Monday, 11 August 2014

Homeward bound. For real this time!

We're coming home.  No really, we are! I have said this so many times to friends and family over the last four years, that it is now met with a roll of the eyes, a few "yeah rights" and "I'll believe that when I see it."

But now it's true. No really, we are moving home and this time I ACTUALLY mean it.

Four years ago we put our Canberra lives in storage, took unpaid leave, put our house up for rent, bought two backpacks and moved to London. The first three months we traveled to some amazing countries. Then we spent about a month doing nothing but sleep late, watch Come Dine With Me marathons on TV, play Wii Sports (why exercise outside when you can play tennis in your living room!?) and apply for endless jobs. In the beginning, things looked a little dire but come December time, we were both employed and our fun really began. 

First month in London at the
Monster Munch pub. Heathrow injection
June 2010 - London

Tourist pic - it had to be done
June 2010, London

Fastforward to right now and I can't believe we're almost at the end of our incredible overseas adventure. I have loved everything about it and we've been through so much! My first experience of a backpackers (where I have since learned that this particular place in Cardiff was NOT the norm and used bandaids and clumps of hair under the bed were not to be expected at all backpackers - ugh, makes me shudder at the thought!) my first sharehouse (nine people in one house!) living with my cousin, ticking country after country off my list, an engagement, my first nephew, my wedding, a proper white Christmas, a niece and another nephew... All in four years.

THAT hostel. Doesn't look so bad here...
Cardiff, June 2010

Party fun times - Amsterdam on
our Top Deck tour
August 2010

Just a couple of places we've been.
Tunisia; Cyprus; Sicily; Finland; Dubai;
The Dead Sea, Petra, Amman - Jordan

Sometimes I wonder why we're going home. I love it here! The travel, the culture, the food. So much to love! But at the end of the day, I'm an Aussie, sunshine loving girl through and through so home it is. 

There is a bit of sunshine
in London sometimes...

When we told our families we were on our way back, no one believed us. Not until we'd bought two one way tickets home, signed on the dotted line and sent many boxes of all our amazing travel trinkets and wonders back. Oh, and posted it on Facebook. That totally means things are legit.

Bye boxes! See you in Aus...

But before we go, there has to be travel. Of course there does! Stay tuned for what might be the last ever travel bit of my blog (what will I write about then?!?) as we have one final adventure before our new Aussie lives on the west coast begin. But before that, there has to be some a love blog and some more healthy stuff! Next blog post coming soon! 

Thanks for reading, all my readers make me so happy!

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