It’s been three weeks since I returned to my job after being away for close to 15 months. The time’s truly flown, but I must admit in the weeks leading up to my ‘start back’ date, I got really nervous. There’d been some major changes in my office while I’d been away and I also wondered if I’d lost my knack as a journalist…
After Adam and I left England we didn’t fly straight back to Australia. We took a detour via South Africa so we could attend the wedding of some friends – another international couple. Although Nick and Christel live near Oxford, they chose South Africa (Christel’s home country) to celebrate their nuptials.
In the days afterward, the newlyweds graciously played tour guides, showing us the Western Cape – a truly spectacular part of the continent…
It’s been an absolute scorcher in south-eastern Australia over the last few days. Wagga Wagga hit 40 + degrees on both Saturday and Sunday. I haven’t experienced that sort of warmth since the summer of 2015/2016, so I really felt it!
It always amazes me that while one part of the world can be experiencing extreme heat, others can be gripped in the midst of extreme cold (east cold of the United States and Canada, I’m thinking of you!) In the days leading up to the weekend my Instagram feed was full of northern hemisphere dwellers preparing for a cozy weekend.
While they were channelling hygge in the traditional sense, I thought I’d go about creating ‘summer hygge’…
The Isle of Skye is a very special part of Scotland. It’s easily accessible from the mainland, but once you drive over that bridge you’re transported to an island that’s completely different to any other I’ve visited.
It’s a new year and with it comes new goals, expectations and plans. For me it’ll be about readjusting to life after a year abroad, preparing for my upcoming nuptials, creating a home that reflects both my fiancé and I, and discovering and revisiting new and old places in south-western New South Wales.
It’s been just over a week since I arrived back in Australia and wow has that time flown by!
It’s been a whirlwind of jetlag, coping with southern hemisphere heat again and unpacking the house Adam and I left behind in Wagga Wagga back in October 2016…
Wishing you and those you cherish a very merry Christmas. May your day be filled with light, love and lots of lovely food and drink.
I’ve so enjoyed sharing life in England with you over 2017 and 2018 is already shaping up to be a very memorable one (11 months until the wedding)!
Look forward to talking about the first few days back in Australia later this week.