Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Goodbye Prahran...

It's moving day! It currently feels like the calm before the storm. I've just sat down to have my coffee and breakfast before packing up the last few things and waiting for the movers arrive. We have a bit of a tight schedule, movers arrive at 10am and then the cleaners arrive at 12pm, at which time we will hopefully be out of our flat on on our way to our new house. Moving out of an apartment is slow going, as everything needs to be taken down in the lift. 

Yesterday was a holiday, a day off for the Queen's birthday. I always find it funny that in Canada and Australia there is a holiday for the Queen's birthday, but in the UK there isn't. This is the last holiday weekend until Melbourne Cup in November, which just seems like really bad planning on the part of the Government or whoever plans out these things. It's a really long winter with no long weekends or holidays to look forward to!

We spent our last day in Prahran packing mostly, but managed to get out and enjoy the sunny, mild day for a bit. I dragged Andy to yoga in the morning, with the view that this would probably be our last yoga class we'd be able to go to together for YEARS. The yoga/pilates/gym that we go to is called Kaya Health Clubs, and is probably the best gym type place I've ever joined. Not only are there specialist reformer pilates and yoga classes, but there is also regular "gym" activities such as spinning, zumba, boxfit, strength and cardio machines. I love going there and regrettably cancelled my membership last week as it's getting hard to participate in the classes with my growing belly, and once we move we will be too far away to go there. It is the first place I've ever gone where I've actually started to love yoga and attend regularly. When I called up to cancel they were like "you are one of our most regular members ever!" which I was pretty proud of!




After yoga we went to brunch at Journeyman, a cafe around the corner from us on High St. in Windsor. I've been meaning to go for ages... which is the same for a lot of restaurants and cafes around here that I've never been to, and now probably never will! It was packed when we got there but luckily we didn't have to wait long for a table. I had an amazing chia coconut pudding with fruit. I've tried to make chia pudding myself but I can never seem to get it as thick as this one... I would love to know what I'm doing wrong!

After brunch we put in some packing hours until I started going a bit crazy and suggested we go for a walk before it got too late. It was really nice and sunny out and I wanted to at least be able to enjoy some of the long weekend! We decided to drive up to the Salvation Army near our new place in Abbotsford to drop off some clothes and books and then walk along the river to our new house. We stopped in at The Kitchen on Gipps St. in Abbotsford for a coffee before our walk. I think this is one of the closest cafes to our new place which is awesome. The food there is excellent and they do a "Red Latte" which is made with Rooibos tea and is even better than a Chai Latte. There is also an amazing furniture shop attached to the cafe, full of ridiculously expensive and over sized furniture for houses so big I can't even imagine what they would be like inside. Fun to look around though!

Biggest cover table EVER
It was lovely walking along the river and made me excited about exploring our new neighbourhood. I am a bit nervous about the house itself, there is not much storage space and I feel like that might be a challenge for us to deal with! Also Andy has not yet seen the property so I'm anxious to see if he will like it. If he doesn't bad luck at this point, but we are hoping, once again, that we won't have to move again in another year!

Anyway I will update once we've moved in to the new place and this horrible day of moving is all over!

Bye bye tiny apartment! I will miss that view though.

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