It was a matter of months ago that I last posted an update. But that’s not to say that nothing has happened. The lack of update is probably due to the fact that I’ve settled into a rhythm here - I’m still experiencing a whole bunch of new and fantastic things but because I have become accustomed to having my mind blown on a regular basis it just doesn’t occur to me that I should write it down.
I mean, I went to Copenhagen for the weekend. In Sydney, you drive up the F3 on Friday night, stay at Terrigal for the weekend, maybe have some Thai on the beach or go to the RSL for dinner and you’ve had an amazing weekend. I took a train to Denmark and didn’t even feel the need to inform people. Oh yeah there was also the little matter of the hurricane that hit whilst I was there. Sure, no big deal…
How about going to see Sweden and Portugal play for a spot in the World Cup? That’s the kind of thing you would write about yeah? Nah. The two best players in the world played, Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic and they scored five goals between them. The stadium was filled to the brim with overly patriotic Swedes. Although admittedly I’m not a huge football fan (I genuinely thought Zlatan and Ibrahimovic were two different people and had to ask one of the guys as to why they never appeared on the field together), the whole experience was absolutely sensational and something I’ll never forget. Something that you would definitely write down, right?
However looking at my calendar, I can tell that the next month will not go undocumented. In fact, the activities that are in store actually demand updates. See in about a week I go dogsledding in Lapland, surely the first snow of the season will warrant a post, Christmas is only around the corner and don’t get me started on New Year’s Eve in Geneva. At this late stage of the game, updates are crucial.