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all change… again!

I have some huge news to share: I’m going back home to Canada in 6 weeks!

Our South African adventure has given me some amazing experiences and a new viewpoint on the world, but I can’t wait to get back to the welcome safety of my beautiful adopted homeland. Happy Thanksgiving, Canada – I’ll be home soon 🙂

Once Maui, Dave and I arrive back in Waterloo, we’ll be vacationing for a while, and then Dave will be working remotely and I’ll keep PlanetJune ticking over until I have a new office/studio organised and my computer and photographic equipment arrives by sea.

Working out how to manage a massive round-the-world move while keeping PlanetJune running smoothly has been a mammoth task – my business is three times larger than it was the last time I attempted an international move, so I have a lot more to manage! I’ve been doubling up on work all year in preparation for this time, so I’ll still have new patterns ready to release during the months I’m living out of a suitcase and can’t create new designs.

Repatriation is also proving to be a more difficult task than I’d anticipated. For example, I was able to exchange my Ontario driver’s license for a South African one fairly easily, but I now discover that Ontario won’t let me exchange it back again, so I’m going to have to take a new driving test (both theory and road) as soon as I arrive back. Let’s just hope I’m not so jet-lagged that I forget to drive on the right side of the road during the test..!

Everything feels very overwhelming at the moment, and I’m sure I’ll discover plenty more hurdles ahead in the coming months, but I’m full of hope and excitement for 2018 and beyond.

I’ll keep you posted on how things are going – please wish me luck!


  1. Theresa said

    Good luck with the move and the driver’s test. I don’t know how long you were in South Africa. I am always surprised at how much changes over a short period of time and yet other things never change.

  2. Kateryn said

    Hehe, moving back in winter, like a true Canadian!
    Safe travels and welcome back!

  3. Alicia Brink said

    Safe travels and may all your belongs make it in one piece. Just moving down the road is hard enough. Can’t imagine changing continents and hemispheres! Oh and 2 winters! Hope you are taking your beautiful knit sweaters in your bags.

  4. June said

    Thank you all so much for your good wishes! xxx

  5. NORA K MOHR said

    Blessing and safe travel to you and your family.

  6. Tara said

    The very best of luck!!

  7. Zoe said

    How exciting! I’m just down the road in Toronto – welcome (almost) back to the neighbourhood!

  8. Peggy said

    So awesome! Hope the moving process goes smoothly and easily.

  9. Hey June,
    Just wanted to send you some positive mojo for a safe move back home. I know it’s a lot of work to move with out even considering the emotional turmoil. You are in my thoughts.
    Hugs, TerryO

  10. Darlene said

    So excited to hear the news!! Wishing you and your family a safe journey back home.

  11. Shai said

    What great news! And won’t it be nice to be (hopefully) all settled in in time for Christmas?

    All the best for a smooth move!

  12. Nancy said

    I wish you all the best in the world June, as you move back to this side of the pond. I hope you and your family will get back in the swing of things quickly and that you will be happy. Blessings abound!! Nancy

  13. Susanna said

    So exciting and I’m so happy for you! It will be stressful but worth it. Good luck!

  14. Lisa Schwartz said

    Congratulations on the upcoming move “home”. I hope it all goes as smoothly as possible for you and that your new place will be much safer than the one in South Africa was.

  15. Christine Galindo said

    Here’s wishing you a safe and uneventful move. It is always good to be “home”. Good luck on your new path in life. Love all your wonderful patterns!

  16. Hermione said

    Wishing you luck in your move and I hope everything goes well for you. Also good luck in settling in. Thank you for all the wonderful patterns you share.
    Kindest regards

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