The packing is in full swing

Packing is in full swing around here, with all the culling that had to be done I had to start now so when the movers arrive on the 2nd of January we don’t have chaos.
I also set myself a challenge to cull my scrapbooking to one tote and one box, as you can see I failed lol.

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I also needed to work out what I needed to still keep my little sewing business going once we move, I successfully culled it to what you see below, of course I still have my machines and the new seasons materials.
I have a lot if sewing to do in the next few weeks so packing isn’t a option with this yet, plus if we pack it it’s not covered by our movers insurance.
The rest of the house is slowly being culled and sorted, my mum is looking after our very large photo album and older scrapbooking albums, I don’t have the room for them, and it makes sense to leave them in safe hands rather than risk the getting moister damage in storage etc.
I am going to stop and put up our tree for the kids and some of the Christmas decorations as the kids really love this part of the year.
We are getting more and more excited with only 5 weeks till Pack out day 😉

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We have a Moving Date!

Yikes, we have a moving Date……a Date that is about 8 weeks away and now I am offically freaking out. We have pictures of our new home that I will not post here at present since I am not currently the resident in the home, but we are happy, very happy with the home we have been allocated in our new community by Queensland Education.

Now all I have to do is pack up this place……well thats a lie acutally I don’t have to pack it, I have to sort it. The movers pack it for us. But sorting this crazy mess it not going to be fun……..

We have decided to have a Huge cull, a room by room cull and my back patio is where everything getting culled is going at present and its not a pretty sight as you can see.20121115-094143.jpg20121103-104713.jpg

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This is a new start for us…..We are no longer fostercarers, we need a new start, a new community that every time we go to the shopping mall we are not running into a child we have cared for, or a birth family that hates us…..

My husband wants to be challenged more in his teaching, Learn new styles, and we want to teach our children about Indigenous Culture, Life and Community, Not from a book or from a white person view but from the Elders and community members who love their communities and people.

We are not nieve we know that life is going to be very different for us, that we will have to earn respect and a place within the community, we know that we are white people, that our intentions will be under close observation and respect is hard to earn but easy lost.

We can’t wait to experience the good, bad and maybe even a bit of ugly(which will likely be from me if the internet ever goes down, or the mail can’t be flown in due to bad weather LOL), we know that we will experience some of each but we also know that most of what we will experience will be good and that is because the community we are going to has respected Elders who are ensuring that culture is kept, that language is kept and that their beautiful community moves in the right direction.

Next year is going to be a time of change, challenges and joy for us, we can’t wait to get moved and settled.

Keep Safe and Look out for each other,

Nicki

 

 

 

WE are Moving!

We have some very exciting news to share.

Mr. T and our family have been offered an opportunity of a lifetime, Mr. T has been given a Transfer to a very remote School in the Cape York Region of Far North Queensland. We will live in a Cape Community Called Bamaga. (we Currently live in Brisbane see Map below)

We will be moving in Mid January 2013.

I will of course be sharing our Journey with you, from us getting ready to move to how we actually get there and of course our new home, community and everyday life while living so remote.

Its sure going to be a HUGE change for us, one we are embracing and looking forward to.

I hope you will come along for the ride while we laugh, cry and adjust to living in one of the most beautiful and amazing places on earth.

We are Moving to BamagaLife is precious, be safe Nicki.