Monday, 25 February 2013

quick hello

Dipping my toe back into blogworld tonight....

Hello there.

It's been a while, a lot longer than I planned (if I actually planned any time away from here at all?)

I guess I've just been distracted by other things going on in life. There was the big trip overseas in December and January; then there was the cramming of all the things you want to do over the school Summer holidays into two weeks when we returned to Australia; then there was the start of the school year and what do you know it's almost the end of February.

I was fortunate enough to spend some time visiting family and friends over Christmas. It involved travelling up and down the UK and across the channel to France and it was fabulous! Well, when you travel 24+ hours to get from Australia to the UK you just have to make the most of it....

Our trip took us from Brisbane to Singapore and then on to Amsterdam before a last short flight to Cardiff. We left Brisbane in 30+ degree sunshine and landed in Amsterdam in snow! The freezing cold air hit our lungs with force.

24 hours in the air and then freezing weather hits us 

Catching up with close family and friends over the Christmas period was very special to me. Northern hemisphere Christmas and New Year is so different to what we now know here in Australia. I enjoy both, but my childhood traditions were calling me home and I so wanted my little Sibs to experience a cold Christmas.

I 'instagrammed' my way around the UK and I've put the feed of my photos on my sidebar (just over there on the right). There's Amsterdam to South Wales to Paris to Yorkshire, Lancashire and the Lake District. Now that I've found my way back on here I'm sure I'll get back into some routine and have many a tale to share. For now it's just nice to be back.

Off to bed and hoping that this crazy rainy weather eases off soon,

nos da,

8 Comments and thoughts:

  1. I loved seeing all your photos on instagram!
    Looks like you had such a good trip! We're really hoping to get our kids home to Australia for a 'hot' Christmas next time ;)
    Here, it's STILL snowing. I am so over it now!
    x Rhi

  2. Trip of a lifetime! Your photos were beautiful. I stalked them daily. A-M xx

  3. Welcome back. It is good to see you posting. You have had a hectic and wonderful time travelling. I am heading over to see your images.
    Have a brilliant week

    Helen xx

  4. I can't wait to read some of your travel tales...bring them on! Time does fly doesn't it... I can't believe we're now in March and summer has given way to autumn.

  5. Hello Gorgeous Welcome back, my friend. I am mustering up the courage to return to mine as well! I'm so happy you had such a delightful trip. J x

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