Hopefully if all goes well we will have a wait for the paperwork to be done on our new home so we intend to fly out to Florida for a well earned rest. On our return do a round robin of the family and then head North with the dog to start our new life. We have told Mickey all about the changes to his life and that he his going on holiday for a little while but he doesn't appear to have any concerns.
He has found a new friend and is not concerned about the boxes that surround him and that all his favourite cushions are no longer around. He is looking a little scruffy at the moment and is more than ready for his wash and brush up, along with a good cut.
We have a few jobs to do before we head off as Storm Doris hit with a vengeance here on the coast and caused a lot of damage. Branches from a tree hit our daughters car and smashed the windscreen, thankfully they were all safe. Here the wind took the shed door right off its hinges and blew one of the shed windows out. There is a lot of debris that needs to be cleared but no serious damage thankfully.
There is not a lot of crafting getting done as my workroom has been packed up. I have made a start on a wreath but cannot finish it until we have moved and unpacked. It has been fun to do so far.
I have in mind some nice buttons and perhaps some beads for the centres of the flowers, it will be nice to experiment with a few ideas once we are settled.
It has now been put into the last box and sealed, I am now working from the bag that I packed for my travels. Although I have already finished the baby quilt that was in there. This could be the perfect excuse for a trip to town for some craft essentials....
There is a slow but steady progress on all fronts. We now have light at the end of the tunnel and exciting plans for the next phase of our lives. It has been a long time coming but our dream is now starting to become a reality. Bitter sweet in that we are not as close to family but with lots of plans in place for visits both ways, we can make this work.
I am thankful for all your wonderful comments and emails wishing us well on our new venture and I am looking forward to sharing the beautiful Isle of Lewis with you.
See you soon.