Forgive me for the recent silence both here and on Instagram, but we’ve had a LOT going on the past few months. I’ve been dying to share some big news with you all, but needed a few things to fall into place, and to get through a super intense and busy period first. Now that’s passed, I can finally share our big news! Well, TWO bits of big news actually.
As many of you will know we’ve been slowly chipping away at finishing our little cottage, whilst we also hunted for a new home. However, several months ago we received a private offer to buy our cottage…. which we accepted! We love this little cottage more than any other home and we are so proud of the renovation we’ve done, but being a small 2 bedroom, we knew we couldn’t stay forever.
You see, during the past 3-4 months, we also decided it was time for our family to make a big move. One that has been on the cards for over 10 years. Not only have we sold our little cottage, but we are also moving to New Zealand! Those close to us weren’t all that shocked by this news at all, as we’ve been talking about it for years, but the fact that we are finally doing it feels surreal.
We actually wanted to move to New Zealand (which is where we got married) back in 2011. It was post GFC and for several months we tried to find jobs, but things just weren’t happening. So instead, we decided to move to the Southern Highlands, where we had family & spent most weekends.
We’ve done many trips to NZ over the years, but it was our trip to the South Island in 2019 where we looked at several properties in Queenstown, which reignited the fire. Then 18 months ago, my husband got a job offer in New Zealand. We decided, since we’d just sold our last home, that it was the perfect time.
If you have any good tips about moving overseas, I’d love to hear from you! I’m daunted by the idea of packing our containers (as in packing properly for overseas and Custom inspections etc) but also just the logistical side of the move, so any tips would be greatly appreciated. We truly cannot wait to start our new life in New Zealand and I’ll of course be bringing you all on the ride with us!
Stay tuned for more!