Tag Archives: Melbourne

Moving, changes and moving

Maybe I should change the title of this blog to ‘time keeps eluding me’ – where does it go? The end of the summer, all of autumn and the start of the winter has passed amidst a muddle of unpacking, phone calls, appointments and the red-tape necessary to start our new lives here in Maryland. I think (although it could all change in a heartbeat and I am loath to put the words out there,… Read More »

Centre of Melbourne

Getting reacquainted

Centre of Melbourne

After clearing customs this side of the pond we headed for the first item on the UK-Must-Eat list: a proper bacon sandwich, something I had been hankering after since before Christmas. It was a disappointment, but I have been consoling myself by rediscovering other British delicacies such as prawn sandwiches, cheese and onion crisps and sausage rolls. M&S is truly wonderful. Road signs, number plates, chocolate bars, favourite shops and all the seemingly, insignificant paraphenalia… Read More »

Sunny sleigh ride

Christmas

Sunny sleigh ride

I don’t know why it takes me by surprise after all this time, but Christmas has a habit of creeping up and ambushing me. Every year during December I make the same promise to myself – next year I will start earlier. I should know by now that I never do. This year has been exactly the same, but with the added stress of earlier posting dates. For two weeks solid my life has been… Read More »

This is all starting to look familiar

We found out this week that our stay in the US has been extended by at least another year – I knew there had to be a good reason why we didn’t get olympic tickets. Overall, this is good news – we are definitely more settled into life here than we were a year, or even six months ago. Of course I still have pangs for home every so often – especially for a good… Read More »