Wednesday, 15 March 2017

A Long Overdue Update


 Finally the stress and worry of selling our home is over.  The boxes and furniture are in storage on the Isle of Lewis awaiting our arrival.  We have had our offer accepted on a lovely croft cottage and the searches and paperwork are in the process of being completed.  Exciting times, our adventure has begun.  It has been a long time in the planning and we are so excited for our new lives to begin.  In the meantime we are being incessantly teased by our daughters about our homeless status.  We have been making the most of the gap by spending quality time with them.

Last weekend we headed up to Hartlepool to spend some time with Lucy and the girls, it was certainly fun watching the girls at their dance class.  They are coming on in leaps and bounds, they are budding stars in the making.  They certainly have the poise and elegance to become great dancers, they are certainly enthusiastic about whatever they do.  The park is always on top of the agenda and we certainly had the weather for it.



 
We are at the moment visiting Victoria in Norwich with plans to go to Ampthill tomorrow to visit Amie before finally heading off to Manchester for our flight to Florida.  On our return we will be taking a leisurely drive through Scotland before making our way to the port and our new home.  We have so many plans.  The cottage has a large outbuilding which we plan to have converted into a workshop and craftroom, we are thrilled to finally fulfil the dream.
 
We found some great inspiration whilst on a trip to Norwich Castle, they had an amazing dolls house exhibition on loan from the V & A Museum of Childhood.  It was a joy to see them.  It was also a delight to become part of the miniature world and reenact  some of the displays.
 

 
Wilbur was thrilled showing us around and telling us all about previous visits.  It  certainly is a very child friendly place, with lots of additions for children throughout.
 
We went in to the Castle Keep which is the oldest part of the castle and certainly has the wow factor on entry.  I would certainly recommend a visit if you are in the area, a great day out for both young and old.
 
 
Our adventure continues with lots of window shopping, fabric samples and décor ideas.  I will try to catch up with you over the next few days but hope all is well with you.
 
See you soon.
 
 
 
 
 
 























38 comments:

  1. I was wondering how it was all going, it is exciting for you, enjoy your family xx

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  2. I am almost as exited as you are and look forward to reading about your new life on the isle of Lewis. It is wonderful that you can spend time with your daughters and grandchildren before the big move. x

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  3. I'm pleased to hear that things are moving for you. It won't be long now until you begin your new adventure but lovely in the meantime to have a wonderful holiday and spend some time with your family.

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  4. So glad everything seems to be working out for you and that you are enjoying special days with your family before you set out on your great adventure:)

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  5. Oh all so very exiting. I love the idea of the outbuilding being a craft room and workshop. One of our cellar rooms is as that but I don't seem to have the time to get down there very often. Hope you enjoy yours. Do tell me where on Lewis you are moving to and can't wait to see the house. Even though it did not work out for us I am so pleased for you to be full-filling your dream in such a beautiful place. Enjoy your time with your family before you leave on your adventure.. (Our journey to the Isle took us 7 hours by car, a 2 hour ferry ride and another hour or so in the car!)

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  6. I am so excited for you and happy that you are enjoying some fabulous family time before you go off on your adventures.
    We will need lots and lots of pics :) -x-

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  7. How exciting that you have found your country home! I can't wait to see it. It looks like you are making very good use of your homeless time, visiting family and castles and dance lessons. What fun!

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  8. I cannot wait to see your new home!!!

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  9. I feel your excitement, a new adventure, how wonderful! Enjoy your holiday and I'm looking forward to seeing your new home xx

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  10. Oh so happy for you that the waiting to sell is finally over and your new life has begun! Wow. The road stretches out before us...

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  11. Wishing you well on your new journey. So glad things are coming along so well for you.
    xx Beca

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  12. I am so happy for you and your husband. How exciting!!! I have missed you and it is great to hear from you again. The castle is amazing!

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  13. Happy for you !!!
    Keep going with joy and family around !
    Hug
    Anna

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  14. Exciting days ahead for you! I was wondering how things were going on and was happy to see your update. I'm sure you're making the most of your family time. And then a wonderful vacation before heading to your new home. I'm looking forward to seeing photos of everything.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  15. Exciting indeed! Have a good holiday and get settled in ready for all the fun.

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  16. So glad that it is all going well for you!!! I can't wait to see and hear more as and when. In the meantime enjoy your homeless visitor status and do lots of fun visiting!!

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  17. So excite for you about this wonderful adventure. Can't wait to hear more about the cottage.

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  18. So pleased your house is sold and the next part of your adventure is beginning. Have a wonderful holiday and looking forward to hearing about your new home and life on the Isle of Lewis.

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  19. What wonderful news, that you can now look forward to starting your new life on Lewis. Extended time with your family is such a boon before you move away and the Florida holiday will be a welcome time to re-charge your batteries after such a stressful time.
    I'm really looking forward to seeing photos and hearing about that little croft and your plans for it. Very best wishes - Rosemary x

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  20. So glad things are moving along well. Visiting your children and grandchildren, then a trip to Florida, will make time pass ever so quickly for you.
    I'm looking forward to reading about your life on the Isle of Lewis - such an adventure!

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  21. We're all so excited and happy for you. We're all waiting for pics and info on your new life!!

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  22. So happy for you, my friend!
    Such an exciting time!!!
    Thank you for bringing us along. : )

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  23. All that and a trip to Florida, too? Amazing. Sounds as if everything is coming together nicely. Looking forward to your next installment! Take care now and pace yourselves...

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  24. It is good to hear from you again. I'm thankful you have found a place to live on the Isle...looking forward to the photos. We've been to Norwich and probably saw the castle too. So fun to see so many of them. Take care and enjoy your time with family and God be with you wherever you go. Be safe my friend!

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  25. I missed you! I'm glad things are moving along now.. can't wait to see photos of your new house on the island. Have a fun trip to Florida. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  26. Glad Its all working out for you , How lucky you are to get a cottage , I hope you will be updating with pictures xxx

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  27. I've been thinking about you!! I'm so happy it's all working out for you!! I can't wait to see your new home. How wonderful for you!! Have a wonderful trip to Florida!! xo

    ~ Wendy
    http://Crickleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  28. What a very exciting time for you, and while you are waiting what better way to spend it than a holiday and spending time with your family. I'm looking forward to reading about the next part of your adventure and hopefully some photographs. X

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  29. I'm so happy to know that the stress is over.. and you can decorate your cottage.. XO

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  30. Oh so happy for you! What an adventure! It will be fun to follow you!

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  31. This is so wonderful! Glad everything is moving along so well and you are enjoying time with those precious grandchildren!

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  32. How very exciting. Have a wonderful holiday and then come back and show us around your new home. I can't wait to see it. x

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  33. So cute posts my dear lovely children too
    Kisses

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  34. I'm so happy for you, it will be nice to be all settled in your new home.
    Amalia
    xo

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  35. Congratulations!!! Wishing you the best on this new and exciting journey in your life :-) I love these pictures! Hope all is going well and you are getting some time to relax also :-) Have a wonderful week!

    Blessings,
    Jill

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  36. Sounds like you are having a wonderful time.

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  37. can't wait for you to show us your new home. you look like you are keeping busy and having a good time til then.

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  38. So very happy for you! Lovely to see the little ones. They are so precious. Enjoy your vacation time! xo Karen

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