Some of you good folk may have read in one of my earlier posts that my lovely Dad was awarded an MBE in the New Year’s honours list? Dad was duly notified that his official investiture invitation could arrive anytime in the next seven months and that he would dearly love me to be there […]
One of the bravest choices to make when immigrating to the other side of the world is to leave family and friends. It’s not like it’s near enough to ‘pop’ over for afternoon tea with Auntie or catch up with the whole family over a long Sunday lunch. It’s a good twenty-four hours and a few […]
I could have incorporated at least four of the single word prompts into my Day 3 assignment, all relating to the same subject but the one word that crops up more than any other is choice. It’s a word that has been rebounding around my thought-bin, rather like a malfunctioning robotic vacuum cleaner for a […]
It’s All Go!
It’s all happening; life ticks over for a while and all of a sudden – whoosh! I mentioned in a post Embracing Change back in November that half the family will be moving to Brisbane, well that time has come. The Chef (Actually, I’m not going to call him that any longer. He doesn’t cook […]
Ten Years Today!
Ten years ago today, along with hubby (the chef) and two children, we left our home country and the people we love more than anything else in the world for a new life in Australia. What a crazy thing to do; who does that? Who takes their children away from their friends and family that […]
My Dream Reader
Should my dream reader be someone famous? Someone I aspire to? Or just someone who I want to say cooee, I’m here to. When I first started my blog, I thought I would be imparting words of wisdom and advice to people in the same boat as we were in almost ten years ago, when […]
With easy access to so much information at our finger tips on the ‘interweb’, there is no excuse for not researching your new home and culture as you embark on your new life in a new country. Even with an abundance of websites and forums to aid your transition into a new culture, there will […]
Blogging Community Inspiration
One of this week’s assignments in ‘Blogging 101’ was to comment on 4 blogs I hadn’t commented on yet so duly searched a preferred tag in the Reader and came across this super blog Mum Moving to Perth. Emma has a young family and like myself is from the UK. They only arrived last month and it […]