I’m ashamed to say I’m very behind on my blog.
However, this coming weekend (for reasons that shall become apparent) I have been given the gift of time and so I am incredibly hopeful that this current situation shall be remedied.
Why am I so behind on my blog, I hear you ask? Well, please allow me to elaborate a little on the recent goings on in my life.
I’m sad to say that last week my Grandad died. And, to be honest, it sucks. He had been ill for a while before I left back in October, and so there was always the chance that this was a possibility but I never thought it would actually happen, you know? Whilst saying my goodbyes on my mini tour of Britain last year it never really occurred to me that that particular “goodbye” would have been the last. But it was. And that is the way things have panned out, so there is nothing left to do now than deal with the cards I have been dealt I suppose!
His funeral is on Thursday 9th April, so with somewhat mixed emotions I shall be flying home to the UK for a week, arriving on Easter Sunday. It was never in my plans to fly back to the UK midway through my year of travelling Australia. But when have I ever abided by any of the plans I made for this trip anyway?! It’s for a crappy reason, but as we all know every cloud has a silver lining. My silver linings are plentiful – I get to sleep in my own bed for a few nights, I get to see my brother, my Granny and some close friends too, and I can pack my pink jelly shoes for my return trip! I forgot to include them six months ago and was too ashamed to ask whether The Mothership would be prepared to post them out to me…!
I also (finally!) get to watch The Theory of Everything because it’s one of the in-flight movies!
Silver linings aplenty!
The most exciting element of going home is the possibility of seeing some of those faces I’ve been missing the most. In the past week I’ve gone from thinking I had another six months until I’d get to see them again, to now it being more like six days! Talk about a whirlwind of emotions, right?! I would genuinely love to see as many of your beautiful faces as possible, but in reality that is definitely not feasible. Instead I’ve decided to spend the week focusing on some quality time with my nearest and dearest, safe in the knowledge that in six months time I shall have the great pleasure of being reunited with everyone for a much longer period of time.
So keep your eyes peeled this weekend for some upcoming blog posts, because with a 31 hour trip from Sydney to Heathrow (via Hong Kong) it’s safe to say I’ve got the time to catch up, and then some!