Sometimes its hard to work out what happened in the time between last seeing my girlfriend. I have a record of it right here on this site, and its useful to look back and think about what I actually occupied myself with whilst so much of my mental capacity was taken up with waiting. It sounds so negative to think of a life-pause, a wait in time between seeing someone you love, but treading water isn’t always bad. Such a gap between seeing Christa really honed my mind into the fact that the feelings aren’t going to go away, it’s not something that will be over any time soon, and I better get used to the fact that life a long way from her is going to be ‘much less good’ than life with her.

Furkenpass from Bruneck, Italy (8)

The last two weeks have been a chaotic mix of seeing parents and catching up with my Lovely Lady, alongside some more ‘real’ chaos in terms of employment and the other things that I , as a certified member of western society, need to worry about.

Lago di Paio, Stelvio National Park, Italy (2)

I’ve learnt some important lessons in my search to be where I want, and the first of those things is that I sometimes need to do a little better at the old ‘letting people know whats going on’ game. Priority number one has been keeping family happy and up to date, but future goals will involve actually being a completely functioning human in all aspects of life, including such amazing talents as planning life more than two weeks in advance.

Lago di Paio, Stelvio National Park, Italy (11)

Here follows, in the next few posts, a fantastic series of adventures with both parents and Love, and the images of things that can only be seen if you step away from technology for a while (the irony of those photos appearing here is not lost on me!)