I Come From the Land Down Under

After 12 days in cool, rainy Australia, I’m back and semi-lucid. If you haven’t been, Australia is a beautiful country with some of the nicest people on the planet.

Rather than eat kangaroo, I petted one (the softest fur ever – I want one!). Climbed the Sydney Harbor Bridge in a cold, driving rain. Took a day trip to the Hunter Valley wine region and tasted some yummy semillon and shiraz. Learned to say things like, “she’ll be right, mate.” Which was said to me often as I was freaking out over event logistics. And, even had a chance to catch up with a friend I haven’t seen in 20 years.

Sydney Opera House from across the Circular Quay

The project I was on was a success as well … complete with blood, sweat, tears and vomit (yes, I got food poisoning from a bad room service ham sandwich, right when everything was super busy).

I hope to overcome jet lag in the next day, and after dropping my hubby off to fly home to see his parents, use this weekend to get reacquainted with my WIP.

Cheers, mates!


P.S. Yes, Susie, I did get on the plane home. Your threats worked. 🙂

About Kimberly Packard

Kimberly Packard is an award-winning author of women’s fiction. She began visiting her spot on the shelves at libraries and bookstores at a young age, gazing between the Os and the Qs. Kimberly received a degree in journalism from the University of North Texas, and has worked in public relations and communications for nearly 20 years. When she isn’t writing, she can be found rollerblading, doing a poor imitation of yoga or curled up with a book. She resides in North Texas with her husband Colby, Oliver the cat and a 75-pound lap dog named Charlie. Her debut novel, Phoenix, was awarded as Best General Fiction of 2013 by the Texas Association of Authors.
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4 Responses to I Come From the Land Down Under

  1. I’m glad you made the plane, but even more glad that you had such a great time and your purpose was a success! Can’t wait to hear more stories, including more of your WIP! Missed ya, mate!

  2. Frank Bishop says:

    I always wanted to go to Aussie land. Where are all the pictures?

    Food poisoning is the worse :(.

    • I’m awful at thinking about taking pictures and even worse about remembering to download them. Will do that this week so you can see a few.

      I agree, but the thing about being busy is I couldn’t allow myself time to be sick, I just had to suck it up.

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