Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Relocation Inspiration

Hello there gorgeous lovelies. I have touched down in the Netherlands and spent a wonderful weekend introducing my family to Holland and my new stomping ground, and of course, to my Dutch crowd. Laughter is indeed a universal language, and boy did we share a giggle or two! Oh, and lots of food and wandering around.


Having hugged my parents to within an inch of their lives, and waving a 'see you soon', I am now here, upon this fresh precipice. Spending my first few days readjusting myself, stretching my legs and reconnecting with the tall man in my life. I have dusted off my beloved bicycle and taken her out for a spin, eaten some traditional and delicious Dutch cooking and am soon to unpack my possessions and 'settle in'.


So, in honour of a clean blank page, I have divulged in some gathering of thoughts and feelings, a harvest of inspiration if you like, for my next few steps. I intend to explore and find my feet here, discover the area for myself and find my place within it. Keeping myself busy is key, and nothing gets me excited like a new project; my mind is alight with ideas ranging from sewing and sketching to writing and knitting. My (ever growing) mood boards help display this feeling, come take a look!






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First post from the Netherlands! Here's to taking that step and exploring what comes next. Thank you for joining me on this wee adventure, dudes. Please, please feel free to add your own story or advice (always in need of that!), any new projects for you on the horizon?

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  1. Love your choice of boards - especially the colours! Glad to hear your first week has gone well. As for missions and such we're starting on our first house buying mission for proper so me and pinning on pintertest images for my craft come stock room alongside every other room in the house has become a habit of mine!

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    1. That sounds like the best room ever! Haha!! Oooh can't wait to see what you buy, where you buy, and everything included!! What a huge mission but epically rewarding no doubt!

      Let's here it for our pinterest addiction!!

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  2. Congrats on the successful move! I hope things are wonderful for you in the near future :) I love making mood boards, there's something so satisfying and inspiring in the collecting and organising of images/ quotes/ thoughts that sum up exactly what you want and how you feel.

    Can't wait to see what adventures you have lovely!

    Bella . BELLAETC

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    1. Bella you beauty, thank you!

      Mood boards are so helpful aren't they? Having your thoughts or ideas translated into image form to encourage your creative process, I love them.

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  3. Yay for settling in!! I'm so glad you 'touched-down' all right and that everything is going smoothly so far. I love your mood boards, they're so...pretty/full of hopes/dreamy. I will be watching your blog for updates, Lovely :)

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    1. Oh thanks Jade : ) Your encouragement and support is super. I will, of course, keep you updated with how its going. I hope all is well with you and the mister and Dresden : )

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  4. Ah, how exciting! I wish you the best of luck for settling in further. I love compiling inspiration when I'm feeling anxious, tired or unsure. Probably explains why I spend so much time on Pinterest and Tumblr :/ You've found some beautiful things.

    Thanks for your comment on my Twitter Fic post! You'll have to let me know if you give it a go ;)

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    1. I am for sure giving the Twitter Fic a shot. I hadn't even heard of it until I read your post! I am by NO MEANS a writer, but I have to admit, there is a loudening voice in my head pushing me to try. Your post and words are hugely inspiring and have given me that kick up the back side I needed!! x

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  5. So exciting! Good luck in the Netherlands, hope you're enjoying it so far x

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    1. That's so kind of you, thank you : )

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  6. This looks so great! best of luck on this adventure! i've always wanted to do something like this. I just came across your blog & i'm happy I did. Really love it here. I'm following you on GFC, can't wait to see more if your adventures! :)

    x leah symonne x

    www.itsleli.com

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    1. Ahhh dude, that's awesome : ) Really really glad you are here! More so, because I get to visit your blog now : D

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  7. So excited to read about your Dutch adventure :)
    I'm glad it going good already. Remember family is never far away with Skype these days!

    ~ K

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    1. Exactly!! That's the part I struggle with most but like you said, never too far away : )

      And just over the border from a fellow adventurer like yourself!

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  8. Gorgeous moodboards, I wish i could make them like this! Keep us updated on life in the Netherlands, you're so brave to leave your family and live in another country competely! Keep in touch xx

    mary
    www.littlefeatherstyle.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Mary, I will keep you posted. Sometimes it's so hard not to try forcing all the pieces of the puzzle into place at once (language, job, settling in, etc), so I'm having to remind myself to take some time and do each thing bit by bit!

      We'll see what happens! x

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  9. I don't have any advice, but I thoroughly enjoyed your mood boards! This is an incredibly exciting step and the pictures of sunshine and adventures make me want to go exploring! I hope your settling in goes well :) xx

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    1. Hehe! Thanks Jess, then perhaps you should get your adventure on ; )

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  10. Good luck to you lovely lady :) what an exciting time of new beginnings and adventures and new places to wander! I love exploring new places, I hope you'll take photos on your adventures and share them with us :) I love all of your mood boards but oh! That stack of books beside the chair, give that to me any day! xxx

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    1. Hurray! A fellow book worm ; )

      Thank you dear heart, I intend to photograph as much as I can, to share : )

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