I have come to really enjoy Pina's blog and a recent post titled "home" made me realise just how much we yearn to learn more about 'friends' who we 'meet' through these blogs we all love so much. Hers was a brief note but conveyed, to me at least, so much of her personal history.
I said to a friend recently that I tend to dismiss my own achievements, am a reluctant receiver of compliments and generally downplay anything in my life of note (excepting my two gorgeous girls). When I stop to think though, I have actually done a lot, or perhaps more seen a lot in my time. Because I enjoyed Pina's post so much, because I thought perhaps others may be interested to learn more of me (although harking back to earlier I don't assume anyone is reading) I'm going to do a brief summary of my life thus far.
1969 born in Northern England.
1971 emigrated to Australia with parents and 3 older brothers.
Life passed happily - stories may perhaps come later as I'm going to skip forward to my life, or at least the one where I started to be responsible for my own choices.
1992 left Australia for Canada following an Australian boyfriend of 2 years. Got to Canada and promptly fell in love with a gorgeous Canadian.
1993 back in Australia and soon after the Canadian followed.
1994 back travelling through the US and Canada, back with the gorgeous Canadian but didn't turn out to be.
1995 back in Australia - new boyfriend after returning from overseas.
1998 new boyfriend turns into husband.
End of 1998 move to the UK.
July of 2003, 6 months pregnant with first child return to Australia to deliver via 6 weeks of hiking in the US - Zion, Grand Canyon, Yosemite.
1st daughter born in October 2003.
Buy first home in July 2004.
2nd daughter born in January 2007.
When I put it like that it doesn't sound so cool after all! I must elaborate more at some point - make myself sound more interesting!