This has partly been due to the fact that I have been feeling more settled, at home in Australia than I was in Montreal, and with this came a certain routine of doing things that I am more than sure you wouldn't have been wanting to keep reading about! Also, Australia seems more familiar than Canada, I feel there is less to tell those of you living in England, as there are more similarities between the two countries.
We have been very fortunate in the fact that T was able to continue working for the Canadian company he was working for when we lived in Montreal. Instead of going into the office, he worked from home here in Sydney, making use of the time difference - meaning he would get asked to do something in his morning, Canadian evening, and have it done by the time his colleagues started work the next day. A 24-hour machine!
It was always going to be for a certain time, and it lasted 20 months rather than the initial pitch of 3 months!
We were granted an Australian visa due to T's skills, but unfortunately it appears there is very little work for him here right now, there are plenty of positions in his field, but frustratingly he needs to be a citizen to apply for them. We can't apply for citizenship until we have been here 4 years...
Cue a very strange emotional day.
8pm on that very day, he was given another contract by another company.
I should mention it wasn't that random!
We had known it was a possibility, toyed with the idea, and made some big decisions which ultimately changed what we thought - and hoped - were our plans for the next few years.
We love being in Australia.
But without work, we cannot be here. So, for now, we are not going to be calling it home, as we thought we would do only a few months ago.
Back when we were looking at houses, believing there were no more moves on the horizon.
To another country.