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Melbourne or bust

So the time has finally come.
At this very moment, as I type, my beautiful sister, gorgeball of a nephew and lovely mum are somewhere between Dubai and Singapore, actually make that Singapore and Melbourne, or maybe it is Dubai and Melbourne? Hmmm if I am totally honest I am not sure quite where they are at this moment, what I do know is that I really don’t envy them the journey. The memory of my very same journey some 5 months ago is still etched in my brain, and I still bare the scars from the silent biting fight that I endured on the 2nd leg. It is certainly not one I intend on doing again for a good while.

I haven’t seen them in the flesh for nearly half a year and so you can imagine that I am beyond excited to catch sight of them coming through the arrivals hall. I can’t wait to whisk them out of the airport and into Melbourne (with my trusty Sat Nav ‘Bruce’ guiding me of course, my sense of direction is pretty rubbish and knowing me we would be halfway to Sydney before I realised we *might* have gone in the wrong direction on the highway.!)

However,assuming we don’t get lost en route, I am really excited to be able to show them my little life in Melbourne. To take them to my favourite cafes, my toddler classes with the Bear and for them to see how I have settled into life as a Melbournian.

I am also a bit apprehensive, I mean what if they don’t love my little corner of Melbourne as much as I do? What if my life here doesn’t impress them? I know I shouldn’t really care what people think as long as I am happy, but they’re my family and I really want them to like it here. I want them to see how settled I am and be happy for me. I don’t want them to arrive with huge expectations only to be disappointed. Does any of this make any sense at all. . . . . . . .probably not.
Am I being ridiculous? I am being ridiculous aren’t I?

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29 thoughts on “Melbourne or bust

  1. you’re being totally ridiculous! they’re going to be so damn happy to see YOU and bear and they won’t care about anything else! They will love it, because you love it, and really, what’s not to love about Australia!? πŸ˜‰ Seriously though, Melbourne is a pretty cool place. The only reason I could think they wouldn’t like it is because it has you, and they don’t! ENJOY the time with your fam. I can imagine how excited you are to have them coming!
    hello from #teamIBOT

    • I am being stupid aren’t I, it is just that because it is their holiday as well I really want them to enjoy themselves. I am waiting for them at the airport now and I am REALLY nervous. How stupid is that!! Xxx

      • awww, it’s not stupid. and you’re not being totally ridiculous. i felt the same when my ILs came to visit. Their son/brother had moved to the other side of the world b/c of ME, so of course I wanted them to love it, to see that it was a good place for him/us, etc. It’s all normal. Plus I think you’re probably a little more anxious about actually finally seeing them than what they think of Melb πŸ˜‰ It’s going to be wonderful, I’m sure of it!

  2. You are being ridiculous πŸ™‚ Have a wonderful time showing off all your favourite places. Rachel xx

  3. Oh you are so lucky to have your family visit. It’s been such a long time since you have seen them they are going to love whatever you all do together and be intrigued about your life and the things you enjoy doing and seeing in Melbourne.

    Have a great great time, lap it up and enjoy every second!


  4. how exciting! They will love it because YOU love it! xx

  5. I love Melbourne and I am sure that they will too !!!! And even if they don’t – they will love seeing your new home and you and your family.
    It will all be good. I know exactly how you feel – we felt the same the first time my folks came to visit – about 6 months after we had arrived here – so excited and so wanting them to like the place, to know that it was a great move for us. Clearly they thought it was a great move because they moved here about 5 years later !!!!
    Have the best day and enjoy having your family around !

  6. they’re going to LOVE it!

  7. Rhian! I’m so excited for you! It’s going to be great to have them here! How long are they staying? Seriously, i’m sure they are going to love Melbourne!

  8. Thanks Rita, yep I am beyond excited. They are here now and having a sleep so I am catching up on my comments. πŸ™‚ They are here for 6 whole weeks so loads of time to settle into it, get over jetlag and enjoy Melbourne life. (Maybe they will want to move here by the end πŸ˜‰ )

  9. becc03 on said:

    My close friends did the “change”. I loved what they had built and that they were happy, but the biggest joy was to see them. It is always nice to know they are so happy though – just like your family will πŸ™‚

  10. Rhian, I hope you have an amazing time with your family – savour every moment!

  11. Thank you, I certainly will, I am keen to get out and show them everything asap but I know I just need to let them get over their jetlag first. My nephew was definitely worth the wait though – just a little bundle of gorgeousness. Thanks so much for visiting me. πŸ™‚

  12. I bet before you even see them you have tears streaming in the arrivals hall – just seeing the other people greeting their loved ones sets me off every time. Have a ball with them xx

  13. Oh yes, I was terrible, I kept nearly bursting into tears and was literally shaking every time someone came through. The adrenalin was certainly pumping.

  14. EssentiallyJess on said:

    I think you’re pretty safe; most people love Melbourne. πŸ™‚

  15. Well it is the worlds most liveable city! πŸ˜‰

  16. Totally get it. I felt same first time my family came to visit. Enjoy the visit xx

  17. Anna on said:

    Hey Rhe.

    So happy that they arrived safely. They will love it. To be honest you could be living and a box and they would love seeing you. It’s about spending time with you all that they will cherish. They will take comfort in seeing the life you have built and knowing that you are happy. Enjoy every moment.
    Lots of love Anna xxx

  18. haven’t been to Melbourne but have heard lot of good things about the city and definitely your family are going to love it. Why? because you are there πŸ™‚

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