Hello everyone. The above photo is the sunset at my new home! I’ve been trying to post in here for at least 3 weeks now, but something always gets in the way!
September was an exciting month. First of all, it was Neil’s 2nd birthday on the 12th. He had a party on the 16th, but we couldn’t be there, so we visited on the actual day. We gave him some little wooden trains from Ikea to add to the set he already has, and he just loved them.
He played with them for the rest of the evening. Alex and Namee made us a delicious dinner of Shepherd’s Pie and Corn. Corn is Neil’s favourite food.
On the 14th we moved to the Sunshine Coast. We loaded the moving truck the night before and left for the ferry first thing in the morning.
And then the fun began. We moved approximately 1,100 sq. ft. of stuff into a 650 sq. ft. Yikes!
Looks a bit overwhelming, yes? Well, it was, and I remember saying things like “I hate this house” and “I’m too tired to do any more”, but that first day we set up a working kitchen
and the couch
and called it a day. I think there was vodka involved.
That evening after supper, we sat on the beach and watched the sun go down. That, alone, made it all worth it.
Over the next week or two we slowly got organized – the entryway
Finding little spaces for the things that used to live on the mantle in our old house
There was also Tori’s ‘man cave’, but it’s a work in progress 🙂
The cats settled in quite well after exploring everywhere
We finished off by tidying up the patio/deck – placing the little birdbath, angels and frog surrounded by the grasses we bought a couple of months ago
And moved the sun-loving plants to a sunny spot
and hung some other stuff
And then sat back and admired our handywork (this involved more vodka)
Once we were, er, refreshed, we took our dogs to Cooper’s Green – the beach across the road
Until next time ….