So me and the Aussie are all moved into our new home in the city and we love it! Not only are both the toilet and shower inside but we’re so close to everything so it just takes me 15 minutes to walk to work so no more waking up before 6 to get to work on time and definitely no more 4am starts on a Monday to drop the Aussies brother to the airport to catch his flight for work – bliss! I also haven’t seen a single spider yet which can only be a good thing.
Transporting all of our stuff from the rural area was interesting as we had the look of a pack horse at times!
We were also a little worried about the fact we had no furniture at all. We bought a new bed as we decided it was well worth the investment but everything else was a bit trickier and new wouldn’t be in budget. We ended up raiding gumtree and found 2 lovely sofa beds and a couple of tables which we’ll use as desks and for the balcony.
It’s been fun unpacking (and actually having) the kitchen and other than things like the microwave which are non essential it’s well stocked. It was funny trying to judge how quickly food would cook on an electric cooker as things on the BBQ used to cook so quickly. Also it’s novel being able to cook more than one thing at a time because we have 4 hot plates!
I’m hoping to be more adventurous with cooking now we have a good cooker and much more time as our travelling time is now less than a quarter of the time it used to take us on a good day with very little travel. I made the oh so delicious creamy salmon pasta from scratch this week again.
I also have proper wardrobes now and re-discovered a lot of clothes I’d shoved in a suitcase to get it out of the way at the old house so have what feels like a brand new wardrobe!
This weeks been a mixture of unpacking, shopping for house things and spending time with friends which has been made much more fun as we live so much closer now!
Our only problem is our internet won’t be switched on until 18 September and then I go to the uk on the 20th but I hope to get back into the blogging again now as lots of things have happened in the last 6-8 weeks that I want to talk about and share!