Some of you might remember that we moved to Melbourne in December 2016 to ‘escape’ the boredom and confinement I felt in Indonesia. (That is not to say the entire Indonesian archipelago is boring, no. I’m just talking about my small slice of Indonesia here, where there is virtually nothing ‘out there’ for expat trailing spouses to do).
Anyways, so off we went to Melbourne where I promised myself giddily I was never looking back.
But, less than 4 months later, here we are back in Batam! What happened?
Well, honestly? The erratic weather drove us crazy. We missed our friends. We hated how dry our skin and scalp became. And we hated how the mere act of taking a shower became such a test of willpower.