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My husband was away for five months, i entertained myself with full time work, a personal trainer three times a week a golf instructor and a acupuncturist every second saturday. I live really close to the Enmore, so i also went to a few concerts and shows. Had dinner at my place with the neighbours, once a week... usually with a theme... Vegan or something like that?? And then once a month I would go to the day spa... I spent a lot of money, and a few people pointed out that I had staff. I don't know anyone in Sydney, so this was just a way to keep me busy.
I hope this helps??
I have trouble filling the void too.
I have an 11 month old DS who isnt very social and hates being in his pram which makes outings..... interesting. I havent met anyone new since I have been here (10.5 months) but luckily I have met up with some other army wives I knew at previous postings... I would be lost without them.
I find it difficult to have a hobby with a baby... especially at this age he is demading so much attention. I would love to be busy which would make the deployment fly but it just isnt happening.
Sorry, that didnt help you at all!
Filling the void... I got out of Sydney and stayed with family in country Victoria and then stayed with friends in Brisbane. Fortunately at the time I didnt have a bub, so was able to shift around willy-nilly.
But when I was in Sydney, I went for walks down on the beach, go to the movies, chat on the net and actually made a few friends via a partners in defence forum. Their partners were also on deployments (mine was gone 6 months) and so we were in the 'same boat' so to speak :rolleyes:
My DP is away on course at the moment for 6 weeks so it's just me and my little man at the moment. We also were separated for 7 months last year while he did his training in Wagga. I am always kept busy when he's away as i work fulltime, and my son goes to school. I find i am so much more organised when DP is away, funnily enough. I love to surf the net and hang out with my best friend and her son pretty much every day. Her husband has just left for Iraq, so we just pretty much carry on with life and do things together on weekends to get out of the house (we take advantage of the huge swimming pool at the base)!!!!!. It really does help to have army spouse friends as they certainly know what you are going through and you can all relate.
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