Thursday, 9 February 2012

Home is where the Heart is

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It has been a very long time now that Wad and I have been in this routine.   By 'this routine' I mean that he works away all week and comes home to us at the weekend.  But that isn't even 'the routine' anymore.   There is no longer a routine. Wad's work absences have been stretching into increased periods away from hearth and home that now he can be apart from us for two weeks at the time... It's awful.   Bubble is now at an age where she now recognises that Daddy leaves and as such has some separation anxiety with him. When he is home, she won't let him out of her sight.   It is quite a stressful situation and only places more strain on the already taut nerves of our family unit.

It has been an even longer time that Wad and I have dreamed of relocating to Australia.   We're watching lots of family and friends flee the recession here in the UK to find their place in our dream and that's hard too. 

But in a way the 'routine' has made it more imperative for us to be together as a family than to find a way to Australia.   So Bubble and I are going to join Wad across the water.   We've found a cute little abode that will serve as our castle, from where we will plan our attack against the invading hordes of the double dip recession.   We'll stand together as a family unit because that is the only way we're going to get through this difficult period in our life.

And when it's over, we'll tell the story of our 'hard times' to our children, berating them on how easy life is for them... living in the sun, surfing every day, eating al fresco.   We'll tell them how hard we worked to get where we are, that they should work hard too so that they can enjoy the fruits of their labour.

And they will roll their eyes and stomp off, grumbling about Mum and Dad's 'life lecture' that they've heard a HUNDRED times before!



  1. So sorry to hear that you are having a tough time, but delighted to hear you'll be together as a family again, that's all that matters. And Australia? It's sending you a big hug right now. xox

    1. Thanks :o) Wad us convinced we'll make it there... Probably when our kids are a little older. It's reassuring to know he has such conviction x

  2. That sounds like a very wise move.
    Good on you.
    It broke my heart when Hubby worked overseas - and Magoo hated it in all sorts of ways!
    Family first.
    I would so love to see your dream come true.
    :-) xx

    1. Thanks! Yeah, when I agreed to Wad working away I thought it would be ok but a year down the line it has taken its toll... I just can't wait I be together as a family again!

  3. Oh that sounds tough! I hope the move makes things easier for you all! Your post title says it all!!

  4. Hey Cheryl, you've gone very quiet.... hope everything's okay over there xx


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