Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A bit late but.......

A few people have asked why I never posted anything about our Christmas or New Years - well, the main reason was we were away for almost 3 weeks, and my laptop didn't come for the holiday! And also, since we've gotten home, we've been in the throws of getting our house ready to sell, so it's been hectic!

But we had a great time, started off with a trip to Pa Denis and Trish's farm in the Hunter Valley

Then down to Sydney for Christmas with Brent's sisters, the cousins and Brent's mum

We had a great time, especially Lachie who adores his older cousins

We also went to the Sydney Botanic Gardens for the first time which has magnificent views over the harbour.....

This is Lachie and Brent getting into the farm spirit at Pa Denis' farm

And in amongst all of this was my birthday, spent in Melbourne between Sydney and then off to Adelaide for New Years!

It was a busy time, but really lovely to see all of our friends and family spread across 3 states now! And our New Years in Adelaide was enough to convince us that we are ready to head home, after 7 years in Victoria. How it will all work is still yet to be organised (houses, jobs etc), but we know it's time. We just have to wait and see how things pan out and hope that all of the little details involved in moving from one state to another happen as they should! Makes for exciting times here at our house anyway!

Sunny Melbourne

It is a beautiful, sunny day here in Melbourne - perfect for a morning walk and coffee.... Lachie and I are taking it easy and enjoying the sun

Walking around our streets, I am trying to savour all of the things that we have had around us since living here in Melbourne....

The tree-lined streets in our area are beautiful, and I am going to miss the cute weatherboard houses in Melbourne, which you don't find in Adelaide ....

I'm also going to miss living only three minutes from cafes with good coffee - they've certainly been a life saver at times when I've needed to escape the house, especially when Lachie was really little

Made Cafe has been my favourite, so much so that we now know the owners really well, and going in is like catching up with friends. It was horrible when they were closed over Christmas and we had to go to other places, although there is a few to choose from fortunately!

I hope you are all having a great morning too and getting some sunshine or snow, depending on where you are! Libbyx

Monday, February 13, 2012

We are Back!

It has been quite a while since I've written anything here, so apologies for people who may have been waiting for a picture or two!  We have been quite busy as we are in the process of selling our house, which has meant a lot of our time has been spent painting walls and sorting through clutter..... fortunately it's almost finished so we can start to relax and get back to normal again, something all three of us are desperate for!  Today, I had an afternoon to myself, which I spent in and around Melbourne, enjoying looking at all the things I know I'm going to miss when we move away.  But it's nice to know that we can come back and enjoy everything that's been 'home' to us, even when we live somewhere else.