10 May, 2012

O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!

I am not good at keeping secrets, which is why this blog has been a bit all over the place lately.  I have been skirting around the real issues which have been dominating our lives.  The title of this post was composed MONTHS and MONTHS ago in the hope that one day, I would be able to use it.  (The Jabberwocky is my favourite poem and the only one I can confidently recite all the way through.)

After months, nearly a year even, of stress, of worry, of all kinds of penny pinching, of living on the edge in a way I hope never to have to do again, my dearest husband has a job again.  It means yet another international move (back to Singapore which we left 11 years ago) but it's all good.  Let the adventures continue.

****Hilde, if you are reading this; it's all your fault! I said the minute I knew you were moving to this country that it would mean that it was time we moved on.  We are fated never to be in the same country again!!!*****


  1. Life can change in an instant, hey? It seems a shame to go, with all that you have done in your homes, but when you gotta go, you gotta go! Hope the big move is not too stressful.

    Now I'll be reciting the Jabberwocky for the rest of the day (I love it too!) :)

  2. So pleased and relieved for you...perhaps now Singapore will make the Rugby world cup...just about near enough to Saigon for Viet Vo instruction, everybody learning Chinese??? Seen lots of Singapore based art at uni this year...Hmmm... Honey?
    Kit and Ella going home?
    so many things to think about
    love again of course

  3. Firt of all: Congratulations! That is great news and I am sure it will be very exciting for the whole family.

    BUT: I had really looked forward to us being "neighbours" again, and our families finally getting to know each other...

    I'll have to try to get a posting in Singapore next, and don't you dare move then.

  4. My fav poem too! I am REALLY happy for you, but somehow sad you are moving to Singapore. It seems like SUCH a change! And the VT house! My goodness!

    However, I am THRILLED things are on the up. You all deserve it!

  5. Hip Hip Hooray, you really deserve to be able to relax and enjoy life as a family again. It must have really been a strain. And you're so much much closer to Australia too!!!

    mum xxx

  6. So happy for your all as a family, but very sad to be losing our fabulous friends to the other side of the world…… Don't forget us here in NYC and VT. We are going to miss you xxxx

  7. phew..... and happy you will be closer to us. Dave and I were talking about it today... visiting time!!! Only 7 hours away!

  8. I guess I'll have to gyre and gymble in your tropical garden.
    Well done yous guys!!!
    Maggie XXXX

  9. Oh my goodness - what news. Off to Singapore. So glad it's all worked out on the job front - must have been so stressful. When do you go?

    Btw the blanket looks lovely - you should have put up the original photo so we could REALLY appreciate how much work you've done on it. I was hoping she was going to give it to you after all your hard work!


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