I woke up just as early as Mum, around 7am and I was ready to get up and clear the cold symptoms from my body with a hot shower. I had an extended session under the scalding water and felt much better for it. Mum was off for her walk and so I joined her. We both rugged up against the cold weather and wandered off down the driveway. We were taking her usual route into the suburban area of Wandering and through town.
She gave me the grand tour as we went, pointing things out that were a little bit familiar to me or completely foreign. The town of Wandering is such a beautiful place and at a population of around 300, it is suitably quiet. If it wasn’t for the cold wind, it might have been a nice day but the clouds didn’t bother me much, I was just happy to be here.
It only took us about half an hour to do the tour and walk back up the driveway. Mummy made me porridge then to warm my body and Dad squeezed some fresh orange juice to fill me body with Vitamin C.
I am a very lucky girl to have such wonderful parents that have supported me through everything I’ve done. A year ago when I asked them what they thought about me quitting my job and travelling full time, Dad’s response was, “that sounds bloody brilliant”. He was right then as he was most times and it is only with their support that anything in my life has been possible. I’m looking forward to being Dad’s offsider in all his handyman jobs, cooking with Mum in the kitchen, exploring bits of WA with family and restoring any or all of the vehicles (Moke & Landrover) sitting around the farm.
Mum, Dad, I love you both so much and I can’t wait to spend the next three months with you in Australia’s paradise.
On that note, I am going to say goodbye for now. I have enjoyed writing about my life on a daily basis over the past year and I’m excited to read back on the things I’ve done since a lot of the details have already been lost. While the blog has always been for my own benefit and the entertainment of my family and friends, I have been surprised by some of the people that have followed my movements through Astrotracks.
Thank you for your support, it has been a pleasure to share my story with you and I hope you can share yours with me in some way to return the favour.
If you have ever enjoyed this blog, I would love to hear from you. Drop me a message on whatever forum so I can know who my audience has been all this time.
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