It is 3:30 in the afternoon on a Saturday and I am drinking a glass of champagne. I’m not celebrating anything or I’m celebrating everything. I do not know which. Earlier, I cried to no one because no one was here which is usually how I prefer to lick my wounds: in private. Yet here … Continue reading God Moved to Australia and He Did Not Take Us with Him
South Center to Hope Street
We appreciate that we have so many people interested in renting our house – really we do -- but can I mention how incredibly inconvenient it is to have the house always looking as though we don’t really live there? There’s how we pretend to live (show house), how we wish we lived (surface clean … Continue reading South Center to Hope Street
I hadn't even thought about it -- immunizations that is -- they hadn't even made the 1,000 Things To Do Before We Get on the Plane to Australia list. I had a conversation with a business acquaintance yesterday and she asked, "So when do you leave?" and I said, "July 1st," and she replied, "Oh, … Continue reading Immunizations
Where In Australia?
Just yesterday I found out that I have an approved work visa for Australia – yes! So let's get back to how the Hooks came to choose and answer the “Where in Australia?”Most folks know that Australia is both a country and a continent (pretend like you knew.) It’s not as large as the U.S. … Continue reading Where In Australia?
How Did You Choose Australia?
That has been the big question we’ve gotten from friends and family over and over again: How did we decide that it would be Australia where we would spend our 1-year sabbatical? I’ve often wondered if the question was really: How could you not choose France or Hawaii or Fiji, the more typical places one … Continue reading How Did You Choose Australia?