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We’re Moving Country…Again

A bridge over a lake in a park somewhere in Beijing

A park somewhere in Beijing taken by yours truly.

For those of you who are not aware, my husband and I currently live in China. It’s a fascinating place to live and I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here.

However, after much deliberation, we have decided to move back to Australia. My health isn’t very good at the moment, and it has become a struggle to stay here. So we’ve decided to head back down to Oz to be closer to my family.

We haven’t ruled out the possibility of coming back to China sometime in the future. I’ve learned so much from being here and I’m always ready to learn more.

We plan to move in early May, so that gives me just over 6 weeks to prepare.

What is there to do?

  • Firstly I have to cull down our belongings so they (hopefully!) fit into three suitcases.
  • Then I have several items I want to buy before I leave. E.g. a nice traditional Chinese outfit, some new reading glasses.
  • I also have heaps of photos I want to take of life here. Unfortunately, our camera was damaged when someone tried to snatch our bags, so I currently can only take 10 photos at a time. I shall have to think before I shoot, like back in the good ol’ days of film.
  • And lastly, I want to savour these precious weeks in China by drinking in all the wonderful sights and sounds of this place.

I’ll do my best to keep posting to my blog, but forgive me if my posts wander off the topic of creative writing and into other areas…like creative packing and interesting things I see in my last few weeks.

Although I’ll miss living here, I’m looking forward to all sorts of new adventures back in Australia.