Thursday, July 19, 2012

one week to go

We are flying out in one week.

One week?!

This is crazy.

Life has been SO full the past few months, and this next week is busy. Crazy, hectic, chaotically busy. But good busy.

The past month we both celebrated our birthdays. I'm sad to say I failed at documenting our 13 Days of Birthday as well as  we did last year, but we enjoyed lots of yummy meals, quality time with friends and family and the buzz of turning one year older. Buying a gift for someone who is whittling down their possessions to a mere 30 kgs is tough, but we both rocked it.

We made Smurf Haus look all pretty for his future humans, and we're waiting to hear back if the agent has got new tenants. I suggested that we hold interviews with everyone who came to the inspection but apparently that's not how things work. There's something special about your first home together, and Smurf Haus has been such a charming little fellow.

We've been emptying him of furniture at an impressive rate. Today we packed up most of our kitchen gear. I'm drinking LL&B out of an old coffee cup and we'll be using our camping utensils for dinner tonight. How the two of us have accumulated so much stuff is beyond me.

Apart from packing, we've been doing all the other 'getting-ready-to-move-overseas' kind of things. I challenged Will to a neck-pillow-blowing-up race, only to discover I get really light headed, really quickly. Will has been practicing his impressive Kenyan accent and stealing packing boxes from behind a large shopping complex. We've also done the grown up things like getting a joint bank account and our visas and vaccines.

We still need to properly pack our bags, and clean the house, and another 30 odd things on our To Do list. But it's happening, slowly, quickly, crazily.

I may not be on the blog again before we go, but we will keep this little journal for our new adventure, so keep an eye out for some jetlagged rambles and cheesy photos with African wildlife.

the last hurrah

My mum, my sister and I headed south to Sydney for our last girls weekend before Will and I move. We spent our days playing tourists, and our evenings ordering room service and watching Downton Abbey. It really rocked!

We stayed in Circular Quay and walked everywhere. The Museum of Contemporary Art. The Opera House. The Sunday markets. The Guylian Chocolate Cafe. The Aquarium. We also jumped on a ferry and spent a beautiful sunshiney day at Manley. Our lunch at The Pantry was delicious!

It was so nice to have no schedule and no rush, just to follow our noses wherever we pleased. One afternoon we headed across to the Dendy to see 'Where do we go now'. I think it would have to be the best foreign film I've ever seen and have been raving about it to anyone who will listen.

Girl time is so good. I don't think I can yet imagine how much I will miss these two in the coming months. This trip was just what we needed - some good old fashioned quality time together and some wonderful memories to hold tight. I love my mum and sister.


Thursday, July 5, 2012

june snapshots

Brunch dates. Cute couples. Pink cars. Street art. Self portraits. Lounge time.  

Packing practice. Indian leftovers. Birthday feasts. Sweet baby cuddles.

Cool dudes. Happy faces. Balsamic strawberries. Donna Hay cupcakes. Bright lips and braids. Wedding smiles. 

Funny posters. Coles clothes. Last West End lunch dates. Celebratory dinner dates.

Bonfires. Jackpot noodles. Kangaroos. East coast trips. Chilly Canberra. New passports and approved visas.

Just a little snapshot of our June. It was big, but good. Here are some more snapshots from May, April, February and January.