After 4 ½ weeks meandering around SE Australia in my mums caravan we have brought it home to Lake Macquarie, north of Sydney. We are sleeping under a tiled roof tonight.
Already I miss tuktuk of rain on the fibre glass roof. Already I have put rose-tinted glasses on my memories and I’m really sad it’s over.
Here are some highlights:
And some lowlights:
Realising that I can’t text Sarah/Tam/AnnaC/AnnaM/Jen for a playdate. (miss you guys!)
Suffering methane poisoning in a sealed caravan after a dinner involving baked beans.
## NEWS FLASH ## The writing of tonight’s blog is interrupted by finding a tub of Kynan’s eczema moisturiser spread all over my mum’s new carpet in the kids bedroom. The incident has been placed in the category: deal-with-that-in-the-morning-and-drink-wine. Leora is still crying. ##
I’ve learnt a lot about myself, my kids and about living together as a family 24/7. The changes in the kids in just a month are astounding: they play and communicate better. They still throw massive wobblies but I’m getting better at ignoring them (the wobblies that is).
So now what?
In six weeks we fly out of Australia with no return ticket. We have a few things to organise: selling our car and final medical clearances. Then one week in Singapore before we move to Langkawi (Malaysia). There, Justin and his dad will give Saltire, the boat, a facial before relaunching. By December we plan to sail with Justin’s parents up to Thailand. After that the plans get fuzzy….