It already feels like I've been west to our other campus more times this week than I went all of last year. Back here today for a another commitment in my new role, a presentation to new students on the joys of studying overseas...and let's face it, I wouldn't be where I am now if it weren't for my experience as a student studying overseas...so there maybe a bit of built in bias.
Quite unrelated to the new job though, I also received an invite to attend the Spring Garden Party at the Australian Embassy, right over the other side of town. That too, is a first for me, although I've had reason to call into the Embassy for plenty of other reasons over the years.
And as daunting as it was to walk into a garden with hundreds of people, I eventually settled and found a few acquaintances.
|At the gate to the other campus|
|OK, so not marshmallows, but so floofy|
|OK, maybe not azaleas either but remarkable specimens|
|All on the one tree|
|Yesterday's cherry blossom, from a different angle|
|Love these late bloomers|
|When all the others are gone|
|These ones keep on going|
|Spring Garden Party|
|Meanwhile, work goes on|
Then, back to the office, by the port, to catch up, get prepared, review, write and just for a moment, take it all in.
It is going to be a very different roller coaster ride from here on in.
(*For those who count these things, as I do occasionally, it was a 13,458 steps or thereabouts, kind of day.)
[Camera : iPhone6s, 7.53am, 9.26am-10.26am, 3.38pm-4.33pm; 5 April 2018]