27.2.15

| Life Stories | Moving Home


Things will be a bit slow and quiet here for a week while we move home.

Moving can be tumultuous at best but for me it is more emotional than anything else.

The place that we leave behind has been home for about 10 years. I remember when we moved in. The entire area was quite different and  actually, so were we. 


























Today, when I stand at the end of our road and look around, everything that I see before me wasn't there when we moved here (except the Sainsbury's sign). So many new developments took over and as I type, 4 more are sprouting up around us. 

For us, those 10 years have made us older but stronger and closer too. In many ways this is where we learned to respect each other and yes love each other more. We started our married life together here. Laughed, cried, messed-up, fallen down had many adventures and collected memories here. Gosh! I sound horribly sentimental don't I? Especially for someone who has moved more times in life than I have fingers.

Change is inevitable and I am sure that come tomorrow (our big move day), I will be ready for whatever is to come our way - even if it is paddling through boxes and bubble wrap for the next few days.

10 years worth of stuff is not fun to move. But a new adventure await and this one will change our loves forever.  I have so much to tell you but it shall have to wait for now.

Be back soon!


31 comments:

  1. Hope everything goes smoothly for your moving and you will make wonderful new memories in your new place! Have a great upcoming weekend!

    Prudence
    www.prudencepetitestyle.wordpress.com

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  2. Good luck with the big move ! I only moved twice in my life both time it was a little hard saying goodbye to a place in which i had lived but especially that I had loved with all of me for quite a few years but in the end discovering a new town is a little adventure of it's own and so much fun, and so is making a new place your own !

    xx, Charlie.
    http://charlieleschroniques.blogspot.com/

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  3. Good luck with the move, Yasumi and Hiro! I am a bit of expert of packing up ones life, having moved practically every two years since I was eighteen, so I don't envy you having to pack ten years worth of life - but I also know how worth it it will feel in the end :)
    xox,
    Cee

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  4. Good luck with the move! I definitely know what it is like to leave a place where you've established so many memories...but on the other hand, it is so exciting to start a new adventure. Hope you have a wonderful weekend! :)

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  5. Happy Moving, Sumi & Hiro. It is bittersweet indeed -- from someone who has moved a lot around the world growing up & even domestically, I can attest that where ever you move, you will always find things you missed from your old neighborhood. If you are surrounded by friends in your old place, you will make new friends in your new place. If you are surrounded by love in your old place, a new love will find you, without fail. They may not be the same exact idea you have in mind, but they will be there for the taking. My best wishes & see you soon!

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  6. Best of luck with your move, I'm definitely not a fan of moving but I am a fan of new beginnings :)

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  7. Good luck with the move! I'm sure that your new place holds lots of excitement and new adventures for you :D
    xo

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  8. Good luck with the move & a new chapter in life.

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  9. Hope the move goes as smoothly as possible :) xxx

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  10. Hope your move went smoothly! Accumulating 10 years of stuff is no joke - but going through them must have brought back loads of memories. Looking forward to reading about your new place.

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  11. Hooray for new adventures! I've moved a ton but always feel a bit sad when I leave a place I've spent a decent amount of time at. Moving is so fun though. I love packing! I'm moving to a new place this month, too. So excited! Cheers!

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  12. oh good luck with the move! can't wait to see you back here!! i love starting out in an empty space and seeing the possibilities and finding new homes for my things..... although sometimes i do it all too often and it kind of drives yangkyu and piri crazy! ;)

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  13. Thank you Claire. Actually reading your comment was an eye opener for me. I had not for a second even thought about friends.....I suppose we are hermits in many ways! I agree, our new home and adventure will be what we make of it and how we choose to perceive it. Now that I am over the sad part - the keys are handed back - no turning back now....I AM SO EXCITED!!!

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  14. Thanks Valerie! Guess what? There is a huge big abandoned something right near us - cannot wait to investigate!

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  15. Thank you Cee! How do you manage it? We used to move about every 2 years or so too but then something happened in the last place and we just stayed put. You must be made of very strong stuff - but I know this already!

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  16. Moving is a big fat pain in the bum but settling in - well that seems to be a whole lot more enjoyable so far. Thank you Fiona xx

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  17. I hope the moving went good!
    xx Elle

    New outfit post on:

    www.cherryblossomstreet.com - Swedish Fashion Blogger and Model in TOKYO

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  18. Wishing you happiness in your new home and new adventures! x

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  19. I just saw your "new home" post. Neighborhood friends: they are the familiar face who served the morning coffee, afternoon snacks at local food stalls, or the passerby mom with the toddler and the dog on the tow at the park around the bend, etc. I read your posts, I think you have lots of friends all around the town -- those whose shops have soul that you frequented to. I consider them as friends. They may not be the idea of friends some people have in mind but they are there and they make our lives better somehow. Can't wait to hear more about your new neighborhood!

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  20. You are so right Claire! So right! I spent days looking out to our local busker who pitches up in our super mark carpark so that i could let him know that we are moving. Who does that? Hahaha. Anyway! I found him and I felt better after letting him know. I am like you - these everyday faces are my friends even if they or anyone else doesn't know or get it! YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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  21. Thank you Lisa! Looking forward to the changes and hopes.

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  22. Thanks my dear KD. Hope all is well with you too?

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  23. Oh goodness me Sakura - we had so much stuff stored away in places. It felt good to give stuff away though and declutter.

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  24. Nods, nods! A waitress at a local cafe that my son & I stop by often for after-school snacks is moving town. I just went to the place this morning & invited her to sit on my table while we enjoyed our morning drinks, just to tell her how much I appreciate her service whenever my son and I came and I wished her luck! Yes, and I feel much better too knowing that I've said my goodbyes. I know the feeling -- you'll find those friends again at your new place.

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