This blog on New Caledonia is for those of you who ever wondered what life on a tiny island in the South Pacific might be like. Tired of bracing winter winds, the stress of an inner city or simply dreaming of a life change? This is a blog about what happens when, in the words of Yogi Berra, "you come to a fork in the road, [and] take it".

03 July 2007

All Packed Up and Ready to Go

Photo by Julie Harris, 2007.

The movers have come and gone. After a month's preparation and 40 boxes later, our container of 10.5 cubic metres is packed, sealed on its way. The boat will take about 8 weeks and our books, clothes, toys and coffee maker will all land on our doorstep in Paris on or around 3 September.

Never fear, we've kept darling Pablo with us, along with Sophie and Tjiba and Laurent.

We will leave New Caledonia on 21 August, via Auckland, Los Angeles, and London. Final destination: Paris, 29 August. On beautiful sunny days such as those we have today in Noumea, we are praying for an Indian summer in France ...


Le Cagou said...

My dear Julie,
What can I say to you?
I do feel for you and your family however.
New Caledonia is an island for sure.
It sees people come and leave.
But let's not write the final chapter yet.
You still have time to make us all envy of one place or two on this island.
I can join a photograph of the past if you so wish.
A bientot friends and faithful visitors of Julie's Blog. Marc

A Concerned Lola said...

How will you live with no belongings for more than a month!!!

Julie said...

Hi Marc and Lola,

You are soooo right: the final chapter is not written (and I hope never to write it). I have a feeling New Caledonia will be in our blood for the rest of our days. :)

What can we show all of you these last few weeks? What would you most like to see?

And Lola, no worries. It'll be two months without our things ... and it is actually quite liberating. :)))

All the best,