I’m looking forward to …

I’m going home soon. And it will be, as the Germans say, with one eye crying and the other laughing. But as time flies and things become ‘the last time for a while’ I can feel the pull of Sydney getting stronger. Perhaps it is being back in Münster, the German city where it all started, saying the first ‘see you next year’ goodbyes. Perhaps it is my cold feet, defiantly bare because it is mid-June and it should be summer. Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps. But I am really looking forward to …

Australian Pinot Noir.

New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc.

Good coffee.

The ocean.

Being barefoot.

The sand between my toes.

The birds.

Fresh Thai food.


Good fresh fruit.

The sky.


The sun.

 Of course, within moments of touching down in Sydney, I’ll start missing …

11 thoughts on “I’m looking forward to …

  1. that glass of chardonnay or whatever looked good enough to drink!
    there is a saying (and a book title) ‘You can’t come home again’ but it’s just a saying.
    I enjoy your wry writing.

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  3. Mmm sav blanc or pinot from Kiwi-land! All your images say “Australia” and “home” to me…the colours, the space, the vibrancy. I hope that you feel refreshed being home and that the loss and tears for all things German are manageable for a while.

  4. That’s a great expression – one eye crying and the other laughing. I think I’ve heard it before, but you’ve given it great context. I definitely know how that feels. Have a safe trip home and enjoy your time there!

  5. “with one eye crying and the other laughing” … wonder where you got that from? ;o)

    It was lovely seeing you again – and I can’t wait for our glass of wine at the Sydney harbour. xxx

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