Leaving Brisbane again

10 Dec

Another mango season is upon us and once again we’re homeless by choice. Sitting on the verandah floor of our empty Brisbane house I contemplate the fact that in four days time it will be someone else’s home. We lived here only 16 months but I quickly fell in love with Newmarket-Wilston’s lovely hilly neighbourhood with its grand old houses and abundant trees. And how lucky we were in having top neighbours. Couldn’t have asked for better people.

No regrets though, we’re forging ahead with the Broken Head building project and hope to have somewhere to call home in 2016 www.brokenhead360.wordpress.com

Yesterday was a huge day of moving the house contents (all carefully packed by me) to a long term storage unit and to Stuart’s factory. We also sold our 150cc scooter back to the store we bought it from. Stuart had one last play on it to get it into the truck.

We thanked our lucky stars a threatened storm held off. Last week houses had their roofs blown off in an afternoon mini cyclone.

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Today we fly to Melbourne to see family before continuing on to France for some fun in the snow and to celebrate our anniversary in Paris. Christmas will be spent with Stuart’s sister Catharine and family in London followed by Boxing Day in Cambridge with son Tristan and his partner Jenny’s family. We then continue on up to Edinburgh to rejoin Tristan and Jenny to ring in the New Year with a Hogmanay concert in the Edinburgh Gardens.

The rest of our 14 weeks travel takes us to the Canary Islands for walking and sailing, more skiing with friends, flamenco in Madrid and Jerez (eight Brisbane flamencas will be taking Jerez by storm) and a return to Little Cove Yoga Retreat, slit of Goa, this time with Stuart in tow. Yes, the man who once ran a mile from yoga is willingly participating in a week-long yoga retreat!

We wrap up with a week in Kerala before flying home. All in all an exciting time ahead.

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Happy holidays!

5 Responses to “Leaving Brisbane again”

  1. you.theworld.wandering December 10, 2014 at 11:03 pm #

    Have a great adventure!! Very exciting. Would love to go to Canary Islands! Enjoy

  2. Michelle December 13, 2014 at 9:21 pm #

    ME…jealous????? Well yeah…with Chris whatsisname for a neighbour, why would you ever want to travel again????? Just got back to a freezing cold chalet for the winter stint!
    Love M&B.xx

    • Sharon Tickle December 13, 2014 at 9:38 pm #

      And where is the snow this season Michelle? We are about to hit Morzine and no snow! Have a great Xmas and New Year. Sxx

  3. Reg December 18, 2014 at 10:08 am #

    Sounds like a great adventure again. Might be a bit chilly though!!!!

    Have a great Xmas and new Year.

    Reg & Liz

    • Sharon Tickle December 18, 2014 at 10:11 am #

      Thanks Reg and Liz. Stu loves the snow so all good!

      Happy holidays.

      Sxx

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