My life is about to change. I am taking a year out from full time employment. My two daughters are in their early twenties and independent. It is an ideal opportunity to leave the UK, to travel for a while and live in my husband’s native Australia, to decide where we want to spend the next chapter of our lives, with elder daughter (S~E) settled in Sydney and younger daughter (C~M) staying in London.
I wrote a travel diary during my original gap year back in the 80’s. I have kept a private journal for twenty five years, from my first pregnancy, through childhoold, teens and empty nests. Ages, stages and new phases. It is good to look back, to remember the full spectrum, happy times, family dramas, childhood gems, holidays, celebrations, the small details of marriage and family life. To celebrate our achievements and share what we have learnt the hard way.
I haven’t yet worked out what niche my blog will occupy, but I’m looking forward to joining the blog community. I hope to share our travels and whereabouts as my Aussie Mate and I try out a different, slower and sometime nomadic lifestyle. I hope to share some mid life thoughts, some comments and observations from the past, as well as future plans and our journey through this exciting year.
Enjoy your day.
“Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans”