Saying goodbye to someone you love is never easy. Especially when you aren’t there to say goodbye.
Watching the older generations of your family pass on is harder than I first anticipated. We all know one day that eventually everyone we love will say goodbye one point in our life.
But that doesn’t make it any easier.
The words I’ll never get to say to the man who practically was my stand in Grandfather. The fact when I go home and he won’t be there to welcome me back, it literally breaks my heart.
I have so much love I wish could express to you Uncle Iain, so many things I wish I could tell you about my exchange year! So much more you had to teach me about living in the real world.
But I guess they will just have to wait for the next time we see each other.
I love you with all my heart, you were a great man that was taken too soon!
Say hi to my Dad for me will you?
Your wee Song Bird
Hi! (: I am from Linz and I thought about spending my year abroad in Australia. Could you maybe give me some information about your country? What are the main differences between Austria and Australia? Would you recommend spending some time in Australia? Why? I checked some websites and blogs but it's always different, I think, when you actually talk to the people. Btw I really enjoy your blog! Greetings, Julia (:
hey really? thats so cool!
Australia is quite different to Austria, some things obvious other not so obvious.
i think you should go, to experience somewhere completely different to Europe. you’ll find australia and australians to be very relaxed, by that we tend to not stress out too much about things and are quite easy going. meaning things are more casual and anything goes :)
A main difference is climate. australia is a very VERY dry country compared to Austria, but is still as beautiful.
Australians in general are very friendly and you’ll meet new people everywhere you go, at the supermarket and on the bus. Also, we have an AWESOME language! you will enjoy learning the Australian slang!
i guess in one sentence to sell my country i would say that…
Australia is a country everyone must visit at least once in their life, why? to experience a different way of life, to see incredible coast lines, meet the most interesting and friendly/down to earth people you will ever meet, see unique and bizarre animals and birds, travel half way around the world to realise that your heart can in fact become attatched to a little ol’ country know as Down Under :)