We are now in our temporary accommodation for 6 weeks. It has been a busy week of packing, cleaning and shifting as well as keeping all the school and other activities happening!
We have sent 21 boxes of stuff back to New Zealand - it's not as bad as it sounds as that includes our bikes and a bed, however the kids definately have Lionel's book habit! The guy from Crown Relocations came on Wednesday to organise that and we will see that stuff in 3 months.
Our temp accommodation is rather small with only two bedrooms (Rebecca & Josh are taking some time adjusting to another person in the room at night!) but it is in a central location and is a comfortable place to be. The people who own it live next door and Josh is getting on really well with their boys (who are 10 & 8), the only time we saw Josh yesterday was when he came home to eat! They have a large section with trampoline, bouncy castle, tree hut, flying fox and lots of other 'boy stuff'. There is also a public field through their back gate so lots of space for the boys to play.
We are in a state of mixed emotions about leaving at the moment - looking forward to getting to NZ but also realising that we have good friends here that we will really miss.