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Long road back to the expat life

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Long road back to the expat life

After my first visit to the UK in 3 years it is hard to settle back into the live that I have in Sydney. All of a sudden you miss silly things you didn’t notice before.

Have you ever noticed the lack of daisies in Australia?

Your friends and family are suddenly at the forefront of your mind again and you start thinking you see them when your walking down the street.

You realise you are missing out on your best friends house warming and first baby talk. Your missing out on the wine nights and the gossip.

But then you have a moment. One of those moments only a traveller will understand and you realise you are doing all this for those moments. Because those moments are the ones that take your breath away as you watch the sunrise over the beach or walk into a bar that is “oh so Sydney”.

An Australian Breakfast is amazing and an English fry up just tastes greasy after so long here.

It takes time to realise again that your life on the road is not worse or better than those at home with the house and the kids it is just different and it is the life I chose for myself and I live for the “moments”

My one bit of advice for those returning from their “home” make sure you get your first “moment” as soon as possible and all your worries will disappear again.

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Talking Nonsense

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Talking Nonsense

As I start to pack my suitcases once again, I realise that this is the first time I have felt any doubt about whether or not leaving (and effectively, starting again) is the right option for me.

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Tinder

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Is it for sex dates, drink dates or dinner dates? I have heard of them all on tinder. Lets face we have all heard stories about tinder. A friend of a friend and all that but I want to tell you about my limited experience of tinder in Australia.

When I first joined I was in a tiny town in the outback where the population was very small and most of it was mining or construction workers so the female population was miniscule. Miss L convinced me that in London it was a huge deal…in the outback with radius set to 500km it was not a huge deal and most of the faces that came up I had met in the local…needless to say tinder in the outback…utter fail.

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