The Year of Big Change (Some Exciting News!)

The Year of Big Change (Some Exciting News!)

We’ve been keeping some pretty exciting news from you, which we can finally share! And no we’re not having a baby. Read our thoughts on that in this post.

With the focus that we put on choosing our own path in life and following what feels right, we’ve made a big decision.ย We’re moving to Slovenia mid this year! As some of you may know, this is where I was born and where I spent the first eight years of my life before moving to Australia with my family.

Since arriving here, I have been dreaming of one day moving back. That time has come and I’m so lucky to have a husband that is just as excited and eager about the move as I am! When I took him there back in 2015, he fell in love with the city, in particular, the old town of Ljubljana. There is so much beauty and history there, it’s ridiculously clean and has a very eco-conscious community with farmers markets every day and even raw vegan cakes at pubs and bars! I mean, can it get any better than that? Well, it can.

The old town is also a car-free zone, so the pebbled stoned streets are only graced by feet and bicycles. The other stunning thing in that the old town has a forest with a castle. Fairytale anyone? This was my childhood and I wanted to experience this as an adult. Well, my dream is coming true.

How did this come about, you ask? Well, after closing our online store Fairlings mid last year, we really felt that there wasn’t much tying us down to Canberra, or Australia for that matter. Yes we have family and friends here but we wanted to explore, we wanted to try something different and exciting. This is the best way to do it because in many ways we are going to a place that is familiar yet new at the same time. Something that brings us both comfort is knowing that we’re not completely out of our depths. I have family friends there and my mum’s side of the family is only a short few hours away in Zagreb.

If you live or have lived in Ljubljana, you would know that finding a job in the city, in particular, if you’re a foreigner is hard. So we have decided to knuckle down and create this as our full-time thing. We have many exciting projects coming up and the next few years will be a rollercoaster!

What else is happening

 

Here is a break-down of the things that we can tell you for now ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • We are writing another book! This book is going to be epic. I don’t want to give too much away – we’ll write a post about this on launch day, BUT the title is Rethink Consumerism, so get excited!! No release date yet but we will keep you posted ๐Ÿ˜‰
  • I’m also going to be writing a cookbook! It’s not due for release for a little while but I cannot wait. This will be my other dream come true (along with moving to Slovenia). The food will be different, delicious and comforting. I’ll share more with you (hopefully) soon. If you’re a book agent or know of a good one, please let us know. We will be publishing this book with a publisher rather than ourselves.
  • We’re starting a YouTube channel. This will be more lifestyle than anything else. You will get to peek inside our lives and it will start when we leave Australia. We will share details as soon as they come.
  • AND last but not least, we will be starting a podcast. We’ve been talking about doing this for AGES but didn’t want to add anything else while we have day jobs. The show will be released weekly – released as seasons with specific topics in mind. If you have any awesome ideas of what you’d like us to talk about, let us know below.

That’s it! So along with continuing to bring you amazing weekly recipes and articles right here on TMV, these are the things that we will be focusing our attention on for the next little while. We hope you’re just as excited as we are!

As time goes on, we will keep you updated with what is happening and our big move to Europe – we will talk about this on all of our channels. If you live or know someone that lives in Slovenia, get in touch! We’d love to hear from you ๐Ÿ™‚ And just in case you’re wondering, our gorgeous cavoodle Chewy is coming with us. Which also means that our time in Europe will be indefinite while he’s around. Quarantine is not an option for us to get him back into Australia.

Hope you’ve had a wonderful start to the new year and we’d love to hear any of your big plans for 2019 in the comments below!

26 comments… add one
  • Wendy 06/01/2019 Reply

    Hi there, I only signed up for your Slow Sunday mornings last night, so i was very surprised to be sitting here on Saturday evening in front of the fire after a day of gardening and up pops your email. It is full of such wonderful news, and has been a treat to read. I am thrilled for you both and look forward to all the new things to come.
    x

    • Hi Wendy, sorry you got it on Saturday and not on Sunday. Maybe the timezone on your email is set to a different time to where you live? Sounds like you had a great day. Thanks so much, we can’t wait to share more soon! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Diana 06/01/2019 Reply

    What an amazing year this is going to be! I love the choices youโ€™re making to choose love and life over the safe status quo.

  • Beata 06/01/2019 Reply

    This is wonderful news. My goodness I’m so happy for you both! What an amazing experience! Scott and I have spoken about moving to Europe but have never been brave enough to do it. I.can’t wait to follow your adventure! x

    • Oh you guys should so do it!! You only live once ๐Ÿ˜‰ Can’t wait to share more! X

  • Tarmaine Hales 06/01/2019 Reply

    Yayyyy for 2019 & for following your heart xx

  • Ashley 06/01/2019 Reply

    Love everything about everything here! Can’t wait to listen to your podcast and see your cookbook! The area you are moving to sounds absolutely amazing! Pictures! Love and light to you both!

    • Oh it’s stunning Ashley, if you get a chance you should go and visit! Can’t wait to get those out into the world ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Graciela Keffer 06/01/2019 Reply

    Howdy!
    I heard you on the Food Heals Podcast about 3 months ago, ever since you guys have been on my mind. Welcoming 2019 is such an exciting time in my life because I have all this goals for me and my family, one of them is to learn more from you and try to simplify my life. So today, January 5th, after 2 weeks of family vacation, life is about to get back to the normal routine (which is absolutely chaos), and I am ready to tackle it down, reclaim my inner peace and joy, and live a clutter free life. I am so happy that I have found you to follow your footprints. I wish you the best year yet, a very smooth move to Slovenia, and joy, health, happiness, and blessings from above every single day of this magnificent 2019.
    May God be with you today and always.
    Love,
    Graciela

    • Hi Graciela, thank you so much! I’m so glad that you are finding our message and content useful and that it’s helping you. Best of luck with everything sounds like you have your mind set right ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope that 2019 brings more simplicity to you and your family so you can spend more time doing the things that you love.

  • TOM 06/01/2019 Reply

    How exciting! Slovenia is stunning. Make sure you get out to the Julian Alps for some fresh mountain air. Looking forward to the podcast!

  • Anna 06/01/2019 Reply

    Good for you! Although I would move to Australia in an instant if I could. I’ve spent a year there and for me it’s one of the most beautiful places on earth. Europe isn’t too bad either, though.

    • Thanks Anna ๐Ÿ™‚ It feels more like home and it is absolutely stunning! If you go back, let us know.

  • Gillian Jackson 06/01/2019 Reply

    Hi Michael, congratulations on all your plans. I look forward to reading your podcasts, your recipe book and watching your YouTube channel. Good luck with all your plans. Good luck. Gillian

  • Karlijn 07/01/2019 Reply

    This is so exciting! My boyfriend is from Slovenia and I totally fell in love with the country. It is stunning and I was also surprised by how many green options you can find in Ljubljana. It is a really eco-conscious city indeed. I have never lived in Slovenia myself, but I would love to one day. I am very excited to read your adventures there!

    • Oh wow, what a small world! We noticed the same things when we went back int 2015. Can’t wait to share our journey with you ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Luis 07/01/2019 Reply

    Delighted to see this. Iโ€™ve only been to Slovenia once and my heart is firmly there. It was so surprisingly easy to be vegan in Ljubljana. And all the wonderful vegan orange wines that youโ€™ll drink! Enjoy the ride

    • What is this vegan orange wine you speak of? ? We’re curious to see what vegan options pop up in the city over the next couple of years.

  • Melanie 08/01/2019 Reply

    Good luck for the move! I have to say Iโ€™m sad to hear youโ€™re leaving Canberra as I live in Canberra and I find it exciting that thereโ€™s bloggers like you two here where I live! Although, that being said, your blog isnโ€™t exactly place-specific so I definitely can continue to enjoy the content no matter where you live! If you are making the switch to blogging full time, Iโ€™d definitely love to see some content on your new neighbourhoods and the places you travel too!
    All the best!

    • Aw, thank you so much, Melanie. It’s really cool to see that you’re from Canberra. Can’t wait to share this journey with you. Hope you have a wonderful year.

  • Declan Goulding 08/01/2019 Reply

    I wish you both a great 2019 – I love the bravery – never easy uprooting

    • Thanks so much Declan! It will definitely be the hardest but the most exciting thing we’ve ever done ๐Ÿ™‚

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