A Blank Canvas
A few months ago, Mr. H made the suggestion that we send all our furniture ahead to our home
in Sydney and start anew in Vietnam. I recall thinking he was losing his mind...
why on earth would I want to do that??
Part of setting up home, is having familiar things around us so that
no matter where we live in the world, when our children return to visit,
it will feel like home.
On top of that, I wondered how we were going to merge the two households
when we finally settled in one place. I seem to recall thinking that the heat was getting to him.
I am having a good long rethink on his earlier suggestion
and am thinking he may have been right. Either that or the heat is getting to me as well.
Alas, the opportunity has passed as our life is packed up and sailing the high seas
on it's way into Ho Chi Minh City and should be with us in two weeks.
we do have room for a few things and when a friend mentioned
we check out a few local shops....well...would you say no?
I tell you, the prices were so fabulous I simply could not resist.
When we turned the corner into a large warehouse filled to the brim,
I nearly passed out..
it was more excitement than one girl could handle.
I was equally excited to see this little truck chugging along, up our drive the other day.
Our collection has officially begun. At the moment our house is a blank canvas
( except for mango house colour).
With the exception of a few pieces of rental furniture, it is empty.
I have devoted one corner of our home to recent purchases which will sit
until the rest of our belongings arrive. At that point the challenge will be upon me....
where to put it all?
I am not sure if I should be worried...
I have only been here three weeks and there is so much more to see and discover.
Anyone interested in coming to Vietnam for a bit of shopping?
This is all happening just in time. I am off tomorrow for a weeks
visit back to the USA to get Miss Claire settled into her freshman year of college.
We are both excited although I admit, I am sad to see another one fly the nest.
|The street where we live...|
Before we fly off...
I send best wishes to one and all for a wonderful week
and offer a bit of music to get you started.
Heather @ Lost in Arles has compiled a fantastic list...
if music sets your free...then listen to this.
With thanks to Heather for making my mango world rock!
Lianne La Havas... I love, love, love her voice. :)
Another Adele in the making?