Sad but exciting news
I am not a blog expert at all and don’t know the ins and outs about blogging, but one thing that I have learned from being in this silly blogosphere, is that there are a couple of things that one should try to avoid. (I am talking about the so called break part of the ‘make it or break it’ phenomenon) One of the rules that I broke is: one should never ever commit blogging suicide. And well, I have done just that. What is blogging suicide one might ask (mom)? Well, it is when you go MIA for more than a week. In my case, for more than 3 months. Leaving my readers with nada…
And I apologies deeply for doing just that. But you know what, I never started this blog for you guys. Don’t get me wrong, I love each and every one of you and appreciate that you take time out of your day to read about Viv, Lola and me and all of our weirdness. But this blog has always been for me and to document my love for interiors and my growing family.
The thing is, when my granny past away in June, I took some time out. I had to give myself time to reflect and really morn her loss. And to be quite honest, DIY was not on my priority list. Even though DIY is one of my biggest passions in life, my family is an even bigger passion. I also got really really busy at work. I know a lot of people think “what is there to blogging?” It is easy, you wip out a post every night and voila. But with a DIY blog like mine… well, it is a full-time job. It is the D and the Y in DIY that got me to take a break. So, I had to give way for my real job, the one that actually pays the bills. (it’s a bonus that I love it too)
And to put the cherry on the cake, Viv got offered a major cool job in Stellenbosch about 2 months ago. And he took it! Which means that we are moving to Stellenbosch.
Raybelle has been sold.
After a lot of thinking and crying (on my behalf) we have decided to pack up and move back to Stellenbosch.
Both Viv and I studied at Stellenbosch University about 5 years ago. We love Stellies and always dreamt of moving back one day. We just didn’t think it would be so soon. But it is definitely a place where we would like to raise our kids one day.
We love Raybelle! Probably more than one should love a house. Words cannot describe the passion and love we have for our house (sounds creepy right ) But we also place our relationship and our quality of life first. And for Viv to drive through to Stellenbosch every single day, which means we spend less time together, just didn’t appeal to us. Call us crazy, because there are people driving more than 40km a day to and from their work, but we just couldn’t see ourselves living and working so far apart.
It has been a tough three months. Giving up a house that has become more than just a home, was not easy. I still choke up just thinking about it. But the new couple that will call Raybelle home, adore her just as much as we do. That was one of the most important things that I wanted when we put her on the market. I wanted the new owners to be in love with her too. Not just like, but love!
Luckily, most people that viewed the house were smitten, so we had a really good experience throughout the whole process. (more on that later in the week)
So, we will be moving the first week of January. But here is the exciting part of this post. We are now torn between should we build our next house, or should we renovate again…
Thus, this blog will not be closing down. This is just the beginning of the next chapter of D’vine Living.
Also, I will be launching a brand new, extremely exciting, project on the 1st November here on the blog. This project is something that I have been dreaming about doing for more than a year. And it is finally ready.
And for baby girl, she is not so baby anymore. We love her to the moon and back.
It is so good to be back.