Thanks to a mammoth effort on KB’s part this morning, I estimate that we are 97% packed and ready to leave on Monday morning!
We have had an enormous week of ‘lasts’ and saying goodbye and now have the weekend (as planned) to spend with my family, soaking up the last of their company for a number of months. November has been the most incredible month, every dimension of my life changed at the end of October, my studies finished, my two jobs ended and the lease on our flat ran out, and November was all about opening ourselves up to the potential we created by dreaming big. Life is exciting and as sad as it is to say goodbye, I’m really looking forward to getting on the road.
Raymond is wondering what is going on, he had his last time playing silly-buggers on the balcony railing -you don’t want to know how far it is to the ground from up here, he isn’t really allowed up there but loves to sneak up and run along it meowing and looking inside!- We have his cat prison ready and a harness for him in case he wants to get out in the car, I’m praying he doesn’t get car sick…. Many of you have expressed concern for his well-being over our move, but please do not waste any of your precious energy worrying about him, KB and I are quite responsible people and know Raymond’s personality. I predict that the day we let him outside for the first time at our new place he will disappear for three days… he does that quite regularly, especially around the full moon! I was wondering the other day if the other people he visits regularly will wonder where he has gone suddenly… he has a lot of friends in the neighbourhood, there is enough Raymond to share around (the whole world). We are a little concerned that some “lost cat” posters might start appearing around the neighbourhood a few days later!
My darling niece is getting bigger by the day and is the most dreamy little angel in the world….
Ooooh it’s going to be hard not seeing her grow, but I’ve been visiting her constantly and have even had the pleasure of giving her bottles which is too special. Pixie coming into our family is without a doubt, the highlight of November and even more, the highlight of 2011.
So here is November’s mosaic, for the first time since May, there are no socks! That’s not to say I haven’t been knitting socks, but they are Christmas presents, so not for blogging yet!
But before I leave you for now, I must show you my purchase from this morning… yes, while KB was organising the last of our packing, I was having coffee and yarn shopping with a lovely knitter. Oh so naughty, but it was so lovely (!) guilty pleasures for sure. I needed to go out you see, to visit Sourkraut who was visiting the Wellington Underground Markets with her spindles. As I felt completely obliged to make her trip to the City worthwhile, I bought these….
Lovely little 60gm bags of rainbow happiness, if you need some too, you can find her yarns here on Ravelry and I’m sure she would welcome any messages of inquiry!
Thank you all so much for your lovely well wishes on our travels! I have loved reading them and appreciate them very much, and I’ll be in touch from our new home!
Wishing you a lovely week,
from Alice and Raymond XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX