Our Home Away from Home


About 9 months ago, my husband and I moved to the Sunshine Coast from Brisbane. It really wasn’t exactly planned either, everything just fell into place at the right time.

You see, at the time, my husband’s company was expanding to the Sunshine Coast and he was working there everyday. I hated it. It’d take1.5 to 2 hours in the morning for him to get to the coast, and another 1.5 to 2 hours to get home. He’d leave at 6:30am, and return at 7:30/8 pm. An hour together and then ZZZzzzZZZzzz.

So one day, we realised that our friends were looking for a new pet friendly place to rent. We realised this was a golden opportunity. We could leave our home in the safe hands of people we knew well and go rent on the Sunshine Coast. Within 30 minutes of searching RealEstate.com, we knew there were houses and places we could rent!

ANWAY, long story short, within 7 days we had moved to the Coast. From realising we could actually move and getting the keys, it took 7 days. Don’t get me wrong, it was busy, crazy, insane, stressful, WHAT ARE WE DOING! but it was genuinely the best decision we could make.

Now, 9 months on, we are looking at the next place we will rent. In a perfect world, we’d love to stay where we are, but the animals are not happy and it really shows. The neighbourhood is not a dog friendly one and every little tiny sound the dogs make, we have to be on top of them to be silent. Not quiet, not ‘just bark a little bit at appropriate things’, but silent. It’s like taking a toddler to church and trying to make him sit still, be silent, only 24/7!

Other than that, this house has been beautiful.
We’ve even had the good fortune of opening the home up to someone who, while we didn’t know too well in the start, has become like a family member and great friend.
We had a thanksgiving dinner here! The guests were so kind, complimenting the decorations and politely saying the evening was ‘like a fancy barbecue’. (probably because we have a fancy house, a fancy table, fancy chairs… and then paper plates and plastic cups!).

Oh I will miss this house a little.
We have a house we are hoping to move into, we’ve put the application in and just have to wait and see. I won’t tell you where it is yet, don’t want to jinx it!

Wish us luck!


I will NOT miss the spiders!!




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