Thursday, July 18, 2013


It's official.  We are moving to Singapore on 31 July.  It has been a long time in coming.  For the past three years I feel like I've been holding my breath, just trying to get through each day.  Hoping, wishing for news of our relocation - and we are so close now.  I am trying not to get too excited, not yet.  I'm not there yet.  But I am really, really looking forward to seeing Hong Kong fade from sight from the plane window.  Really looking forward to this move, more so than any move I've ever made.  

It is at this point, where I also have to say that I love Hong Kong, and more specifically, Sai Kung.  I love it with all my heart.  I love the people, the community, my friends.  We have had a lovely time here, the girls have had a remarkable opportunity to live an incredibly international (although also incredibly sheltered) life.

My biggest hope is this move will significantly improve our family's overall health.  Madoc's cough, is at the forefront, followed closely by Chase's recently developed cough, followed by the fact that in the past two years I have also developed a cough that I could only clear with the use of inhalers - and I have never had coughs or used inhalers before in my life.  Brian was lucky enough to just remove the parts that couldn't stand the pollution (after four bouts of tonsillitis in six months).

I am also hoping this move will help broaden our children's minds.  Living in a new culture is always interesting and exciting.  And I hope this move will both help my relationship with Hubs to continue to grow and thrive.  And on a personal note, I'm excited about the possibility of opening my own business... more details to come.

So far the girls are handling the transition very well.  They didn't panic or freak out when the movers came.  They haven't freaked out about losing friends.  They are happy to live in their friends houses while we wait for access to our place in Singapore.  And they are just going with the flow - I'm really proud of them.

I hope the transition to their new school will go smoothly.  Chase had such a hard time last time - I'm sure she'll be a star.  I anticipate challenges with Madoc, naturally, because she's younger and also because she is a bit of a home-body.

And while we have a lot to look forward to, I know we will miss so much.  The joys of living abroad are many.  And the world just seems to get smaller every day.