Wednesday, April 13, 2011

[ I have a little secret ]

OK, ACTUALLY this secret is quite a biggie. And it's been eating me up because I've just been dying to let you in on it.

So here goes.... we're moving. to. Dubai.

Whew! There I said it and I feel so much lighter already! There have been rumblings for awhile and now it's looking pretty official. Well, especially since we're moving out of our apartment in Ireland next week!

I know, you're probably as shocked as I still am - I haven't quite wrapped my brain around it. The culture, the middle east location, the sun and heat (oh yes, the heat!) From a lush green, wet island to a desert frying pan, you couldn't imagine a more opposite change.

But I suppose I have more than one secret... we are leaving our Muskoka place behind. Yup, it's going on the market and that part is definitely bittersweet. I adore Muskoka. I adore our place. And coming back on Friday and stepping through the door was heartbreaking for me, knowing that this place I love so much would soon be gone. The tears were flowing. And so, moving out of Ireland and moving out of Muskoka is a little more than this little brain can manage. I'm trying to hold it together as I deal with all the minute details.

So I hope you'll bear with me if I'm a little sporatic with my posts and visits to your lovely blogs. And hopefully you're not too disappointed in me for not sharing my news sooner. But on the bright side, you'll get to share in my adventure of moving to a foreign land and getting my bearings (and finding an apartment & decorating it!) There's always a silver lining.



Pinecone said...

It is always so hard to make a big change...especially to sell a place that you so obviously love!!

Hope all goes well for you!! I look forward to reading your bloggie and all the big changes.

Tonia of Chic Modern Vintage said...

Changes such as this is always hard. Everything will go well and everything will be fine. Wishing you all the best.

Chic Modern Vintage

Razmataz said...

Wow, Wow, Wow. What an adventure. My friend just moved her family to Abu Dhabi and I am enjoying her tales of settling in. You MUST continue your blog so we can keep up with this adventure.

Meeling said...

WOW....that's some secret!!

Exciting and a little sad at the same time. Leaving a house you love behind can be tough...but I like your outlook...a new place and new adventures and a new place to decorate!!

I'll be looking forward to hearing about all your adventures over the next while!!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Wow, Lisa! That is a big move! It will be quite the adventure to live in such an exotic place! I look forward to hearing all about it when you can spare the time. I will pray that all goes well with your move.

Sarah said...

Good luck and best wishes...Caitlin Wilson has been living in Dubai and just moved to Hong Kong - so following her blog, it looks like a very interesting place. Looking forward to your adventures!

anita said...

Wow, Lisa!!
That is amazing news.
Hang in there, we'll all be with you as you go through the move.
What an adventure!

Pinecone Camp said...

Lisa, that's a crazy change, but sounds super exciting! I'm looking forward to keeping in touch and reading your posts from your new home. Take care!

DecorandtheDog said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!!

Dubai will be interesting..excited to follow along with you!!

Roses @ StrictlyRoses said...

Best of luck. Thats a big but exciting transition.

Designwali said...

Adventure anyone? Enjoy the ride and don't forget to fill us all in!

carolyn said...

what a change! but what an exciting adventure. enjoy it, and be sure to keep us posted!!

Blue Fruit said...

From one culture to another, that's what makes a traveling life so exciting!

Ups, downs and roundabouts aplenty; but I hope you love the ups, can laugh at the downs, and enjoy the offbeat fortunes of the roundabouts.

I hope you will use your blog to catalogue and share your exciting new adventure, so that we followers can all gain a glimpse of the journey too!

Meera @ firstsense said...

That's HUGE! All the best with it all and I look forward to following your adventures in a different land!

Meera xx

Amy R. said...

Wow, that is a big change. I wish you the best!

dreams on 34th street said...

You are truly amazing! What an enriching life journey you lead.
I feel fortunate to follow you as your journey continues...

just one thing...
Could you pack up your cozy porch and send it to me? LOL

I am excited to see the evolution of your great style as you set up home in the exotic country of Dubai!
{with new adventure love}

Marianne {Style For Living} said...

Wow! So excited for you!

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

wow, Lisa! I'm so envious of you and your adventures. I'm sad for you to have to give up your Muskoka home but maybe you'll have another in your future. Can't wait to follow your amazing adventures!

Dane said...

Lisa what exciting news! What a wonderful opportunity you have and selfishly, I can't wait to read all about it.

Sad you can't keep the house but it is just a house. Your home will be where ever you are.

*bisous* and (((hugs)))

Style Maniac said...

You are off on an adventure, indeed!
Cousins of mine have been living in Dubai for several years and have had some wonderful experiences. Hope you do too.

Rambling Renovators said...

Oh wow, your life is changing 180 degrees! What an adventure. So sad you will have to give up your Muskoka home (and if I had the money, I'd scoop it up myself!). Best of luck with everything.

The Zhush said...

WOW! That is major news...congrats on this next chapter in your lives...and can't wait to read all about the move and everything else...good luck to you both, very exciting times.

Meagan, in house nester said...

wow Lisa. wow oh wow. I am thrilled and sad to lose ya!!!! You must MUST keep in touch!
love meagan, row house nest

alissa said...

Wow Lisa - what a huge adventure you are embarking on! I hope everything goes smoothly. Looking forward to reading all about it!

Karena said...

Lisa what a great adventure ahead for you!! Just keep in touch when you can, we will love to hear!

Come and enter my very fashionable giveaway!

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Happy Homemaker UK said...

Wow! What an exciting adventure you have ahead! I can't wait to follow you in Dubai ;) XoL

Formerly known as Frau said... this is big news...Dubai full time you and Hubs under one roof everyday. I know it's hard to leave Canada but it will always be your home. I'm excited for your new adventure!

Paul said...

That will be a big contrast for you! I hope you will continue blogging! I am sure there will be lots of scope for stunning photos in Dubai!

best wishes for the move

barbara@hodge:podge said...

Oh my - that is news! I can relate. We have moved many times and tears have flowed. You won't regret this, my hubby's company is there as well and a few employees have lived there and LOVED it! Good luck with everything!

Privet and Holly said...

Not sure how I
missed THIS, but
sending you my
love and prayers
that it all goes
smoothly. THE
adventure of a
lifetime, for sure!
xx Suzanne

Happy Homemaker UK said...

I am just thrilled for your new adventure!

Thank you for sharing and joining Post Of The Month Club! Have a great week :) XOL

Heather Pranitis said...

I'm a new follower courtesy of the blog hop over at Happy Homemaker UK. Congrats on the new adventure, it sounds very exciting. I'm looking forward to following along and catching up on your adventure!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Calling by from Post of The Month Club, how exciting for you moving from Canada to Dubai.


What a brave girl you are. I can say this because I am so much older than will be such an experience. I moved so much when I was was hard. The home I live in right now is the longest I have ever lived anywhere...18 years. Can't wait to hear all about your experiences over there.


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