Updated: Feb 9, 2018
Well, it's been a fun, yet bumpy ride but I'm here in the moment and that's what matters.
The last two years have been very unsettled as my husband and I decided to uproot our new little family and leave our beloved home in England in search of greener pastures. Although London is full of enriching history and culture, not to mention the greatest group of friends anyone could ever ask for, we needed to explore our options and find the best place to raise our two girls.
bumpy ride - (a difficult time)
greener pastures - (a new, better and more interesting place, job or activity)
Our landlord was kicking everyone out of the building so that he could refurbish it and double, if not triple, the rent. As we looked around at our options, we realised we had been living in a bubble with our affordable rent and we couldn't afford to live in Hackney anymore. Feeling the squeeze and not being into the idea of moving further afield, only to work more and have someone else look after our kids, we decided to set sail. This decision was certainly not an easy one. We threw one last party to say farewell to all our friends and people who've continually supported us over the years.
Although we're both originally from Canada, we met and fell in love in London, England and it will forever be considered 'home'. Over the course of 17 years we had built a community and a business, which had made a name for itself.
kicking everyone out - (to make someone leave a place or organization)
living in a bubble - (to be living in an environment different from everyone else)