On Monday, after umm'ing and ah'ing for about a week, I finally stopped delaying the inevitable and bought a flight back to Australia.
I decided that if I want to be able to roam Europe without too many hassles in the long term then it needs to be done, so why wait?! My Schengen visa is due to run out on the 8th of March, so naturally, using the agreement to its full potential, I booked flights for the 8th- Basel to Brisbane (with a 4 day stopover in Dubai) which will bring me home on the 13th of this month... so soon I hear you say? I know right!!
I was never one of those girls that missed home, but now that the decision is made, I'm starting to get really excited about going home, even if it is only for a few weeks!! All those little things like sunshine, warmth, vegemite, friendly people on the street, english spoken everywhere- no matter how dodgy the shop looks or how old that lady is- and let's not forget family and friends... oh yes... you know who you are.
On another note, here in Lörrach, after over a week of gloomy grey skies, the sun decided to show its face. And what a beautiful face it was... These are some photos I took today, mixed with a few I took at christmas on the same walk... can you tell the difference?