Category Archives: Holidays in USA

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.


Relocation developments

  1. Seems my abort relocation mission (email) was a huge success…yip, yip, yippee
  2. Email from new boss over night mentioning details of my first project – sounds interesting 😉
  3. Decision – skiing in Utah
  4. Chicago flights and accommodation booked (hotel looks super lush)
  5. To do list checks coming along nicely
  6. Date with Aussie Jim last night – think is more mate than date, but a success!
  7. Just four weeks tomorrow until I fly


Tick tock, tick tock

Today, marks 6 weeks to the day until I leave my job in Sydney.

Tomorrow, marks 6 weeks to the day until I leave Sydney.

Today, my friend and Chilli’s auntie departed, bound for LA then NY.

Yesterday I signed the paper work on my rental agreement and had the photographs taken for the advertising.

Today, I signed my re-mortgage paper work.

This time in 6 weeks tomorrow, I shall be arriving somehwhere in the US of A, hopefully somewhere with loads of snow!  That’s right, we’re going skiing.

Oh and lets not forget, in 5 weeks tomorrow I’m having a huge farewell/40th/f**ck of breast cancer party.

I told you.  Time is ticking!

It’s not all about New York…but it mostly is!

Since it looks like I will be spending some time in Chicago, lovely Auntie Micole has gifted me the books in the know – the Wallpaper guide AND the Luxe guide.  I will have to give them a work out 😉

I have also recently been thinking hard about where I want to visit in the USA while it’s on my doorstop a lot lately.  So far here is my list – which I’m sure I will add to over the years to come!

  • Aspen, Whistler, Sundance, Vail actually all of the best ski fields
  • San Fran
  • San Diego
  • The Grand Canyon
  • Vegas
  • Marthas Vineyard
  • The Hamptons
  • Coachella
  • Miami (made the list even though have been before!)
  • Boston
  • Washington
  • Niagara Falls
  • Yosemite National park
  • Yellowstone National park
  • Texas – a ranch 😉

By the way, whilst pondering this matter I came across an awesome list of inspiration, you can find it here.