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…

Safe, sound and settling in

While my posts over the next few weeks are likely to jump forward and back through the chaos that has been the last month, today I simply want to share today. What a lovely day it has been – our first full day as a family in our new city. We viewed a couple of…

Fare Thee Well

Sitting on the deck this morning, in the midst of gum trees looking out over the valley and listening to the birds, it’s an amazing thing to have a very full and content heart after our “farewell party” last night. With it over, I’m surprised how normal this all feels and perhaps, how I feel…

The Finer Details of Moving: Resources

I’m going to be listing here (and updating as things move on) a list of places we’ve used (and would recommend to our friends) that might be helpful for others. Bank Accounts: Based upon the advice of people living in NZ we set up an ASB account when we were in NZ. This was easily…

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…

“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…

The thought of something good

In these full on days of juggling normality alongside utter abnormality it’s been helpful to have the thought of something good, other than our move, to dwell upon. With this in mind, meet Benedict – the latest addition to our family. Currently three weeks old (the photo is him at 6 days old) and living…