Wednesday, 8 August 2007

Countdown to Beijing...



In 365 days the Olympic games will begin in Beijing, China, & in 51 days we will on a plane heading there to live...


Yep, that's right, after 16 years of service, Roger has resigned & we are off on an adventure in a country that is home to 2 billion people, where we don't speak the language! It is a huge move, moving away from family & friends (particularly with young children), but it is the opportunity of a lifetime & while are kids are young we figure it is the best time to do it. We are very excited about what the future will hold for us in China & although we know it is going to be tough living in a country whose culture is so very different to our own we also think that this will be an amazing experience for all of us. The idea of our kids getting to see what life is really like in another country is pretty exciting & the chance for them to be immersed in another language is fantastic-we are taking bets on whether Willow's first word will be in English or Mandarin! We are trying not to dwell on what we will be missing while we are away. The celebrations & milestones of friends & family. Our home & neighbourhood. Fresh air & decent coffee! The support that our family, friends & colleagues have shown us has been amazing, and we hope that lots of you will come & visit- any excuse for a holiday, huh!?
***Please note that Hotel Fowler is fully booked for the Olympic period 2008***

4 comments:

Shannon said...

Oh how exciting for you all! what an adventure... Steven got offered a job interstate once - it was newcastle.... BABOW!!

Vida said...

Book me in whenever, the Olympics don't interest me as much as the Fowlers... I write this with tears streaming... V xxx

very sad sister said...

i have to stop thinking about you going when i am at work. everyone must think i'm nuts because i keep crying.

modmom said...

what an adventure!
great blog fodder :)