Oh, sweet Planetarians, all 353 of you! How I have missed you. My first blogcation since I started blogging 11 months ago has felt odd, discombobulating, a relief, a weight off my shoulders, a yawning chasm of emptiness and yet also calm, serene, even. All at once. I didn’t see that coming! We’ve had so much action on Planet Baby with The Big Move, followed by The Big Unpack. And this unpack is a *huge* one. We are now finally finding treasured possessions we haven’t seen since we married in January 1999 as they’ve been in storage. Now we finally have the space to find and use them! It’s quite pleasurable, actually. So, I’m doing a lot of unpacking, sorting, decluttering, arranging, organising and well, nesting! It’s going to take me some time yet but here are some photos to give you an idea of what’s going on here. Okay, let’s go!
Here are the sparkling bubbles Mr PB and I shared with my parents yesterday over roast lamb with rosemary for lunch to celebrate our new abode. It was such a bittersweet occasion. I was never sure whether Dad would be there to celebrate with us but he was, God bless him. It was one of his goals and he made it.
Here’s my darling Dad, toasting us.
The pixies are settling right in to their new quarters. Claims have been staked on bedrooms. The boys are revelling in each other’s company. Many giggles emanate from their direction at bedtime.
And Miss India is the proud queen of all she surveys in her own room. For the very first time.
I’m discovering treasures from bloggy friends like sweet Tina. Here.
I am *smitten* by my kitchen. Oh, and loving the way Susie’s pretty tea towel brings out the blue highlights. Sigh.
Here’s a closeup of it (oh, and my sparkling new AEG German stove).
I’ve enjoyed creating a ‘drink station’ – the hot chocolate is mine! I’m so *not* a tea or coffee girl ☺. The silver German tin contains our stash of marshmallows (it’s often empty).
Here’s my treasured Blackwood chest of drawers in our bedroom. Don’t you think the space was just made for it?
And this is the view of Mount Wellington I wake up to every morning. Just glorious. And so different to the angle viewed from my childhood home only 15 minutes’ drive away.
And to finish, here are some of the enticing books awaiting my attention, bursting with gorgeous decorating ideas (thanks, Booko, again!). Some more are in the mail! Do any of them take your fancy?
So, there you go, a smattering of little spots in our new home which are giving me pleasure. I am just *bursting* to get stuck into arranging my *room of my own*. I’m being very patient, however (and Mr PB has congratulated me for this!), as more important rooms like the bathroom need to be sorted out first. The electrician visited tonight and has promised to install a phone line in my room within the week so I can blog in there – woo hoo! At the moment, I’ve holed up in the pixies’ playroom (hmm, I just love saying that – we’ve never had one before) at Joshie’s desk. Anyway, time for bed. Bloggy rehab and all that…Let me know what you think of these little snippets so far!
Joining in with Laura's Post of the Month Club on 30 June 2011.