Life is a fleeting adventure

Life has a way of slipping us by.

The older we get, the quicker time goes – each day, month or year being a decreasing percentage of your lifetime to-date. And somehow our life keeps getting busier, with more and more demands on our increasingly limited time – many of them of our own making.

Our dreams get bigger and bolder and yet are often subjugated by the things we need to do rather than the things we want to do, and there is that underlying sense that we will never be able to do all that we would like to in the time we have left on this earth.

And yet, looking back on our short 5 years of marriage we have already done more than some people do in a lifetime:

We bought and renovated a house in France – living there for almost a year

Argenton sur Creuse, France

We travel as much as we can afford (and often a little bit more!)

Up up and away

We pursue many diverse hobbies and interests (and for me, blogging is just one of those – and my excuse for my spasmodic posting)

I meet new people and learn new things in my temporary admin work

Tony is ever-edging towards his dream of working in the food industry

Dreaming

We are constantly moving around the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, house-sitting or house-swapping

And with 9 children between us there is always something going on in the family – the latest being another leaf on the family tree.

Life is full, busy and exciting – some of which I manage to blog about!

Our life together is an adventure, and we aim to enjoy every precious fleeting minute – wherever it takes us.

Spain

Spain

Paris

Paris

New York

New York

New Orleans

New Orleans

Malta

Malta

London

London

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Hawaii

Hawaii

Greece

Greece

Florence

Florence

Canada

Canada

Berlin

Berlin

Bangkok

Bangkok

 

Where to next?

Where to next?

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About frenchfry36

South African by birth, British by right, Australian by oath, French by choice.
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6 Responses to Life is a fleeting adventure

  1. Tony Powell says:

    Hi guys,

    Good on you I say, our dream may be coming true also, with an offer to house sit then care take a property for 6 months. Can you advise what visa’s or how we go about doing things above board to ensure a long and hassle free stay in France.

    • frenchfry36 says:

      To stay 6 months you will need a visa, unless, like me you have an EU passport (on the back of which Tony gets a 5 year visa – as long as we prove income and health insurance). Everyone’s situation is different and you will have to get advice from your local French embassy. Sorry I can’t be more helpful!

  2. Julie says:

    You are an inspiration Nola.
    Cheers Julie

  3. Denise Hall says:

    Nola, didn’t know you and Tony came to Canada. That pics look like Niagara on the Lake???

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