Balancing Act

22 Sep

Moving to Sydney was as much a lifestyle change for us as a great opportunity for James’ career and an adventure to have while we can.

Before the move we often fantasised about sunny days, finishing work, hitting the beach and living close to the coast to take advantage of the great outdoors: Our Australian Dream!

Yesterday evening we met up and went for a drink at one of the bars in Watsons Bay – a short stroll from the Naval base – and sat watching the sun go down over the harbour.

We were just one of dozens of couples and groups doing the same thing in the early evening while we saw another group doing Stand Up Paddle around the bays, a couple of guys kayaking and not to mention the people out jogging, power walking or just out for a lazy stroll.

It is the same each morning as Sydney-siders head out to exercise and enjoy their surroundings and this is exactly what life here is about; not working until midnight, not letting work take over and striking a very important work/life balance – afterall there is plenty of life here to enjoy!

With the sunny evenings, we find ourselves drawn to the beach, even if it’s just for a walk or a game of frisbee! Weekends the parks are full of people working out (there are even special workout stations where people can effectively use the gym outdoors) and even after exercise, one thing you never tire of are the views. Plus, the beach, the parks and the sunshine are all free!

‘The Australian Dream’ is starting to become our reality.



2 Responses to “Balancing Act”

  1. Richard (Biff) October 12, 2011 at 2:26 pm #

    Fantastic site – and a great way for us all to keep in touch with what you’re doing 🙂 However I doubt there will be many return blogs for you to catch up on the news here….
    I like the fact the author is “Louise and James”….I’m lookiong forward to James’ first blog!!
    Anyway, I picked a random blog to comment on but they are all great and clearly show you are having a great time and settling down well in your new surroundings as you make it home – loving the cushions, James has always been in touch with his feminine side 😉
    Well, take care and keep them coming, love Biff & Myri
    PS Next, I want a photo with shrimps on the barbie!

  2. Louise & James October 13, 2011 at 8:31 am #

    Thanks Biff (& Myri) – glad you like it, it’s quite fun to do as well and makes us feel we’re in touch with you all… Will be sure to post that pic as soon as it happens! x

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