Okay, don’t expect to see much of me for a couple of weeks, all. I’ve got my visa! Yay! So now I’m getting my business affairs in order, my personal affairs in order, sending out the last few boxes of my stuff out to the UK, and readying myself to immigrate.
Cross your fingers for me! I’m hoping that the process goes smoothly. I’m headed home to California yet again, this time to meet up with my business partner, although I’ll also see my sisters again before leaving. Then back home to Colorado and then…back home to Cambridgeshire.
It’s the life of the expat. You’re happy to be going back home, but are also sad to be leaving home, even though you’ve been home the whole time.
I’ve started up another blog, Hearth, to show my friends and family our new flat as we turn it into our new home. Our landlady is trying to sell our sweet, cozy little house, so when the new flat came onto the market, we grabbed on for dear life. So, after all this packing, I’m going to get home and…yup, pack and move.
It’s an enormous place, and we have…hmm…I think ONE piano bench to our name, plus quite a bit of stash, books, and my craft stuff. And we’re hoping to only stay in the new flat for up to two years, is the plan right now, so we don’t want to end up with too much stuff…but we also are both too fussy to want to live hand to mouth, and we both like to feel proud of our place.
So stylish creativity will be king in the new flat for a while. Come visit the blog if you’re interested. I’d love to get new ideas for the flat from you, too!
And now…packing the last boxes, with the stuff I don’t think I’ll need for the last week I’m here. Will I ever be done with packing and moving things? I’ve gotten so much done today, but I’m so tired now I’m dizzy and slightly nauseous! Almost done with what I’ve got so far, so I think I’ll go to bed soon and hopefully arise with new energy.
I’ll check in when I can — see you all soon!