Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Bit of fun

You never take me anywhere, you never buy me flowers, you never phone your mother, you’re always in the pub...’

Saturday, 24 May 2008

Great Barrier Reef

Three years ago my wife and I visited Australia. This was the first time I'd been back to the country in over thirty-five years. As part of our tour across this vast and fascinating land we did a tour in a tiny Cessna plane over the Barrier Reef. We took this picture through one of the little windows as we glided over the amazing blue and green colours of the Reef. We also did some snorkeling and generally had a great time up in Cairns, Queensland.

Countdown to moving to Australia

At the quite ripe old age of thirty-three I will be pursuing my life's dream at long last. After having lived in the Netherlands for thirty odd years and a period of eight years in merry England I will be moving permanently to Sydney, Australia. I was born there but only lived there for the first five years of my life. Circumstances dictated that I would live most of my life elsewhere but now, once again circumstances having changed, I will be making my long-awaited move to Oz.

This blog is meant to detail the countdown to the eventual migration; the preparation; the feelings and emotions as I will be saying goodbye to friends and family and places I have come to know so well. I hope you'll enjoy my online record of this momentous process.