free shop. I'm not usually one to go shopping, but there is something about duty free. Everything is so brightly lit and shiny looking. I'm like a bunny caught in the headlights, mesmerised by the promise of discounted items that I really have no need for. Oh yeah.

Thankfully I was able to prevent myself from purchasing anything today, afterall it's not duty free without a valid ticket. Rest assured though, I have already started thinking about what I don't need but really, really want for that day when our adventure begins.

For LG. I hope that Singapore was fantastic and that you had a safe trip home with all of your luggage back to England. Will see you soon. Can't wait to see earlier series of 'Teachers' and yourself, of course.

Getting Started

Well, it's time to get this party started!

A word first to those of you who really aren't interested in anything that I'm writing while still in Australia... skip to January. If January isn't there yet, we're still in the country and if you miss us terribly you can call us at home.

I've decided to start writing here now for a couple of reasons:

  1. I want to be familiar with this set up so that I don't get frustrated emails from people telling me that I'm not posting.
  2. So that when I get home, exhausted and culturally expanded I can look back on the lead up.
  3. Is there a better forum than a blog to get stuff off your chest? I mean really!
For those of you who know the two of us travelling I should tell you that this blog will be updated by the female half, me! The male half is far too busy planning our adventure, and as I don't mind spending the odd hour or five logged onto the Internet this has become mine.

Anyway, enough of the introductions. I'll be back soon, don't worry about that.