With military precision we’re up this morning and on the way to Paris… Well perhaps there was some scrambling around and a mild dash to the train station. Nonetheless we make our way to St Pancras and board the Eurostar.
Porridge with organic Greek style Coconut yoghurt, it’s a great combination and way to start the day. The sun is out too, so breakfast is soon followed by morning tea on the garden porch, featuring some amazing homemade chocolate brownies baked by Zoe’s mum, Betty.
Starting to settle into new consulting role for eBay, working within their brand & marketing team on a whole bunch of interesting projects that continue to challenge traditional retail. Travelled to the UK, France and Italy, including a few relaxing days spent in the Amalfi Coast where I learnt about their equally frenetic and laissez-faire lifestyle. Surprised after a prolonged search that my girlfriend Zoe and I finally agreed on some new dining room chairs… No more weekend trips to look at chairs!
Today is a family affair. After a brief jaunt to Marks & Spencer in the morning, we head back to the house where the Lardner family congregates for lunch. It’s great getting to see everyone, I can’t believe it’s been almost 2 1/2 years since I was last here.
After a bit of a morning rush around we made it to Sydney airport just in time. Literally a couple minutes later and check-in would have closed, so we were quite relieved to find ourselves through airport security and customs in record-breaking time. And so the adventure begins!