I looked at the calendar the other day and realised we had now been overseas for a year. We had set out on the 3rd of April 2007, landing in Italy soon after, and since then we have been very busy indeed. I guess changing countries and languages 4 months in didn't help in that regard.
In fact sometimes it has indeed seemed like hard work being overseas, and sometimes we have to wonder if we wouldn't be just as happy sitting on a beach in Coogee. But then we remember we're here for an adventure and adventures generally involve taking risks and overcoming obstacles to reap the rewards.
The weekend closest to our anniversary here happened to be a spectacularly clear day and we picnicked by the lake, eating home-made hot-cross buns made as a delayed easter celebration (amazingly they don't seem make them over here).
Looking out at the view of the mountains rising up over the lake made us remember that here we were, living overseas in an amazing place, and how lucky we were to have this opportunity.