This month proved to be an exciting and eventful one: We said goodbye to our home for the past 3 years. Our landlord needed his house back. It can only be described as a blessing when we found a bigger and better place.

repainting our old walls

repainting our old walls

I’ve done a fair few moves in my life but this was African style!

box fun

we finally got hold of some boxes… but packing is tiring

First there was the fun of tracking down boxes, the concept of using boxes (let alone wrapping things up in newspaper or tightly packing things) seemed a novel one.  The norm is to hove everything lose in a pick-up truck! We eventually managed to find some boxes by going to the market place at 5am before they were collected by the binmen.

After finally finding some cellotape it was all hands on deck:  repainting our old home, dismantling bunk beds, filling in holes and scrubbing floors and toilets! So after lots of packing and re-packing, discovering lost treasures and obligatory breakages and odd socks before we knew it we were saying goodbye to our first family home.

Watch out for our next blog on the new house and how we are settling in.

taking a break

taking a break


3 thoughts on “Moving out and moving on

  • 29 November, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    So excited to hear more about this! Can’t wait for the next blog. Hope everything is good with all of you and with all of the boys. Miss you guys! Give everyone my best, Maddie

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