Tomorrow we are jetting off to Sydney for the week. Initially this trip was for a medical purpose, but as we are down to our last two weeks together for quite a while, the decision was made that we should all go. Kind of a last family outing for a long time.
We have an appointment with a well respected thoracic surgeon for my son. If all goes well this doctor should perform his surgery later in the year. We’ll know more about this after our visit. I must admit that my thoughts have been distracted from this worry for the past month or so. It is well and truly on my mind now.
We hope to hit some outlet stores and perhaps buy some warm clothing for my daughter. Her baggage is limited to twenty kilograms – not much when she is gone for twelve months! (she is a HUGE reader and cannot take any books with her, the thought of not finding enough reading material in English is horrifying her) We don’t think that we will send much with her at all. She can make do with what she takes or beg, borrow and purchase what else she needs. My sister backpacked for six months on two pairs of jeans, although for my daughter to do something like that would be miraculous!
Even though I will most likely be off-line for the week, you may just find news of me here or here, as I have arranged to meet up with some bloggers as we complete our whirlwind tour of the sights of Sydney. Now we are going to pack – as soon as my Pete fixes the handle on our suitcase…