The first thing we did upon setting foot back in Australia was visit our block. Although it was the first week of winter, the sun was warm on our backs and the peace across the canal waters was a perfect contrast to the constant bustle of 10 million South Koreans we’ve been living amongst for the past year. The view from the block was better than I remembered. I stood in the (future) dining room, living room and the outdoor eating area admiring the different aspects.
In a somewhat belated celebration of our block purchase, we toasted our future home with old friends and new neighbours. The three liitle pigs were thrilled to make friends in the street long before we move in.