a parting word from down under.
Posted in sydney January 18th, 2009 by piablog

Well this is it guys, French Boy and I are heading back to ‘the mainland’. It’s a strange feeling to be leaving home for home, both being as sweet as each other. But departing from this land does always leave a tiny hole in my heart each time and somehow, it never gets easier.

Before I go though, I wanted to leave you with this little piece you see below. Yes, it’s a new medium for me on the blog because I just discovered that my G10 (you read right, I finally got myself a powershot! It’s so much lighter!) also takes video and I snapped this spontaneous piece a few hours ago just before dusk. This pretty much sums up what Sydney feels like for both a newcomer and an oldtimer. I do hope you enjoy, mes amis

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  1. Linda says

    how delightful to see australia through the eyes of your petit ami – lovely music by the way.

    January 18th, 2009 | #

  2. josephine says

    you two are so funny and cute! have a good flight home!

    January 18th, 2009 | #

  3. Danielle says

    ahhhhhhh! love it! the video is such a fun medium! i leave for my first trip to Paris in 20 minutes! have a safe journey back to amsterdam! – xo danielle

    January 19th, 2009 | #

  4. Maia says

    I very much like the music!

    January 19th, 2009 | #

  5. sofia says

    vous êtes trop mignons ! I can see you through his glasses 🙂
    Lucky you to be out there at the beach, enjoy while it lasts. Have a wonderful trip from home to home.

    January 19th, 2009 | #

  6. cindy k says

    very sweet – love the reflection in the sunglasses and the music. safe travels.

    January 19th, 2009 | #

  7. corine says

    it’s like being there. merci french boy

    January 19th, 2009 | #

  8. vanessa says

    this is so sweet. just what my monday needed =)

    January 19th, 2009 | #

  9. alice says

    Oh that video is so sweet 🙂

    January 19th, 2009 | #

  10. Courtney says

    What a sweet video! I love the reflections in the sunglasses. Oh, sunny summer sounds divine right now! And leaving home is never easy. No matter how old I get, leaving my parents’ home tears a bit of my heart every time, and I am not continents away, so I can only imagine how it tears yours to do the same. I hope you have a safe trip and find happiness when you arrive back at your other charming home! xx

    January 19th, 2009 | #

  11. Lady Ann says

    makes me miss home so much…sigh
    I’m in denver, USA. I really do miss the beaches and summer christmases.

    ps. i love your blog and work 🙂

    January 19th, 2009 | #

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  13. Sara LeeAnn says

    That was precious! How fantastic to have captured your reflection in his sunglasses! Thanks so much for sharing.

    January 20th, 2009 | #

  14. st says

    hello, i wonder what do you think of canon G10? i am thinking of getting one recently but haven’t heard much about review from friends (none of them get one). would really appreciate any comments you have 🙂

    also, very cool and cute way of documenting some special/random moments 🙂

    January 20th, 2009 | #

  15. bronwyn says

    Very cute! Safe travels to you!

    January 21st, 2009 | #

  16. P. says

    This is so delicious and delightful! It’s always very hard to leave home, even when you have a lovely houseboat to come back to! So glad you both had a wonderful time.

    January 21st, 2009 | #

  17. pia says

    thanks guys, I’m so glad you enjoyed it! I was hesitant to be so bold as to post it but I got such a kick out of his spontaneous answers to my questions, just too funny and sweet I thought, with his lovely accent.

    It’s been super hard coming home this time – I love the boat but I miss my aussie surroundings quite alot. I even miss the cicadas and dear I say it, waking up to the screeching cockatoos.

    st – I like the G10 alot! I think it’s a great powershot since you can use manual settings or automatic if you are not camera savvy. go for it!!


    January 22nd, 2009 | #

  18. Ana says

    Hi Pia,

    I just got back home (in Buenos Aires) from home (in Lisbon) but this time at least I´m helped by the fact that it´s summer here.

    I share your “hard-coming-back” feeling because I feel I belong in both places, I guess.

    I hope you´re feeling better already!


    January 26th, 2009 | #

  19. Mónica says

    Oh what can I say. Simple and lovely.
    Love the music.
    Thank you both.

    December 18th, 2009 | #

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