Our temporary home in Point Chevalier

I have good news: Ben is able to move up here in less than a month. Hooray!

Point Chevalier is a lovely suburb. I have found a terrific playgroup just around the corner which runs three days per week. This is a relief because the kindy is full and can’t take Daniel until October. We may have moved again by that stage because house prices are too expensive in this part of town.

Our neighbours on both sides are very nice. The day we moved in, the lady next door brought some home-made tomato soup over for us. It was delicious. Upon seeing the children are without toys (as they’re all still in Christchurch) she also brought over the toys she keeps for when the grandchildren come to play. I’ve also met the gentleman on the other side and he was very friendly too. He told us that if we need anything, then don’t hesitate to ask, unless it’s for money. Who asks their neighbour for money? Sugar, yes, but money?

We have a huge super-king size bed which I’m loving. Elizabeth still sleeps in our bed because she wakes so frequently throughout the night and it means I don’t have to get out of bed all the time. The other night I went to sleep on the opposite side of the bed to her which feels like miles away. During the night I was awoken by a noise in the house and I discovered Elizabeth was no longer in bed! She was in the kitchen. Perhaps she had been scrounging for a snack in the rubbish bin? She was very pleased to see me so I suspect she went looking for me without realising I was lying a couple of metres away from her in our giant bed.

5 Replies to “Our temporary home in Point Chevalier”

  1. So pleased Ben can join you soon and that your neighbours are so kind. As for the bed, isn't wonderful to know it can accommodate the whole family (including the dogs) if needs be. Wow!! B xx

  2. Funny you should say that because the other night I got up to go to the toilet in the night and there was Freud, curled up on the end of our bed! The dogs' beds are still in Christchurch so I went and bought a couple of cheap blankets from an op-shop but they're just not good enough for His Highness.

  3. And rightly so! I used to work with a girl who had two great danes. They had their own double bed. Meanwhile, here in Canberra, my cat has to share her bed with s pesky human (me). Life can be tough. B

  4. Will you be coming back down to pack up? The kids would like to say goodbye if you are (well the big one would, anyway).

  5. Hi JustMe, I"m afraid not. The University is covering the cost of packers and movers and we are more than happy to let someone else do all the packing for us. I'm sure we'll come down again at some stage, I haven't said goodbye to Christchurch just yet, but probably not this year. If you come up to Auckland though…..

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