Long time no see

It’s been a while since our last update here. Life’s been good. We’ve been setting up our new home in London, returning home for family celebrations, watching Olympics, and enjoying long summer days filled with park walks, swims, BBQs and picnics.

We arrived in London mid May and stayed in a temporary apartment in central London while we got settled and started looking for a permanent home. It took several weeks to get our bearings, decide on an area we liked and hunt down the ideal house. The rental market in London is expensive and fast moving. The good places are often listed and taken a month or more before they’re actually vacated and available to move in to.

Thankfully, the search was successful in the end. We found a spacious detached home with plenty of grass out the back for Micah to run around. The local area has shopping malls, groceries, movie theatre, river walks and parks all within 10-15 minutes walk. I couldn’t be more pleased. Except perhaps if the rent were less… but this is London after all, one must be realistic haha.

We moved into our new home and then a few weeks later we were on the move again, back to NZ to see family and celebrate my sister getting married. It was a whirlwind trip packed with as much family time as we could fit in. Also, there was a bridal shower to be thrown, wedding cupcakes to bake and Ring Bearer duties for our handsome little boy. Hannah and Caleb’s wedding was a great day and the perfect high note to end our time back home.

Back in London now, the summer is flying by and I’m starting to feel at home. I can find my way round the warren of shopping streets in Kingston now and know where to go for this and that. We’ve sampled a few of the cafes and restaurants around, walked different parks, discovered different playgrounds. We still have a church to find and new friends to make but we’re gradually starting to find our way. I like this place and I’m optimistic about what the future holds.