Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Togetherness Project

So, as some of you may have noticed I am no longer alleviating middle class guilt (hard to do when you are unemployed and no longer surrounded by poor people in desparate need of your fabulous expertise). The blog has also received a new lick of paint with the 21st century equivalent of re-painting a bachelor pad, removing stains in the carpet and putting up tasteful wall hangings in an attempt to appeal to more feminine sensibilities. As of this post, there are now two authors to this blog. Inspired by Ben and Bec's togetherness project, Anth has shut down her old blog and joined me in what we hopefully be a successful attempt to chronicle our nomadic lives in coming months/years (I will attempt to change the URL accordingly too).

We have now been back in Oz for 2.5 months, and its been a trans-continental bitumen blur of travel to and from Adelaide and Melbourne, and up to Sydney and Canberra. In that time we have managed to sneak in much socialising with our wonderful friends, some sorely missed live music (Midlake, Shihad and Andrew Bird), weddings (Nic and Melissa, Kate and Andy, and Tim and Sal), Anth's first taste of live spectator sport at the Adelaide test, showing Steph around Melbourne, and time in Kangaroo Island before NYE:

We will be spending the next 7 weeks preparing for the next travel chapter (China, Pakistan, Iran, Turkey, Europe (briefly) and down to South America to find work) which begins at the end of March. Its been great to be home - and to enjoy the freedom of unemployment - but we are looking forward to tackling some of the uncertainties that are currently hovering over our heads.


Erik Davis said...

Jealous. Very jealous. And excited for you both. fantastic shots of Kangaroo Island! Talk soon!? Love, Erik

Maytel said...

hey, if you guys need a hook up for Shanghai, I know a lovely Melbourne girl who always welcomes weary travellers.

chef says hi by the way.

otherwise all is well in asia's newest military dictatorship

Kratzy said...

Very nice little home you two have built here. Looking forward to hearing about your travels and being insanely jealous of you... ;o) Only a few weeks to go now! I don't know why but I have Europe's "Final Countdown" going through my head now! Ba da da da da da da da da da...

Kratzy said...

Sorry... couldn't resist... Pure poetry I tell you!

We're leaving together,
But still its farewell
And maybe well come back,
To earth, who can tell?
I guess there is no one to blame
We're leaving ground
Will things ever be the same again?

Its the final countdown...