I now live in Suburbia.

After a week of moving boxes (and boxes, so many boxes) and carloads of crap (and a maxed out 4-tonne truck) we have left Bohemia.

I cried the last time I walked away from our old place. Sure, living there turned sour, but those 4 ½ years there were pretty amazing and transformational (Is that even a word?).

But now? We live amongst a nice community (seriously, the neighbours are so friendly) in a nice neighbourhood. And our new place is sun-drenched, in excellent condition, fully renovated and just plain nice.

Even the movers commented on the difference.

Yesterday morning, a neighbour I hadn’t met yet asked if I wanted a lift to the station. Last night the ice cream truck did his fortnightly rounds and stopped outside our place.

The noise here is so different – kookaburras, magpies and the wind rustling through trees.

The cats are having issues with settling, though — the Bear especially with his crying in the middle of the night — but nothing a visit from Train’s vet couldn’t fix (Surely? Hopefully?)

But now that I’ve finished work for the year, the internet’s connected and the TV has been set up, I can focus on the unpacking and enjoying the small things… like our new oven

Watching my new oven warm up! #thrilling

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  1. Yay yay yay! The post I’ve been waiting for. Sounds positively lovely Spunky! Can’t wait to see it. Enjoy your little Christmas love nest Gardiner’s :o)
    Oven looks great by the way… and I hope the pussies settle in sooner than later!

    Posted on 23 December 2011 at 7:01 pm