We are an Australian couple about to run away from home for six months. First stop New Zealand then on to Singapore, Taiwan, China, Nepal and from there… who knows.
Anne currently spends her day, in a windowless office, as a psychologist, providing psychological services to unemployed job seekers. She loves her job and the opportunity to provide assistance to people who frequently slip through the holes in the health network. She is currently writing a book about an amazing woman who is one of the Forgotten Australians, a group of people who suffered abuse in institutions. Anne is determined that this woman will be “Not Forgotten” but finds writing the book difficult. Life also includes biking, art and a healthy dose of friends, family and frivolity.
Steve has worked non stop for 36 years, although his office does have a window. He’s currently a public servant who blows apart the negative stereotype of a worker sitting quietly reading the paper. His days are frantic; he works hard and puts in long hours. The stress associated with his job has been the impetus for this break. At work his passion is business innovation driven by new ideas and opportunity. At home he enjoys family, friends, cycling and music (he plays sax and has a band).
Together we have two children, Mark who has boomeranged back home after time away in London and will look after the house, and Fonzie, our miniature German Schnauzer, while we’re away. Alex, our daughter, is living the city life in Melbourne and we are definitely planning a trip to see her.
Our blog is a way of asking you to run away with us, leave things behind and find unknown delights.
Anne and Steve