Happy New Year folks!! Today, I should like to tell you about a very exciting thing that has been happening in the background, that I can now reveal. I am about to embark on the next chapter of my life:
Long time readers of my blog will remember that once upon a time, I lived for a while in the country. I haven’t got any of those pictures on my current laptop, but the below picture is from one of my designs, and you can see it there. It was a heavenly place to live, and the young boy and I liked it very much.
There were chickens to play with, sheep and cows and horses to look at, and lovely bracing walks to go on. The weather was wild, and the landscape inspiring (especially when it came to designing!) The seasons became intimate markers of time, and observation of and interactions with animals and plants truly connected us to the natural world. I felt like I had finally found my place.
It’s a nice view. We look on to the country, but are not in the country. It has been a bit torturous to look out at those hills, wishing I was in them, and not looking at them. However, the move was for a good reason, and I do not resent it.
Plans have been brewing for a while to get back to country living. Now that the eldest boy has left school and is about to begin his own new chapter with a new life at university, those plans could be put into action.
We move very soon, and the house is increasingly looking like this:
As each day passes, my spirits lift with excitement just a little bit more! Each day brings us closer and closer to the new home!!!!
It is good that I found a house in time so that I could move during my annual holidays. This means that the moving process has been more leisurely than if I had to cram it into just two or three days. So there has still been time for a little bit of this:
and a little bit of that (these will be a full toe version, not the yoga version):
They make nice rest breaks. And there has still been time to do some fun things with the boy, including his 11th birthday party, trips to the movies and the beach and play dates with friends.
However, I must get my A into G a bit more as the Big Day rushes ever closer, and there are still a million things to do. It’s the sorting out of old things and the “do I keep this?” that are most time consuming. It is a good time to get rid of clutter though!
I am incredibly excited that the thing that the young boy and I have wished for the most in the past three years is finally about to become a reality. I could not say it would happen until only recently, as I wasn’t sure where the best place to go was, and once the place was chosen, accommodation was hard to find.
This is just the beginning, and I hope that other things I aspire to accomplish in 2015 and onwards will also happen. I won’t say what they are here because I don’t know if they will eventuate yet, but at least we start the year with great optimism and hope!
So again, I wish you all a Happy New Year, and I wish you every success with your own endeavours and plans for the year!