Thursday, 25 October 2012

House Stress

Mmmkay, so it's fair to say this lil' house is full of stress right now. Can't book the tickets home until the house is actually sold, and the selling process has not been as smooth as we'd hoped. 

So just wanna be booking our tickets to New Zealand and planning our last days here in the wonderful UK which has well and truly become a second home to us these past 13 years. The parting will be bittersweet, so many beautiful friends we are leaving behind and so many wonderful memories we are taking home. But the pull of home gets stronger for me each year and with two little British babies to teach the ways of the Kiwi clans, it's definitely time to return down under!

Off to Sweden next week, probably for the last time before going home. Our heartstrings are tethered to that country now thanks to a certain wonderful Scandinavian family. But don't get me started, no tears, no tears, no tears, oh dang, you know it's gonna happen!!!

Right, lawyers to phone, estate agents to wrangle, on with the day...

Just for a little eye candy, here's a 'blast from the past' pic of my sweet Georgie aged about 4 taken in our old apartment. She used to love fairy dress up! Sweet sweet memories in that lil' home.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Moments of Joy

I have been looking through some of the pics from our lovely family trip to Wales recently and came across this lovely little moment. I love the connection that my hubby shares with our kiddies, they both have their own very special bond with their papa and I just think these pics captured this so well...



I hope you enjoy sharing this special lil' moment now as much as we did on the day. 

Hugs from us all, Wends xxx

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Boxed In

I'm so frustrated with all the boxes in the house right now. We are in limbo, packing up to go home, but it's too early yet to send anything!!! Aaarrrgh!!! I just feel like I can't move. But perhaps this is a good thing. It's making me really anxious to get home and have some 'space'. I miss New Zealand like crazy now, not so much the place, but the people. My mama is 70 in January and my nieces and nephews are growing up so fast. It will be so good for the soul to be back amongst them all, I just can't wait now.

But this is not to say I won't miss London. 13 years is a long time to have lived here, away from 'home'. The UK has most definitely become our second home and we have loved living here. Being a part of our local community, joining in with activities for and through the kiddies at the school etc, has given us a real sense of 'belonging'. Yet, I have always felt a little 'in limbo', never quite settled. New Zealand is home and always will be, but now the question is, what will my British babies make of all this!!!

Georgie & Zac in Wellington, New Zealand ~ August 2011