Lisa, you were partly right.
WE ARE MOVING!
My husband has just been offered a job at a university in South Australia. So we will be moving in about a month. To Adelaide.
Good bye my darling red house. Sob.
The past six months have been extremely stressful due to job insecurity, and this move should solve that, which will be a blessing.
On the other hand:
I have only ever visited Adelaide once, many years ago, for a wedding, so know very little about it (although Google is helping me)
I don't have any friends in Adelaide
Having grown up in Sydney I have spent years developing friendships and other networks in Melbourne and now I shall have to start again. Sob. Again.
We are going to spent the next month getting our house ready to sell, then we're off. We're not going to live in the house while it is on the market, thank goodness!
We are planning to rent initially, while our house is on the market, then buy after we become familiar with the Adelaide property market and, more importantly, find a house that we really want to live in.
(I hope nobody is disappointed that there is no baby announcement.)
PSS I have had very little time of late to visit others' blogs, much as I love to. Please understand and I will visit you all when time allows. xxx