I know that things in these parts have been quiet, too quiet, but despite the silence much has been a brew.
What little time I’ve had outside of my freelance & family commitments I’ve spent on the weekly home tours over at Our Gathered Home, which has been a resounding success. 4 months in and we’ve already been featured in/on key interiors blogs and hit over 20,000 page views. Thank you for all your support!
Outside of all of this we’ve been also preparing to make a rather large move, across the ocean, to Sydney, Australia. We’ll be arriving in November as Kathy has accepted a job offer there from 1st December and as an Australia citizen we’re going over so that our kiddies can claim their dual-citizenship’s, which needs to be done by the time either of them are 18.
My free time has been filled with paperwork, and more paperwork (175 A4 pages and counting!), putting our home on the market, auditing what we’re taking and getting rid of, meetings with relocation officers, the list goes on. Emigration is not for the faint of heart.
We are extremely excited about starting this new adventure together and have earmarked the suburb of Surry Hills as our base, though these things are subject to change, but we wanted to make a break from the suburbs and enjoy inner city life for a bit.
I’ve already been planning our new apartment, which will have a more muted palette and a heavy Nordic influence, a ‘less is more’ approach to living. I’ve been keeping up to date on local trends through Real Living and Inside Out magazines and following key stylists and store owners in Sydney and can’t wait to share them all with you.