Thursday, 5 November 2009

Farewell London

It would seem the best way we currently have to sum up complex human emotions is to plot them on a four-directional plane - witness the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (INTJ, ESFP and all that) and Marston's DISC Model. Right! Onto the psychiatrist's couch, let's begin!


Will miss about London
  • ALWAYS something new to do
  • Crisp winters, chance of snow
  • Friends and colleagues
  • Europe on the doorstep
Will not miss about London
  • Crazy crowds
  • Expensive cost of living
  • I ♥ LONDON T-Shirts
  • Constant "celebrity" "news"
Looking forward to in Melbourne
  • Seeing old friends and family
  • Having our own place again
  • High coffee standards
  • NOT going anywhere for a while!
Not looking forward to in Melbourne
  • Hot sweaty weather
  • Pathetic public transport
  • Slow internet
  • Cars with loud farty exhausts


Will miss about London
  • Friends and colleagues
  • Inexhaustible theatre & concerts
  • Gorgeous green spaces
  • The range of accents you hear
Will not miss about London
  • Hordes of tourists
  • Jam-packed tube rides
  • 5-month-long winters
  • Weekend tube "improvements"
Looking forward to in Melbourne
  • Reconnecting with loved ones
  • "Proper" fish & chips
  • Getting back to real footy
  • Lots of sunshine
Not looking forward to in Melbourne
  • 40+ sweltering days
  • Having to drive everywhere
  • Australian Masterchef
  • Being so far away from Europe

We've had an amazing time in England, and Bec has fallen in love with the place just as much as "native" Johnny, so we know it must be a special place. We'll leave it to Will S (no, not "Men In Black" Will S, the other one) to sign off:

This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle,
This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars,
This other Eden, demi-paradise,
This fortress built by Nature for herself
Against infection and the hand of war,
This happy breed of men, this little world,
This precious stone set in the silver sea,
Which serves it in the office of a wall
Or as a moat defensive to a house,
Against the envy of less happier lands,
This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England.

William Shakespeare


Kath said...

I'm still waiting for your "Now we're home" blog post.....

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