I’ve been keeping a huge secret and I’m SO RELIEVED to able to finally share it with you!
In a few months, my family and I will be saying goodbye to Australia and moving overseas.
We are moving to Guangzhou, China. Not many people know Guangzhou – it was formerly known as Canton, and it is the third largest city in China after Beijing & Shanghai. It’s located in the south, just inland from Hong Kong and Macau.
We visited in April this year to get a feel for the city, do some school tours, look at apartments and meet some of my husband’s colleagues.
I don’t speak a word of Mandarin, but I’ll be taking lessons when I arrive. The girls are enrolled in school and for the first time in 7 years, I won’t have either of them at home during the day anymore. Mixed emotions!
The next few months will be a whirlwind – we have already begun the process of moving. I’ve done a lot of decluttering, we’ve put together our packing list for the movers and had many medical appointments and travel immunisations.
What does that mean for the blog? There won’t be much sewing for a while – my machines and stash will be packed up in December and shipped, which will take about three months. I’ll keep up with book club and I’ll make sure I check in and let you know how everything is going.
I hope you’ll come along for this crazy ride with me – I don’t know anyone in Guangzhou and I’ll need my online friends more than ever! If you’ve got experience as an expat, especially in China or Hong Kong, I’d love to hear all about it!