Graduated as a Midwife!

It has been the longest toughest 5 years of my life in so many ways getting though my Registered Nursing and backing straight up into my midwifery but so so so worth it! I am so thrilled to be a midwife and love sharing the most amazing part of so many womens lives. I feel so blessed to get paid to be a part of it all that already the pain of getting to where I am is starting to fade! A couple of weeks ago we finally had our graduation ceremony which was a great thrill! Here are a couple of pics of the day, first me receiving my Masters of Science in Midwifery – with distinction!

And here is one of mum and I after:

France – here we come again!

I think this is take 3 of me trying to start blogging – finally I think the time is right! Life is taking some exciting turns in the next little while and I want to be able to share with family and friends who are interested – and maybe even others one day if I am interesting enough :).

We (hubby, myself, Boy 1 and Boy 2) are returning to live in France later in the year, or early in the new year, which is going to involve another big renovation project, a big garden to tame and make productive, chickens and children to raise and lots of sewing, crafting and creativity to share and blog about! The aim is to live the good life and become as self-sustainable as we can – veggies, chickens, solar panels and anything else we come across on the way.

Brittany is where we have decided to make our new home. We love the Aude, in the south of France, where we lived for 10 years – the long, hot summers and the proximity to the mountains for skiing, the Med’ for the beaches and the stunning scenery. The down side was that it was so damn far away from all our family and friends in the UK, meaning flights and car hire for us going back for visits or for those coming to visit us. We hope that by being in easy reach of the ferry ports we will be able to see more of the people that we care about!

In the meantime we are living in Hervey Bay, Queensland and I’m in the last few months of my nursing degree. We have had some great times seeing our area here and have some more trips planned so I’ll make sure I blog about those too!

Here is a recent photo of the boys on a day out in Maryborough, I think they are pretty cute 😉

Boys at Cafe

I hope you enjoy sharing our journey!