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  • Cambridge can be so dreamy and relaxing. I love the view of the river from this spot.
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Can you see the 19th century neo-gothic Bridge of Sighs back there? .
Day one of furniture moving isn’t bad. The movers only did the lounge and dining room, mostly wrapping, and so for one more night we can still sleep on our beds. After this: camping furnitures!! 😜😂
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Today, besides having movers here, was the first day that we can kind of relax. We did all that we can do and now it’s their job to wrap everything up and put them in crates.
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I took this photo a few weeks ago. I posted a few stories but never got to posting any photos on my feed. If tomorrow is like today, I’ll edit another and post again.
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Until next time!!
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  • Hey! I am still here!!!
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So sorry for being absent for so long but the moving is getting real! We have our furniture this week starting tomorrow — it’s a three days ordeal — and I am now taking a break from running around doing last minute get rid pile, things not to pack up, removing stuff from wall, collapsing and cleaning outside stuff, etc.
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It has seriously been a paperwork and getting everything tied on this end kind of month. This move also has its share of challenges but we are slowly getting there.
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Then the goodbyes. Visiting with those further away and later those near us. It’s physics and emotionally exhausting for us all and on my end, the exhaustion has sucked the creativity and time that I usually have for Instagram.
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Hopefully after this week, albeit sans furniture, my life will be slightly less stressed. I truly want to get on the road and do a few road trips up north to see a few of my favourite places one more time since who knows when we’ll be up that way again.
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We have a month, more less, before we say goodbye to this place. The place we’ve called home for the last eight years. Then I need to change my profile to 🇺🇸 in 🇩🇪
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Yes, we’re moving south with a monthly trip to England... that’s if we can have it our way 😂 But we will visit as often as we can and hope to be back in a few years.
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Wish us luck! We need every single good vibes ❤️
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That sweet cottage in Grantchester. Just a few miles from Cambridge.
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  • What’s one of your wish list? My big one was to travel Europe and I got that ticked.
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My husband got one of his wish list ticked last weekend when we took his baby on a Sunday drive to London. We’ve talked about it for years and after seeing how quite Cambridge was last week, we figured London may be too. So we went and London was fairly mild!
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Emma got one wish ticked off too, 🍜 at @kanada_ya_ldn. She’s been wanting to go since I went some weeks ago. Soooo good!! If ever in London, it’s worth the wait (no booking, just a queue if busy). We got lucky both times with hardly a wait. Then 🍰 and ☕️ break at @oleandsteenuk across from the ramen shop. This was more inline with Jovie. The 🍰 that is. She couldn’t care less about the 🍜😜
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Driving in the city is not for the faint of heart. Especially in a car this big! But on the weekend, especially on a Sunday when there are a bit of free street parking to choose from, it’s not bad.
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How is your week going? It’s been quite busy here with our move. We booked house cleaning and movers this week. I am at the point of just stuffing everything we don’t need into bags and sometimes this weekend haul them to charity shop bins. My husband thing for every move is: No unwanted or unused items in new house. It’s a great rule. Just crap when having to do it 😜
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Laters folks!! 😘
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  • Have you taken your holiday decors down? We did two days after Christmas. For whatever reason our tree got dried early this year. The first in seven years!
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The last two days have been spontaneous for me. A wander through Cambridge and a trip to London with Jane, our ‘62 Impala.
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Yesterday hubby said he wanted a photo shoot with her in the city and just like that we went early this morning. Thanks to @lauriebracewell, we managed to find free street parking. The Just Park app she recommended really helped! @a_ontheroad also helped me find a photo spot but unfortunately there was a miscommunication between hubby and I and he went one way and I went the other. I did get a great IG friendly snap but no Jane.
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I had some good exercise by being dropped off on one end of Tower Bridge and being picked up on the other side. I also got a foot cramp waiting for him to drive by Trafalgar Square. I get foot cramps when I get cold. Dunno 🤷🏻‍♀️ why. I did though get really good at jumping into a car at red lights 😂😂
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I am now exhausted! Really wishing for a chilled day tomorrow but it’s prolly not gonna happen.
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Hope your weekend was full of memories ❤️❤️
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  • A very cold Cambridge today. I dunno 🤷🏻‍♀️ why but I felt like I needed to go out and see what’s going on in the city. Despite the cold, it was a lovely visit. Quite quiet today there.
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That’s King’s College in the background. Stunning facade, isn’t it?
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Popped into Aromi for my Arancini fix, a little dumpling 🥟 shop for afternoon snack, a few ☕️ stops, and a handful of other shops to stay warm.
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Tomorrow we may be in London. With Jane, the 62 Impala. If you see  a four door, white and blue interior Impala with two kids, an Asian, and a guy who may be regretting he drove this beast to London, that’s us 😂😂
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If anybody has ideas on where to park a 62 Impala in London city centre, let me know. This is all impromptu. Jane can’t do small parking garages. She is too long.
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What’s going on with your weekend?
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  • The end of the school holiday. It’s been fabulous having the family home but I am looking forward to afternoons to myself again.
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In my Stories I posted a link to @yearcompass. I am not affiliated or sponsored by them. My friend posted it on her FB earlier today and I thought it was the neatest free download. All last year has been about reflection and growth and I hope to continue growing as a person this year. I feel like that this little booklet will help me with this year’s goals and I hope it will do the same for you too.
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Hope your day has been good! It’s been raining here and we have just been playing games, stretching, and documentary watching.
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The cute little tea shop in Rye. Such a cute little corner and the 🍰 and ☕️ was pretty good too!
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Take care!
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  • Reflecting on my 2017... I see a great year. It wasn’t a smooth year but those bumps, as tough as some were, brought me a lot of strength and knowledge. Knowledge about others, the world, and most importantly myself.
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The good times have been abundant too and I cherish each smile, laughter, and time together with friends, family, and even myself.
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Unlike the previous years, more goals were met this year. Hopefully next year I can keep this up!!
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Instagram has been a huge part of my 2017. So many adventures and friendship have been made via this little app and I hope to keep Instagram a big part of my 2018.
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To all of you, thank you so so much for following along in this little corner of mine. I never expect to have so many of you follow me! It’s been such a great surprise!
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Good or bad, I truly hope your 2017 was meaningful also and that 2018 will bring you many blessings, growth and beautiful memories.
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Take care and be safe ❤️😘
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  • The rare occasion where the hubby agreed to have his photo taken in front of one of his favourite Southwold pub. And then later realised he was photobombed by two girls 🤦🏻‍♀️
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A lovely day out with the family yesterday. We even had a few deep conversations.
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Me: Life is a journey. It’s not about the end, it all about the time in between.
Hubby: You know what rhymes with journey? Gurney!
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He’s so positively charming, eh? 😂😂
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A lunch, a little (cold) wander, a bit of shopping (took advantage of the 50-70% sales), two drink stops, and brought two mini casks of beer home. Southwold is the home of Adnam’s 🍻 . One of hubby’s favourite. If you are ever in Southwold, give the brewery tour a go. It’s educational and you get a taste of their goods along the way.
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For Christmas I received a Fitbit. I haven’t worn it yet. I didn’t want to be disappointed with one day of 10k steps and a week of 1k steps per day (or less). It’s been embarrassing in this department but at the same time, for hubby at least, much deserved and needed. Me, I really am being lazy. I do have a lot to do and just putting things off. I have succumb to procrastination.
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Hope your Friday is lovely and I hope many of you will have a long weekend to look forward to!
  • I hope those celebrating had a fantastic Christmas Day!
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We spent yesterday opening presents, eating more sweet treats than usual, a casual ham dinner and after sending the girls upstairs, us adults binged watched The Crown on Netflix.
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I asked the family if they wanted to go to Sandringham, where the Queen and family stay every Christmas, to meet and greet with them and they said no. Emma said: “Last time we got put in Kate’s queue. This year we’ll probably be in Meghan’s queue. We saw theQueen twice and never shook her hands and gave her flowers.”
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Bitter that one 😂😂
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Today we’re home sorting through the house. Hubby said I have a handful of weeks to get rid of stuff we don’t need anymore. He wants to make sure that this house move doesn’t include baby clothes, or even 6yrs old clothes that don’t fit Jovie anymore 😂😂
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This photo was somewhere in London. @dy_ellie was navigating and I just don’t know 🤷🏻‍♀️😜😂
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Isn’t it so pretty though? My kind of corner.
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Have a great Boxing Day/Tuesday/work day for you ❤️😘

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