Saying farewell…

1 Jul

I’m really stuck for words. I can’t think of what to write as I pen the last blog that will ever be penned from our modest room, in our modest house on Scawen Road in London. The radio silence on our blog recently might indicate how reluctant we are to actually say the one word that we have had to say to so many people…  goodbye.

How do we say goodbye to the close friends we have made who, after we leave, we honestly cannot say when we will physically see them again? How do we say goodbye to our housemates who have become our confidents after many frustrating days at the office, and who we have shared many a drink and laugh with while cooking dinner? How do we say goodbye to the work colleagues who have become close friends themselves and who have helped to shape our future careers? How do we say goodbye to the London that has become our home for the last 723 days no matter how frustrating it can be to actually live here? There is no easy answer to these questions except that it just has to be done, like ripping off a plaster, swiftly so as to not cause too much pain.

Saying farewell to our life in London is difficult enough, but we are blessed that we can soften the blow with our next adventure all of which begins for us very early tomorrow morning. We will leave life as we know it to make the slow trek back to the shores of Queensland, back to our families and friends, back to Toowoomba and back to our Australian lifestyle.

We will be forever grateful for the experiences, friendships, tears and laughter that London has given to us. Thanks a million… we’ll see you at some point in the future we’re sure.


6 Responses to “Saying farewell…”

  1. Carol Edwards July 2, 2012 at 12:57 AM #

    Beautifully written as always Mel. Bevan and I, and many other readers of your blogs and the beautiful photos included will miss these updates. But the plus side is you’ll be back closer to your family and friends who have all missed you both greatly.

    • mmeblog July 4, 2012 at 7:02 PM #

      The blogs aren’t over yet! Still plenty more to come… Am looking forward to being home x

  2. Grandma July 2, 2012 at 1:52 AM #

    u make me feel sad for you, but just think what will be ahead for you, a chance to get back to your family and friends and start a new life all over again in Australia. we here are looking forward to seeing you and Matt.We will miss sending your blogs to family and friends. Andy is full of praise of them as is everybody who reads them.

    see you soon
    love you both Grandma and Pop

    • mmeblog July 4, 2012 at 7:01 PM #

      Looking forward to seeing you and Pop. The blogs will still continue so keep looking out for them! See you in a couple of months xx

  3. jane cook July 2, 2012 at 3:52 AM #

    What can I say? We have all followed your stories and photos with pleasure but we are all eagerly waiting your return to “home”. Have fun on your next adventure with Steven. Keep safe and see you in a few months. Love Mum.

    • mmeblog July 4, 2012 at 6:58 PM #

      Thanks Mum. Very much looking forward to getting home. Will see you soon!

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