Thursday, March 15, 2018

July 2017

July 2017 began with a bit of a sort and clean in the office,
which lead to some finishing off some Hope Quilts. And as fate had it there was a reason a dear family friend was in need of some extra love and warmth from one of our Hope Quilts.

 Sadly Tony passed away, but it gives me great joy knowing that his last few months he was warmed with a gift of love.

 There were new designs created in June and they were posted out in July, happy customers makes me smile. 

 Some Down the Rabbit Hole colour/fabric choices were made and progress on the house construction began.
On the 7th July we discussed life and looked at options.... which meant road trips to Singleton, Morpeth, Nelsons Bay Newcastle all in one day.

I seemed to find my baking/cooking groove in July too, something about cooler weather. Homemade Kiev's filled the freezer, as did Empanadas and of course a breakfast staple Banana Bread - this Gluten free living is easy if you are prepared.

 The week from the 14th & the 17th we celebrated 2 birthdays My potential future son in law turned 24 and I turned 49. 
But it also was the beginning of big changes for us all. Little did we know on the 15th July 2017 , that our adventure road trip would turn our worlds upside down and right side up in just one day..... we drove to look at property 100 acres of land in a postcode note I did not say town as Brombin is just that a postcode. That could potential home us all. That little drive did change our lives.

 As we drove into the sunset heading home to Seaforth on the 15th July, we had made a decision that set the ball rolling... and in only a 72 hours of very long hard working days our home in Seaforth went from this

to this and was on the market with Belle Real-estate in Seaforth.

 On the 22nd July we sat up at north head whilst our first open house was happening with a world of emotion spinning around in my head!!! But I just knew this was going to happen and that we were moving from our home of 26 years into our new Forever Home if we could just sell. We had this visit twice a week for the rest of July with the cats sitting in boxes in the back.

 29th July saw me walking the harbour Bridge perhaps we were actually saying our goodbyes to our local spots, who knows but I was proud that from only 12 months prior to have never having braved it. We walked both ways enjoying a perfect winters day.

Those last few weeks of July, I kept that house clean, as I started selling of things I knew that wouldn't make the move.


  1. There was no rest for you in July. I reckon that decisions made fairly quickly, but already knowing what you are wishing for, are the best ones. There is nothing like having your house on the market to give you the incentive to do housework. It looked beautiful.

    1. Thanks Janice, yes it certainly was a whirlwind month, and really we had always dreamed of moving to the country but it was one of those pipedreams. We never dreamed that it would happen in the blink of an eye... and yes I agree, those quick decisions ae usually good ones, because you trust your gut and fate!!! it's what's meant to be. I think we should always have the house of the market - LOL that meant everyone always put away, which isn't always the case on a day to day basis.

  2. loving the catch up posts..............

    1. Thanks slow and steady well maybe slow and not so steady LOL


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