About this site

What this site is for

We have finally got around to creating this site to primarily share our thoughts and experiences while we’re away from Australia (and now that we’re home).

The whole experience of moving away, settling in, working, meeting new people and travelling around Europe covers more than we can hope to include in Facebook posts, emails or postcards (or even Tweets). So our aim is to take a bit more time to talk about things that happen during this adventure.

Hopefully, you can see the site taking shape with:

What this site is not for

Twitter and Facebook to be great places to share with people who have similar interests. However, sometimes those groups of people don’t intersect, particularly when it comes to politics.

So for now this site doesn’t discuss politics, current affairs, funny things from the Internet or the million other things that can grab our attention during a day. If you’re interested in what we think of those things, follow us on:

About Anura

Some basic information about me:

Born
London, UK.
Grew up
London (4 years), Sydney (5 years) and Canberra.
School
Duffy and Holder Primary Schools, Holder High School, Stirling College, Monash University.
Work
FaHCSIA, ILO and more specifically on the Better Work project.
Married
Yes.
Children
Three, all grown up now.
Grandchildren
One perfect little boy.
Pets
Cat, dog.
Hobbies
Proud volunteer firefighter with the ACT Rural Fire Service.
Politics
It's complicated. I would class myself as a progressive, but if you are of a conservative view then you will probably just call me a "lefty". If you don't have the time to find out what I think, feel free to just leave it at that.

[1] You will be exposed to my Twitter thoughts through the feed on my homepage.

About Juliane

Some basic information about me:

Born
Canberra, Australia.
Grew up
No exciting childhood cities. Just Canberra - always on the right side (south of the lake).
School
Torrens Primary, St Peter and Paul Garran, St Clare's College, University of Canberra, University of Sydney
Work
I'm an endorsed Nurse Practitioner. To find out more see my LinkedIn profile.
Married
Yep, and feel very lucky.
Children
Three, all grown up now.
Grandchildren
Two wonderful little boys.
Pets
Molly the wonderdog. Neo the cat left home to live with the eldest son.
Hobbies
Travel, rubber stamping and cardmaking and looking after the wonderful little boys.
Religion
Been there, done that. I don't have time for religions that are based on guilt and fear of repercussion. I wouldn't have met Anura without it but have moved on and now just believe in kindness, compassion and others' right to believe what they want.
Politics
I'm interested, I have opinions, but there are several politicians and viewpoints I can't stand, so it's probably best not to talk about it. Let's just say I'm pro-refugees, pro-gay marriage, pro-equal rights, anti-death penalty, pro-women's right to choose abortion (which does not mean I would have considered having one) and anti-conservative. I also believe in global warming.