Husbie and I are from Melbs (in that we both met there, he's from Auckland and I'm from Gippsland, in regional Victoria) so it's a homecoming of sorts and there are work related things for both of us. For me, I've got a promotion! Yayzies!
I won't bore you with all the details, but I work for the government, and it's kinda a public job that I prefer to just do, instead of talk about here (This *is* a crafty blog, after all). No, I'm not a spy (Husbie was just reading over my shoulder here, and asked me that - LOL), it's just radio broadcasting (still mysterious I know) but the best thing about my new job: I WILL NOT HAVE TO WAKE UP AT 4.15AM
You got that? NOT wake up early. Wow! I've been working fulltime for over 8 years, and probably 6 of those years have been on 'earlies' or 'brekkie hours' so now I'm an official grown up and can graduate to 9 to 5 and we'll see if I go crazy with boredom or thrive with happiness because I'm not sleepybeepy anymore!
I'm super excited to work with a whole bunch of great people in Melbourne, but a little sad to leave my colleagues here in Syds. My goal is to keep the LOLs in the Office happening in any which way I can!
As for Husbie, he will go down there a little bit later than me (He's just working out his job situation now, cross over dates etc), so we'll be apart for just a couple of weeks, and I'll drive down with Doggie Darling. After living in Sydney for almost 5 years, I have adapted to this city's winter time! The first 2 winters for me were like, what winter? Why would I even put on a winter coat, it's far too humid! And now I'm all like, brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr turning the heater on here in April! I hope I don't freeze to death in Melbsie!
And, in true Sydney fashion, the West is Best as we'll move into the Inner West of Melbourne, I thought it was Seddon, but it might be Yarraville! And the new house has ducted heating. Phew! We'll rent out our darling little house to friends and thought I'd show you the backyard because how BIG is that banana tree!? Here's a post where it was like a metre tall (we planted it 2 years ago) and now it's like almost 2 metres over the fence AND HAS BANANAS on it!
Dress by Veronica Darling
Cardigan from Sally's (in Smith Street, Collingwood)
Cowboy boots from Episode (in Sydney Road, Brunswick)
I wore this to work today, just an average day, getting up for the early shift is easier when you lay out your clothes the night before (sleepy brain picks daggy colour combos and tights with holes in them).
Phew! A mammoth post for you, but let's talk soon. I'll have to close down the sewing room sometime over the next few weeks (sadly) and just fill you in with my boring changes and more crocheting perhaps. My aim is to use the first week in July to move and unpack, so fingers crossed the sewing machines arrive safely and can resume life in Melbsie!