Well, we are on the move once more! This is a short post for a lot of news, but time is limited so here goes ...

Just after Easter, I submitted my resignation at the university I've worked at for the last 3 years. It was both a hard and easy decision. Hard because I loved my job and the team I worked with. Easy because I miss my family, and as time went on I struggled more and more with the Darwin climate.

It's both a happy and sad day today

So we're returning to Melbourne (again). My last day at work was a couple of weeks ago, and since then we have been busy packing, planning, and doing some of our favourite things around Darwin while we still can. I'd love to write more about our decision and everything leading up to it (and following on from it) ... but the computer is about to get packed, so it will have to wait!

Before we go home, Tim and I are taking advantage of the beginning of the dry season to do some travel. There's a road trip we've long wanted to make, and now we have the perfect opportunity - we're going to drive across the Kimberley to Broome in Western Australia! We'll be visiting Katherine, Kununurra, Wyndham, the Gibb River Road, Derby, Halls Creek - with lots of fantastic sights along the way that I'm really looking forward to! We'll be camping, which means we've been doing lots of preparation, planning and packing to get ready for the trip.

We expect to return to Darwin in 4-6 weeks time, hopefully with a few days in Kakadu National Park on the return trip. We'll catch up with friends in Darwin, collect our cat Roxy, and then head south. We don't have any dates set in stone, but will probably be back in Melbourne in mid-July.

I won't have much internet access for the next month or so, which means my communication will be fairly sporadic and mostly through Twitter, as well as photos on Flickr if I can manage it. Unfortunately I won't be able to blog every day in June this year! But I have heaps and heaps of blog posts and photos waiting to polished and published (with a few more to come from our Kimberley trip), so once I'm online again I promise I'll make up for it :)

Mindil Beach sunset market