Saturday, July 16, 2011

Our first week in Hong Kong

Wow, we have been in Hong Kong for a whole week already, how did that go so quickly?  Our flight over seems like weeks ago, some how.

I am so grateful and relieved to finally be here.  The last 7 months is behind us.  No more solo parenting for me. The Shropshire boy must be in shock, all his 3 girls back: noisy, loving, cuddles, singing, dancing, tantrums, parenting again.

In some ways, it has been a huge week.  Adjusting to life in a new country.  Adjusting to being a family again.  Swimming in the pool most days.  Or should I say, pools.  This is the view of the pools from our apartment.  Two of the pools can't be seen in this photo.  We do like the pools. A lot.

Pool view

Today we visited the kinder we have enrolled Abbey in, and they have a space available, yay! (not many do)  It is a short walk away, looks to be clean and friendly and offers Chinese as part of the curriculum. Abbey was not too sure today, but I know she will love it after a few days there.  Zoe will miss her terribly (so will I)  Kinder does not start till August, so we still have time to explore Hong Kong together.

Our shipping has arrived. 51 packages in all, most of them big boxes. All for me to rummage around in and re-discover what the heck we bought with us.  I am so grateful and relieved that they all arrived.  Of course, the first boxes I unpacked where the ones containing my sewing machine and overlocker.  Second, I found two wine glasses, the Shropshire boy and I are using them right now.  The rest of the boxes can wait, there is no hurry. We need some furniture to put most things in or on first.

Boxes and more boxes

Tomorrow we are off exploring.  Hopefully to see some sights, drink some fancy tea and eat some local cuisine.   I am quite excited that our Hong Kong adventure has (finally) begun. 

Have a lovely weekend peeps,



  1. Oh my, you're really, truly, rooly doing it! You seem so full of life, Cat. It's exciting. x

  2. So glad its all gone smoothly! What a brilliant pool(s)for the girls!

    Thank you so much for the other fabrics Cat - really really kind of you! (i need your address when you get settled!)XX

  3. oh so nice you're all together again. found your blog through maxabella, hope you don't mind another follower. x

  4. Wow!
    There's nothing better than a family reunited (tantrums and all!)
    Loving that pool from here too.

  5. Oh, how exciting for you. So great for you all to be together. And enjoy the cuisine! Nom nom... :)

  6. Yay Cat! I'm so happy for you to be all back together again :-) Oh and only just a little jealous of all those pools!!!!
    have a great weekend

  7. Oh how exciting Cat! The pools DO look amazing. It sounds like it's all coming together for you, I am so happy to hear :o) Enjoy the exploring and settling in to your new home xo

  8. I love a family reunion! Sounds like things are going really well, apart from er, all those boxes xxx

  9. wow what a move! I hope you guys are settling in well! glad to hear you wont be needing skype so much with your man! enjoy the pools you lucky looks like a resort!

  10. Hi Cat..fabulous pools! I can't blame you all for loving them. I am just very happy for you all right now.


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