Currently seeing my European friends excitedly welcoming springtime, which got me thinking back to Frühling in Essen, Germany where I visited last April to see my family before heading back to Aus. Can’t wait to be back there for European summer this year (and who knows, maybe by then i’d have caught up to writing … More I see fields of green..
I’m back to cap off on the rest of my trip to Jordan – which was now SO long ago. Like anywhere else in the world, summer is a busy time down in Australia, and even more so because it coincides with Christmas and New Years and Lunar New Year and my birthday. As such, … More The road to Petra
Happy new year! In hindsight 2017 was quite an eventful year (having up and moved my life from London to Sydney to Melbourne), but despite having gone back to Australia, 2018 is shaping up to be a very busy and exciting one on many fronts! There’s really no point saying merry christmas, seeing as it’s … More 2018
To say Jordan is rich in history might be an understatement. But if I’m to describe it that way, I might add that it’s more like a billionaire in the realm of richness in history. Sure, England, Italy and France have a lot to offer, but as I soon came to learn, Jordan’s history goes … More Holy Moses!
I started this blog almost exactly 2 years ago, as WordPress has recently reminded me! And in the time that’s passed since my first clumsily written post whilst sick in bed in London, I’ve been fortunate enough to meet and befriend an array of people from all walks of life. One of the most striking … More Let me tell you about Uncle Riad
One sunny Friday morning back in London, I was sitting in the office having my morning coffee and a bit of a yarn with my desk neighbour when it coincidentally came up in conversation that we both had dreams of seeing the legendary site of Petra, one of the 7 new wonders of the world. … More The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
At the end of February, I finished my employment contract in London and granted myself a grace period of 2 months to travel before my return to Australia. Truth be told, with all these “grace periods” I’ve had over the last 2 years, I’m slightly worried at the prospect of having my holidays limited by … More Kicking off funemployment in Milano
Back in February, my birthday came and went (yes this blog of mine is that far behind). After a hectic week of celebrations in London, combined with farewells for my friend Alex, who had embarked on a 6 month sabbatical to travel the world, I was honestly quite beat by the time the weekend came … More Another age older in Andalusia
April 25th marked the end of my stint as an expat – it was time to come home to my family in Australia. I’d been a basket case for months leading up to it as I packed up and bid farewells in London and Europe. I came close to crying as I sat on the tube to Heathrow, watching … More Brexiting outta here
Even before I ever really learnt to drink wine, I had a romanticised dream of one day cruising through the French countryside, exploring beautiful chateaux while sampling glasses of French wine in situ. I was fortunate enough to realise this experience last December in Bordeaux, a place that’s ubiquitous for world class red wine.