Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney Harbour Bridge

In case I forgot anyone, here it is.  Just wanted to thank y’all for all the farewell parties, goodbyes and bon voyage. Thanks for making the time in all the little ways, whether it’s company for food or drink, the well wishes and the long telephone calls. I really appreciate you for it.

I thought I’d leave you with a postcard of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. We see it all too often in Sydney that we sometimes forget what a beautiful sight it is. I think it is most stunning when you arrive on a morning flight as the plane lines itself to land from the city side – an incredible sight of the harbour and the bridge in the morning light.

In looking back at what has been my Sydney experience, it was too easy to take it all for granted. There was always next weekend, and the next, or the one after. Maybe we should be tourists in our home town and look at things in new light – see what the tourists see and the locals miss. I know that I’m actively doing this in London, but it does take some effort. I don’t know how long I will be there, so I plan to appreciate every day that I am there.  Even here, I can see it so easy to fall into a routine of day in, day out.

So get out there this weekend and be a tourist in your own town. You don’t need to travel to a different country to do something different.