Trip Of A Lifetime

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Life Is A Rollercoaster

Since the end of last year we have been to America, Canada, Ireland, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Austria (not to mention several interesting places in England). We have plans to do all that and more again in the near future, but at the moment we're stuck working in London. Something that isn't so much interesting as it is annoying.

While we understand the need to work so that we can earn pounds to fund all of this travel, at times like this where we are stuck in the middle of a six week stint of zoo-keeping it's tough to not feel antsy and want to be out there in the middle of it all.

So we find ourselves going from incredibly excited about travel, to depressed about work, to longingly thinking of home, and back to being excited about travel.

We did have a fantastic weekend just passed though. We went to visit family and were thoroughly spoilt... whether they think that or not. We had a barbeque! How fabulous. We also had a Sunday roast complete with Yorkshire puddings which, despite the cook's apologies, I thought were perfect. We also went for a nice walk in the mud to see the fields of bluebells that grow naturally throughout this beautiful wood. Yes, it was dirty, but quite spectacular to see.

I think Adie and I realise how lucky we are to have family here in England. Thanks go to them all for letting us have a peaceful and comfortable weekend.


  • It is nice to be able to land on rellies who will look after you like that. It's less stressful and is a good boost for one's general well-being. We had Mother's Day a bit earlier this year because the mothers were going overseas and it was nice to just turn up at Mum & Dad's for a roast dinner and catch up with the family, talk about the holiday plans - very relaxed. Without that sort of thing and being away from home I'm sure you would be homesick. And, hey, with family and friends like yours, what's not to miss?? :)

    My Mum & Dad are on their way into Florence today (will probably be there already) and will be catching up with Boo pretty soon. They're all looking forward to it and I've made Mum promise to give Boo a big hug from me.

    I'll have to send one of those hugs for each of you with Alison when she goes... if she's getting to the UK while you're still there and you will possibly able to meet up... I think that's happening?

    By Blogger Riss, at 8:02 am  

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