Dear Krish & Shiv,
Believe it or not, we are still “settling in”, even after about two and a half months here in New Zealand. It’s not necessarily a bad thing, after all, because moving to a new place and sinking our feet in isn’t always an easy process. It actually takes months for anyone to feel anchored anywhere, so I’d say we are doing quite alright.
Of course, the settling in process restarted for us when we decided to leave Cambridge and move to Hamilton in the middle of May! As if it wasn’t enough that we made an international move from India to New Zealand, we also made a local move and relocated from quiet (almost too-quiet) Cambridge to a-little-bit-louder Hamilton. I admit, I was gunning for the move. As much as I liked pretty Cambridge, it was far too “sleepy”. I didn’t think it was bustling enough for a young family like us. I wanted a place that was a little bit busier, a little more populated, and definitely a little more… urban? Hamilton was the next best option, and we were lucky to find a rental place pretty quickly. Since Mumumma was still here to help us out then, we got the ball rolling on the move. Before we knew it, I had the movers booked, and the men came in and loaded everything into the truck, and by the end of the day everything was unloaded and set up in our Hamilton house! It only got busier after that for Mummuma and I; unpacking, setting up, moving furniture, organizing, discarding, storing, and of course, beautifying. I couldn’t have done any of that without your dear Mumumma‘s help – physically and emotionally. She is our biggest blessing!