I’ve never had that burning desire to travel. I’ve never ached to see Big Ben or The Grand Canyon. Big clock. Big hole in the Ground. Not my thing. And yes, even after hacking out the entire movie length version of Mama Mia, I was still not tempted to jump on the next plane to Greece and find a lazy pool boy or two.
Of late though, perhaps because my children are becoming more self-sufficient or maybe because I’ve been watching too many movies set there, I am beginning to want, deeply, to visit New York. I don’t even know what I would do there. Just stand on the street and let the throngs of suited up people pass me by. Eat in a Diner. Take the Subway. Go ice skating in Central Park. Sure, cheesy and clichéd but absolutely blissful in my opinion.
The other day someone suggested that my sometimes questionable fashion sense comes down to the fact that I live on the Gold Coast. I however, disagree. Fact is, I could have been born on a Milan runway and still been fashionably challenged.
And, to be honest, the Gold Coast is all I’ve ever known. I was born here and apart from a brief stint on the Tweed Coast, a few weekends in Melbourne and 1001 trips to Bali, I haven’t really been anywhere else in the world.
Kirsty of 4 Kids, 20 Suitcases and a Beagle asked me why I live where I live and originally, this was going to be a post about exactly that. Why I choose to live on the Gold Coast. But the more I thought about it, the more I could only come up with one valid reason. It’s my home. My friends and family live here. And that to me is home.
Now Kirsty has covered a lot of ground. Like, literally. 4 Kids people! Ground covered. But seriously, she has lived in 7 different countries in 11 years and currently lives in Qatar with funnily enough her four children, a beagle, a vast amount of suitcases and oh, her husband. She knows her shit. From Libya to the USA, she has witnessed more than most, all the while making additions to her expanding family along the way. Her favourite place in the whole entire world? Well, she tells me it's by a creek in country South Australia. Kirsty also went on to tell me though, she has loved each of the places she has been fortunate enough to live in, but for very different reasons.
So where is your favourite part of the world? Where do you want to visit most and why? Do you long to live anywhere but where you do now?
Oh and by the way, if you are wondering the real reason I live on the Gold Coast I’ve got two words for you – Warwick and Capper.