the move…

the mkl move

however it doesn’t

and because the internet will be off for a while
I am taking a break for a couple of weeks.
I look forward to seeing what you’ve all been up to
as soon as we are settled in our new home.
Until then,
be well, my friends

…and smile!



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146 Responses to “the move…”
  1. viveka says:

    Somebody has said that moving is the most traumatized experience we can have after our birth, I believe them. You’re back in the air … so you have survived and welcome back to us.

    • Whoever said that knows well!!! Unless one can afford a moving company who will do EVERYTHING, this is an experience for strong nervous systems! 😉
      PS yep, I obviously survived – well, with maybe a few pieces missing!

  2. I don’t envy you your move. From 1973-1977 I moved every six months. From 1977 to 1993, I moved about every two years. Finally I seem to have settled down. I’ve been here for six years!

  3. Amy Reese says:

    True, Marina. Moves are messy!! They are never tidy. That’s a myth all right. Keep at it. Best wishes for your new home!

  4. Madhu says:

    My husband used to be in a transferable job and we had to move house every two years or so. Hated it! Hope you are all settled in by now. Wishing you much happiness and many reasons to celebrate in your new home Marina 🙂

    • 2 years?! That means that as soon as you would be starting to ‘feel at home’, you’d be moving! I understand how you could hate it! From the past tense I gather that you’re not doing that anymore. Thank you for your lovely wishes, my dear! 🙂

  5. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:

  6. Twenty-two days and counting.

    Has Marina fallen prey to a carton avalanche? Is she buried under a pile of boxes?

    Stay tuned, fellow followers of the (Marina Kanavaki) Way. Your dark night of the soul will end soon as she surely must return.

    Till then. Be creative in her stead.

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  8. din1992bay says:

    Wow…:-) Once gain you never miss surprising people 🙂

  9. violetski says:

    Hope you have survive the move my dear Marina! Good luck and best wishes!
    Looking forward to see you soooooooonnnnnn! ❤️❤️❤️

  10. l hope by now you have move to you new place.Wishing you happiness and good luck.jalal

  11. Good luck, thinking of you! Happy vibes, Anne

  12. The hardest thing to pack is always the dog… : )

    Hope you survived the move, dear Marina!!

    P.S. Does the new apartment have a swimming pool? : )

    • Dog is in one piece!!! We, however look like warriors who made it from the battlefield! Oh, but of course, we have an indoor and outdoor swimming pool and one specially designed for our dog! I wonder though whether an Olympic sized pool will satisfy her… Oh, well – we can always move to a new home! 😆
      Survived as you can see and very happy to see you! 🙂

  13. Clowie says:

    I hope all goes smoothly! See you soon.

  14. Nandini says:

    All the best Marina! 🙂

  15. I just wanted to give you a heads up I’m throwing a HUGE thank you your way! A blog post will be up soon. You’ve inspired an idea for an image and I’ve been seeking it for a long time. Today, I found it:):) Thank you again and happy moving, it’s not all that fun! haha. Eric

  16. Eli Pacheco says:

    Remember not to walk around in the new place with the lights off for at least six weeks. Your toes will thank you, and possibly your nose. Good luck!

  17. Will look forward to your return!! Hope everything goes quickly and smoothly for you!

  18. Vassilis says:

    Hope it ends quickly and painlessly, without much fuss and with joy. And of course staying in your new place for many many years!

    • Ah, great wishes, Vassili, thank you! Alas it was neither painless nor quick but for our sake I sincerely hope it is for many years!!! [long enough to forget this one, that is!] 🙂

      • Vassilis says:

        Yeap, I know how it feels. I had moved 4 times in the last 20 years and each time was worse, especially because we never moved in a house of our own. Maybe because we grew older or maybe because we have more baggage each time. But glad you are back and this is over!

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    P.S. Hope the house move goes well for you, Marina.

  20. Rilla Z says:

    Happy move! See you soon!

  21. Hope your move goes without a hitch, Marina. *hugs*

  22. Good luck with the move and burn some sage in the new place to remove any negativity that may linger. Hugs, Barbara

  23. All the best with the move, honey!!

  24. At least it looks like your canine friend is chillaxing. All the best with the move!

    • 😆 I really admire her ease in any situation!! There may be drills – boxes piling up next to her and she’ll still find a way to relax! I think that because of her, this move is much ‘lighter’! 😉 Thank you Graham! 🙂

  25. Have a great move, Marina!

  26. doronart says:

    good luck, I’ll be at the airport waiting for the call… and ticket.. nothing you can’t handle.. don’t forget the deep breathe exercises.. ha ha have fun x 🙂

  27. Jess says:

    Hope your move is going smoothly! See you soon! 🙂

  28. Awwww I love moving! (no I don’t…) I love new beginnings though, turn your new house into a loving home! 🙂

    • P.S. Is that your dog??????? Φάτσααααα! 😀

      • First thing’s first: Χρόνια Πολλά, Ιωάννα μου!!!! 🙂
        I also love new beginnings and it’s a good opportunity [albeit tiring!!!] to get rid of old burdens!
        As for the dog… yes, she’s our princess. Αυτό το ζώο αδυνατεί να μην πάρει μία ποζα…!!!!

  29. Mary says:

    Best wishes in with your move and in your new home!!! Will be here when you return. Will miss your beautiful posts and comments ~

  30. alexraphael says:

    Be well too Marina 🙂

  31. fgassette says:

    Moving can be a big job. Hope yours goes well. Will miss you, but have a good time off. Will be waiting for your return.


    • I am already missing not visiting! Thank you, my dear Francine. Yes, it is a multitask job and a hard one too but it’s a renewal as well. I can’t wait to come back! 🙂

  32. aFrankAngle says:

    Good luck with the move my friend … have wine ready for the unpacking work upon arrival.

  33. Happy home moving Marina. Excitement amidst turbulence – bet you can paint that!

  34. Dilip says:

    Wishing you peace and joy every single day in your new home. Fond regards dear Marina 🙂

  35. Meanderer says:

    All the very best, Marina. I hope you settle in really quickly!

  36. clinock says:

    New Days, New Ways, exciting, exhausting, extraordinarily exhilarating…i love that special moment of standing in the fresh emptiness of a new home, before anything is set up and arranged, knowing it will never be like that again…all luck on the move and blessings on your new home my friend…

    • Good point, my friend and in perfect timing too! I’m just in time to appreciate the ‘fresh emptiness’, before this home starts accommodating our things. With all the concerns of taking measures and seeing whether everything fits and where this precious moment eluded me! Thank you for this and for your beautiful wishes! 🙂

  37. K. A. Brace says:

    Oh yeah. Didn’t you know that happens to everybody else when they move. But not you I guess. Good luck. Best >KB

    • I knew I knew – I’ve been there quite a few times in my life but somehow even with all the experience and ‘perfect’ planning, things end up taking over!!! [literally!] 🙂 Thank you, KB!

  38. inavukic says:

    Your move might just be like my having a new kitchen: emptied old cupboards before they were torn down, up went the new and – almost half of the stuff from old cupboards still sits in boxes under the house as non-essential items 😀 I reckon we don’t know what we have until we start moving… have fun!

  39. Enjoy your time away. Good luck.

  40. Anonymous says:

    Marina, happy unpacking and settling in! It’s a daunting task, I know, and I wish you all the very best! (A sense of humor helps too… 🙂 ~xo!!!

    • Marina – (anonymous is Patricia) – I don’t know why it came up that way (maybe I wasn’t property logged in?) Anyway – best wishes from your friend, Patricia ~xxx

      • Daunting is a well picked word indeed!!! Thank you, my dear dear friend! Yes, without humor it’s an impossible task! I’m sure that one day we’ll be able to do these things simply by the power of our thoughts but I doubt this will happen in the next few weeks!!! much love 😉 xxxxxx

  41. bbylois says:

    a good move and its needed energy . To which town or region are you moving , if I may ask ?

  42. Best of luck with the move, Marina. RH

  43. suej says:

    Good luck with your move, Marina, and wishing you all the best in your new home 🙂

  44. Bongo says:

    It’ll be hard to wait for a couple weeks. Good luck with your move. And don’t forget the fish!

  45. All the very best to you Marina on your new home. I hope all your dreams come true within and outside those walls. Take care and enjoy!

  46. Ah moving, never one of the most pleasant experiences in life. Hope it all goes well, and enjoy the well-earned rest. Happy New Year Marina.

    • Happy New Year, Rudolf! Yes, indeed it is not a pleasant experience and no matter how many time one has lived it, it doesn’t get any better either!!! Thank you so much for your wishes! 🙂

  47. kerlund74 says:

    Good luck! Looks forward to see you again:)

  48. sefeniak says:

    Hope all goes well and that you can keep smiling too! Cheers

  49. Robin says:

    I hope your move goes smoothly and well, Marina. 🙂

  50. Hahaha, I am into the same thing… Boxing days. 😉

  51. soumyav says:

    Have a safe and good change Marina. Awaiting your comeback to the blog space again. Best wishes and a very happy new year to you,

  52. andy1076 says:

    Have a good and hopefully uneventful move! see you when you get back 🙂

  53. supernova1c says:

    Good Luck Marina 🙂

  54. Huge hug my lovely friend!! don’t forget to breathe in the midst of change… xoxo, alexandra

  55. You even make a move look creative and fun…which we know the truth it is NOT♥

    • Indeed Laurie, it is not!! [you obviously know first hand!]
      However, whenever we look at our lovely companion [picture above], who has the ability to rest and sleep peacefully in the most awkward spaces [for example in a little gap between boxes!], we learn to be more tolerant! 🙂

  56. So exciting – hope it goes smoothly and fingers crossed that the weather is better than it is here!

  57. Andrew Seal says:

    Best wishes for your move

  58. Happy Trails and A Happy Break

  59. Jo Dunn says:

    Good luck with the move, Marina! and Happy new year 🙂

  60. Take your time Marina, and settle in…. I will still be here.. Wishing you both well in your new home.. Happy 2014 and I know it will be a roller-coaster ride… Im looking forward to sharing it with you xox Sue xxx

  61. Adam Hughes says:

    Oh I will miss you,Hope the move goes smoothly. Peace 🙂 xx

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