Things have warmed up a little around here lately, so we headed off on a last-minute trip to Central Otago – where warm weather is usually even warmer! – over the Labour Day weekend.
I decided to take advantage of a conference Tom was attending in Brisbane to get some winter sun and also visit some friends living nearby in northern NSW.
Settlement has come and gone, and we’ve now moved into our new house – it’s a bungalow built in around 1925, and we’ve already made a few changes by ripping up most of the carpets and exposing the beautiful floorboards hidden beneath. The boards are creamy rimu – a native wood that you’re not allowed to harvest any more due to conservation concerns.
We’re also putting in central heating and thinking about renovations – how nice would a deck be?! what about a brand new kitchen?! Dreams for now, but fingers crossed we’ll be able to get more done soon!
2018 was an exciting year – mostly because of Mogwai – but also because we’ve really settled in to our life here in Dunedin, NZ. So much so that we’ve bought a house! The settlement happens shortly, so for now we’re looking forward to moving in and making the place our own.
We also had a trip back to Melbourne in December-January to celebrate my grandmother’s 90th birthday.