Temporarily leaving our tree by the sea

Our tree by the sea this week, Felixstowe

Our tree by the sea this week, Felixstowe

Our tree by the sea isn’t showing any significant buds yet, but we’re pretty sure by the time we return from a month in Australia, buds will have appeared.

This weekend we’re heading Down Under to spend time with Clive’s daughter and son and family. We’re also looking forward to seeing several close friends in the area where we used to live, Manly Beach.

Manly beach, Sydney, March 2015

Manly beach, Sydney, March 2015

Its autumn in Australia and we’ll go off Daylight Saving time at the end of this month, with days getting shorter there as they lengthen here. There will be lots of moving around — 31 nights total (2 in flight, then 1, 7, 6, 4, 8, 2 nights in different locations and a final 1 in flight).

As everyone who has family at a distance knows, it’s always a challenge to see everyone you want to see on this kind of a trip, and hard to avoid changing locations if you want to see loved ones. We’ve learned we can’t be everywhere at once, much as we’d like to be (as it happens, my son and belle-fille are in the midst of some significant activities in the U.S. and my mom, thankfully, remains content at her location). We do the best we can with everyone’s schedules and availability — and try to remember to pace ourselves, too.

Bags are packed, technology backups made and we can’t wait to see the Aussies and their beautiful country.

A place I adore and can't stay away from, the Harbour and Opera House, Sydney

A place I adore and can’t stay away from, the Harbour and Opera House, Sydney

Cheers and thanks for reading. Next week’s letter will be from Sydney.

2 Responses

  1. Have a wonderful trip!

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