Touchdown in Melbourne !

My quiet ways on the blog these days have nothing to do with the writer’s block. You know those moments that define and change your life, thats pretty much happening these days. I have flown across the globe, solo with the boys, and have landed in Melbourne. For good. Thats pretty big as far as I am concerned. 

Let me take a few steps back and share our story (extremely abridged version) with you guys a bit. For a few years now, we have been dreaming about moving to the Aussie-Land. It was one of those thoughts that gave an instant sparkle to my eyes. I didn’t think it would ever happen (too many variables at stake) but that didn’t stop me from dreaming. It never does. It never should. Signs of a true dreamer. 

Fast forward to last year when we came to Melbourne for a quick trip which was a requirement for our Permanent Residence purpose. Until that point, moving there was still a far-fetched idea, something to indulge in, something to fantasize about. But something happened over the trip. We fell hard in love. With the most liveable city of the world. We didnt want to vacation here, we wanted to live here. As soon as we could. 

Between the two of us, me and the husband have been to our fair share of cities around the world. Nothing comes close to Melbourne for us. We may be biased. But we are in love. So what you gonna do. 

And then came the stroke of luck and the power of prayers. It all started falling in place on its own, with a little bit of input from our side. We were just dazed when the move became a reality for us so quickly. It was unreal. We were expecting a few years time. But within a few months of that visit, we now call Melbourne our home. 

We are so very grateful and not at all oblivious to the fact that life can change in the next instant for us. And if it does, we will face the waters together and be stronger together. But for now, we are pinching ourselves and enjoying every moment. 

I have to tell you guys about my solo travel experience with the boys. My family and inlaws were pretty much on the prayer rug, all the time we were in the air. And their prayers came through, haha. More on that later i hope. 

Currently, its been a couple of days here in Melb, and for the past 4 days i have not slept more than 4 hours a night, jetlag and all. But that hasn’t kept the wanderer out of me and we have been on the roads pretty much all the time. And now it has started to take its toll on me and therefore i must rest. 

This post is as incoherent as can be. If you are still reading, you are my true friend haha. But i have got great photos of the last couple of days exploring the city.  Somehow not sleeping at all, just lights up my creative side in a wierd way. Or so i like to believe. 

Fitzroy Gardens
Fitzroy Gardens
Cook's cottage
Ivy covered windows have all my heart
Captain cook's cottage
Captain Cook’s cottage, oldest building in Australia
Docklands harbor
Docklands Harbor
Melbourne art installations
Art Installations around the city are so unpredictable and totally awesome!
Etihad Stadium
Etihad Stadium
Docklands harbor
Abbotsford Convent
Abbotsford Convent
Abbotsford convent
Alexendra Gardens
Alexendra Gardens
Alexendra gardens
Beautiful view from the Alexendra Gardens
River Yarra South bank
River Yarra, Southbank

8 Comments Add yours

  1. mumdiarycom says:

    Congratulations on taking the plunge! We are travelling to Sydney in june and have plans to move permanently in the fist quarter of 2018. But who knows what might happen when we visit? We might just decide to settle down then and there! Great pictures as always ☺

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    1. Abeer says:

      Hey! Thankyou so much. πŸ™‚
      Your plan sounds excitinf too. All the very best.

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  2. Raiya says:

    No doubt…Australia is looooove!

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    1. Abeer says:

      It really is! Thanks for dropping by πŸ™‚

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  3. I loved Melbourne too, its such a nice place to live in. All the very best to you for your life ahead πŸ™‚

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    1. Abeer says:

      Do you live here too? πŸ™‚
      It really is lovely here.

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      1. We visited Melbourne in November, my sister lives there in Shepparton though that is 2 hrs away from the city πŸ™‚

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