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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Things I'll Miss - Part 1

Well, enough of that guff (it was for your benefit Danielle, following our conversation the other day…I’m sure you appreciated it, but enough.).
Time for serious things. We are leaving in 4 days. For 6 months. To SAIL back to Australia. That means surrounded by water. No land in sight. And creatures I don’t even want to think about swimming around below us. In very, very deep water… *shudder*. Suddenly 42 feet of yacht sounds about as good as a dinghy! But let’s not think too much about that...

Anyway – I digress. 6 months away from home…

This post is dedicated to things I’ll miss. In no particular order (and a work in progress – hence this is part 1):

1. Family

Ok, this goes without saying, but of course rates a mention! My family live in SA, VIC and China so it’s not like I get to see them every week or anything, but it’s nice to know they’re only a $100 flight away, or a phone call, or a Skype video call to see important things like Taylah’s first lost tooth, but with limited internet and phone access it will be a strange feeling not checking in as regularly as I do now. Stu’s family live in Hobart, and it will be odd not being able to drop in and see them. I will also miss Dave and Jill’s amazing home made bread (hint for when we return!!) and Richard’s late night phonecall’s to Stu about some random e-Bay bargain…

2. Squirrel

No, not


3. Boot Camp

Seriously. I know it’s hard to believe that I’ll miss those gruelling sessions 3 times a week. But it is so addictive and a great stress reliever, and I get the jitters if I miss it even once because it is so ingrained in to my weekly routine! I don’t quite know how I’ll cope without it! Also, Better Body Boot Camp (shameless promo) is almost solely responsibly for my 6-pack stomach! Admittedly it’s a 6-pack hidden by a layer of fat… but that’s another story. It’s definitely there though, somewhere…!! Maybe it will be more obvious after 6 months of sailing rations…

4. Friends

Another obvious point – but again, goes without saying. You don’t realise how much you take for granted being surrounded by friends at work and being able to just turn around and have a chat (who will I discuss calories with??!!), or just dropping in to and see people on the weekend or after work (especially when they feed you roasts and home-made pizzas!! Hmmm…refer to point 3... I think I’ve found my problem).

I'm hoping that the lure of a wedding invitation in December will encourage people to keep in touch while we're away - lol! Don't forget us!!

5. Regular showers

Well, regular proper showers. Somehow I don’t think the saltwater version is going to cut it, but beggers can’t be choosers… That said, I figure if we all smell bad we won’t notice…


  1. This blog thing is AWESOME! I hope you are taking your camera and get a chance to update it often! xx

  2. All my best wishes go with you. I love this blog it is great, cleaver arn't you.. It will be saved to my favourites to keep up with the tracking of your progress.

  3. Five things to do when you are away:
    1. Practice my walking lunges so i can kick your ass when you get back.....

    2. Teach Billie and charlie to say Hello Kim and Stu....

    3. Get our bathroom finished and maybe even the hall way

    4. Make you a wedding mirror - you need to give me colour input here

    5 Start my mural