Monday, 18 July 2011

I like a good dose of variety

In a couple of weeks the husband is taking lad down to Wanaka to go skiing.  Some of his family will be there and there is a big nostalgic pull for him too; when I first clapped eyes on the handsome chap he was living in Wanaka so he's excited about seeing his old friends and introducing his son to them.  Twin1, twin2 and I will stay at home and I'm looking forward to the simplicity of eating baked beans on toast at 5pm with the two of them and devoting some attention (not the screaming, angry mother kind but rather the cuddly, mummy and daughter kind) on each of them.

The husband and I are used to being apart and while I always miss him, I love the change of dynamic brought about by venturing off to do our own things with the children.  I like change.  My brain gets itchy if I stay in the same place for more than a few years.  From birth my family moved house every 1 to 3 years as my dad was posted to different RAF bases around the world.  I always felt very settled and happy.  Home was wherever my mum and dad were.

If you could take a year off and live anywhere in the world, where would it be?


  1. Skiing...maybe even Wanaka? Loved it there when I was a student. Or maybe Alta in Utah (not for the politics but for the snow and then the desert). Would love to emerge incredibly good at something...just one thing

  2. Jody I just went to the cinema and saw an amazing film - Last Paradise. See if you can watch it in the states. Beautiful, beautiful footage of NZ filmed over 45 years.

  3. I would love to take a year off and go live somewhere else - I think I'd live in Bangkok. I love the place!


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