Looking Back

A reader asked me this week how we are settling into our new place. Well, the answer is ...slowly. The past ten weeks have been complete madness. Who would move house in December ?

Here is a summary of some of the events that have taken place in the past ten weeks.

We did the pre-settlement inspection on our new property and couldn't believe that is was ours!

We then had to move our remaining belongings ( we had a HUGE throw out) into this new house. We had about 13 days before we were booked to go away on our annual holiday where we would be away for 3 weeks.

 We frantically unpacked everything, trying to find functional places for everything and work out where everything was ..... like the light switches and blind openers ! lol

We had to settle our birds and chickens in before we went away and undertake the HUGE job of getting our old place ready for our first ever tenants. 

Then we were off on our holiday. Firstly out west to catch up with family and have our pre-christmas celebrations and then back over the mountain to our holiday place....and boy did we need it.

So for the next two weeks we just laid around, read, swam, walked, fished and were generally recharging our batteries.

After we arrived home I headed off with my sister, Mum and niece to take my mum on a birthday road trip.

We headed firstly to the Hunter Valley and had a look at where we used to live and went to school. Then we headed to Bathurst and had a look at my Grandmother's house ( which has been totally upgraded and is truly wonderful!) We then put my father's plaque on his mother's grave and met some  of my aunties.

Of course, no trip to Bathurst would be complete without a visit to Annie's ice cream parlour. This goes without saying.

 We then headed through the blue mountains, stopping for some tourist walks and visiting some local wine stores.

 Then onto Sydney where we stayed at Four Points Sheraton and were tourists in Sydney. We did an historical walk and visited two of the museums, the Sydney museum and the Police and Justice museum.

 On the last evening we went to see Annie -the musical at the Lyric theatre and really enjoyed it.

So, for the last ten weeks I have been away for one month! Now that the children are back into school and I am back into working some hours each week there will be some settling into routines.

All we need now is for it to stop raining so that we can start preparing our new vegie patches. We have had 276mm of rain in the last ten days. On the 8th Feb we had 102 mm in one day! That is a lot of rain. 

My focus is currently on rebuilding my systems and routines. I have been reading back through my old blog entries to keep me on the track. I hope to incorporate all our previous principles and add to them with new found space and fruit trees. 

It is all very exciting! 


mashelly said...

the little bits I can see of your new property look beautiful ,well maintained ..I hope soon we will get a good peek round the yard and maybe you tell us your plans as we tour...you have been seriously busy thou

mashelly said...

the little bits I can see of your new property look beautiful ,well maintained ..I hope soon we will get a good peek round the yard and maybe you tell us your plans as we tour...you have been seriously busy thou

Unknown said...

Looking forward to reading about your new adventures!

Gav x

Tania said...

Wow you have been busy since I last caught up with your news...

Very exciting times ahead indeed, cant wait to see more of you new property, looks good so far :)


Cheryl said...

When you figure out your new routines keep us posted, I for one soak up any info I can especially on garden organisation.

Cheryl said...

PS Do you have a ghost at your new house, or is that someone's shadow on the wall in the first picture? I'm guessing it's the latter...I hope...

Joolz said...

Wow, you've had a busy time. Lovely holiday pics and how nice to do the road trip with your Mum.

I can't believe Anthony Warlow is still doing Annie - I can't remember how long it is since we saw the show. I just love him!

We visited Sydney a few weeks back and I have a near identical picture of the harbour from the back of the ferry! Such a wonderful city!

Cheers - Joolz

Ruby31 said...

Inspired tp look at systems and routines again also. I've called my FLYlady 'Control Journal' my 'Soul Journal' Thanks for you Blog!

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