Wrapping things up

Someone has been complaining (again) about my lack of blog posts.  You know who you are Kym…..

Well, it has been more of the same this week.  Packing up your life to relocate overseas takes time.  There are so many ends to be tied up before you leave because it is definitely not easy to do afterwards!  Everything we ship has been carefully packed in bubble wrap.  Some boxes had to be reopened after we suddenly had a cold snap and winter boots were needed.

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The gardeners came this week and prepared the balcony for winter.  The grassy shrubs have been bound and now they look like they did when we arrived.  It seems we have come full circle.

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At the moment we are sleeping on mattresses on the floor and have only one frypan for cooking.  As of tomorrow we will be car-less.  And after the weekend we won’t be in our little apartment any more other than for the inspection next week.

Today Claudia has her last day at school.  It has been a big year for her.  Ironically there are two English girls starting on Monday…..

The three of us were talking about leaving last night.  And we all agreed that rather than be sad about leaving, we are going to be happy that we came.

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A whole lot of nothing

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Life on the other side of the world is not always travel and fun times.  At the moment it pretty much consists of packing, taping and labelling.  We have to get all of our boxes packed ready for shipping by next week (which seems to take a long time considering we don’t actually have much stuff).  Things are moving out of our apartment quicker than you can blink an eye – the bench we sat on to put on our snow boots, the bbq we used every time the sky was blue, our sled, and even our beloved plant Benjamina has gone to a new home.  It is never easy to pack up memories but it has to be done so we spend our days and nights at the moment trying to work out how few things we can live with before we move out of here in less than two weeks.  It has been a great year.  Some days were hard.  Many days were wonderful.  All were memorable.  So glad we came.