Collecting, Camping and Focusing

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Did I tell you we are camping in our own house right now?
No? Ah well, we are still waiting for our furniture&belongings, which are somewhere on a ship between London and Sydney right now. So we are sleeping on mattresses on the floor, eating from picnic ware and living on a bare minimum of suitcase essentials.It's fun some days, and annoying on others. Somehow cozy and creative but messy at times, we can't wait for our things to arrive.
In the meantime we are going round flea markets, 2nd hand furniture shops and little antique shops trying to find things for the new house that we won't have already and really need.
Other people go to the gym, we go furniture shopping without a car!
Keeping fit, we start to feel like the local gypsies in our rather posh little neighborhood.
David keeps carrying our treasures home. We are so excited to have our own place, and to decorate and renovate the apartment step by step. It feels better than I could have ever imagined, I love our place.
While we are both busy at work, it can feel overwhelming at times to come back to our little camping site, but we know its for limited time only.

Inbetween work and furniture finding we tried and make some room for coffees and dinners together.
Time to focus and talk about our goals and plans for our new life in Sydney.
I noticed how much power there is in focusing. It's easy to get sidetracked, to listen to other peoples opinions and negative beliefs to get caught up in what if's.
But what if I no longer care about what others fear or think I can't do? I focus on what I know I can do and on what I want to achieve and things are starting to fall into place. There are endless opportunities everywhere.
Sending all of you some focus and happiness for this exciting new year.
We will post some pictures of the house, once it's all done ;)

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18 comments

  1. haha we're basically camping in our house now, too! but unfortunately here it's very cold.. :-)

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    1. Stay warm with spicy teas, cookies and cuddles ;) hope you are settling in well.

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  2. So glad your settling in. It's often stressful starting to fit out and decorate a new place from scratch - but so much fun as well!

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    1. We just got plants, it's very fun to fit out a new place.

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  3. wow that must be hard, but I'm sure you'll be laughing about this some day :)
    beautiful photos, you both look so happy :)

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    1. Yes, I am sure we will. Once we have a car and furniture it will be fun to look back to our gypsy camping times. x

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  4. I remember camping in our new home before the new furniture arrived too. I don't think it was comfortable but in hindsight it was very fun and something to remember.

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    1. Yes, I guess it's really these little things that are fun to remember and who doesn't like indoor camping, haha! ;)

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  5. I sounds like you're having a blast getting settled. The image you put in my head, of you carrying your finds home was very vivid. Great photos, as always! xo

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    1. Yes we do ;) most of the time. The carrying is a bit hard, I guess we better start looking into getting a car! x

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  6. Beautiful photos .... love your positivity! Savor and enjoy your new challenges!

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    1. Thanks Tamera, I always try my best to stay positive, and found it really helps me through challenges. x

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  7. i think these days sound quite lovely. maybe instead of trying to get myself to the gym (i never go) i should go furniture shopping without a car, i think i could stick to that commitment! the photos are just fantastic! xx

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    1. Yes we aren't gym fans either...give this a go ;)

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  8. You always take such great pictures, love this!! Can't wait to see pictures of the house :)
    xo TJ

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  9. i always love your pictures!!! what fun.

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  10. Just discovered your blog - really glad I did! Love reading other Sydney-based blogs, esp as you guys have come here via London as I have done in the past year. Totally understand the camping in your own house concept!! Look forward to reading more!

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