Thursday, June 10, 2010

Moving - in a daze

I am in a daze.  A hazy blurry fog.  We are moving to New Zealand.  And I am oh so excited.  And oh so scared.  I am from New Zealand, and it has always been in the back of our minds to move to be closer to my family and friends, for our kids to grow up in a tight knit community.  As many of you will know, without family or close friends in the same city, raising little ones (and also trying to nurture a small business!), is hard work.  But we kept putting it off, as we really do love Melbourne.  It's where we fell in love, where our children were born, where my dreams started to fly.... But after our trip in April, we both felt that the time is right, to swap the big city we love, for the country that we also love.  We have big dreams for our little family....most involving a back yard, bikes and a trampoline for the kids, a vegie garden, and kiwi accents...and for me - a studio, fields of wild flowers, and vintage props for my little business to grow.....

I know we are in for an emotional roller coaster, I think that is why everything feels so hazy.  I feel a bit like the red balloon in the polaroid, caught in a dream.....

So the Sisters' Market this Saturday (June 12) will be my final Australian market.  I will be keeping Etsy and Madeit open until mid July, then will be closing for a 3-4 week break while we move (I will post final dates when I have it all sorted).  If any of you are in Melbourne, I'd love to see you on Saturday. To say hello, and good bye.


  1. I know how you feel. My Husband and I moved from Chicago to a ranch in Texas 4 summers ago. We miss the convenience of the city and the museums but the Country is stress free!! Good Luck on your upcoming move!

  2. Oh Susannah - I feel both sad and incredibly happy for you! I love to travel, but I can't imagine being away from home for extended periods. My big sis lives in the UK and is desperate to come home. The UK, as lovely as it is,isn't her "home". I hope my photos will be framed (they're off with the framing man now) before you go so you can come and see them!

  3. Sounds like a wonderful life you have planned. Good luck with the move. :)

  4. Nz is great! I lived there for a while and loved it. Now we are back in Germany and the kids have their grandparents around them and it feels good.
    Have a good start,
    all the best from Germany,

  5. What an adventure you are facing - full of so many more opportunities & yes family is so important to be near when the little ones are small. I hope you have tummies full of butterflies as you say goodbye to Melbourne & hello to your new home & childhood dreams coming true. Enjoy growing vegies, running through the fields & setting up your studio!!! Sarah XO

  6. Hi Sussanah I am so glad I ran into you today at the Sisters Market & to hear very your exciting news news personally. I am positive your move will be fabulous, although it will be sad not so see you at the markets. I look forward to hearing about your move and new ventures gained in NZ via you delightful blog.
    Good luck Kylie xx

  7. Thank you all for such lovely comments. Melbourne will always be a second home, we LOVE LOVE LOVE this city! But exciting adventures ahead.....and yah for the web and blogs for keeping in touch!