Disconnect

There’s an unexpected disconnect living in our new home. We don’t have internet and the phone reception is very poor which has resulted in a sort of stepping away. It’s twenty minutes into town and quite a few locals think we live in the boondocks… without modern firms of communication it can feel that way….

No longer on the horizon

Before we left Australia, future dates and events were on the horizon but felt a long way off. It’s incredible to think that Dash is now four and Adventure Girl begins school next week. With so much going on, we’ve set aside this week for the four of us to bond some more and rest…

Blessed beyond our dreams

It’s been a long, long time since I’ve had any sort of deep soul contentment. I’d forgotten what it felt like. I’d forgotten how damn good it feels – like the aftermath of passion but for longer and deeper. For the past two days since getting our property I’ve been feeling this and since meeting…

Countdown

I realised this afternoon that it’s three weeks until we arrive in NZ. 21 days and so much to do. With my surgery 4 weeks ago this date has crept up on me and now I find myself slightly hyperventilating as I realise the implications of the time remaining. A farewell on Saturday. Preschool Graduations….

Jobs

On Friday at 6pm I found a job I would love to have. The job needed a specific application form and with the closing time being noon on Monday (today), I set my alarm for 7am this morning to ensure that, after a sleepless night caused by excitement/anxiety, I’d be awake in time submit everything…

Accepting Creativity

I’m not sure about you but I’ve never managed to call myself “a creative” – it’s always seemed a title bestowed on someone who utilises creativity professionally or is just really good at what they do. At a Hen’s party recently though, I met someone who bestowed that title on me in conversation and I…

It all fit!!!

Do you know that feeling of standing at the airline baggage counter with a knot of tension in your belly thinking you’ll be over your allocated weight? If you do, imagine this compounded 20 fold while wondering if your goods will all fit inside your container. I had no idea that this is what the…

“the other place”

“I’ll take it to the other place tomorrow” said Mr Incredible commenting on his pre-prepared lunch. This is what our home has now become, “the other place”. So simple a transition and yet one so large that we’re not yet believing what we’re doing. Last night in house – check Move things to new home…

Permission to Blob

Today is a day I already want to forget and it’s not even 9am. After an incredibly full on day yesterday (removalist and shipping quotes, certifying documents for the conveyancing process and generally sorting out life both here in Aussie and where we hope to purchase) I heard some bad news that has really thrown…