Having spent the three coldest months of the year Jan, Feb and March, renting a small, warm apartment in the center of Halifax. As the crocuses and daffodils started to open up we packed up our personal belongings and headed back to our own home in the Annapolis Valley. Jemma had stayed with us the whole time and Amber was finishing her first year at University.
The house was put back on the market at a much lower price and within a few weeks we had serious buyers, a young family who wanted to move in asap.
It was all systems go as we started the task of packing eight years of collecting stuff to fill our big old Victorian home. Kijiji became a life saver as I photographed many of the pieces of furniture that would be surplus to our needs in the unknown smaller new home we would subsequently move into.
Furnishing an older home is such fun, neglected vintage finds became useful and pretty with a little TLC and a coat of white paint!! As each lovingly restored piece found a new home I also made some new friends along the way, which was an added bonus!
We attempted to hold a yard sale which was not so successful, being in a remote village we didn't have many drive by customers, so we donated things by the bagful to the red cross, local library and other charity organisations, very little got thrown away as I am a great believer of recycling and after all one persons junk is another persons treasure!
On June 3rd we said goodbye with mixed feelings to the home we had named Blossom Hill, with it's surrounding apple orchards and happy fun filled changing seasons that were the inspiration for starting this blog back in 2006!
So begins the next chapter of our life here in Canada.....