Over the last week I have been very disconnected. Limited access to the internet and phones whilst in regional Victoria has left me feeling a little lost. No reading of blogs or chatting on twitter to catch me up in the world that is increasingly becoming my world. Who would have thought an online presence would be so real? I can't believe, how after this short space of time, I literally feel like I need to spend a day trawling and catch up.
In some ways I'm sure it has been good for me. I was reading through meanjin and found this article by Kate Crawford particularly poignant, one of the quotes, bitingly so. ‘We have become such experts at being always in touch, informed, connected. Now must relearn how to be silent, disconnected, alone.’ So, I'm going to be off the air for the next few days- to get ready for Porchetta Day. That is why I am exhausted but excited! Working away is always exhausting, but I'm home now, and I've had a few ok-ish nights sleep, and need to start seriously getting ready for the big event tomorrow!! Most of my 'home friends' are coming back for the weekend so I'm REALLY excited to see them too. It's the first time I have been home in six months - which is the longest it has ever been for me - and I've really missed the place, so I am going to try to relax and enjoy my short time here.
Don't forget- if you are in North West NSW you MUST come along for the day, It is going to be great- and no dust storms this year to scare you away! Check out last year's post for details on all the food and fun.
P.S. Come and say Hello if you come!
P.P.S I am going to annihilate a Papa's cheesecake.
P.P.P.S I will be back online for real at the end of next week hopefully !!