Moving on – The Londoner

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I know you have a lot of questions and I have kept you in the dark for some time.

It’s not that I didn’t want to tell you what’s going on, it just didn’t occur to me that it was all going to last that long.

When we left Australia it was a time of worldwide hope. That brief window in which the covid was about to be finally defeated by the vaccine, people felt comfortable enough to travel, celebrate, get married and surely the boundaries of the world would soon be wide open.

Unfortunately that window didn’t stay open for long.

You see, Americans can travel to and from Europe and the UK, but we can’t. We can get in England, but we can’t go back here again. Here it’s where my husband needs to be on business, and if we’ve learned one thing from the sudden state closures in Aus, it’s not to risk splitting the family across the border.

Home is where the dog is! Which is from my mother. I’ve been battling waves of nostalgia and the constant sense of impending doom we all live with now, so I probably haven’t been as talkative as I usually am.

The question “are you in Los Angeles forever?” it pops up a couple of times a day and the truth is, I don’t know. I don’t think I’ll ever be anywhere forever, but I don’t make plans more than a week apart. Ask me about Christmas and I’ll put my fingers in my ears and start singing.

Going with the flow doesn’t come naturally to me, I like to organize, plan and get on with things.

But luckily I have a new project.

We are setting up a home here in Los Angeles, not a forever home, but a home for a while. I’m decorating it like I have to keep everything I buy forever, and I ship it everywhere we go. So you see, it still is hears like planning! .. without any disappointment.

So I sincerely hope you’re hungry for interior content, as it’s time to say goodbye to our wonderful rental and move on.

In our new home.

I hope you will join me on the adventure and offer me many of your wonderful tips, because who knows I could use them!

Our driver, however, understood life.

For her, every day is a party.

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