It’s fantastic to be back in Australia, as much as we enjoy living overseas. Supermarkets carry more products than we can possibly imagine ever needing. Rules and laws generally make sense, as we grew up with them. Friends are crazy busy with work, children and keeping up with the Joneses, but can usually find time for a cuppa with us. Extended family can be visited for the day or weekend, on the spur of the moment, rather than via international flights booked months in advance. Internet is almost always available. As is power. Day-to-day living is in some ways easier, other ways less so.
In any case, now we’ve made the decision to spend the next handful of years in Australia, to allow our girls a little stability for their high school years, we are embracing what is good about living here, and considering what we can tweak with the aspects we find challenging. [Read more…]