So we moved to Tasmania a few short weeks ago and it’s been … a lot. EVERYTHING has happened and nothing has happened too.
Within a couple of days of us arriving, my brilliant Nan’s health went downhill fast and she died within the week of our arrival. This was completely unexpected, despite her age (99!) as she’d gone into hospital for observation while she switched medication.
Naturally we are all heartbroken and have been very busy with funeral arrangements and gatherings … all in the fortnight leading up to Christmas.
My sister and her family arrived from Sydney and we all got some time together (which was excellent) … but everyone was exhausted and grieving and it was not really the usual sort of time, if you know what I mean?
Then it was Christmas (also excellent-yet-exhausting). And now it’s not, which means we can get started on settling into our house finally … right after we sort out Nan’s house and belongings (tomorrow!)
We’ve been living without our things for a month, but they have finally arrived and are able to be delivered, so that’s happening on Tuesday. In short, it’s going to be another bonkers week … but we are very grateful to be ‘back home’ and safe and sound.
Spending time with my family has been a much-needed salve after so many tough years, and I am finally starting to feel like disaster is NOT just around the corner. What an ace place to be.
I have so much more to tell you about where we’ve been and what we’ve been doing … and about the house and the garden and things we’ve been eating. I’ll check in more regularly and fill you in properly, if you fancy that?
Today we are going to the tip shop to buy desks for the boys. Their computers are finally incoming after a month of no gaming and such. To say they are very much looking forward to this is an understatement anyone with teenagers/young adults can probably relate to.
Also? I’ve started watching Bridgerton on Netflix. Are you watching? I’m finding it funny and entertaining. Will definitely keep watching. (Have you read the books? I have not. Had not even heard of them until yesterday, to be honest!)
Right now I can see the river out the window and it’s as still as can be. The trees edging it are leaning in to look at themselves in the mirror. There are poplar trees beyond that and paddocks of cherries and pasture. Beyond that some hills and beyond those some blue-grey mountains. It’s a complete delight.
Wishing you a peaceful and healthy holiday season.
Love to you and your favourite people!