It feels like we've only just returned from Malaysia and now we're off again. Its time for the annual trip to Australia. People wonder why I 'holiday' at the same place every year but I don't really see it as a holiday. Its just somewhere I live for a couple of months each year.
I'm grateful that Richard is so understanding about these trips. I'm also thankful that we are able to afford it. I know I'm lucky to have the life that I have and I don't take it for granted.
So tomorrow, Aaron and I will first fly to Singapore, wait around Changi Airport for about 5 hours, then get on the 7 hr flight to Brisbane. It will be my first time traveling so far with Aaron alone. I've stuffed my hand luggage with snacks, toys, books, extra clothes, a sling, extra diapers.....I think I'd better find a 'surprise' and stuff it in there too.
This is also the first time that I feel I haven't spent enough time in Palembang before leaving again. Like I said before, I finally feel at home here. The trip was booked long ago so, nothing I can do now except look forward to all the things that I can't get in Palembang.
He's old enough now for the story telling and sing-a-longs in the libraries. And of course, there will be all the wonderful parks we can visit. This time I think I'll take him for a walk through the museum too. I'm getting excited!
See you all in a few days!