Growing up: change is good

I haven’t written in over three months. It hasn’t been due to a lack of desire, inspiration or motivation. It hasn’t been due to a lack of wifi, technology or experiences. It has taken me from a period of warm and long summer days, gradually entering into autumn, falling leaves, damp, chilly evenings and cool, fresh mornings,Continue reading “Growing up: change is good”

Learning as I go

Now this isn’t meant to be a ‘life lessons’ post for anyone reading, it’s a ‘put it into perspective’ post for me. London is a big city and it will swallow you whole if you’re not careful. But your own personal outlook has a lot to do with what you can get out of it.

Top 5 tips for living out of a suitcase [in London]

Everyone has their own way of travelling or moving country – some do it in luxury others do it on a shoestring budget. We tend to go somewhere in between, opting to sleep in beds or on air mattresses as opposed to in 5-star hotel rooms or 16-bed hostel dorms. Every trip, big move andContinue reading “Top 5 tips for living out of a suitcase [in London]”

Stopping while you travel to reflect

We’ve been in London for over a month now and are getting ready to move into our new apartment. Before we wheel ourselves and our belongings to our new neighbourhood and I write about my experience living out of a suitcase, I thought I’d take a moment to pause and reflect. If you’re looking forContinue reading “Stopping while you travel to reflect”

A change of scenery: Being an Expat in a new city

“If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” – Roald Dahl Now this is a post I started last week, as we have just landed in a new city and a new country (again)! We have moved to London and are currently in theContinue reading “A change of scenery: Being an Expat in a new city”

Irish times

We’ve been in the Emerald Isle for the past month, while the husband looked for work, we caught up with family and tried to get our bearings. I dealt with this uncertainty and the ‘winds of change’ the way any normal foreigner would. Through Guinness, long and winding walks, baking in the turf fired range,Continue reading “Irish times”

Movements

Last week we packed up our suitcases and moved the few kilometres to Brisbane’s Central Business District (CBD), into our temporary apartment that will be home for the next seven weeks. I was sad to say goodbye to the neighbourhood we had lived in for the past few years, with its jacaranda lined streets andContinue reading “Movements”

The big questions

We have started telling friends we’re leaving Australia at the end of this year. The furniture is for sale and we are getting ready to move into a temporary apartment until we fly out in mid-December.   I will miss our street but I won’t miss all of the big questions: “Do you have yourContinue reading “The big questions”

With Spring comes change

The countdown is on, less than a few months until we pack up our beautiful life in Australia and relocate to the northern hemisphere. Who knows what awaits us on the other side of the equator? We have both now officially given our notice at work, started to tell friends of our plans and prettyContinue reading “With Spring comes change”