Friday 20th July 2012. Our first day as a family in Sydney. Having been here myself a couple of weeks now, I’m pretty much over the jetlag. For Alison and the children, however, today was always going to be a tough day. [Read more…]
Just a quick post to confirm that after a very long and tiring trip, Alison and the children arrived safely yesterday evening in Sydney. I’ve never seen Alison looking so exhausted – I suspect there will be a post in the next few days describing just how hard it is to take 4 young children to Australia as a single Mum.
Anyhow, for the next few weeks at least we’re back together, and the MAdventure can resume its complex and twisting path.
There have, I admit, been times in the past year when I have wanted some time away from the demands and pressures of 24/7 family life. But stepping alone from a jet-plane, blinking into the Sydney morning sun after a 24-hour flight, 10,000 miles from my family, to start a potential 6-week absence, was not what I had in mind. [Read more…]