Moving in

Two weeks ago, on monday the 21st of January, we got the house. On the first evening Aya was still with her grandparents. She stayed with them in Denmark for two weeks after New Years. They were on the way to France and would join us in the house the next day. The three of…

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Visit in Denmark

I feel we’ve been on the road for the past 10 days. We’re back in Denmark for a short stop. Mainly to talk to the bank but also to attend an invitation. We’re staying in my parents summerhouse in Tibirke, which is awesome in autumn. I love having the forest next door and seeing all…

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Challenged by compromise

After four weeks of fruitless househunting our faith and plans are challenged when we see yet another house that we don’t like or that doesn’t suit our criteria. It almost feels impossible at times. We had big hopes for a house in La Penne that we saw last Tuesday. Teis found the add and it…

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Househunting and homeschooling

We got our first rejection today. We made an offer on the pink house and they rejected it, not even offering a contra offer. Our real estate agent said that the house was set way too expensive, which was why we tried in the first place. The real estate market here is quite different from…

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First day in France

We made it. We’re finally here. We arrived yesterday in Toulon and picked-up a car and drove to Fayence/Tourrettes where we have rented a 60m2 holiday home until the 26th of September. The drive to Fayence, shopping for the first groceries and Teis cooking his Spaghetti Bolognese feels like coming home. Seeing the kids eat…

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Almost there

So it seems everything is falling into place. The apartment is sold, yeah! We still need the final go from the buyers bank, but we believe it is all okay. I will let you know if it fails… We are leaving on the 8th of August and sweet sweet Thea and Christoffer will take over…

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Stop dreaming, start acting

This post is about doing what you want to do and how I try to do that right now one step at a time, one day at a time. It’s about the journey not the result. So we bought the flight ticket and I’ve put it in my calendar – 8th of August, we’re outta here.…

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Melancholia and the urge to plan things

Today I received the confirmation that Aya is officially signed out of her school from July 2018. Things are getting real these days. It’s exciting but it also fills me with a melancholy I can’t define. There’s an ambiguity to saying goodbye and at the same time embracing new adventures around the corner. We’re acting…

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Where the hills are green and the sky is blue

Why do you always see the perfect place from a distance and it’s not for sale? Can you see the house on the photo? Placed amidst green hills, in a quiet setting on the other side of an almost uninhabited medieval village. All you hear is the great blue sky. I imagine life in a…

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