Moving into our own home has been quite the adventure. We’ve had the “fun” of hunting for furniture (after a day of hunting for a sofa/sofa bed I soon lost my shopping for furniture excitement) plus the moving and packing of course.
It was extremely entertaining to receive a moving home card from my parents and discover that it had been opened by Australia Post on behalf of Customs because immigration were concerned that it might have banned material!
It’s also been lovely to receive lots of offers for help including being lent a ute to move our stuff, people giving up and offering their time to move bits that are too heavy for me to lift with the Aussie, offers of furniture as well as being lent a TV which I’ve just set up in the living room today.
My parents have sent us some money to buy lots of handy things for the house (I’m hoping to have a few blog posts because of the things they’ve paid for as well) which have been so so helpful especially when money was a bit tight.
I’m quite excited to use our new wine glass charms which were a gift from my neighbour in the UK who also met an Aussie who she is married to and lives with her hubby and her son in West Australia (we really need to plan a visit).
We had very short notice to find a new home and were lucky to find a great apartment in the middle of the city at a good price but then to see lots of people in our lives offering their time, support and other things to help us has been a lovely thing for us both.
So not only is it fantastic to have our own home in the city but it makes you feel very grateful to be surrounded by family and friends likes ours and lucky too so I’m going to join the Grateful Heart link up on Emily from Ember Greys blog as it’s a week long link up.