Belated New Year wishes

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First of all wish you all a very happy and prosperous 2010. Hope everyone had a good vacation. I am officially still on vacation in Melbourne. We have been enjoying many sunny days here (some days bit too hot). We spend Christmas at the beach and toured bit of the Aussie outback with friends. It is such a nice feeling to be among family and friends after being so far from them for so long. After meeting with some of my high school friends it is amazing to realize that we have all “grown up” and how quickly time flies.

Note I am still blogging under ESO but I will not be at ESO after the end of February. So where to next? I do have a Marie Curie fellowship to work at Lund University in Sweden. Its prestigious and hard to get and may well be a turning point in my professional life, but again we will be far from home and right now we (especially my kids) are enjoying living in Melbourne so much to even consider moving overseas again. Add to that my husband recently got a permanent job here. So going to Sweden would mean splitting the family up between the opposite ends of the planet! The family vs. career battle continues on in 2010!

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