Monday 13 November 2017

Settling in at my parents' place

On Saturday we moved to my parents' place, where we expect to spend the rest of the year.  We're here to help them sort their belongings and downsize prior to moving to a smaller place in the New Year.

We've stayed here for a long period of time once before, but this is the first time we've arrived expecting to stay many weeks.  To help make that work for us, my parents kindly agreed to let Martin and some friends largely clear the room we're staying in before we arrived.  This means it's easier for me to navigate the room than usual, which I'm really enjoying.  We also brought a few pictures for the walls and even pot plants and have set ourselves up very nicely :-)

I'm really happy with the setup and have posted a number of photos below.

Looking in through the main door - spot my moth orchid and bleeding heart vine in the corner and a picture by the window :-)

I've set up a 'tea making station' on top of the drawers.

My view looking straight out from the bed.  You can't really tell, but there's a lovely rose on the picnic table on the deck and a spray of orchids behind it - they're very nice to look at :-)  You can also just see above the door the corners of some of a row of pictures we've put up along the top of that wall.

My view when I look to the left.

A lovely spot in the sun where I can sew or read in the mornings.

My view when I'm sitting on the deck.  You can see crucifix orchids in the foreground; further back by the carport there's also a gorgeous red hibiscus.

More of the view from the deck, including the spray of orchids mentioned earlier.

And the gorgeous rose mentioned earlier, too.  I sit right next to this when I'm on the deck :-)


  1. Looks beautiful! So glad you have a lovely place to be. We'll be thinking of you - and wishing we could be with you all - hope it all goes well. xxx

    1. Thank you! It's going to be a big job... Hope you had a lovely birthday :-)