A love affair with autumn

I love autumn. I think it’s perhaps my favourite season.

I love the crispness in the air.

I love those beautiful mild evenings that take you by surprise and madden you with excitement for the world.

I like the change in the weather, and the scent of the earth as it begins to soak up the moisture that it was robbed of during the head of summer.

I love the sunny days and moonlit nights.

I love the kaleidoscope of colours, browns and rusts and oranges and golds.

Every autumn moment is precious to me, especially now as I prepare to move to a constant tropical heat, where there is no real fluctuation in temperature and where there definitely aren’t four seasons in a year. Going from Melbourne’s famous four seasons in one day to Santa Marta’s hot all day but occasionally with a rain shower is going to be a shock.

So I am luxuriating in my love affair with autumn and making every moment count.

What is your favourite season? What do like the most about it?

Wave me goodbye

Only one more sleep until I fly to LA and embark on a whole new world of fun and adventure.

I’m wiggling, squirming and shaking with a delicious blend of excitement and terror. For some reason, taking off on a big jet plane to another country and farewelling your family is gut-wrenching. You just don’t get the same feeling when you move to another town in your own country, whether it’s an hour drive or 4 hour flight away.

Melbourne Airport have this really cool feature on their website where you can track inbound and outbound, local and domestic flights on their live radar. So tomorrow, click on the link below to see where I am during my 14 hour flight on the A380(QF93 @ 12:10pm).

http://www.melbourneairport.com.au/Flight-Passenger-Info/Flight-Information/Live-Flight-Radar.html

Wave me goodbye!