This week on stuff.co.nz I'm talking memories: making them, leaving them, tucking them away for someone else to find. Memories folded into time capsules to be exact. And there's now one tucked into the soon to be ceiling cavity of our downstairs bathroom. I would so love to be a fly on the wall when it gets opened...I think, I mean, who knows what the future will be like. There might be the jet pack I was promised, or there might be...a re-emergence of dinosaurs after some genetic lab experiment goes viral (the Lego Engineer would certainly like that).
In the present however, we're moving out of the house I bought ten years ago and which has seen us make lots of memories as a family. It might not look like it in the picture, but we're almost there.
There's a lot of stuff life builds up. Too much really. And a part of packing has been culling. Friends of ours tell tales of moving their life over to New Zealand from the UK and putting it all in storage while they traveled and worked out where they would live. After living without all their "treasures" for so long they discussed just never collecting any of it. Hopefully after my cull, we wont be left in a similar situation - we've managed to get all our worldly possessions down to less than ten cubic meters. Of course that's still a bunch of stuff. My heart goes out to anyone living in their car this winter. Puts it all in perspective doesn't it?
A family of four: writer, scientist, lego engineer and destruction specialist. Our previous home is featured in New Zealand Interior Style and this new project promises to provide plenty of great, green, smart and maybe madcap solutions to new building in New Zealand.