In a few hours, we will be winging ourselves back to New Zealand.
This year there is a twist to our return back “home”.
Last month we had a few long days and even longer sleepless nights, dealing with people in a different time zone from us. A time of reflection and making decisions at 2 a.m.
We, as in us, who have proclaimed the delights of having no fixed abode and still do.
Are now the proud owners of an apartment.
It is in a block which we have had our eye on for a few years; not many apartments come available, it was time to take the plunge.
All we needed was a home for the time we were back in New Zealand, and the size required was not to be huge as we would only be there for a maximum of six months.
Then there was the issue of needing more space to place our collection of tea towels. Plus, more travel odds, sods and our bods.
It’s a girl thing, that is, the collection of tea towels.
Our space will be affectionally known as PIP – which stands for Perfect in Proportion.
She comes with no wheels, stands proudly on the first floor of five.
A small space to call our own.
Mind you it won’t be for an extended time, as travelling and housesitting, is still high on our agenda. We love what we do, all that will be changing is the amount of time we will be away from New Zealand.
My collection of interior information and pretty photographs highlighting what to do in small spaces is now going to come into its own. We both enjoy living minimally.
P.I.P. our small abode comes in at a cosy space much less than our last four bedroom house we had built and more significant than our other apartment on wheels [motorhome]. While it might be small it won’t lack anything we need to live a comfortable life; everything will be on a smaller scale.
Just enough space to swing a cat and avoid collisions with the Squire.
By the way, we will have no cat. Our source of animal contact will be via our time being part-time travellers and housesitters.
Even though we will have a new bolthole, I don’t think we will ever be entirely at home again because part of our hearts will always be elsewhere. This is indeed not a bad thing as it is an acknowledgement of how much travel has changed us and our way of thinking for the better.