Friday, September 17, 2010

Leaving home

We're looking at leaving Sydney sooner than December now! I'd like to leave in the next four or five weeks but we have to see how everything works out. It's so exciting to finally be embarking on this crazy adventure, but I'm sad at the same time. There's so much in Sydney that I love. So many wonderful friends, family, fantastic food from all the corners of the world, so much to see and do, and of course the fantastic weather. I love the in between seasons in Sydney. Spring and Autumn are just always beautiful, not too hot, not too cold.

I have a hunch that I won't like the weather so much in Antarctica. Mind you there are friends and family there that we will like being closer to. And there's stuff to do there, it's just that it will be so different to everything I've known my whole life. I know I enjoy doing things down there when I'm on holiday, the million dollar question is WILL I LIKE DOING IT WHEN IT'S NOT A HOLIDAY? One of the things I'm really looking forward to is bush walking with the kids and a dog. We've never been able to own a dog in Sydney, and even our cat is a state secret from the real estate agent.

We went for a walk last night to cheat Angus out of his witching hour and talked about the colour we want to pain things. It feels very real, and very exciting when we can realistically discuss that stuff! Fortunately, for the most part, we agree on colours and designs for stuff, and we have similar ideals about living sustainably and being more in touch with nature. I found a photo of a two story weatherboard house that's painted like the rainbow. I'd dearly love to paint our house like that but A draws the line at that display of eccentricity. Oh well.


  1. I dearly hope that house becomes a reality. You're moving at the right time to segue into the intense seasons!