Coast Life: Moving to the Sunshine Coast

HellOooo. Well, I had this post on here in September, but I recently had a bloggy glitch and I lost a lot of my content!

September was an exciting month! It was the month that we made a bold move from bustling Surrey, a suburb of Vancouver, to a sleepy coastal area known as the Sunshine Coast. Although it’s considered part of the Lower Mainland, it can only be reached by ferry.

On September 14th we loaded the moving truck and left for the ferry first thing in the morning.

Ferry

And then the fun began.  We moved approximately 1,100 sq. ft. of stuff into a 650 sq. ft. Yikes!

Cottage at Halfmoon Bay

moving boxes - new cottage

Looks a bit overwhelming, yes? Well, it was, and I remember saying things like “I hate this house” and “I’m too tired to do any more”, but that first day we set up a working kitchen

and the couch

cottage couch

and called it a day. I think there was vodka involved.

That evening after supper, we sat on the beach and watched the sun go down. That, alone, made it all worth it.Halfmoon bay sunset

Over the next week or two we slowly got organized – the entryway

Cottage entry way

living room

dining area

kitchen

 

and bedroom

Cottage Bedroom

cottage bedroom2

Finding little spaces for the things that used to live on the mantle in our old house, using our old bar stools

using our old bar stools

As you can see, space is a problem, so we converted our drinks trolley (an Ikea hack) into a tea and coffee station

There was also Tori’s ‘man cave’, but it’s still a work in progress 🙂

The cats settled in quite well after exploring everywhere

We finished off by tidying up the patio/deck – placing the little birdbath, angels and frog surrounded by the grasses we bought a couple of months ago

And moved the sun-loving plants to a sunny spot

and hung some other stuff

And then sat back and admired our handywork (this involved more vodka)

Once we were, er, refreshed, we took our dogs to Cooper’s Green – the beach across the road

Until next time …

 

 

 

 

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