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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  1. 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. 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! 🙂

  4. 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.

    • 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! 🙂

  5. 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

    • Ah, a huge thank you back, my dear friend!!!!
      I’m finally back, well, not full force yet. This move has been a very long and tiring one… It’s not all fun, true! 😉

    • 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!] 🙂

      • 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!

    • 😆 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! 🙂

  6. 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 🙂

      • 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…!!!!

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

  8. 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! 🙂

  9. 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! 🙂

    • 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!

  10. 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!

  11. 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!!!

      • 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

    • 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! 🙂

  12. 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,

    • 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! 🙂

  13. 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

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