One of my sisters has always said that I like a bit of drama, or rather attract it. She has certainly been right this year, as I’ve gone from the not so good, to the super exciting. So here it is…. are you ready for it?
We are moving to STOCKHOLM!
Yes, Guillaume has been offered a job there and our little family couldn’t be happier. We knew the time would arrive and that we were only in New Zealand temporarily. We were waiting with bated breaths of where we might end up, especially this past year. Europe was always high on the wish list so that we could be closer to our French family for a few years. Then the offer came… Sweden. Gee let us think about it – for about half a second.
As a mother, I’m over the moon as it looks like a wonderful place to raise children. As a lover of design, I’m floating with the thought of the life I’m going to get immersed in. Let’s not even mention the fashion, the café culture – (hello Fika), the nature and overall standard of living. It’s going to be so much fun!!!
Of course with the impending move comes a heavy heart. I’m going to miss New Zealand and the beautiful people here. That part really is tough. As much as we were preparing ourselves for this moment since our arrival, I think I’m going to be a blubbering mess when the actual day comes to leave. This country is also the birthplace of our daughter so it’s very special to us for many reasons. I have tears in my eyes just thinking about it.
Before my health hiccup, I had actually been out and about photographing some of the wonderful creative and design talent here as part of an NZ series. To showcase this now, couldn’t’ be more perfect, kind of like my homage to this wonderful place that I’ve called home the past five years. So watch this space. Obviously I’m still taking things easy, I’ve still got a lot of work to do on it and I’m not entirely sure how I will deliver it yet, but it’s coming!
Our story in NZ is not over yet; we’ve got three months left before we leave. I will also continue to follow and support NZ design and produce from over the ocean. The talent and quality that comes out of this tiny country has always amazed me. I also hope that you will follow my new journey, life and discoveries in Sweden and surrounds.
If you feel like a bit of a taste for what we’re up for, check out this cool teaser video “This is Sweden”.