Hello 2014

New Year’s Resolution – get back to blogging.

Starting with this little post.

I’ll explain the pic later. Great start with the resolutions, hey?

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So Long London

So long UK, so long Europe.

Although I’m not leaving you, really. You’re as much a part of me as my arms or my heart (or my Bluetooth headset). I could never truly leave.

21 years ago I showed up with a suitcase and a job folding jeans at the Gap. What happened next were many of the happiest moments of my life.

To those I am leaving behind, it’s OK. I’m right here, I’ll always be right here. Call me, text me, What’s app me, Skype me, FaceTime me, email me, tweet me. We can do this, we can stay in touch.

I will be back, often. And I will be thinking about you, all the time.

Xoxo c

Off they go!

With a heavy heavy heart, I’ve just said goodbye to Jenny and the boys at Gatwick.

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Our adventure begins in earnest now. They’re off to spend a week with Uncle Jeff and his family in Ottawa before the final migration to BC and I’m going home to pack up our belongings and wind down 20 happy years of being a Londoner.

Chapters end and chapters begin.

This move is really happening

A week Friday, a big container lorry will come and take away all our worldly possessions.

Onto the high seas!

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It’s here! It’s arrived! SPRINGTIME!

And not a moment too soon.

Today, the builders came and ripped out or leaky shower. This means that ‘projects’ have officially begun. Here beings 4 months of builders, plumbers, electricians, painters and carpenters on two continents. Woohoo!

Now, there is a warm breeze in the air and I’m feeling that spring time feeling that I had completely forgotten. Sun, breeze, light, warmth. Aaaaah.

At Hampstead Heath for another one of our lasts. Going to fly some kites with the boys and hope they don’t blow away.20130415-115338.jpg20130415-123256.jpg20130415-123332.jpg20130415-123344.jpg20130415-123352.jpg20130415-123403.jpg20130415-123421.jpg

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Kew Gardens with Andrew and Marj

Quite possibly our last visit to Kew. Spring hasn’t quite sprung but it’s definitely trying.

We went on a train ride and finally had a good look round the place. 80% of which we’ve never actually seen.

Great to spend the day Uncle Andrew and Auntie Marj.

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Retail therapy

It’s cold outside on Easter Monday and so Nana and the boys went to the biggest shopping centre in Europe, along with most of East London.

Leo struck up a real bromance with his new mate Rayad.

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Happy Easter

A busy day, starting with a thorough Easter egg hunt, followed by visit to our hippy Unitarian church, then an early lunch in Brick Lane and trip to the Geffrye Museum.

Leo and Bennie were dressing up as maids and served us all tea. Lol.

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A day with Nana and Grandad in Greenwich

A day at the National Maritime Museum/Cutty Sark complete with a boat ride home.

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Merci Paris

We couldn’t move without one last trip to our favourite city break destination.

Thanks to Nana and Grandad for watching the little tigers while we wandered around and ate crepes. 24,000 steps later, our day is done and we’re homeward bound. Currently 20,000 leagues under the sea in the Chunnel.

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