Wednesday, October 17, 2012

It's All Happening

We are signing a contract THIS WEEKEND on our farm. 

Yes, it's finally, finally happening. The price is agreed, the issues have been worked through and pending some huge unforeseen shift in the cosmos, I think it's safe to say that place is ours. We should settle the week before Christmas.

In other massively exciting developments, I resigned my job yesterday and got hired back as a contractor working from home next year handling a new and exciting project, which is such a win I can hardly stand it. 

I will still have to commute into Brisbane every Thursday, but that's fine. It'll be my city day. I'll dust off my work clothes and comb the dirt out of my hair and go and play with the big kids again. I think I've even found a spot for Lucinda on Thursdays at a family day care near 'our farm'. 

Everything's going our way.

We've been 'staging' our house as the real estate photos are being taken on Monday. In among my many trips to Bunnings, I made a spur of the moment decision to start a succulent garden. They seem to be very big right now, which isn't really surprising when you look at the cute varieties available. 


Adopt us! Adopt us! Look at how cute we are!

Planted #succulents


I'm sort of torn about what to do with this blog. I will have more time and, I suspect, more motivation to photograph and write about life soon. I'm not sure whether to keep this name and URL or move to a new one that better reflects where our life is at now. 

Starting again sounds kind of like a pain, but there's not really much relevance to 'weekend island' anymore. Any ideas, anyone?


  1. Congratulations all round! Excellent news!

    Can't wait to see more of the farm!

  2. Awesome news Edwina! On our accounts. Have been wondering how things were going with the purchase/sale. So happy for you guys!

    As for the Blog, it's tricky isn't it because you could easily keep this blog but just change the title to something more relevant but then the url will still be the weekend island. Would that even matter to you? I reckon that's fine. It's pretty common for people to have a different blog name to their url. Starting again would be a pain but I'm sure all your readers would easily transfer to your new blog but then you'd lose all your previous posts which isn't good because they provide a background and context and really are part of your history. hmm tricky! Sorry, not very helpful :-D

  3. Congratulations on your farm, how exciting for you!

    I'm all over succulents at the mo, mostly because they seem to be the one plant impervious to my forgetful gardening style ;)

    As for starting a new blog/keeping the current one - hmmm, pros and cons either way. I often wonder why I chose the name I did because it doesn't really mean anything, but I can't think of anything better!

  4. CONGRATS! I'm so happy for your family... and getting to work from home sounds like the jackpot!

    My two cents on the blog: Mine started going in a totally different direction a few months ago, so I did the switch. Honestly, it's a pain for like a day but then you get used to it. It kind of sucks having to build up your following again, but I don't really blog for that anyway so it's not really a huge deal.

    p.s. - I want a succulent garden, toooooo! Maybe I'll have to scoop some up this weekend :)

    xx, Kara

  5. Good onya Steve...
    Anyway, yay for the contract!! I'm really excited for you! Everything is working out so well. I'll be reading all about it very happily, whether it's here or at another blogpot. I'd be too lazy to move, but that's just me :)

  6. Great news on the job front Edwina, I hope the house all works out well. deb


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