By now most of our readers will have worked out (either from the post below, from facebook or from the ‘grapevine’) that Megan is pregnant with our first child. She (Megan) was 14 weeks on Tuesday (to save you the math, the kid is due 29th September) and we had the first scan just before Easter. We’re very excited and looking forward to this new adventure.
The common question from various parts of the world is, “are you coming/going back to New Zealand for it?” The answer, at least 95% as far as we know it at this stage is “yes”. We don’t know whether it will be Auckland though, as we will go wherever I can find work. That may mean Wellington or even Hamilton or elsewhere.
We’re pretty sad to be considering leaving our UK friends, Church and Lifegroup as they have been a great support and have made the time we’ve spent here more than just the typical O.E (overseas experience). I like to think that this child is going to have a fair bit of Geordie blood (not literally) in him/her and is going to grow up to support the Magpies (not the Western Suburbs league team or Hawkes Bay union team btw).
So yeah, I’m applying for jobs in New Zealand now, and am really hoping something will work out so I have a clean cut and can resign here and start fresh there. However what is more likely is that I won’t be able to get anything before I return in which case we will just come back in either late June or early July, but we’ll keep you updated on that.
Thanks for all the great comments on facebook and via email, it’s great hearing from you all and look forward to seeing those of you on the other side of the world soon.