Tuesday, February 1, 2011

A new adventure :-)

I've always been a bit of an adventurer, especially since the travel bug kicked in all those years ago and Mitch and I set off to discover the world together...

I have felt the exhilarating rush of jumping out of a plane at 14,000 ft... Made my way through the Indian desert by camel and slept under the stars amongst the desert beetles... Conquered my fears and tried scuba diving in the crystal clear South Pacific Ocean... Skied the Swiss Alps... Watched a (non-lethal) bullfight in an ancient Roman arena in France... Trekked the Annapurna mountain ranges even while sick with a nasty travel bug - and still loved it... Lived in not one, not two but three (if you count the 1 day we've been living in Switzerland thus far!) foreign countries... Sampled escargot in my favourite city: Paris... Learnt 2 foreign languages... Enjoyed the festive spirit at Christmas markets in a medieval German castle... Gazed in awe at the beauty of the worlds greatest monument of love: the majestic Taj Mahal... Re-discovered my roots while travelling Holland with my Dad... Taken my obligatory 'holding up' the leaning tower of Pisa shot... Cruised the South Pacific... Relaxed on a 'black' beach in the picture perfect Greek islands... Watched the sun rise and light up the picture perfect Himalayan mountains from 10,531ft... Sipped cocktails while watching the famed Fijian sunset... Climbed the Eiffel Tower... And since first hopping on a plane at the age of 19, traveled through a total of 22 foreign countries - and many more to come...

But as I look down at my growing belly, all of our past adventures just seem to pale in comparison as I realise that the greatest adventure is yet to come - Mitch and I are thrilled to be expecting our first baby :-) It's definitely been a foreign, but exciting experience so far and we're only 1/3 of the way through - but I already can't wait to meet our little bubba. The journey to parenthood is something we are both relishing every moment of and we are so looking forward to this little person joining our lives. It will be challenging, I'm sure, especially as we are not only expecting our very first baby, but expecting our first baby in a foreign country! But I know that all the challenging moments will be SO worth it - the greatest adventure is just beginning... I'm so looking forward to becoming a Mum :-)


  1. Congratulations Lu and Mitch!! That is such wonderful news!!
    Have you had much morning sickness?
    All the best,

  2. Thanks Selina! I've been doing pretty well thanks, felt a bit rotten & nauseous over Christmas and then had bad morning sickness once we got home from Paris - but only for a few days thankfully, think I've fared pretty well really. Very happy to have the first 12 weeks over though and feel a bit more energetic again :-) xo


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