Back to Blighty

DSC00701I’m home. Sigh. I’m jet-lagged. Deep Sigh. And I’m slowly settling in to ‘real’ life again. I can’t believe our big adventure is over — that was the quickest 3 months of my life — but I must admit that it feels nice to be back in London and back to our familiar routine. (I missed my washing machine, my kitchen, my bed, my grocery store, my friends, my babysitter, my city, etc….)

It feels nice to be back and to have a fresh perspective on things. I really feel like our time away was not only a nice, long, sunny holiday, but the time spent together was really good for our family and has shifted our focus on how we want to live our lives, parent our children, etc. I know it’s an enormous luxury to be able to take an extended leave, but I really recommend doing it if it’s something you can swing. It’s so worth it.

Anyway, I’m back in London and will return to normal blogging. But if you have questions about traveling with kids, traveling Australia, touring by campervan, long-haul flights, or dealing with jet-lag, etc…. please fire away. Especially now while it’s all fresh in my mind.



Amos & Boris
Georges et Rosalie

9 COMMENTS - Add your own

1. Cinzia | March 24, 2010 | Reply

welcome back!

2. Esther | March 24, 2010 | Reply

Welcome back! We missed you!!

3. Veronica Diaz | March 24, 2010 | Reply

Welcome back! I wouldn’t mind some advice on dealing with kid’s jet lag.. We are flying from Mexico to Germany in the summer with our 18- month little girl. I am scared!

4. Helle | March 24, 2010 | Reply

Thank you for a great blog.
My husband and I are travelling with our baby (9 months old when travelling) to London. Can you recommend any great places to visit and things to do in july? And maybe some great hotels?
Helle, DK

5. ksenia | March 24, 2010 | Reply

Welcome back! Would love to do a long holiday with my husband and son- will try convincing him again…But I too would love advice on Jet lag with toddler as were planning a 3 week trip to the West Coast of the US in the summer and are not looking forward to the long haul flight and jet lag…

6. Engracia | March 24, 2010 | Reply

Welcome home, so glad your experience in my homeland was special. I’d love advice on long haul flights and jet lag as in July we’re heading from Sydney to Paris and then Lisbon for a month, I have 2 boys they will be 5 and 3.5 yrs.

7. Emilie | March 24, 2010 | Reply

Lovely to have you back on this side of the world, Courtney!

8. Mo | March 25, 2010 | Reply

Horrah you’re back. Adventure aside London has not been the same without you! x x x

9. Sara | March 28, 2010 | Reply

Hi Courtney! Shame we never met up but we may be heading your way at some point over the year! I’ll keep you posted!