Monday, February 16, 2009

Off Line


Moving house and may be out of contact for a couple of weeks.
In this era of modern telecommunications we can You Tube from the top of Everest or the Moon but only if you give 10-15 working days advance notice and have someone spending a whole day at home waiting for the technician.

Suggestions on how to make the new place feel like home or magically get things out of boxes and into place would be gratefully appreciated. Or maybe craft furnishings out of cardboard boxes?

Jenny – click the email me button (under my photo on the right) and let me know how to reach you at your new place.





This is the view from the local railway station this morning - not bad eh!





My new beach walk.


The best thing we found in the process of moving was that Yankee Candles have arrived down under or to bayside Brisbane at least.

Find them at Candle Wick House, 16 Doig St., Cleveland QLD

mailto:Candlewickhouse@bigpond.comor 07 3821 3344

24 comments:

Titania said...

Hi Mandy good luck with your move to a new home. I have lived now for 20 years at my place and I am completely out of habit to give you good advice.I guess there are not really shortcuts. I would do every day one room starting with the kitchen!

Sara Moriarty-delaFuente said...

Good luck with the move. As far as advice... kick "rules" to the curb. Your home must work for you so make accommodations that will suit your needs. If that means a place to write in the bathroom (heehee) or turning a dining room into a studio, so be it. Don't be afraid to defy convention.
Can't wait to see your new place. And I love the photo on this post! So cute!

Maya@Completely-Coastal said...

... have a good move! I've changed homes more than I can count.

Alison Gibbs said...

Hope have a hassle free move.
Alison

sealaura said...

Good luck with the move. I feel like I have not unpacked in years, always on the move. Love that picture, very cute. I agree with Sara, no rules, I've been tempted to turn my living room into a bedroom!

abeachcottage said...

oh I hope it's going well, I think my only tip is to get the internet going so you can lose youself haha! blimey it drives me mad that these people are so slow, it was the same when we moved here...technology and if it's Telstra, well I just hope they are quick

I still don't feel unpacked after a year...one thing I did was get one living room straight so at least you can sit down with a drink at the end of the day

Sarah

The Accessory Lady said...

Wow! Wonderful view. Great way to start the day. Thank you for sharing it!

Tina said...

that is one amazing view!

Tara said...

Good Luck with the move...and your new nest. As far as ideas, when I move I purge, I purge as much as I can, so when I unpack it is only the necessary items, and making a new house a comfy nest, I would start with unpacking your room, make sure you have a nice place to rest your weary head at the end of the day, nothing worse then laying on the carpet! :)

Cottage Lifestyle said...

Mandy, I hope the move goes well. If you need some help let me know I have moved 29 times.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Renee

1,000 Faces of MotherHenna said...

Lots of gooood vibes to you for the transition and see you upon your return!! miracles! k-

Tink *~*~* said...

That is not a bad view AT ALL! I hope your move goes smoothly. Whenever I move, I do the bedroom first, then the bathroom. Then I order in Chinese or pizza or some other take-out, and I eat and shower and climb into bed. Next day I do the kitchen. A girl has her priorities - after lugging things all day, all I really want is to be fed, bathed, and tucked in!

Tink *~*~*
NEW at My Mobile Adventures *~*~* :
La Luna Obscura

meandering pearl said...

i just found your blog, its a place to relish popping in! the quotes, the quotes! some i have in my quote book & some i might borrow for it :) & the idea of sky watch, i do it but never knew it was a group effort, we have some spectacular horizons!
kindest wishes with all the demands of moving!!!

kari and kijsa said...

Good luck with your move and new home!! Fill it with what you LOVE and all will fall together!!
Funny- there actually was an entire site on creating furniture from cardboard...mmmmm...

...guess that would work with the advice above if you really loved cardboard!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Kimberlee said...

good luck with your move bella. My advice? Un pack everything asap. even if you don't want to. just get it out of the boxes. Um, not really helpful.... but that is what I try to do xx

The Whispering Poppies said...

Lots of luck in your new home - hope you've gotten settled by now! Have a beautiful weekend, too, Mandy! =)

The Whispering Poppies said...

Yankee Candle in Australia?! WOW! How wonderful for you - just like "home"! =) I use mine all the time!

Jamie said...

Congratulations on this auspicious start to a new adventure! I'll look forward to hearing more :)

marcia@joyismygoal said...

What a sweet flower shot it is soo pretty and the river walk makes me want to go there --I love river walks whether they are nature filled or shopping:)

Pagan Sphinx said...

The original Yankee Candle headquarters and factory are practically in my backyard in South Deerfield, Massachusetts!

I love that moving photo! Wonderful post.

Tracy said...

I love Yankee Candles! Aren't they divine? :)

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

When you figure it all out let me know. LOL!

SEND HELP! LOL! Moving is crazy.

gina said...

I love me some Yankee Candles- I don't what I'd do if I moved and COULDN'T buy them. :) Hope your move went well!

I'm Julia said...

That second photo is so pretty, so moody.