OK, I am over the international travelling thing for a while.
Just got home for the first time in about 5 weeks. The swim pool's a deep shade of green, pool pump filter is broke, all 7 fish are dead (not part of the green pool, but perhaps would have lived longer there), lawn looks like a jungle and in places comes up to my chest (this is with family looking after the house while we were away!), Qantas seems to think that steamed vegetables (including steamed spinache) are what vegetarians eat regularly for breakie and a direct flight to Brisbane from L.A includes a 1.5 hour layover in New Zealand, American airport security insists that slip-on Vans with palm tree design need to be xray'd, but it's ok to bring small knives on board.
I am ready to get back to work now, when I recover and get a sense of what time it actually is, what side of the road I am supposed to drive on, and which currency I really need in my wallet.
It is good getting away from work to get a fresh perspective on things. It is really good to be back in Australia, where life is good, I feel free, and it's summertime!!!!