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Beating the chain fairies

I’m currently sat on the only free space on my bed, which is covered in suitcases that contain our essentials for the next 5-6 weeks whilst the remainder of our worldly possessions take their first trip south of the equator for our next big move. I’m becoming a dab hand at this moving malarky now. The first couple of times,  I would have been frantically sorting through my fridge throwing away the last drabs of food and the like which we can’t ship. I am pleased to say that this task was accomplished two days prior to the packing teams arrival today.

I want to share this quick tip with you for when you head off on your next holiday or house move. It is a huge time saver once I come to unpacking my necklaces keeping those chain fairies at bay!

Simply take a straw, I like to use the big wide ones you can get for a few bucks in Ikea, measure it against the length of the chain and cut to size before threading the necklace through the straw and closing the catch. I then gently wrap it in a piece of kitchen paper, making sure it’s completely covered, before placing into a sandwich bag to keep it all together.

 

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We’re off to see the wizard!

Ok, we’re not off to see the wizard at all but we had news last week that our Australian visa’s have been approved and in less than two months time, we will be British expats in Brisbane!

This has been my life now for a few years. We move somewhere, we settle, make friends get into a routine and before we know it along come the company by bestie (hubby!) works for and they decide he is needed elsewhere, normally another continent. We aren’t as experienced as some expats, so far, our international addresses have been Geneva and Singapore but I’m only just in my late twenties so who knows what can happen. I’m just lucky it’s with my bestie!

I hope you follow to keep updated on my future posts. Not only will I be writing about how our move progresses, but I have some other topics in the pipeline including my Singapore bucket list and some easy, how to’s on how I have been making my own Thank You notes for our wedding guests.

For now, from my poolside sunbed in Phuket (I am one lucky lady!) I bid you adieu!!

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