I think it is hilarious that (if you have a Google account) you can see all of your Google search history. I only picked these searches from the past six months, but I would have liked to have gone back further to see what funny things I was Googling back in 2009. This picture didn't really turn out the way I wanted it to, but I thought I'd share it anyway. It is a bit messier that I intended because I didn't really plan it out. You get the idea though. I guess I've become pretty accustomed to composing images using Photoshop, wherein you have the ability to move things around, erase bits and alter elements easily. It is really nice to do things by hand again though. What's something interesting you've Googled recently?
I've been away from this blog for two weeks! In the past five years I've rarely had a gap as long as that. I just got back from visiting my family interstate for my sister's 21st birthday, which was lovely. We caught a lot of trains, we ate amazing burritos, I played a song at my sister's birthday party that I had written, I spent some quality time with my grandma, I recorded some of my mum's stories (for a new project) and wandered around Maitland and Newcastle. And Theo did a whole lot of walking and learnt to say "hi!".
Each family member took it in turns to try to convince us to move back. It's not something I'm totally against, but it is sad to have to make a choice between the wonderful lifestyle and networks we have here VS getting to spend more time with family. Tasmania has my heart well and truly, though I suppose we can always come back. My parents recently bought an old pub in the main street of Maitland and are doing it up (though not as a pub) and doing some really fun things with it, that, if we moved back, we could be involved in. It was great to get to spend some time with my brother and his wife and my niece Rose (who Theo is completely enamoured with). My brother is involved in so many wonderful creative things - it was lovely to see him so happy (and to soak up some of his creative vibes). We spent most of our time staying at my sister's house, catching trains everywhere (something I really miss). I really enjoyed seeing Theo interacting with and getting used to different family members. I guess that is one big factor in deciding if we stay in Tasmania or move back to Newcastle - I'd really like Theo to know and enjoy being close to family. C and I decided we'll wait until the end of next year to make any decisions. I feel at home in Tasmania in a way I never did in Newcastle. We'll see what happens I guess.