27 May 2013

the long way home, part I

we are still on the way home, we are in australia now, but not our home-city just yet... a few more days to go...

we had planned to stop in india for a week to see and love on dear friends of ours, but at the last plans changed (as in refused at check-in because we naively didn't look into the necessary travel visas) - we spent five nights in singapore instead to rest our heads before the final long-haul flight to melbourne..,

so the first part of our home-coming was unexpected -
mingled with sadness at missing our friends,
jet-lag, humidity, beautiful hazy sun rises,
big comfortable hotel beds, 
dragonflies on the balcony,
babe's first pool exploits,
colour, noise, uncomfortable heat,
cool watermelon and ice tea drinks,
the familiarity of english
in an unfamiliar place -
a hundred of more remarks
(delightfully) over that little one's curly red hair,
coconut laden palms, orchids in bloom,
and really an extraordinary level of cleanliness -
left us soaked, somewhat rested
and ready for the next part of our journey... 

9 comments:

  1. Le sigh, what Beautiful scenes.... That lil man of yours is now a professional globe trotter! Sad to hear about those travel hiccups - you'll just have to plan another trip ;)

    XOXO

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  2. Beautiful photos, Windhover! I'm so sorry you could not meet your friends but your little ones looks absolutely delighted to be in the tropics ;-) Safe journies onward.

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  3. Oh, I hoped you'd check in soon :) Gorgeous pics! Sorry your India visit didn't work out -- hopefully another time! <3 Much love.

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  4. i am new to your enchanting and inspiring blog and have been enjoying reading your stories, admiring your artwork and travelling the world with you as well as noting your wonderful recipes(which i cannot wait to try!)these past few days whilst supping endless cups tea. you put me in mind of my lovely daughter, beautiful girls you both are.
    blessings from a little(very wind and rain swept at present)english village.

    cicely

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  5. Ahh jeez get home already will you!? :p

    Would have loved to see India from your lens though...ah well one day we shall.

    Love the line 'the familiarity of english in an unfamiliar place'
    How did you feel about the extreme cleanliness?

    Nearly home aaaah. Let the familiarity come and give you a big hug :)

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  6. Did i ever tell you that I'm from Singapore? I hope you enjoyed your time there!

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  7. Bon voyage!

    ~Have a lovely day!

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  8. It is so fun to travel along with you through your always enchanting photos. Singapore! And his smiling face in the pool! Hope you are all holding together and staying well :) xoxo

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  9. Oh! The photo of him walking along - looking so grown! Gorgeous boy, not surprised you get lots of comments on his gorgeous hair.
    Welcome home :)

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