Sep 18, 2016

Lovin' Life 18/9/2016: This Time Last Year.


According to Timehop, this is what I was doing on this day one year ago...



Packing up my beloved souvenir fridge magnet collection in preparation for The Move.  The Big Move.  Across the city with a toddler.


Somehow I'd managed to survive a month of home opens, sold a house and managed to pack most of our stuff into well labelled cartons.



I'd even gotten an Esky for a temporary fridge at the new place.

The reasons these memories relate to the 'Lovin' Life' theme are numerous.  It was one of those mind over matter life events.  It had to be done, it had to be done then and I was the one who had to get it done.  And I did it.


After the weeks of organised chaos, life after the move slowly fell into place.  We got a real fridge, familiar bits and pieces got unearthed from packing cartons and assumed their new positions around the house.

There were new places to explore


a new body of water and bobbing boats at which I could look out on and be calmed by


new parks to run to


new local cafes to call 'mine'.



When we first moved, I missed our old home terribly.




It was a place of many happy memories and places,


people


and routines.


I will always carry those happy memories in my heart.  Along with the new ones I'm making in this place that is just right for my life as it is now.

Do you get sentimental about moving house?


16 comments:

  1. I've moved house quite a bit and just done so recently. I wasn't sentimental about leaving the place I was in, but the move from Brisbane to Hervey Bay was a bit more difficult. It didn't hit me until I was backing my car out of the driveway that I wasn't going to be returning. Before that I'd been focussed on the sale, purchase, packing etc and suddenly that was it. I'd only been there 7yrs but it's the longest I'd been anywhere since I left my parents.

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    1. There is so much to the process of moving that once it's all done, there are all these feelings about the change to deal with.

      SSG xxx

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  2. I moved from the country to the city and I always consider the country as home.

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    1. I agree, wherever you've been raised is always home.

      SSG xxx

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  3. We just moved. We had been trying to find a new house before number 2 arrived and finally moved 1 month before number 3. We had no choice a 3 level small house with a backyard not suitable for children (steep, no grass and mozzie heaven) . Hilariously necessity took over and we finally bought. I don't miss the old house at all (it had a beautiful view). I think we didn't move earlier because of the price of a new home and they "weren't quite right". I am much happier now and it is amazing how much easier a newborn is when you are living on one level and have a yard. Even with 2 other children less than 4.
    I like your blog, I have never commented before but felt compelled as this topic is very fresh with me.
    Robyn

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    1. Hi Robyn

      Thanks for your lovely comment.

      Glad you found the perfect house for your family. One level houses with a garden make parenting much, much easier.

      SSG xxx

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  4. I wrote a long comment and it went away...boo! I hear you on the settling in to a new place and area. We are still doing so after our big move away from Sydney. I do hope that things continue to go well for you SSG

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    1. Shame about the comment thing, Denyse. Thank you for your well wishes!

      SSG xxx

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  5. I've moved house many times, but we settled on the North Coast 25 years ago (only 3 moves since landing here!). I do miss lots of things about Sydney, especially the beautiful harbour and the history. Love your pics of corners of Sydney - brings back happy memories :)

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    1. Thanks for the lovely comment, Lyndall. I've never visited the North Coast myself. I think I do need to travel there soon.

      SSG xxx

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  6. I hope to be moving soon! We have really outgrown this place but trying to find a place that meets our requirements and budget is tricky. I am sure I will miss his place when we move but all I can think about day to day as I trip over more baby/toddler things is how small it is. It's so nice to see toddler T at his grandparents place, he just runs and runs as their yard is huge. The dog joins him!

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    1. Fingers crossed the perfect place is just around the corner for you guys, Mica!

      SSG xxx

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  7. Oh my goodness. That photo of the bench under the tree next to a path. I LOVE THAT! Now that's lovin' life. And the boats. Such a beautiful area. Now that I know you are near Tahlia's agent I might be able to get my act together quicker to meet you nearby! That park bench looks like a great spot. Or one of those fab coffee shops.

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  8. I don't get sentimental but boy do I loathe the moving part of moving! It's such hard work and I've done it so often. All those boxes and little bits and cleaning... I don't miss it!

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  9. I don't have too much experience with this, the only move I've made was out of my family home into my first house with my husband. A total of two houses in a lifetime is a little bit of experience I guess? Haha. In all honesty, it was easy because I can return to my parents place whenever I want, but truth be told the home I now share with Mr feels more like home to me, I think because he is here? Sappy as that sounds. I think I will be happy when we one day move because it will be into a bigger house and we will hopefully have a family at that point.

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