So I was away for over eight months and I’ve now been home nearly eight weeks. Want to know which part feels like it has passed most of my year? The eight weeks I’ve been home. It has been both hectic and dull; first with the initial bustle of arriving home, moving houses and job hunting, followed by weeks of tedium as no job offers rolled in, bank accounts dried up and I sank into an awful state of apathy and laziness.
But now, just short of eight weeks back in Australia, with a full-time job beckoning me to start in December, I’m giving myself November to post the stories and photos I’ve been sitting on for months and permitting myself to live in the past and glory in the memories of this year.
Because I did have an amazing time, met wonderful people (if any La Ería kids are reading this: I miss you!) and made memories that I hope will last a lifetime. Now I’m making myself relive them and enjoy them all over again, and I hope that you will too!
I have added some photos of my trip to Andalucía at Easter to my Flickr (follow the link down the side to see them) and I’ve updated my Tripline map (again, the link is on the right hand side there) so that it shows my full itinerary of travels around Europe between June and September. Enjoy!
Filed under Adelaide, Update
So we are home again. I’ve renamed my blog “Alexandra (was) in España”, which made me sadder than I had expected. And life goes on much the same as it ever did.
I do intend to write up all of my stories, from my last weeks in Spain and from our travels, so don’t abandon ship just yet. Once I can get my head around the thousands of photos those will be going up too.
Thanks for being so patient with me, apparently I am an awful blogger! But I promise, more fun to come.
Filed under Adelaide, Update
As the title suggests my pre-trip preparations are gradually coming together.
I found out yesterday that my visa had been processed and approved and I have now booked my return flight to Adelaide for next August. I am, of course, still railing against that stupid requirement due to the added financial cost. Also, there is the added cost of having to go back to Melbourne next week to pick up my passport and visa when I am sure the Consulate could just have easily had it sent to my via registered post or courier. I am still looking forward to going to Melbourne though, as my lovely sister will be accompanying me this time (read: a girly day of shopping) and the Disney exhibition will be showing now at ACMI.
Finally, my thesis is gradually being finished and I can feel the summer holidays just around the corner! The weather here in Adelaide is finally warming up and the jacarandas are starting to bloom, which I absolutely adore. I am hoping there is lots more summer weather around the corner before I head for Spain and the depths of a northern winter.
Back to my study now or I might just keep on reading HP Book 5… (I have been re-reading the series before I leave as I won’t be able to fit all the books in my suitcase!).
41 days till I fly out!
With a little over two months remaining before I head halfway around the world:
1) I now have a blog
2) My visa application is at somewhat of a standstill
3) I am far too excited and am spending far too much time reading travel blogs, guide books and wasting hours marvelling at photos
4) The problem with number 3 is that standing between me and my 2011 adventure are those pesky things known as assignments, tests and a thesis that constitute my final year at uni
5) Did I mention my extreme excitement? Even in my sleep-deprived, shell-shocked-at-how-much-study-I-have-to-do state I have the energy to be constantly on a high just thinking about January and beyond.
The books are calling me. TTFN.