Well, I made it. I survived the move. The last month has flown by and it has just sunk in that we're here, really here and here to stay. Yesterday we picked up our new car and the internet was finally connected. Fingers (and toes and anything else that can be) crossed, DH may have a job to start next week.
For the past few weeks, I've been in a non-committal daze. I had one day of tears, wishing we hadn't come back (it's quite a shock how expensive everything is here), but mostly it has felt like we were here on a holiday and I'd be back on a plane soon. Yesterday, it all started to feel real and now I'm ready to nest!
The new place, a townhouse (photos to come soon) has been filled with a mish-mash of a few things we had stored (we sold most things before we left), things borrowed from my parents (they had things stored with us while they are living overseas), pieces from secondhand stores and some new. Something old, something new, something borrowed and certainly a few things blue. It's quite a challenge making it all work together.
The living room was today's challenge. We bought a funky rug to cover the old carpet and now I'm trying to work everything around it. I've been looking at how to make my own sofa cover, as the upholstery is looking rather tattered. Next to the entertainment unit, we have two large spaces spare. Trying to keep the apartment baby-friendly, I'm umm-ing and ahh-ing between artwork on the walls and wall decals. I don't know anyone that has used them before, so am a little apprehensive. Here are some of the ones I like....
Forest, from artwallproject
Wildflower, from MarkJamesDesign
Bare Tree, from circlelinestudio
Dandelions, from janeymacpress
Don't think I haven't also been considering the baby's room.....