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What’s been happening this week?

It’s been a busy week, and I realised that I’ve already let the blogging habit slip. Not a promising start. In my defence, I’ve been fairly overwhelmed with the many To Do lists, and all of the feelz involved in saying goodbye to so many wonderful people, so I haven’t been very inspired to share.

Anyway, here’s a quick rundown of what you missed:

Friday evening was a flurry of housework and chores, and then LM and I took Chocolate and Pudding to their new home. Their new family seemed delighted to have them, but after we gave them a final hug, the cats just scuttled under the nearest sofa. Apparently, they stayed under that sofa for the next two days, before slowly starting to emerge. It was an sad drive home, and the house still feels strangely empty without the fluffy dorks getting underfoot all the time.

We had our best friends down for the weekend, which was emotional, and other friends popped round for lunch on Sunday. I was an weepy wreck by the end of Sunday, and just wanted to hide in bed with a duvet over my head.

By Monday, reality was sinking in. There were lots of last minute chores to be done after school each day, along with some play-dates with their friends.

Wednesday saw the moving company arrive to start packing up the house, and today they’ve been working hard to get all of our stuff sorted. A lorry-load of boxes and carefully wrapped furniture has already left, along with a few things which I hadn’t intended to pack just yet!


It’s very strange seeing all of our belongings being carefully wrapped in paper, bubble wrap and yards and yards of sticky tape. The house is emptying out, and it’s starting to feel a little bit exciting.


Watching the movers load our stuff onto the crate-in-a-lorry was like watching a giant game of 3D Tetris. I felt a little bit guilty just sitting around watching, but managed to resist the urge to pick up a box and help. 🙂


It’s the girls’ last day at school today, so there will be more tearful goodbyes, for both them and me. Tonight we will all be camping on mattresses in our room, as everything has been dismantled, wrapped or boxed.

And that just leaves the final bits of packing tomorrow, along with some cleaning. The dust bunnies behind the furniture are impressive, so I guess I should make an effort to get rid of them. We also need to make sure that the massive pile of stuff on the suitcases actually fits into the suitcases, and comes in under the weight limit, or there’ll be some last minute packing going on as well.

Yep, it’s definitely starting to feel very real.


Kiwi, just returned home after 17 years in the UK. Feminist, wife, mother to 2 daughters. Strongly opinionated and very vocal. I'm wicked through and through.

4 thoughts on “What’s been happening this week?

  1. Try to forget the sad goodbyes now and concentrate on the exciting adventure that awaits!! All the best lovely Crowthers, I know I’ll constantly be checking Twitter and Facebook for the latest lush sunny photos and possible new houses. You’ll have a blast x

      1. Well, I was going to post a lovely screenshot of the weather for the next week so you didn’t feel too bad. However, at looking at the actual week ahead for Tauranga I decided against. Good thing is that it won’t be ‘cold’, as such 😉

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