You may have noticed that I’ve been a little quiet on here for the past few weeks. The reason is that we unexpectedly sold our house last month. I say unexpectedly, it had been on the market since spring, but houses around here do not usually sell quickly. It can take several years to find a buyer, so we hadn’t thought that we’d be facing up to moving on quite yet.
We have various reasons for having made this decision, but principally David has a minor but irritating health issue (tendonitis) which has made it very difficult for him to keep up with our huge garden. Also, my mum has been unwell and is unable to travel over to us anymore, and we want to be able to visit her regularly. As we had always planned to return to the UK at some point, that’s just what we’re going to do, and we’ll be relocating to Northumberland in the New Year.
As you can imagine, there is a lot of planning to be done in quite a short space of time, especially as we have to decant the contents of two houses and two outbuildings into one small house and garage. There has been a lot of decluttering going on over the past few weeks, and we’ve become regulars at the local recycling centre.
I will be carrying on with my jewellery making enterprise, but under a new guise. More of that later, but suffice to say this blog will be getting yet another change of name, and a new look, in 2017. I hope you’ll all stick with me on this new adventure.
I pondered for a while over a photograph to illustrate this post, and in the end decided to go with one of my favourite views from here, just up the road from our house, and one of the pictures I took of the glorious Northumberland coast when we visited in October. A sort of farewell to the old, and on with the new.
David will be doing a series of posts about each of the years we’ve spent here, over on his 750 Metres blog, and I’ll be reposting them here.