Monthly Archives: April 2012

No more attempting here!

Time to rename the blog – I am taking on Manhattan as we speak.

And I’ve decided to branch out and try a new blogging platform from here on in. You can follow my NY adventures here:

Check it!


Now in Vail!

Sorry there was no post from the airport.  I was far too distracted by the fact that I was in the First Class lounge.  Much to my absolute delight this was due to the fact I was upgraded to first class all the way from Sydney to Denver!   Much jumping up and down followed this news of course.

I thoroughly enjoyed my flight.  There were real sheets and a bedspread.  The food was strictly fine dining, I took the opportunity to feast on the entire degustation style menu.  Why not I say!

The goodbyes were unsurprisingly hard.  Particularly saying goodbye to my mum and the little ones.  I must admit to a slightly ‘unhinged’ feeling over the past few days.  It felt all so surreal.   Leaving work after 12 years was just plain odd.  Particularly as I ended up working until 7pm the night before I left.  And leaving myself no time for packing.  Stressed much?!

Anyway, I am on the other side now.  Today was spent enjoying a beautiful day in Vail, carving up the slopes.  It’s hard not to smile.  There were moments when I felt seriously pumped to be honest.  Lucky to be alive and all that.

Must dash now, dinner plans darlings.  Toodles.

I leave tomorrow

And everything seems to be speeding up.  So I don’t have time to write.  I will post from the airport in the morning though, after I no doubt sob my way through customs 😉

Partied hard, now time for the reality of my move

Friday nights big farewell party was brilliant.  Seriously good party, every one says so, so it must be true!  Personally I loved it, but that’s not surprising when surrounded by my loved ones 😉

However, I woke up Saturday morning (well afternoon) feeling sad.  Seems the combination of party over/tiredness/less than a week to go, all contributed to me feeling the reality of my leaving.

I want to move to New York.  I mean I’ve even written a whole blog about it.  But I am going to miss my peeps here so much it has started to hurt.  Tears commenced Saturday and they are now sitting just below the surface, ready to come to the fore at any moment.

I’ve always known it would be the kids that will be the hardest to leave.  I am incredibly close to my nieces and nephews.  I really, truly adore them.  And it’s been amazing living with my sister these last few weeks getting so much quality time in.  On the flip side though, going from this to Skype is going to be an even bigger bridge to cross!

Last night we had a family get together.  There was a bbq, cake, and even a group dance.  As I sat at the dinner table and watched the kids running around screaming and laughing I really felt the enormity of my move hit me.  I will miss them so much.

Anyway, moving on.  There are now only 3 more days of work to go.  I am going to be skiing in Vail very shortly.  I am actually moving to New York this week!!!   Back to watching the Concrete Jungle film clip I go 😉

Oh and ps the car is becoming a noose….I will update further tomorrow!  Note to self, never buy a brand new car – money pittarama!