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Life update: Moving to Germany

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It’s been a busy couple of weeks for us. A busy three months really but the last couple of weeks had us exhausted. That’s the way of change, I suppose. Especially the kind of change that involves moving house from one country to another. My family has moved to Germany from the UK. 


For the next six months at least. 

There are many words I could use to describe how I’ve felt about the move in the months leading up to it. Anxious, excited, fearful, tearful, peaceful. The variety of emotions on their own has been exhausting not to speak of the activities that went into preparing for the move itself.

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They say that some of the biggest things that could happen in your life are the death of a loved one and moving house. 

Well, I’ve experienced both and thank God, the former only once. Moving house though, I’ve done about 15 times so far. If not more. You’d think I’d have it down to a fine art by now but I don’t. It’s never been easy but some moves were far more emotional than others. Each move has been stressful and has represented on one hand, the loss of memories made, and on the other, an anticipation of being able to start afresh in some sort of way in a new space. 

Moving with a toddler is a whole new ballgame, I’ve found. Interesting times!!

I look forward to writing about our stay here as a family and being able to update you on how we’re adjusting. I can briefly tell you what’s been going on so far though. In three bullet points: 

  • Beautifully warm weather. Warm compared to the UK anyway
  • My little girl insisting on being stuck to me like glue while she adjusts to her new environment
  • Making sure she doesn’t starve herself by chasing her around with small portions of food six times a day. Most of which she never finishes off regardless of how tiny the portion! 

In other news, I’m so pleased to say that Kin Unplugged has been added to the list of Feedspot’s Top 10 family blogs in the UK. Thank you if you’re subscribed and frequently come back to catch up. Thank you if you’re not subscribed but a visitor all the same. Erm, why not just subscribe? There’ll always be useful and/or relatable content here! 

If you know anyone who’s about to make a move to Germany or has just made the move, tell them about Kin Unplugged. I’ll be blogging as much as I can on how we’re settling in as well as bits and pieces on the run up to the actual move. It’s the second move we’re making here in the space of year so I may make some comparisons…but that’s a story for another day.

Stay tuned!

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15 thoughts on “Life update: Moving to Germany”

  1. I wish you the best of luck. Moving house is not easy at all, I swear everytime I do I realise how much I have accumulated during my time at the property.

    1. This is so inspiring and touching at the same time. Thank you for sharing with us.

  2. Welcome to Germany! I hope you and your little one are slowly settling in. If you can find a way to feel more settled for yourself, she will soon follow suit.

    Are you planning to stay for a while or is this just a temporary home for a few years?

    1. Kin Unplugged

      Thank you, Rachael! I think once I’ve got the house all set up, I’ll feel a lot more settled ?
      For now we’ll be here for the next six months at least but who knows…!

  3. Nellynells

    All the best Abby, I’m sure Germany will be fruitful for you and your family.

  4. WOW! You’re brave! I don’t think I would have had the guts to move to a new country when my kids were small. Bless you! this is a beautiful post, for what I’m sure is a beautiful family.

    1. Kin Unplugged

      Thanks so much, Cherise!

  5. Moving is always tough even locally. So I’m sure adding another country to the mix makes it even harder. I hope everything works out!

    1. Kin Unplugged

      Thank you! I’ll be posting updates.

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