Wow where has the year gone?!
I cannot believe it’s taken me 10 months to finally post about our trip home to Perth for Christmas last year. For me, this has been a very hard blog to write down my feelings about. Like most, I suffer incredibly from home sickness – being away from my family, friends and all those places that I loved going to when growing up is very hard at times.
Every time I go home to Perth or my family visits me here in Adelaide, it takes me months to recover. The thought of not being able to see them whenever I want for a coffee, to hang out, or to simply just have someone to call upon to help with our children, tends to get me down at times.
All that being said, our trip home was one of the most memorable and wonderful trips we’ve had together as a family and one I will cherish forever. I remember the Hubby complaining the entire trip for me to stop taking pictures, but once we arrived home and looked back through them, he was so thrilled that I captured lots of special moments and places we all visited together. Holidays for us as a family are very rare, so we cherished every minute. We are so grateful to my Perth family for making this one of the most memorable trips for us.
The best part for me was sharing those special places that I went to when I was young with my children. My absolute favourites are the Margaret River region, Rottnest, Cottesloe Beach and of course all my favourite eateries. As Perth changes drastically every visit, I always like to go the same places I know we will get excellent food, service and mostly importantly, are family friendly.
As the reality of moving home becomes more and more unrealistic, I must learn some better coping mechanisms to help myself with the homesickness. I still have a little hope that we might move back, I’ve even put the children’s names at all the high schools in Perth … just in case!
I hope you enjoy these pictures and much as I do. No joke I cry every time I look at them. As you can see we are all so incredibly happy and that’s how I want to remember this trip, one of true happiness.
Home will be forever where the heart is!
Christmas Lunch at Mum’s
Aunty Em +Julian’s
Yallingup + Margaret River
New Years Eve
May Street Larder
Just 4 Fun Aqua Park
The Great Escape