We’re in and mostly unpacked, and pretty happy with our new abode.  After our rambling, wonky, eccentric Edwardian with a creative spirit, we were initially disappointed by this smaller and plainer California Bungalow.  But the move forced us to shed a few belongings and organise everything a bit more, and now this house’s quiet charms are revealing themselves to us.

It’s been busy – with packing, bouts of gastro throughout the family, moving, unpacking and ongoing organising – amidst the normal chaos of a family with young children.  But now that things are getting a little less out-of-control, there are at least some quiet moments to be stolen from child tending, household chores and unpacking.  There has even been knitting …

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