Thursday, 31 December 2009

The grass is greener...thats why I want to be there! :)

Do you believe that someone can be born in the wrong place?  Can someone really have a connection to another place without being born there or even having lived there?
I am almost obsessed with moving to the UK. I'm driving my husband mad.
When I say moving, I mean staying a year and then deciding what it's like, renting our house here so we dont throw away our future in one flight of fancy. 
We visited the UK in 2002 for 4 months, we went over just before Christmas so I did exprerience bad weather, low light, dark dark nights and bronchitis caused by bad Birmingham air and dampness and still it didnt put me off the idea of living there.  Everything about England appealed to me, the history, the beauty, the towns, villages and cities, the people, the laneways, cobbled streets, moors, dales, fens, broads...*sigh* I am obessesed I know. I even listen to UK radio, watch UKTV, download UK shows, books, plays...My Dad was Scottish so that fueled my first magical images of Scotland, and my Mum was a lover of British literature, history and Royalty, was that where it all started?
Anyway, my poor husband who loves his job here, earns a great wage, has a real love of his own country that I lack, said he may give it a go if I can prove to him that we wouldnt lose everything or be much worse off!   So Im now scouring job sites, immigration sites, real estate etc trying to see if this could work.
I should mention I have many relatives in England and Scotland who I'd love to know better, BUT I also have my best friend and cousin here in Australia and basically she is the one doubt I have about moving...I would miss her soo much!! 
BUT should I do it?  am I living in a dream world, grass is greener etc...I like Australia but I simply hate the  heat, I dread Summer,  the depressingness of the parched earth, straw coloured grass and red earth, the  sport culture, bad educational standards compared to Europe...the isolation!  People by the score move out here for the very things I dont like ;)  As I sit here in 38 degree heat...I just want to leave :(   Maybe it's me, Im in a rut, I feel like something inside me is squeezed shut and cant be released here...

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Merry Christmas

I have 4 children sitting around the table two boys, and the two girls from across the road.  The excitement is palpable and makes me happy!  Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas with no stress!! :)

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Handmade Handbags!

My new bag!

 I love it when spontaneous things happen and you end up having a lovely moment with friends :)   I was standing outside my house tonight, talking to my husband about where to put the Christmas lights, when one of the ladies down the street pulled up in her car and said "Come and look at some handmade handbags!" Well the words handmade and handbag both caught my attention, so we picked up another lady across the road and ended up a few streets away in a really creative ladies house and surrounded by bags!!  You should have heard the three of us trying to decide which one to chose...I think we all changed our mind many times.
So if you'd like to have a look at some really nice stuff made by a nice lady in her house....please go here!!!
Victoria Goodridge  (--- even her name is nice!