Tuesday 22nd May 2018

Settling In. 355/365.

Settling In. 355/365.

Three hundred and fifty three posts ago…..I wrote this.

Then about 50 days into the journey of US

….from Sydney and working life and family life…to the Central Coast, with no more work (by choice) and leaving those we love….I wrote this post

Regular readers, who do not all comment (I know, that’s cool too) will recall that I have found the moving and more very stressful on some days and it’s affected my general well-being for days at a time. It’s not been helped by some IBS at times which has complicated my goals to be independent and drive to Sydney and other places more….

Yes, I wrote about this from time to time too…here.

But today, 355 days into this year of blogging every day, and just about 3 weeks away from the anniversary of the physical move to the coast, I am starting to feel I am settling in.

How do I know?

It’s a feeling of greater physical connection to what we always thought we would like about the coast…the waterways, the temperate climate (not always) and the slower pace of life.

I am also becoming more at ease with the no-working, no easy family connection thing too. I have had to ‘adjust’ to what is my new (very!) normal.

So, I am settling in.

Have you made major life changes?

What were they?

How did you go?

Take care, everyone!

Denyse xx



We Arrived Safely! 326/365.

We Arrived Safely! 326/365.

We have moved house…for the second time in ten months… I do not recommend this practice but it was something we had to do to:

  1. get a single level place
  2. find a comfy house with ducted air
  3. be a less expensive place to rent

So, we moved house.

The packing commenced from late October.

The real packing and getting it all ready to be out of the old house by the water was done in the week leading up to the moving day of 18 November.

The removalists arrived, and away it all went..over the next 10 hours.

So, if you have moved house you will know what it’s like.

It’s up there with all those stressors at the top.

Yep, and we have done it twice. In ten months. Oh, I said that already!

Here’s some shots from ‘the move.’

Have you moved house?

Denyse xx





IMG_9364 (1)


Joining Kirsty over at My Home Truths for I Confess..I am very late for link up too!