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We’ve moved house!

Unlike some people – I enjoy change. For me, it’s like a holiday (as the old saying goes). But moving house has brought both pleasure and pain. Most of the pain came about because I have been very ill with a terrible bug that has been going around – Matt has had it too – so we have been a great pair!

This move has been pretty revolutionary for us. See, Matt and I have never lived in the same house alone together.
When we first met, Matt was living at home – and my dad was living with me.

A little while down the track when I had to sell my house, Matt’s parents were kind enough to offer me a place to live. Matt and I put a deposit on the block of land – and waited and waited for it to be ready.

So, for 10 months, home was with Matt and his mum and dad. Matt’s mum was even kind enough to share her kitchen with me, whenever I wanted. Talk about spoilt!

There was also lots of wonderful home-cooked meals. I used to do most of the cooking growing up – so I haven’t experienced coming home to regular meals cooked by someone else for a very long time. It was nice – and food tastes so much better when someone else cooks it!

In that time, Matt and I got engaged …

It’s been the happiest time of my life.

But in July, we found out that the land we have a deposit on is even further away from being ready. We already felt like we were in limbo and so we made the decision to pack up and go and rent!

So, there was lots of packing and unpacking – most of which was done by Matt because of my dreaded flu.

In between moving boxes – I made us a yummy lunch.

There were other new toys too – like a brand new, extremely comfy couch.

We also unpacked all our awesome engagement presents – which we had stored away. It felt a bit life Christmas! These particular measuring cups are a favourite – I reckon anything that helps you cook with love has to be a good thing!

Living together, despite our ills, has been lovely. No major domestics – ok, that’s a bit of a lie. I did have an incident with pizza, baking paper and some stone all getting stuck together. Being sick my temper was not flash and so I had a little hissy fit. But, other than that, it’s been wonderful being with my man.

Matt is also being introduced to all the things you get to do when you live out of home – and I’m remembering all those things – like being able to walk around the house naked, if you want to. No stressing about remembering to put something on when travelling between the bathroom and shower and no need to feel bad about being messy around the house.

Our first breakfast together was delish – and we have had a few more since – including a great omelette 🙂

Even our kitty cat Gus has made himself fairly comfortable too.

It’s also been awesome having my beautiful doggy Angel home. My mum has been baby-sitting him. Thanks mum!! I missed him terribly. He’s turning 10 next year – and for a big dog – who knows how long he’ll have left.

Other fun things about moving have included getting settled into a new kitchen – well – not all that new. But, it’s functional and it mostly works. The stove does need some help to light – but I can handle that.

And we got a great house-warming present from Matt’s mum – my first-ever teapot! I can’t tell you how much better tea is out of a proper, if not very sleek, teapot. Yum!! I am a coffee lover, but have been drinking a cup of English breakfast before bed each night. What a nice way to relax!

I also love my nick knacks and so have had a great time remembering all the pretty things I had in storage and decorating the whole house with them. It’s great to have all my cook books on display too!

It’s also been great to listen to music while we’ve been cooking – and we’ve been enjoying heaps of “doof doof” – as Matt liked to call it. One group we love is called Showtek – check out their stuff. As you can see – I’m very eclectic!

The house isn’t the Ritz, the kitchen isn’t state of the art – but we’re loving our new home.
One thing is for sure – Matt and I are very spoilt. We have great families, amazing support and a great life.

So, that’s what we’ve been up to. There’s also been plenty of yummy dishes, which I’ll be sharing soon – including amazing pork belly. So stayed tuned!

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