The Promised Land?


Three weeks in, the fog of killer jet lag has finally lifted and we are starting to have fun and feel very much at home in our new land. We have arrived in mid-winter and although I have bemoaned the cold in a couple of emails home, actually it’s only cold at night…in the house. The days are always sunny and by mid-day a tee-shirt and jeans feels like you have too many clothes on. Now we all have fury slippers and hot water bottles and the land lord has kindly brought round 4 big plug-in radiators for the nesh Brits, we are starting to thaw out at night too. [Read more…]

Retired Hurt


Being 10,000 miles away from your family on a consultancy assignment has its good moments as well as bad, and sometimes you just have to go with the flow.  So when my fellow away-from-home-and-family consultants Andy and Tony told me they were planning a wine-tasting weekend in the vineyards of Orange, it was a case of when in Rome….

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Sydney – MAdventure II, Day 1


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…]