It's Official...

Monday, June 17, 2013
Bon Voyage
I posted this photo the day we left NZ for Sydney in February 2010...

We're moving back home. Back to The Land of the Long White Cloud, Aotearoa, New Zealand.

It's been official for a while now but it's become even more official over these past few weeks as I've been preparing for it. Flights are booked (30th August), Kitties flights and NZ accommodation is booked (they're leaving a few days earlier), quotes are coming for moving all our things back over the ditch and the time is flying by.

We are leaving for a few reasons, the major one being that David has nearly finished his PhD and our lease is up at the end of August where we are currently living. It's expensive living in Sydney and so we decided it would be best to move back home while we figure out the next step in the road.

It's exciting and stressful. David is racing to get his thesis completed and I am planning some awesome travels to Italy and the UK in October/November at the same time (more on that later!!).

I'm also trying to get as much sewing done as I can before my sewing machine boards a ship. I have things to make people! Like more comfy travel Vogue 8728's!

Once my machine has gone, if I don't prepare sewing posts in advance, I fear my blog will turn into a wasteland of granny squares and granny triangles... there is no escaping them... I even have an evil scheming plan to make a granny square in every city we visit on our big trip...

So, it's onwards and upwards!

xx
Jen
24 comments on "It's Official..."
  1. Ooh, exciting! May I ask what city you are planning to settle in? Fingers crossed for Wellington, us bloggers are a little thin on the ground here, surprisingly enough.

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  2. Good luck with the move! I used to live in Christchurch area a while ago. I love kiwi land!

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  3. How exciting! Best of luck with the move!

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  4. Thanks ladies :)

    Georgina Rose - we'll be back in Dunedin initially. The from there, we really don't know! It's fun not knowing where you'll be, but also slightly annoying for the planner in me. I like to know what's happening next so I can plan :)

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  5. I hope the change will be for good. At least it will be exciting and fresh. I moved back to my country last year (a different city though) and it's being an amazing experience. Good luck!

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  6. Wow, so many exciting things to look forward to! I hope you won't be too busy packing & organising your trip & can enjoy the rest of your time in Sydney!

    Brrrrr Dunedin in winter?!! Crazy talk! :p

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  7. Just got to say I love the hat in the photo! I'm always on the look out for cloche hats.

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  8. suerte
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  9. Good luck with the move - I've a hankering to visit NZ sometime soon, will have to look you up! x

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  10. Post before your trip in Italy, I plan to be there in autumn, maybe we can meet%)

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  11. How exciting! We just moved home after being 3,000 miles away, and, though hard, it was the best decision we could have made. Good luck with the move, I hope it goes as smoothly as possible!

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  12. Good luck and bon voyage! Ooh, where in the uk will you be visiting?

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  13. Good luck! Hope your move goes smoothly! :)

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  14. Omg your leaving! It'll be nice to be back home but I'm sure Australia will miss you. Will you still be in Brissy in Oct? I hear living in Brissy is cheaper then Sydney. Maybe you should move here ;-)

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  15. Thanks so much everyone :)

    Jenny - I know right? It's going to be a shock!

    Naomi - Yes Please!! Come visit me :)

    Sveta - I will definitely post about our big trip and will let you know when we're in Italy. When will you be there?

    Kat - will definitely still be in Brissy beginning of October. I'll be in touch closer to the time once it's all sorted :)

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  16. Hey, Here is a sweet surprise - I have nominated you for the super sweet blogger award! http://wp.me/p2yS5n-ID

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  17. Ooh! Dunedin, I've heard there is some good fabric to be found there.
    I'm in Auckland :)

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  18. I don´t know exactly when because I should make trip plan%)) So will know it only next months.

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  19. Wow, big and exciting news indeed! Good luck with the move and everything you'll have to do beforehands. Your travel plans sound nice. Not coming back to Paris? ^^

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  20. Lholy - not back to Paris unfortunately :( But I hope to make it back soon :) If you are ever in NZ, let me know!!

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  21. Hi Jen, Only just sorting myself out after Google reader's closure... Exciting news! Overseas travel *and* a move back to the best country in the world! See ya there in a few months ;)

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Jen

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