Oh wow! It´s over two months since my last update on this blog. Where do I begin??
November and December was pretty hectic for us. We had a ton of social functions and events to attend; Melbourne Cup at the Australian High Commissioners house, The Marine Ball, NAWA members night, St. Andrews ball, Maersk Christmas party and many lovely dinner parties with friends. At the same time Andrew was very busy at work starting the process of getting a second rig in to Ghana. While I was busy with my exams and a trip back to Norway. Luckily we managed to end the year on a good note both socially and work wise. So on the 15th we left Accra for a well deserved holiday. First we had four days in Dubai before we headed to Sydney for Christmas with the Bridges family.
Our holiday was magic! Dubai was so much fun (except a bad case of food poisoning for both of us and barfing all over the desert..). We got to see the souks, go up Burj Khalifa, relax on the beach, go on a vintage dessert safari, eat a lot of good food and drink too many expensive drinks (#muslimcountry). Sydney was great! It was my first warm Christmas, and also my first Christmas away from my family. I sure didn´t hate the warm weather, but felt more like a good summer holiday than Christmas. Guess I just should embrace it – it´t won´t be my last! Anyway, days were spent with family and friends enjoying being outdoors. I think that was my favourite part of our holiday. Being able to spend so much time outside going for walks and spend time on the ocean. And don´t forget the beachside brunches and good coffee! Already miss it…
Oh! Can´t forget to mention our pretty magical New Years Eve. We got prime seats on the water overlooking Sydney harbour. Was told multiple times most people (even Australians) never have experienced their famous fireworks from the water like that. It was amazing! Sydney sure do fireworks well.
We have now been back in Accra for a week now, busy trying to get back to normal routines. Andrew is pretty flat-out at work these days, while I volunteer a lot before my school year fully starts. On Friday my dad and little brother is coming to visiting us – so exciting! I have made a list of options for things to do and see, but ultimately they will decide when they get here.
As many do over the holiday, they set them selves some goals for the new year. As have we! First of we want to see more of Ghana while we still live here. We have not seen much outside of Accra up until now, which is a shame. So a list has been made and hopefully we are able to cross of a lot of them this year. Other than that we will work hard towards achieving our professional goals and be better at staying in touch with friends and family at home. 🙂
Here is a little photo spread from the last two months – enjoy!
All the pre-holiday events in Accra
Trip to Norway for my exams. But managed to squeez in many long walks in fresh Norwegian air, christmas preperations and time with my friends and family.
S Y D N E Y !
Back in Accra!
That´s it for now!