One of the best things I have done recently was go on an amazing yoga retreat with Fran (my sister). It was a 4 day retreat on a beautiful farm between Brighton and Eastbourne mostly to say goodbye to my dear sister but also cause this whole move and all the stress from applying for my visa was really getting to me. Gayles Farm

The best part of the retreat was connecting with my wonderful sister! Although that did also make me realise just how much I take her for granted that we live in the same city and how much I am going to miss having her around or just a phone call away.

The other great part of the retreat was finding out just how much I love yoga! It’s not only such a great way to get fit and healthy but it’s also a fantastic way to de-stress, relax and re-connect with yourself. I am also now seriously considering doing my yoga teacher training when we get to Australia!

The venue was amazing and the teacher fantastic, we even did a great silent walk along the 7 sisters ( the beautiful chalk cliffs).

Thank you to The Radiant Hand for a wonderful time, great food and the super hard workout and helping me perfect my yoga!

And to my amazing sister, I REALLY am going to miss you so much and wish I could pack you in my suitcase!

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I can’t believe my last post was in December!

So much has happened since then, so many decisions have been made, so many happy and sad moments!

Our biggest event and decision is our move to Australia! We are both so excited for this but the paper-work, effort and emotion involved in this move is quite over-whelming! As the leaving date approaches I am getting more nervous, sad and apprehensive but still so excited to go, its been really hard to figure out which emotion is stronger or easier to deal with. I think the hardest part is definitely the fact that I am leaving my amazing sister and closest friends behind and going to a country that I have never been to before and don’t actually know much about or very many people at all! I guess that’s why trust in a relationship is so important, if I didn’t trust Sean with all my heart we would not be doing this and I am sure it will be the best thing or both of us and our future family and I am very excited to meet all of Sean’s family in person.

I guess the other great thing about our big move is the fact that we are spending 5 weeks in South Africa 1st and considering that I haven’t been home in 4 years this is VERY exciting for me and it is going to be so fantastic seeing all my friends and family again and especially to show off my amazing husband.  We are spending 2 weeks in Cape Town, then going up the Garden route to see my grandparents and finally on to my mom up in East London. I know Sean is looking forward to it all as he has never been to SA and I am just as excited to show him where I am from.

So now I am off to carry on packing our boxes, which is a lot harder than I thought it would be. How do you decide what is more important and what you will or won’t need in a country you have never been to? It is however very therapeutic getting rid of stuff and simplifying our lives. Its amazing seeing how much junk you have collected over the years.

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