I never planned to leave the blog unattended for so long or indeed leave without at least publishing some sort of a farewell note. Life just got in the way as it is wont to do and blogging became something I really didn't feel motivated to do. Every now and then though I will randomly be asked by a friend if I intend to return to it. Initially, my responses were vehemently negative, more recently though I have responded with a hesitant maybe and then today, I decided enough with the procrastinating. I need to update the blog, if only for myself as I love looking back at the past entries.
The most significant change in our lives is that we have moved. We are still on the northern beaches of Sydney, a few suburbs away from our old beach cottage. The old house sold after a week on the market and smashed the street record! Of course we were absolutely delighted, but also a touch sad to say goodbye to the house as we had truly put our heart and soul into the renovation and the garden. A young couple expecting their first baby are the new purchasers and were absolutely lovely when we met them and so despite the touch of sadness, I am also excited that a new family will now enjoy the lovely home and garden we created.
Our new house is mostly "done" although we intend to make some smallish changes in order to put our own stamp on it, the garden however is a disaster and R and I are both looking forward to getting our hands grubby and creating a new magical garden space.
The pirates? Well, they are no longer little. I will have to start thinking of a new name for the blog now! The 8 year old started at a new school this year. An all boys school this time which I had never intended to choose for my boys and yet it has turned out to be one of the best parenting decisions we have ever made. The 6 year old started school this year, at the same school as his brother, and he too is thriving.
Back to blogging though and whether I will stick to it this time?! I intend to try.