Moving is never easy and neither is moving overseas. I finished up at work a week ago and ever since it has been a rush to get last minute things sorted, as well as packing the house up. We aren’t taking much with us – just clothes and important documents/keepsakes. Most is being given to family which makes me happy because I didn’t want to just throw it away.
The car is sold, the couches are sold, the house is almost empty. Right now, I am sitting in an apartment in Surry Hills we’ve rented for the week. It’s a New York loft style apartment with a ladder to the loft and I’m wondering how I’m going to get down if I need to use the toilet during the night.
It’s a bit surreal, moving overseas. I know I won’t see family and friends for a while and that makes me sad, but the adventure that awaits makes it not seem so bad. That and the fact that I can fly home to see people whenever the opportunity arises. So far (touch wood) I haven’t cried yet and I’m hoping it stays that way in the lead up. Though, I am a really emotional person so I can’t see that lasting long.
We had our first visitors to this apartment this evening. My brother, his partner and their new puppy Lily came by. Lily is a sassy little Shitzu with a wiggly little bottom that loves to give kisses and explore every inch of her new surroundings. She tried to give Ted a kiss, but he is a bit out of sorts with all that’s been happening so he was a bit cranky tonight.
Speaking of Ted, he is doing well so far. He knows change is imminent and today we could really tell he was feeling it. We’ve been reassuring him, giving him extra cuddles and explaining that we’re all going together and as I type, he is fully relaxed and asleep next to me. He’s been vaccinated and checked by the vet and is all ready for his big journey overseas. He will be posting on Instagram too! @teddy_theschnauzer.
I’m so excited for this adventure. The road trip, the new home, the many weekend adventures. Being close to Europe will also be a major advantage and one I hope we can take.
We had one last nice dinner in Sydney last night, as Felix. If you haven’t been, you must try it! I didn’t get any pics, but you can take my word for it. It’s a french bistro and is in Angel place in the city. The food was divine (especially the souffle), the service great and the wine list was quite extensive.
So, that is what has been consuming my time lately. How have you been?