Traveling heart...

I say I'll post regularly, and then I don't, what's with that? It's frustrating me that I haven't been able to find my rhythm here still. I feel it has a lot to do with Instagram - for those who used to enjoy reading my regular posts here in my journal, I still do post regularly, mostly everyday, but on Instagram instead. So as much as I'd love you to join me over there I also understand there are those of you who are not on Instagram and don't want to be. So I'm going to start to repost significant insta posts directly on to this page, my Everyday Alchemy journal, in between my longer journal posts here. By 'significant' I mean an image with a story, with a deeper meaning that provokes discussion and thought. Because this is still my favourite form of online communication, and I've been denying myself the pleasure of sitting and writing to you here, as I would write a letter, and I think it would help to keep the flow of the space if I gently weave the two spaces together.

...this is where French Boy was born and grew up! So incredibly charming.Β 

...this is where French Boy was born and grew up! So incredibly charming. 

Amsterdam still holds my heart.

Amsterdam still holds my heart.

So in big news, I wanted to let you know that we just got back from three weeks in one of the best kept secret regions of France where French Boy grew up, as well as spending some time in Paris and our old home town Amsterdam. Its not really big news, it's huge. On so many levels. This was our first trip back to Europe since Romain and I moved to Sydney five years ago. During the entire length of that five years, Romain became an Australian citizen, we became parents, and I nursed my Mum to her final hours of life. Simply put, we have grown significantly since we last saw everyone back in France and Holland. I wondered how they would see us now, and how we would feel being there. And we are three now, so how would they react to our child, our heart, which runs wild and free? 

...our girl, growing up before our eyes.

...our girl, growing up before our eyes.

It was an incredible adventure, and one I am so eager to share with you. I learnt so much about new places that sparked hundreds of ideas, and I learnt about myself, about us as a family, and our future. So I'm going to write a series of posts with many photographs from our travels, and divulge as much as I can - from both the outer and inner journeying, I hope you'll enjoy them. 

xx

PS if you have any questions along the way, anything that you'd like to know about the trip or traveling as a family, anything at all, please don't hesitate to ask in a comment and I'll reply!